Lena Stevens – Now that we have turned the soil and processed, recapitulated and come to terms with certain areas of our lives, it is time to think of where and what we need to change in order to prepare for what is next.
I chose the theme of Upgrade because that is where we want to end up. Not with business as usual, but with goals, intentions, plans and determination to improve our lives so that our experience is upgraded from what is was before.
Navigating this month will take focus and discipline. You cannot be lazy about your practices and if you say you are going to do something or start a project, program or discipline, you better be prepared to follow through. There is a fine line of balance between focus and imagination, between your will and your intuition. You need all of them to work together and in harmony.
There is an expansive quality to the month that should lean towards excitement and inspiration about the possibilities. We can struggle a bit with fear of the unknown but remember that fear and worry are usually about things that have not yet happened so part of the discipline of the month is to stay present. In the present you have just your current experience to deal with. This is an active month and one of transition, movement, preparation and improvement. Burst of energy channeled into action will be balanced with down times of assimilation and integration. Stay out of judgment about what is happening, not happening and how. It all leads to an upgrade.
Think of yourself as a computer. If your computer is beginning to show signs of not being able to keep up with new programs and needs more memory and a higher processing speed, it is time for an upgrade. While the upgrade is in process, the computer is down. When it comes back up, there are often glitches that need to be fixed or refinements made to the way things are organized. When it is rebooted, you are able to do and process more.
It is the same with our physical, mental, emotional and energy bodies. At times, as we are in the process of upgrading, the body is down and offline. We are checked out. Sometimes this takes the form of an illness or simply a total lack of energy and focus. It could even be defined as depression, apathy, lethargy and confusion. Let it be. And then when we come back on line, we are improved and better capable of handling more than before. So be careful what you ask for this month. Don’t hold yourself back, but know that the bigger the upgrade you seek, the bigger the “growth period” of being offline may be.
This is rather an exciting month as long as you can keep your eye on the ultimate goal and not get mired in the discomfort of the process. It will be important to pay close attention to your daily details and to stay really present with what is working and what isn’t. The only way to successfully upgrade is to tell the truth about what needs it and then to be disciplined about taking the necessary steps. Because you are most likely going to be changing patterns as you upgrade, you will need to be conscious of being persistent. If you get distracted and go to sleep during this process, you risk sliding back into the very habits you are trying to change. So, stay awake, stay present, tell the truth, and get serious about dreaming what you always wanted and putting your discipline behind it.
We need to be aware of impatience this month and to work with time in a new way. Once you decide something, the discipline is not to hurry it along but rather to stay focused and not distracted by doubt and worry. Be inspired by the intelligence of right timing instead of frustrated by the lack of mental information. This may be a tough time for those that have a strong need “to know”. We have no mental idea of where we are headed with this upgrade but we do have an intuitive one that requires trust and patience. Always look to inspires you when you feel yourself in need of a reminder.
It is best to try and enjoy the process this month, whatever it is, and to see all aspects as important on your journey. If you are “offline” it may be difficult for you to trust that there are gifts at the end. Especially if you are upgrading through a health crisis, it may be a challenge to stay positive. The best interpretation of these times is that we are being rewired energetically in preparation for something new: new ideas, new insights, new belief systems, new experiences, new attitudes, and a new relationship with life. This is always hardest on the physical body so have patience with however your upgrade is choosing to show up. And remind yourself daily that you are indeed moving towards an UPGRADE.
How the month shows up:
Sometimes it is best to be literal with yourself and support your process through literal reminders. For example, if an upgrade is what you are striving for, look around at your personal daily life with all of its physical support elements as well as its habits and see where and what you can upgrade.
If you want to upgrade your health perhaps you can upgrade your exercise or the quality of your food. If you wish to upgrade how you show up, maybe you upgrade parts of your wardrobe or your personal care. If you want to upgrade your attitude, decide how you want that to be and then make an effort towards positive statements and be disciplined about staying out of the negative. If you upgrade your daily routine, perhaps you add something creative or some quality time, something that represents an upgrade to what your normal and usual routine is.
One thing you can work on this month is what we call your “havingness”. How much can you have? What can you have? Raising your havingness is key to upgrading your life and the push for higher havingness is always a bid for power. (there is a good guided visualization for this on our monthly support audio).
In turning the soil last month many of us have uncovered old patterns imprinted from childhood that relate to how much we can have or how much we are capable of achieving in this life. You can break out of the imprinting this month and go for more. It will take courage and discipline but will be worth it in the end.
Upgrading relationships is a bit more subjective as it always takes two. However, you can begin by choosing to engage with others only in a certain way, one that represents an upgrade for you. You will need to be willing to take the consequences of this discipline if a relationship is not willing to meet you in the upgrade. Upgrades in relationships are possible in the areas of communication, shared experiences, interactions, and simply being present in the moment with another.
SF Source The Power Path Dec 2017