We must remind ourselves that it is still close to the beginning of the year. There is plenty of time to look at the promises that we made as we vowed to make fresh beginnings in the New Year. We can ask ourselves during this second month of 2019, “Am I on track? Am I on the right track to achieve what I am setting out to accomplish this year? Am I mindfully setting down new footprints in the sand or have I already fallen back into the old, familiar territory?”
According to the groundhog who did not see his shadow, spring will be coming sooner than we think; so we need to be ready. The birds have already begun to sing in the wee hours of the morning and they surely know nature’s plans. We don’t want spring to burst forth and find us still living amid last winter’s drudge. Nor do we want to be caught behaving as if it is 2018 and encompassed in yesteryear’s rusty angst.
We want to be in tune with the new wonders that are around the corner. So, we should continue to get rid of the old, unnecessary things of the past that have served their purpose. Otherwise, they simply become weights that will hinder our movement. We want to make way for the new and awesome things that the universe has waiting.
So, take a moment and look down at the ground. Locate the tracks underfoot and make sure that everything is in alignment. Check to make sure that all is truly in divine order. Pull on that train whistle and shout, “All systems go!” and chug-a chug, chug right on down the track!
Lynn M. February 9, 2019