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quote over red mandala - “Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly light.” ⁓Henry David Thoreau

Honesty, truth, and acceptance all help to foster humility and bring forward the light during turbulent times. And we certainly have been living with massive changes these last two years.

In my experience, the best way to mitigate the feelings of powerlessness when faced with a crisis is to stop feeling like a victim. That only brings about more anxiety and does nothing more than contribute to the chaos.

Yes, it’s been challenging. After the first and second waves of the pandemic, we could feel life as we knew it begin to shift. And the third and fourth waves seem to have accelerated not only the disruptions to normal life, but the urgency in addressing our relationship with the planet.

But change can be difficult for many people. It is much more comfortable to hold onto old ways of thinking and being because it’s what we’re familiar with, it feels safe, whether in reality it is or not.

Buckminster Fuller, the American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist said:

“To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

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Therein lies the opportunity, not the loss. It’s all about how we approach change.

You see, accepting the reality of any situation without judgment puts you in the place of openness where it is no longer your ego in charge. The letting go allows you to see things more clearly. It enables adaption and stimulates inspiration. And we need a lot more of both right now in order to prepare for and thrive in the future.

There is an expression that says that you can never change things by fighting the existing reality. So, with a new year only a few days away, I ask you to consider altering your mindset as you enter this next chapter.

Approach these new changes with a humble heart. Be open to the messages you receive that inspire you to serve your fellow humans and show respect for our natural world.

These are the things that will help move us forward, so that together we can build the new model.

It is time.

Your Joy Mama,

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P.S. One of the reasons that some people have difficulty showing humility is that they suffer from victim consciousness. They believe things are happening to them when to truth is that all things happen for us – for our growth and evolution. To learn more about the barrier of victimhood and how it can get in the way of your joy, ask for a free copy of my e-book The 8 Barriers to Joy and Abundance.

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