I want to commune with you right now for the passage of this new 12 months. The cycle of time is one thing which is on the similar time inexorable and exquisite. The cycle of seasons, stars, the fixed modifications which might be shaking our lives are all small stones organized within the path of our lives to point out us our approach again residence, again to the divine infinite, that misplaced paradise that we should declare as it’s our elementary proper to return to this state of grace.
For many of you and as for me, 2010 was a 12 months of modifications, a 12 months with many new concepts which have sprouted and a 12 months throughout which life took you off guard typically fairly brutally. Nonetheless, these impolite awakening shouldn’t be condemned however moderately honored. For all of the modifications and challenges that stand are as many alternatives to search out your true self, to point out the world and your self the flame that resides in your coronary heart.
After I discuss spirituality, folks usually inform me that it’s illogical to imagine in a god that would go away many issues occurring on the earth. Others marvel why life appears to punish them. Often in response I smile and sympathize. However I can guarantee you that there isn’t a God who has forsaken you or has been making an attempt to persecute you. As a result of all of that may presupposes the existence of a God exterior of you. However God, Allah, Buddha, the Holy Spirit, the Christ consciousness that incarnated totally on this man named Jesus, the Nice Spirit of Native People, the divine is in every single place and subsequently seat at this second in you. This pressure is pure love, goodness, infinite abundance, authentic magnificence. It’s the Alpha and the Omega, the start and finish of all issues. It’s the twinkling stars at evening, the scent of jasmine at daybreak, the laughter of a kid, the love that burns within the eyes of a pair, the soar of the eagle, the track of an orca… However additionally it is the transformation of the physique after burial, the explosion of stars, the transformation of autumn leaves that feed the younger oaks within the spring christmas wishes …
Historically, the New Yr is a time after we consider the completed 12 months and announce good intentions for the one to come back. However alas at the moment we regularly really feel responsible and criticize life or God for what we skilled. It’s also the time after we redrew the map of our targets and our needs by deciding to erase the previous 12 months. Early within the new 12 months, it’s customary to want folks a brand new starting. We want folks to begin over and to acquire quite a lot of issues which ought to convey the peace they so want. I made a decision to interrupt with custom and want you a 12 months 2011 in my approach. This can maybe appear unusual however take it as a honest token of my love for you, that I do know you personally or not.
Firstly I hope you’ll not neglect 2010. Take pleasure in that 12 months with its blessings and its challenges. They’ve formed you and had been many alternatives so that you can develop, evolve, transfer ahead in your path. Our everlasting souls from the firmament dream our lives simply to make us develop and assist us to return residence. Take the instance of an excellent athlete who misplaced a significant competitors. He don’t forget, he learns from his failure, change his coaching after which win the following competitors. He doesn’t flip his again on his previous and doesn’t drown in his distress. So have a look at the 12 months 2010 with a half smile. Thank it for having led you to the shores of 2011, for it has taught you these classes, it has supported you in your actual quest. Now you possibly can look in direction of the longer term with the knowledge of expertise.
Lastly I’ll want you one factor for the approaching 12 months. One thing so treasured that you probably have it then, well being, materials abundance, bodily love, all it will come naturally to you at the very best time. I want you will see the love of the divine in you. I don’t imply essentially that you’ll turn into spiritual as a result of it has nothing to do with it. I’m speaking about discovering this unconditional love in you, this star that shines brightly within the palm of your coronary heart and which is able to make it easier to to play your rating within the symphony of life. Gandhi mentioned “if a person reaches the guts of his personal faith, he stands, subsequently, within the coronary heart of all of the others religions” (observe: it’s my very own translation from the French quote). For me each’s personal faith is about the best way every of you understand the divine and the infinite in every thing, how one can turn into an expression of this primordial power: unconditional love. While you see the right way to embrace the divine in every thing you then discover God, you then meet together with your true self and also you open your eyes to your home within the universe. While you fall in love with the world, you fall in love with your self and you start probably the most stunning of the romances: the one with Creation. Due to this fact every thing you will have to be actually glad will seem on the trail you dance.
Lastly, I might quote the Psalms 103.1 and 103.2 of David: “Reward the Lord, my soul! All that’s inside me, reward his holy title. Reward the Lord, my soul, and always remember all the nice he has executed”. For this 12 months 2011, I want you awaken to the Lord in you, that’s to say, the divine being you’re. That every thing in you and in your life have fun and sing your awakening.