It’s a brand new day.
Isn’t that amazing? It implies that when the sun came up this morning it burnt away all the sticky energy that held you back yesterday. And combined with the fact that the first new moon of the astrological year was last night, it seems that the newness of the day is even more powerful…
But are you about to opt to drag the unnecessary into the present moment just because it’s familiar?
Let’s imagine for just a moment that you have all the resources present to create something totally unique from scratch today that would transform your life and the lives of others for the better in myriad ways. There are no instructions, no pictures of the finished product (because it hasn’t been invented yet), just your creative ingenuity and an insatiable desire to be of service. What are you going to create?
The task seems enormous when there is no direction and this is a time when you could easily allow yourself to be guided by an “I can’t” attitude, stifling your natural propensity towards inventive play… that’s what life is asking of you: inventive play. It uplifts your mood, transports you into your childlike “anything’s possible” mindset, kick-starts your problem solving brain cells and helps to build new synapses along the way.
It’s a brand new day… so how are you going to get started?
Step 1: Take a good long look at your social environment. What are the recurrent themes, problems and difficulties that those around you are dealing with?
Step 2: Without succumbing to the temptation to join the “that’s just how it is” brigade, recognise that every problem has a solution, even if it merely alleviates rather than eliminates the issue.
Step 3: Make a quick assessment of your skills and talents, all of them… you might be a brain surgeon by vocation but are also a dab-hand with a lawnmower so don’t underestimate the everyday abilities you have that can make a difference to the lives of others.
Step 4: Identify the tools and resources available to you that you can utilise to McGyver-style if need be.
Step 5: Gather support if you need it. Who around you has the skills and talents that you need to pull off this ingenious undertaking. Ask them for help… recruit those with a similar goal or those who are affected by the issue to be your army of helpers.
Step 6: Try until you succeed….
That last one is the biggy. Failure isn’t a part of this new day’s philosophy, you only fail if you give up. This new day, this new mood, this new you is a creative genius whose ethos is built on trial and error and each attempt that doesn’t quite go according to plan helps to eliminate a path until the path of success reveals itself.
Those problems you are attempting to find solutions to… yesterday those problems were just people who convinced themselves they were helpless to make a difference. You were one of them…. today the only problem is remembering that you hold the key to the answer.
More later… x