A New Year's ReVolution!

Weekly Word #1 ~ January, 2007

We are well into the New Year, and the Sunday comics and TV comedians are doing their usual jokes and routines about resolutions for the new year that have failed to work.

It is a funny sort of idea so many people have. . .that if they make an agreement with themselves to do something, or behave in a particular way that they have never been able to-- it will work this time because the calendar is changing. NOW they will eat less, exercise more, be nicer to their loved ones, take more time out for themselves, and so many other worthy ambitions.

As most of us have learned, it is not that easy. The troubling resistance factor is the voice of the Inner Judge that lives in the back of the mind saying: "It will never work, why do you even try!? You always say you are going to exercise (be more loving, etc) but you never keep it up." That Mean Old Judge is beating up on the Little Ones inside of you that want so much to do better and get it right.

One of those Little Ones is the Victim Child. This is the part of you that learned to feel powerless when you were trying to get your childhood needs met, and "they" were not listening, or shaming, or worse. If that powerless Victim Child is still being ignored in your inner world, he or she will give up the resolutions in the first few weeks.

So, I am calling for a NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION! To revolt against that Inner (and the outer) Judge-- JUST SAY NO!! Love the parts that feel powerless. Listen to them, and restore their power. Hear them, feel them, respond to them, and they will all cooperate to make your dreams come true.

The New Dream is the Dream of Heaven on Earth: A dream of self-love and acceptance, and the personal empowerment and freedom that brings.

That is what Joydancer is all about. Thanks for being here.

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Allan Hardman is an author and expert on personal and spiritual transformation, relationships, emotional healing-- and a Toltec Master in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.™ Allan teaches in Sonoma County, CA, and from “The House of the Eagles,” his winter home in Chacala, Nayarít, Mexico. He guides Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites in Mexico, and hosts wellness vacations in Chacala. He is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others. Visit Allan’s extensive website at www.joydancer.com, and TACO, his online spiritual membership community.