“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
~ Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
2014 is a BIG pattern breaking year for some people. For those of you who identify with what I’m talking about it will be a year hallmarked by various difficult endings and beginnings, and at times an avalanche of seemingly insurmountable problems.
This is not a year where you can sit passively and let it all roll by you or let life carry you along. Sometimes you have to prepare yourself and then get into the thick of things.
Don’t get me wrong. I am all for being in flow, and going where the river takes you. That energy can be a beautiful thing.
But what if your ride on the river is not quite so peaceful right now?
Sometimes you end up with rocks or rapids in front of you, and you really DO need to take action to get out of their way.
Sometimes the river has so little water that you need to pick up your boat or drag it until there’s enough water to carry you.
Sometimes you get spat out in some swampy, marshy spot where the water eddies and stagnates. Nothing to do but paddle or drag until you get back to clean water again.
Sometimes pirates want to hurt you, steal your ship or your cargo, or blackmail you!
You know what I’m saying? You might be ready to embrace the mindset of being open to life without confrontation or struggle, but where your boat is now will require much effort to get you back to that place of calm water or bright flow.
And that, my dear, needs the spirit of a warrior.
Please don’t tell me that it’s not ‘spiritual’ or ‘enlightened’ to draw on that fight inside you. Why do you think it is there?
Sometimes you have to connect with your Inner Warrior self. A warrior’s instinct and drive is to not quit – to use everything at their disposal to overcome obstacles. Warriors are not distinguished by their muscles – they are distinguished by their heart.
That’s the energy you need to draw on right now.
It doesn’t matter if you’re facing a health crisis, a failing marriage, a financial downslide or some legal battle. It doesn’t matter if it’s business or personal. What matters is that you value yourself and what you believe in enough to stand up for yourself and the people or ideals that are important to you.
Don’t assume that it will come to worst case scenarios. Do not panic or sell yourself short. Don’t let your dreams become vapid things that no longer fire your belly.
This is not the time to shrink smaller. You can’t afford the luxury of a victim mentality. Get a bigger goal, a bigger picture. How can you grow stronger? How can you negotiate so it works for you? How can you play to your strengths? How can you get more money? Who can support or guide you? Where can you seek help? If you’re totally on your own is there a book that can motivate or inspire you, or a piece of music? Don’t be afraid to call on your Angels, Guides, Ancestors – use whatever is at your disposal.
This might be a year where you need to work smarter, this might be a year where it comes to a fight, but it can still be a fantastic year. Aren’t you ready to break those patterns?
Spend a bit of time, get a plan together, canvas a range of options and some good advice and go from there. Decide that nothing will beat you this year!!!
Pattern breaking is hard work, but so worthwhile. Imagine how grand life will be, how much you will have grown, when this is all long behind you.
Hang in there. Be smart. Be classy. Outgun them all with your intelligence, spirit and passion. That’s what the Warrior does. This year, claim that bold energy inside you. It’s time. And it will be worth it!
Much love to you, Nicole xx