2012 Time to do a Little Shapeshifting

Well we’ve all been saying it for months at least, if not years…how life feels like life is going so much faster, how what used to be huge and major deals in our daily world have now become par for the course, how we feel like something is about to break wide open!!!

Welcome to the ‘breaking’ people–the breaking wide open and wrapping your arms around the notion that a new self is at your doorstep!  The energy of this year has long been building, it is a year of CHANGE, of growth and progress, of looking into the new selves we want to become and taking off our blinders of ambivalence and actually embracing the new Us’s that have been begging to show up. 

‘what is she talking about?’ you say

So since i spent my wonderful 2 weeks of self-imposed retreat from goal-setting at the start of the year; goals, notions for projects, strong intentions have been bubbling up in my world left and right.  They refuse to be ignored.  But almost as soon as one idea feels really good, it exhausts itself and a new one becomes The Thing.  i might be nursing a tiny crick in my neck from all the “whippin my hair back and forth!” (big props to will and jada for nurturing this song out of their teenage progeny, willow.  i’m not sure what i might have labeled my own angst without that tune).  and now that i seemed to have dropped right onto the “Highway to the Danger Zone” (the song titles just keep rollin today it would seem) i realize it is not with a little bit of anticipation i keep craning my neck to see what is up ahead. 

and deep breathing is required…
i realize i have this pattern of calling all my practices and learning together and embracing a sort of stillness in the eye of the storm, and then shifting into heavy virgo planning mode to see how i can best approach the frenzy, whether it be a tempest in a teapot or the perfect storm.  i find myself doing the craning thing just now, what is up ahead, how can i handle it “the right way”, what is it i am wanting to accomplish and how do i get it done?  this makes for a bit o’ the mid-winter madness i’m sure many a groundhog has felt when upon witnessing it’s own shadow turned tail and moved back into hibernation for a bit.
well i feel pretty certain i don’t want to shift back into hibernation, i also feel like the time isn’t quite here for immediate action–and so i practice what i know about the silence–welcoming the change, showing up for myself daily as the next steps present themselves, trusting that my heart and soul are very understanding bedfellows and they won’t lead me astray as i, yet again, peel back the layers of who i am to reveal the new, fully, shape-shifted and mewling new babe underneath!  Gentle would be good here!