SEASONAL SELF-CARE BLOG
THE DECADE OF EVOLUTION
Posted on December 29th, 2019
This is it. It’s 2020 and we’re entering The Decade of Evolution.
We are invited to the Conscious Evolution of our species!
It really sunk in as I stood in the freezing cold outside NY City Hall with 1,000+ teens and a few adults, for the Dec 6. Climate Change protest. A 15 year old girl spoke passionately and eloquently about how the 2020’s must shift everything. How when we look back from 2029, our energy sources, lifestyles, values, consumption patterns must all be carbon free in order to save our planet. With the latest IPCC reports, according to the Scientists, we only have about 10 years to make the changes necessary to reduce carbon in the atmosphere before we hit the tipping point. How are we going to do this? Entrenched patterns are so difficult to unravel and change. It takes so much mindfulness, intention, and compassion. Are we up to the task?
It is difficult to let go of what we know and even scary to be in the unknown. In the last few days of 2019, I’ve been reflecting on what is holding me back from making the transformations in my life that I envision. What do I need to let go of in order to invite full manifestation. I am feeling caught up in old patterns of personal difficulty and hopelessness. No matter how much I seem to work on these issues, some patterns just feel intractable! So I’ve been diving deeper into practices of mindfulness and compassionate loving attention with these issues. Tara Brach’s podcasts and her, RAIN has been helping me alot- Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture. I notice a softening and an opening. Transformation is happening. These practices of mindfulness and compassion give me hope. They are powerful tools to help us navigate the emotional process of transformation both personal and cultural in the Decade of Evolution.
It is exciting to be a part of this transformation of consciousness. Powerful to be moving into a way of inhabiting the world by living more consciously in tune with and connected with ourselves, each other, and our world. We as individuals making daily mindful choices for a healthier planet and life, as well as connecting with each other in community and evolving the emergent culture through working together. And sometimes we get lazy or tired, and sometimes we can’t do it, but we do our best, and join with others on the path which helps us stay focused and buoyant. And little by little the shift is happening already! Conscious Evolution.