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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Patricia's Journey

Happy New Year my beautiful friends!  It’s my favorite holiday.  Even though it can seem meaningless and just a change of numbers to say we are beginning a new year, just the act of granting yourself an ending and a beginning that the whole world celebrates with you can be exhilarating.

You have given me a gift such as I never even dreamt of finding in this life.

–  Frank Kafka

This is how I feel about surrendering my life to Divine Will.  This is the choice I made for my life in the spring of 2009.  What would my life be like if I just said yes to Divine Guidance?  I didn’t know.  Prior to that time, I would ask and receive Guidance from God and then argue with it, sometimes following it and most of the time doing it my way.   I knew what life looked like when navigated from that position and I wanted a different life. I was open and willing to know the infinite possibilities with God in charge.  What were the possibilities from a universal perspective instead of my small mind?

A friend of mine struggles with the word surrender.  For him, surrender means giving up responsibility.  It means giving up what you want for your life and being, doing and having what God wants for you.  Precisely!  Marianne Williamson says “when you surrender to a higher power, you are surrendering to a power within you, not from outside of you.  You do not relinquish your strength.  You gather your strength.  It’s a different navigational system.  It’s internal not external.  This guidance is an aspect of our consciousness that knows all things as they exist now and how they will exist in the future.  This guidance knows how everything we might do will be affected by and affect every other living force, now and through  all time.  You are surrendering to the All Knowing and the All Loving.”  And I was arguing with that?

My theme (or resolution) for 2009 was “to know God”.  Obviously, I was given ample opportunity to meet with that intention.  I began to know God, just as if I were getting to know a new friend.  To my delight, I discovered the beauty of being known.  I am no surprise to God!  In getting to know God, I began to trust.  Trust is an easy word to say and a challenge to execute.  Sometimes I think of faith as a noun and trust as a verb.  My faith has always been strong, however, putting that faith into action and trusting has been difficult.  As I trusted more, the quality of my life and my health improved.  As I trusted more I reaped the benefits, and I had courage and the pluck to trust again…and again.  In 2010, my intention is to fully trust God and to know joy and to learn some really big words.

With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move through them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled.

~Paramahansa Yogananda, “Self-Realization Magazine”

On New Year’s Day, I was talking with a trusted friend of 20 years about my book project and the financing of it. His creative thinking expanded my mind with possibilities I had not thought of.  The Universe was speaking through Jim and nudging me with “have you thought about this, Patricia?”  He broke through my upper limits and I could feel myself reeling from the conversation.  The next day, there was a heaviness about me as I thought about what could be possible.  It was an old familiar feeling of thinking too small and that I had to do it myself.  I went on a walk in hopes of shifting the energy.  As I walked down the lane talking to God I realized that God already had this path foreordained.  The book was written, the non-profit was formed, lives were transformed.  I just had to ask for the next step to be revealed, and then the next step, and then the next step.  If it was already manifest in the spiritual realm, then I would take the path that was made clear for me- the one strewn with rose petals- and simply walk it in faith and trust.  ”Show me the way” I prayed.  ”I surrender my heart and my life to the highest purpose of it, and You know what that is.  There is nothing for me to figure out.  There is everything for me to find out. Surprise and delight me!”  I surrendered the how to the Universe and asked to be shown what was mine to do.  And I guarantee it wasn’t to take over as Project Manager.

To this beginning, we can simply wake each day and ask these questions:

Where would You have me go?

What would You have me do?

What would You have me say and to whom?

If that is all I ever ask, I will have all the answers I will ever need.


2 Responses to “Happy New Year!”
  1. Leslee Joy says:

    what a beautiful message Patricia. Everything just makes sense. I pray for strength to some day get to where you are with this, as it is a struggle for me and I am sure most others! Love U!
    Leslee from Omaha!

    • Patricia says:

      That you know where you are and you know where you want to be and you are willing to walk the walk,
      assures you will claim this for yourself. I know the great Love you have for God, Leslee. It is one of the most
      beautiful aspects about you. He hears your call for strength, and it is so. Love you, my dear.

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