I turn 54 this morning and it’s been an interesting year. I feel my energy closer to me this year, meaning that I have turned inward and have been contemplating many different things. It’s funny the things that hold meaning to you in your 20’s and then in your 50’s. This morning, looking at success and the next years ahead of me, I thought I’d share with you, as a women of 54, where my mind is this morning, and what I see for my future and the future in general.
The world is a very different place now of course, and contemplating how I saw my future in this new world, what I wanted for myself and for others. The interesting thing is a lot hasn’t changed in terms of what I want because mostly I love peace, harmony and growth. I spoke to a “Shaman” recently who told me that I walk into a new cycle in my life right now and letting go of everything from my past and beginning new is a very essential part of my journey. So as I did a lot of soul searching and contemplation of my life and the past and looked at things that might be stuck at a deep level the one thing I thought about for “my generation” was the phrase, “Kids should be seen not heard.” Wow, wasn’t that one a big part of life back in the day! So I thought of this!
So many of us from a time not to long ago who were raised as 60’s kids may have been told that they should just “go play” to stay quiet! This really did a number on us I’d say! Because we never then learned to speak up for ourselves and we the message that phrase gives to us is that we aren’t wanted. I know our parents never intended to instill such harsh “stories” into us, but the reality was that they did. So as I sit in meditation I realize why so many of us have struggled over the years. For those who have felt silenced for so long now can release that stagnation in their throat chakra to be able to speak their truth, their desires and wishes to the world.
An important exercise to do monthly I believe, is to sit quietly and think of all the messages that we have got over the years and begin to pull them out and to really look at them and then to get rid of the ones that no longer fit for our lives anymore. We always keep a part of that child within us but for some it’s about healing that piece and being able to stand up for that child within us that has been hurt or scared and walk into our next phase with a clear understanding of the past, to heal it or simply look at it and just leave it…walk on from it as it is just not who we are in this moment of our life. Soul healing, direction, stages of life are important and its good to spend time on your own, better if in nature to begin to look at pieces that make up who you are and to continually grow and re-evaluate. I think Telus said it best when they said “The future looks friendly”. I certainly think it looks friendly!