Jason’s New Year Message 2017
Here is my New Year challenge for you. Spend every day of 2017 living in love.
When you are in love, everything seems possible doesn’t it? So please, don’t wait to fall in love romantically once every ten years –if you are lucky. How awesome would it be to fall in love every day? Love is actually in the air that we breathe, and if on some days, we just cannot find another human being to love–no problem. We can share a loving moment with a cat we pass in the street, a dog playing in the park, a tree bursting into leaf, or a rose coming into full bloom. Alternatively, or additionally, if we meditate or pray every day, we can spend that precious time consciously connecting to Love Energy.
Perhaps at first, you will only manage five minutes a day of being in love, and thus feeling so alive, beautiful and full of confidence. Then, for the rest of the day you can always go back to being your normal, slightly anxious or irritated self. You can play safe and small for most of the time, but for just a few minutes every day, please use the awesome power of your own mind to feel as though you are madly in love and on top of the world.
Let your motivation for getting out of bed every morning be that you are going to spend your day in love. Let being ‘in love’ and sharing true love become your primary motivation for everything you do in 2017. You go to work with the intention of loving the tasks that you do and the people with whom you do them. You come home with the intention of sharing love with all your family members, or your pet. Far too many people hate the work that they do, and some even hate their own family members. This is really tragic, particularly when you realise that we all have the same basic choice: to live our lives in love and joy, or to live them in fear and misery.
Unfortunately, not many people in our world yet know how to be loving and kind to themselves and others at all times. Far too many people still struggle too much financially, or even physically, in this world to have any energy left over for love and kindness. Others are physically safe and well and even materially abundant, but they still do not know how to dwell in love and peace instead of fear and conflict at all times. Someone says one wrong word to them, and all their loving intentions simply fly out of the window.
So what would I suggest that you do in 2017 to greatly increase your chances of spending it in love?
First of all, If you long to be truly kind and loving, you have to learn how to open your heart to life, and then how to empower yourself with a radiant energy that will protect and guide you through all of life’s endless challenges. You have to feel strong and safe in order to love without fear or doubt. But you just will not feel safe and secure, if your energy centres are not strong and filled with radiant energy.
Weak people have to compensate for their weakness by trying to grab something from others, but when you feel strong, you can simply open your heart and extend love and kindness to everyone you meet. This in turn will really assist you to feel stronger and safer in the world.
So please take a New Year’s resolution to begin cultivating loving kindness in 2017 by raising your energy and consciousness upwards on a daily basis. Don’t wait for a guardian angel to find you your perfect love match; become your own guardian angel and love yourself unconditionally. Each day, do something to look after your physical body and your emotional well-being. Go to the park in your lunch break and sit and meditate under a tree for a few minutes, or do some gentle Chi Kung, Tai Chi or Yoga in a peaceful area of your home.
If you keep raising your energetic vibrations on a daily basis, for example, by practising some tai chi, chi kung, chi yoga and/or meditation, you will greatly increase your chances of living in love throughout 2017 regardless of what is happening to the economy etc. The more we can raise our consciousness up above the relatively low level of fearful collective consciousness, the more real chance we will have to choose love instead of fear day by day and moment to moment.
Don’t wait for the perfect lover or job turns up in order to be happy– you will wait forever. Start by cultivating unconditional love and kindness towards yourself, whatever your circumstances. Take a sincere vow to be happy regardless of what is going on in the world around you, and then do something on a daily basis to increase your sense of well-being. Don’t join everyone else by constantly moaning and groaning about your life and about the dreadful state of the world. This in itself will simply depress you, and then your depressed energy will attract more depressive events into your aura.
Some people live their whole lives complaining about their lot and doing virtually nothing to change it. Most people actually change very little throughout their lives. They learn their life lessons very slowly. True growth always involves courage. Being comfortable is not conducive to personal or spiritual growth. We grow because we face challenges in life. So you can actually welcome challenges in 2017, by knowing that they will assist you to grow and evolve faster.
In this world, unexpected events do just keep happening. For example, you may have felt fine in 2016, until Brexit and Trump came along and wobbled your world. But if you are to stand any chance of spending the whole of 2017 in love, you have to understand that you always have a choice as to how you interpret whatever is happening to you. You can choose to be a victim of the external world and insist, ‘They did this to me. They are the cause of my unhappiness’. Or you can open up to the possibility that your unhappiness is created primarily by your own thoughts about the world and what is happening in it, rather than the events themselves.
If you still feel upset about Brexit for example, notice that nothing in your life has really changed since the referendum, except perhaps the fact that you have had to spend a few more pounds to buy holiday dollars or Euros. But if you keep telling yourself, ‘Brexit is going to be an absolute disaster for the UK’ or ‘Everyone who voted for Brexit is an ignorant racist’, you will undoubtedly keep disturbing your own peace of mind!
Most people simply do not want to acknowledge the power of their own minds and the impact of their thoughts on their own peace of mind, because we are not comfortable with the idea that our own thoughts may be a powerful cause of our endless suffering. Most individuals are quite resistant to sit still to meditate, because when we do this, we begin to see what is really in our own mind. We begin to notice all our inner thoughts, feelings and fantasies, and sometimes this can make us feel acutely uncomfortable for a while! So be it.
As A Course in Miracles points out, we do not need to be taught what love is. We are made of love! But we do need to learn how to undo all our inner blocks to experiencing the power of love day in and day out. So my sincere wish for you at the start of another bright new year is that you will be brave enough to look at how your own thoughts may be blocking your awareness of the eternal presence of love in your life, and strong enough to keep a vow to dwell in love and peace day by day, even if the rest of the world insists on dwelling in fear and conflict.
By taking an unbreakable vow to live 2017 in love, you will not only begin to transform your own life, you will also become part of the solution to all of the world’s problems because as the Beatles pointed out way back in the 1960s, ‘All We Need is Love’.