By Diane Foster
By now, you’ve probably seen dozens of headlines about the new decade, and everything it’ll be bringing with it. No doubt you’ve read stories about setting goals for the year(s) ahead—how to get the most out of life,improve your finances and even the astrological significance of it all.
Everything I’ve read has offered sage advice, but I’ve also noticed a subtle shift in leading with a positive thought pattern instead of a negative one.
The theory of positivism, which was initially defined in 1842, has taken a drastic turn from its original meaning and has become a grassroots movement of positive thinking. You can see this shift everywhere you look. Words such as “can’t,” “won’t” and “don’t” are slowly being replaced with “can,” “will” and “do.” The context is the same, but how the message is being delivered is changing. Conversations that once led with negative words and thought patterns now lead with positive ones, which in turn, is slowly changing our perspective.
So, why is this happening now? One reason is because more and more people have been doing the inner work. Instead of blaming others for our current circumstances, we are now, in greater numbers than ever before, looking to ourselves and asking, “Why is this happening for me?” instead of “Why is this happening to me?” It’s a shift to a universal level of self-awareness that, until now, has been elusive in modern times.
Another reason is that the old paradigm energy and thought patterns are breaking up. We’re seeing it everywhere. In politics, at corporations, in Hollywood and even with the Earth itself. We’ve begun a process of self-examination. We’re now aware enough to understand that, in order to truly be at peace with others and our surroundings, we must first find peace within ourselves.
It all comes down to this: What we’re experiencing is a revolutionary shift in consciousness on a global level. Humanity’s waking up to a new, empowered, positive way of thinking, and it’s setting the stage for monumental changes to come.
But what does it have to do with you? It means that you have a support community (whether you know it or not), that’s here rooting for your success, with no strings attached. It means that you now have, as never before, the opportunity to embrace your life without fear, regret or sadness, because you’re working toward aligning your life journey with your soul’s purpose. You now know you can lead with the energy of love, the first energy above all others. It’s the energy that all other energies flow from. It’s the most powerful energy, because it’s undiluted. It’s like getting spring water directly from the source instead of picking it up at the market. There’s no processing involved.
This shift into the new energy is palpable. If you listen with your being, you can actually feel a change in the vibration of the energy surrounding you.
We’re now in the midst of a great awakening. It’s about letting go of judgment of yourself and others; it’s about putting yourself in the other person’s shoes for a better understanding of what they’re going through and their actions; it’s about compassion—for all beings; it’s about speaking your truth from the energy of love instead of shouting it from the energy of fear; it’s about self-awareness and the impact you have on others and your surroundings; and most of all, it’s about love. Love of others and yourself. Because, you see, when we take the time to look into another being’s soul, we’re really looking into our own.