It's that time of year again! That time when we are likely reflecting on what has past and hoping to create change in the future. Whether you call them resolutions, intentions, goals or something else, chances are you're thinking about them and even if you're saying "I don't make resolutions!", you've already made one! And as we think about these changes or new things we'd like to bring into our lives or how the other times we've tried it hasn't worked out quite how we may have liked, isn't it interesting that we pretty much already think we know how it's going to go? That's where Innocence comes in.
What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that we have to take a step back and and let our predicting mind take a break if we are going to create something different. If we already know what the outcome is going to be we likely are blocking that mysterious and wonderful quality of the universe that might actually bring us something better. I went to a church service on Christmas Eve for the first time in many years and as part of the homily the priest said "God (insert universe or whatever other term or image works for you) often doesn't help us in the way we want to be helped". I think most of us can look back at some aspect of our lives and find that what we may have really wanted at one time probably wasn't the best thing for us and (thankfully) the universe stepped in to give us something better! If you can bring back the quality of Innocence as you make your Intentions for 2018 you might just create more space for something wonderful that you haven't even imagined to happen.
I wish you great joy and magic in 2018!!