Let this New Year begin today. Let the world hear the cry of our souls. Let 2018 be on our terms, the expression of our souls' purpose in the world!
Wait?! New Year's Day isn't for another 10 days, right? Wrong. New Year's Day is not January 1st of the Julian calendar. New Year's Day is today, December 22nd, 2017. Yesterday was Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year. Between today and June 21, 2018 (Summer Solstice), our days get longer. But what's the purpose of this distinction? Who cares if we celebrate New Year's day today or January 1st? I do, and here's why.
First, we are grown ass adults. What this means is that as adults we get to say what meaning we ascribe to our lives and the world. We get to choose whether we believe society's many lies, most of which diminish our soul's expression and experience of life, or we soberly embrace reality and imbue it with no meaning at all or the meaning revealed by our soul's purpose. Marking today as New Year's is a revolutionary act, a bold declaration signalling to the world, that the gloves are off, and that we are the captain of our ships and masters of our domains.
With our souls' online, our careers become our opus, the world our canvas, and we step into our captaincy. As poet David Whyte wrote, "... captaincy is... an inhabitation, the boat a second skin... preternaturally alert and omnipresent..." What this means is that we no longer suffer fools, we turn over all the rocks, be with what is and shepherd reality with the dictates of soul and the sovereignty of our intellect.
Secondly, the world is in a political, economic and ecological freefall (as articulated in the Ensouled Life Manifesto). Many the of old stories (free market fundamentalism, the American Dream, scientific materialism) and institutions (Democracy, the media, the Church) are failing. It's going to take guts to pull us out of this mess, to cast off all the meaning that no longer serves us or is not intuitively recognized by our souls as true. It's time to take the helm.
Let this New Year begin today. Let the world hear the cry of our souls. Let 2018 be on our terms, the expression of our souls in the world. And this means we have to cut the shit, and aligning our souls with the world as it is, not as the Church, culture or the misinformed say it is. The world is aching for our fierce love, sovereign discernment, our warrior stand and creative leadership. Let it begin today, with me, with you, and with all soul-awakened leaders. Let us take out our broad swords and clear the field of false idols, false stories and false futures. Let us welcome their death and take a deep drink from their skulls. In this space we have a wide berth to create and lead.
So now what? If you want to deepen your connection to soul, please check out the free Ensouled Life Starter Kit, or do a deeper dive with one of our programs or Guides. If your soul is already online, it's time to make some bold declarations, to mark this New Year through new promises and creating structures to fulfill on them, such as via a men's circle (MKP), women's circle (WW), accountability partner or leadership coach.