In just over two days it will 2015. It will be a new year; fresh possibilities; lots of potential.
However, before we get out the bubbly and the party hats, we need to do some housecleaning. You see, many of us have a lot of junk from 2014 (and probably earlier) that’s holding us back and down. We have old issues, hurts, regrets, fears, grudges…the list could be quite extensive. God knows I have some shit from this past year.
However, as we wind down 2014, we need to take a moment and inventory ourselves to see what is still in us. Is it old fears that kept you from moving forward in whatever area(s) of your life? Are you still harboring a grudge? Are you sorry about something and can’t forgive yourself? Were you hurt-especially by someone you loved and/or trusted and haven’t gotten through the pain? I understand: been there, done that. It’s quite easy to hold to this stuff since it can give us a (false) sense of comfort.
However, can we fully make the New Year “new” if we keep dragging in old shit from back in the day? How many of us are weighed down, held back, and have anxieties of what 2015 will bring? Some of us right now reading this are thinking that there’s nothing to look forward to; and can fall into the dangerous trap of looking back with some sick nostalgia. However, looking back ain’t gonna work either. I believe when you constantly look back without looking ahead, you die slowly on the inside since the past is dead. Then soon, you just may die altogether since all you see is dead and the Universe gives dead things back to you.
What we must do is leave it all behind: the hurts, pains, regrets, grudges, etc. God has given us the power to overcome if we truly believe and look inside ourselves. As Jesus reminded us from John 16:33:
But take heart; I have overcome the world.
The Christ that’s in us-the Divine power that was in Jesus-gives us that power to overcome anything. Many Esoteric teachings and New Thought usually say that the “I” in the above sentence means you and me, as well as Jesus; since Jesus told us that the Realm of God is in us. We need to tap into that power and look at these issues squarely and ask ourselves are they really serving our higher self. Will our dragging this crap into 2015 give us a better year?
And such same power will help us to leave it all behind. To just drop it and let it go. Pray over it, see this shit for what it is: shit, and let it go. Life is too precious and we don’t know what 2015 will bring for each and every one of us. This very well could be someone’s year when it takes off; when things finally come together; when what they’ve waited for finally shows up. It would be a shame and a half to miss what could be ours this year because of stuff from the year before.
The image above was taken at the old Westinghouse facility in Downtown Newark in 2008. The old office equipment was left behind when everyone moved out; and before the building was demolished. As you could see, the items in the image were no longer needed for the move and were left behind. This is what we must do to make our move into 2015 a smooth one: leave it behind.
During the next couple of days, and into 2015, take the time to do some inventory. Look at those things you know need to be left behind and do so. We can start 2015 fresh and new, and wouldn’t that be a blessing!