The time is coming when, once again, we welcome a new year. It does not seem a minute since we were celebrating the millennium of 2000, and now we are heading into 2011. From the 1980’s to the year 2000, many people began the journey toward metaphysical understanding. During that period, the Mind Body Spirit and Whole Life Expo shows were active around the world. People began to find out about a whole new way of life. Unfortunately the advertising at the time was, “Try this and it will make you immediately better.” So many people believed that and, when it did not work, they lost interest altogether in what they had tried and in what was then known as the “new age” movement. I do wonder whether anyone understood that spiritual development is a life-long journey, a lot of hard work, and not to be taken lightly!
We were just consumed with the new energy, the philosophical teaching, and also the personalities who brought the messages – Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Choprah – people with beautiful energy who spoke to the spiritual part of us. I started my own path in 1985, first studying with some amazing teachers and then professionally as I moved into my career. When I look back, I wonder how I survived – how I have not fallen by the wayside – because the road at times has been so hard. How hard has it been? Well, I have a Cancer midheaven in my astrological chart that makes change very difficult for me. I think most of us do not like change because it brings out fear in the Self – fear of change – fear of what is ahead and how will we cope with what is going to happen. Recently one of our regular website viewers who is in a very professional career wrote that she has chosen to give up her career and leave her job. I cannot imagine the fear she will face as she does so and moves on.