In preparation for January 1, 2020 (yikes, I can hardly believe it's 2020!) now is a fabulous time to consider what you want to see more of in this new decade. OK, before I continue, I must say these decades seem to be accumulating quite quickly. My mother used to tell me the older I got the more quickly they would appear. That is most definitely true; however, I am hearing younger people make the same statement. Perhaps time has moved into warp speed? I digress . . .
All the current literature reports 2019 was a pivotal year in the course of humanity's history. And, I agree 100%. Most of us on the planet have witnessed many ecological phenomenon these past couple of years. It goes without saying our planet is making a huge shift. If you are breathing and awake, add to that the daily deluge of horrific tragedies has to touch your heart. It leaves most of us with a "what's happening to our world," question.
From a humanitarian perspective, in my 70 years on the planet I have never witnessed such a drastic contrast of compassion and disrepect going on at the same time. True enough we have massive exposure to these events via the tremendous availability of information being constantly transmitted in many forms. However, from my personal perspective, the chasm between the two is becoming more divisive rather then bringing us together. Which lends the question, is the planet creating the shifts in our humanitarian actions or are out humanitarian actions creating shifts on Mother Earth?
The question then becomes one that ask us to look inward and ask, What is my dream for 2020 and beyond? Now is a perfect time to examine the statement, former President John Kennedy made, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country?" We all have dreams for our future, and for our children and grandchildren; whether they are out biological ones or someone else's we all dream of a peaceful, bright future. And, this goes beyond our country to the World. Who is not moved by those that live in war torn and/or impoverished countries?
As we prepare for 2020, now is the perfect time to sit in the quiet space of our hearts and ask what we truly want the next year to herald in for our planet. A friend of mine used to ask, "Are you part of the problem or part of the Solution? I loved that question. To evaluate where you are, here are two simple, yet powerful questions to take action on to get clear of your dreams and to put your dreams into motion:
Write it down, without censoring it, judging it, evaluating it, just put your pen to paper and begin to write, 1) "What do I want to see more of in the world?" Once that is done, begin with, 2) "What can I do to BE what I want to see more of in the world?"
After completing those two questions, take those words into the dream time and try envisioning what the world would look like if everyone took the action you are choosing to take? Now is always the time to take action toward what we want to see more of in the World. Maybe, just maybe, the question being asked over, "What's in your wallet," will be "What's in your dreams?" From my heart to yours, hope to see or hear from you in 2020!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!