Hi, this is Eliz-sha and welcome to the new decade and 2020.
I am very excited about this decade and I am wondering is it will have the echo of the roaring 20s from the 1900s. Imagine having powerful dance moves, innovative clothing styles but most of all a new way of perceiving and living life. That is what I feel 2020 will bring for us. We are heading into a new life and it will take us out of the old ways of living. This decade will move us from being followers to being individuals, knowing what is right from our heart energy. We will get to the place where we no longer will follow others’ leads for our beliefs unless they feel right to us. This will make the world a much more inviting place to live. Less bullying because someone is afraid to be different from the pack leader. More variety in our daily lives because it will be alright to be who we truly are. What designer jeans a thing of the past, not likely they look great on certain people and that is the kind of person they are. Personally I will still be sporting my homemade pants because I like them.
Indie music will become commonplace and radio stations will learn to be eclectic in style. Or loose there following. There will be more talk shows and people will find out about the real Magee, not the public made-up the persona of our heroes from TV or more likely web programing.
In short, if it is now mainstream it will become more individual tastes. Mini skirts will be next to Maxie dresses and guys will wear out of date duster coats because they like them not because they make a statement. I am looking forward to an exciting decade of becoming individuals within a strong community of support. Eliz-sha
Just A Thought
By Elizabeth aka Aunt Beth
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Just a thought
The first day of the year, of a beginning year. We have fresh years to look forward to. The 1920’s were called the roaring 20’s. Mostly because people ‘roared’ against custom and authority. Will these new ’20s be roaring? Will they be a time of quiet change? I have stated in my writing before that this is a starter year. That means that is the perfect time to begin things, including change.
Do I want to change? Now there is a thought. I have no traditions left from my childhood. My life has gone through a fire that has wiped almost everything from past away. That happens to people sometimes. I do not feel sorry for myself. I am actually quite excited about it for the first time in a long time. Sometimes the difficulties in our lives are like that. They leave us with a blank canvas to paint a new picture on. It was not fun while that fire was burning away my life. It was actually brutal and I cried a great deal. Now though, I have picked up my weapons and I am ready to kick ass.
This is a starter year. Will we roar? Will we just quietly give the past an impolite bit of sign language and change quietly? What will we start? What is it that we want? What is that we really really really want? This is the year to look it in the face and like a determined lover say to it “Come here, You were always meant to be mine and now I claim you with all the passion and determination that I can hold in my being.”
Its a starter year. I plan on starting with every ounce of life I can live. How about you? Are you planning on starting something?
Thank you for reading Just A Thought. Please think of me if you would like a fun life path reading. I would be honored.
I’m writing this on Boxing Day (It’s a Canada and England thing) and currently listing to The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer for the second time in the last month. I don’t even remember how I heard about this book, but I’ve picked up so much from this audiobook It has prompted me to look at my life and where I resist the flow of life. And I have to say I resist a lot to my personal preferences. It has gotten to the point that I don’t even recognize myself anymore, not my physical self but my personality self. I used to be a more go with the flow. My husband joked for years that I am a dental floss and a straw type of person. So go with the flow that I could make dental floss and a straw fun. I have to say I really miss that person. I miss the open Kristin that I know and love.
If you have not read or listened to the Surrender Experiment, I do recommend it. It may be something that resonates with you, it may not be something that resonates with you. Either way, it’s all good. But the idea, the concept of surrendering to life’s flow is one that I am very intrigued by as we move into the New Year.
So here we are and 2020 is upon us. And I’m getting ready to step in and let the universe know what I want. I am making the decision and then letting life unfold the path. I have so many scenarios for how to get where I want to go and I am deciding which are the most ideal. But what if I’m wrong? What if the life flow has something even better? What if I just hold on to what I want and follow the path to get there.
And then I start wondering, “What if I don’t choose where I want to go? What if I just let life flow me?” In the book, Michael shares how the only thing he strived for was to quiet the chatter in his head. He didn’t have a goal to build an amazing spiritual community. He didn’t strive to build an amazing computer software company. In fact, the only thing he really seemed to want was to let go of his egoic self.
I’m not sure I can let go to that extent yet. As I move forward I can get there, but I don’t think I’m there yet. But I do want to let go more this year and find myself again and it will start with letting go of the resistance I have held on so tightly to. Can I have a vision for what I want in life and let go of the path I think should take me there? Or can I have a vision for what I want in life and let go of the path I think should take me there and let life’s flow find the best path there is to get there? I’m opting for the latter, as the former has caused a lot of frustration, and the tighter I hold to my idea of how to get there, the faster the things I want slip through my fingers.
One thing I want to clarify, just because I’m making the choice to surrender to the flow of life in 2020 does not mean I am going to sit idly by sitting on my couch binge-watching TV shows on Netflix (as much as I’d love to do that, there are so many shows I want to watch). I am still going to do my work, but I am not going to be as resistant to ideas and requests. And anything I do I am going to put my whole heart into it. I used to link surrendering to not doing anything, but that is not what it’s about. I think the deep dive on that, is a great topic for a later post, so keep a keen eye for that rabbit hole 🙂
So here is to a year of surrender and letting life’s flow show the path. Here’s to a year of going with the flow and not bucking the current and Abraham would say. I am so excited to join you in the new year, new decade. Bring on the flapper dresses and mob cars. Here’s to the roaring 20s!