We seem to be mid-point within the holiday season and our attention is turning toward bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming 2017. For some 2016 has been turbulent and despairing, fraught with loss and disappointments while others have realized amazing achievements and joy. It has been, like any other year before it, a year of potential possibilities that we may have managed to notice and act upon and others, not. We now look toward 2017 with a renewed hope and a determination to ensure this coming year is far better than the last one. We make promises to ourselves which may or may not be kept; we dream; we wish and we hope.
A brand new slate of ‘time’ is creeping into our reality. It stands off in the distance, beckoning, shining and promising better times. It always entices me until I remind myself that ‘time’ is irrelevant. It is a needful thing in our day-to-day lives and keeps us on track and hopefully punctual. It is not our master.
The magic of New Year’s Eve gives us the awareness that a sense of newness is being framed into our reality. The turn of the calendar to January 1st allows us to look down the proverbial road ahead and hope for better days, weeks and months. It is helpful to know we do not need a calendar to tell us when to stop fretting and despairing and become wistful once again. We have that option open to us in each and every moment. ‘Time’, be it the time of day or a calendar year does not determine who we might become, what we will do or whether we will be happy. We do. The choice lays within each moment we breathe. Therefore each moment, in essence, is like a New Year’s Eve. The same options, the same possibilities, the choices that we may make are all right Now. No need to wait 365 days to make your wishes, fulfill your dreams or restore your hope. Your fresh start is right here, right now. Why wait for the tip of the calendar. Make all your moments a sheer celebration filled with hope, determination, faith and joy. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher