allow me to start off today with saying “THANK YOU” to all the wonderful people and other creatures in my personal life, who have supported me on so many different levels, throughout the past year. A big collective blessing and hug goes out to all those who found their way to Guatemala, and chose to experience their personal guidance thru me; to all those who have subscribed to receive my newsletter on regular base, those who reposted my articles on other websites; and all those who liked and shared my work on facebook or other social media platforms.
I deeply appreciate your part in the beautiful ride that I call “my life”!!!
I don’t know how 2017 has influenced your personal life, but I have to say “it was one of the most powerful years of transformation that I have experienced so far over all my lifetime”. At the beginning of the last year I shared two articles with you which I called “welcome 2017 year of new creations and new beginnings” and “authentic leadership and emotional intelligence – teachings for 2017“. In those two pieces I described how the past year was powering up our collective process of awakening into the Golden Age of Aquarius, with lots of insides about the divine blueprint for life o planet earth. And man, did this year live up to its predicted reputation :-)!
In my private life it was not only once a typical expression of how the most uncomfortable experiences triggered by the outside world, can lead to the most magical blessings of truly profound new beginnings, to a gain in personal strength or a need for authentic self-expression. Allow me to share the highlights!
At the beginning of February, the current mayor of the small Maya town in which I lived the last twelve years, decided to introduce a new law to our town – stating that each household is only allowed to have one dog from now on. As many people around here are farmer, and used to see their dogs as companions, household guards and general work forces; most people had 2 and more animals at that moment in time. The mayors solution to adapt the actual reality he was facing to the concepts in his mind, was to send out his people and demand them to kill more than 200 animals in a 3 night collective poisoning. Most of them dogs belonging to families who loved them!! The emotional and energetic shock that was created thru his actions, hit the people so profoundly, that the impact lingered for many month in all corners of the town. An impact as well that on the negative end has cost me endless hours of internal alchemy, to burn away the pain it brought up; and on the positive end has lead me to master the art of forgiveness even more profoundly.
In April a concerned neighbor came to my door and informed me of profound trouble growing in our town. Those were created by the ways how a small group of long-term migrants, in co-operation with many newly arrived community members, chose to make their living. Their typical western approach of expecting first world perfection on all levels in a small third world town; of changing the environment to their personal wishes and underlining demands for physical territory, lead to a big imbalance between the local Maya population and the visitors from all over the world. After sharing long hours in conversation with many people driving the wheel in this change, I realized that it was time to move on… and move away….
For me all of this was an intense internal process, going on over several month of my life – from the first moment of opening my eyes to the uncomfortable situation in town – over coming to the decision that I pack up my life and leave after twelve years in that place – to finding the right town and home space – and find my footing in the changed environment. In times not really a soft journey, but what I gained from it is an incredible depth of authentic freedom and thousands of details to fill in for a new beginning on all levels of my life. To me, that feels like real life window shopping with the universe :-).July and August had another uncomfortable teaching to offer. In order to be independent from the physical home that I created since 2008 in my hometown, I chose to rent out my house in a long-term contract. Unfortunately my renter changed her mind after only one month had passed, declined to take responsibility and fought me on terms of the contract, even that she had contributed to the details and added to the agreement herself before we signed.
I learned from it that I can not quickly pass on a material creation, that I have given birth to and held space for over such a long time. A new strength to hold tight to inner peace. And again I got away with another layer of ability to forgive human deeds; those I will never hear an apology for and those I got rejected to apologize for. Along with even more confirmation and clarity for the authenticity of my personal path.
And last but not least – during the month of October and November I felt the very intense timeline shifts, shaking up the human collective back than. In order to stabilize my own life in the here and now, I started working with a mantra, written on the picture above. I also integrated it in my treatments, when ever I felt somebody else being trapped in such an old timeline feeling / vibration. Guess what the long-term outcome for me was – I lost two teeth!! And I am not joking when I say “lost”, they simply fell out… in ease, in grace, in beauty and faith :-). When it happened the first time, I burst into laughter…. when it happened the second time, I thought “that can’t go on – I don’t have enough” – so I turned to more prayer. What can possibly be the positive outcome of that situation? In the weeks after my teeth moved on, I also felt the many sideline expression of the long lingering family pattern “lack”, finally find its way to eternal peace inside of me…. and pass on for good….
So in case after reading some of my former articles, you had the impression/assumption that I am just such a happy person, because I have probably such an easy life – THINK AGAIN :-)! I am maybe just a little bit more used to embrace, love and transcend all my experiences; from the left side of the pendulum swing of life to the right side of the pendulum swing of life!
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know.
The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.
I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful – as a child is – for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the sky is dark. Only children and a few spiritually evolved people are born to feel gratitude as naturally as they breathe, without even thinking. Most of us come to it step by painful step, to discover that gratitude is a form of acceptance.
Faith BaldwinDear Ones, I hope you find yourself deeply connected with the natural flow of life right now. The journey is over all going on with even more divinely aligned personal creations, guided by the higher heart and designed to also support the collective awakening process into the Golden Age of Aquarius.
Lots of Love and Blessings for 2018!!
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