Four Pillars for Being Happy
2017 is going to be an intense year and it may get rougher in the worldscape. As a result, we may need to grow a thicker skin but retain our heart softness with practicing compassion and empathy. Given all the various challenges we face today as a part of the human race, it is clear we have no real control over the external, the larger environment or the outcome. This means we must change all of our priorities to value the internal and intrinsic parts of ourselves, as the most critical parts to preserve and to feel happiness. This means a lot of what we can control is how we think and what we move towards. Most of our happiness relies on our personal attitudes. No matter who we are and what level of spiritual development we have, all humans can relate to these pillars in order to remember how we each can find happiness, while seeing or experiencing personal or global turmoil.
The Four Pillars for being Happy:
EXPANSION: Focus on personal growth towards spiritual authenticity and having a variation of life experiences to create that expansion.
CONNECTION: Having meaningful human relationships and cultivating deep connections in our life.
GRATITUDE: Practice appreciation and gratitude for what you have every day.
SERVICE: Being of Service and making contributions to the larger whole, making a difference.
Happiness and gratitude is an attitude that we all can create more of every day. There are many things that we are facing in the world today and in our own lives that are challenging and painful. This fact does not have to change one’s ability to feel happy every day of our life, even while seeing the larger picture. As we become more expanded in our personal growth we begin to experience the feelings of connection with all of life, and we then can choose to be grateful that we can make a difference through our intentional service to the whole.
Slow and Steady and Easy
It will be up to each of us to use our wisdom and discernment and really feel where new levels of change can be made in our lives. It feels like there will be more opportunities in this next year to make value exchanges that increase the quality and value of our life, even while it may feel like a tumultuous time in our life. We have support and we have the ability to increase value in ways that we did not before. Even though it may not look that way on the outside, we do have more life force available to use now. Having gratitude for what we have helps to multiply the value that we bring to out lives, and is a part of exchanging and bringing more value to it.
We will have to discipline ourselves not to fall prey to the pundits that the world is crumbling. There will be a lot of noise and distraction. Do not fall prey to the service to self-hypnosis. Service to Others is becoming more anchored as the Law of Structure at the end of 2017. Realize there is enough for everyone and integrate this understanding into how you look at things. What ever we are doing to create income, knowing where the tentacles and consciousness traps are will help us avoid the pitfalls of drama and fear. Following the Law of One and Service to Others allows the Universe to return those resources to us, where it cannot if we are caught in Consciousness Traps. As we uphold personal value and spiritual integrity, and collaborate with spiritual forces in the coming year, try not to place any conditions on how any of it plays out. It never looks like what we expect, and the most aligned options often come at the 11th hour.