Hey 2019, Let’s Dive Right In!

I bought this lavender day planner not long ago. I typically get a smaller black one, but opted for this larger model in one of my favorite colors. Ironically, I have a planner and very few plans. But it symbolizes a blank slate, brimming with possibilities. Rather than contemplate or over-analyze, I prefer to dive right in.

While most of my readers know that I am not much of a structured holiday person, I often find value in some of the practices or activities, knowing they stem from a good place. If we want to pick an arbitrary point for the new year, tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse in Capricorn. A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon and eclipses are like lunations on steroids, so tomorrow 1-4-19 at 8:28 EST could behold a frest start for many.

I would like to share some videos on my first post of the year that made quite an impression on me. They share some similarities. but have distinct points of view. But I will begin with some recent photos taken a few days ago at Longwood Gardens. It is noteworthy that I have yet to dedicate an entire essay to my time there, because it has often served as one of my power places. Even on more mundane visits, it is always breathtakingly beautiful and every moment is unique in its own right.









The first two videos are by thought leaders that need no introduction, Matt Kahn and Lee Harris. Matt is more badass and Lee is a bit more polite, but they both offer excellent, often prophetic content on the current metaphysical climate. This new Matt Kahn video is called We belong to the Light. Matt jokes that it is channeled from Pat Benatar. He does not reference which song, but I would say it is We Belong. It is one of my old school favorites. I googled the lyrics and the first line of the chorus is We belong to the light. Funny, I sang it as We belong to the night.

What I found especially significant in this teaching is Matt’s suggestion for how to handle “unusual events”. He advises against asking why something happens or looking for an accurate explanation. Instead, he instructs us to ask ourselves ” What do we need?” I really like this idea because it let’s us focus on how to take better care of ourselves instead of going off on some intellectual tangent. Matt is very much about self-care these days and finds many inventive strategies for flowing with life, rather than beating up ourselves or anyone/anything outside of ourselves ( as if there really is an outside?)

This next video is a real gem because it is a Live 1 hour segment. Unlike the monthly energy forecasts, this presentation goes into more detail and even features a Q&A section at the end! What I found most interesting here is Lee’s take on 2019 as the end of one 7 year cycle and the beginning of a new 7 year cycle. While 2019 in a 3 year in numerology, there are individual numerological cycles ( not to mention astrological cycles) all at play simultaneously. Lee delves into the 2012 phenomenon and how it led us to this point in time. I highly recommend you save this one and listen in small increments, as I often do with Matt’s videos. I often fall asleep if I watch for too much at one sitting!

This final selection is seemingly divergent from the two previous ones, but I would say only on the surface. Bandersnatch is the first movie version of Netflix’s highly popular, controversial Black Mirror series. One could say I am a reluctant fan of this very dark, mysterious Sci Fi series available on the Netflix streaming service. This piece is not only their first full feature film, but it is also interactive. You, the viewer get to make choices on how the story progresses. Without giving too much away, this interactive process lends itself to a story within a story framework that explores, fate vs destiny, parallel realities, and time travel. Why do I include it with the previous videos that do seem more light and optimistic? What all three have in common is that they are highly engaging and invite the viewer to get off the escalator and empower yourself.

I am more inclined to say that free will is not all that free at this juncture. And yet, I do think that making choices can lead to brighter outcomes. How we choose and why we choose is up to you! Check out all three if possible ( Netflix is not free so I included the trailer only) and let me know you reactions in the comments.

This image above is a smaller version of the header photo. I selected it as the header because it serves as a metaphor for 2019. It is fresh and new, multi-faceted, and interactive. It also brings the light and lets you decide where you end and where you begin. So either with or without plans or resolutions, take a deep breath and dive right in.

I wish you a very blessed 2019! 

 

Just one more thing ~  Keep your eyes glued to this site as I will be posting a big surprise very soon!

 

Until then, wishing you a healthy and transformative eclipse.

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14 thoughts on “Hey 2019, Let’s Dive Right In!

  1. happy new year again linda!! never can get enough good wishes ❤ hehe! thank you for the share. we watch black mirror too. for some reason, although i used to love the choose-your-own-adventure books when i was a kid too, i didn't like bandersnatch. there didn't feel to be a true choose-your-own version to it for some reason, which it kind of alluded to in saying that maybe we think we are choosing, but in fact may not be. and didn't really like the versions that were all dark. anyway, thank you for all of the links. am listening to lee's still in between things.

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    1. Happy Happy again Tania! I wish I had known about these choose your own adventure books growing up. I would have enjoyed them I think. Yes, Black mIrror is rather dark. but I see much truth in the series. How much choice do we really have is an important question? I am choosing peace and alignment with love as often as possible. I really like this Lee video, Let me know if it speaks to you also.

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  2. Whilst admittedly very dark, I really enjoyed Bandersnatch. As a kid I used to read Fighting Fantasy books (Steve Jackson et al), so I found this fun in a macabre way (except the sigh and rolled eyes when the obligatory in-flight Netflix advertising reared its ugly head).

    Path selection, causality, determinism and consciousness fascinates me as it brings into question the true nature of reality, is there something more to life than what we perceive on the surface, I think so and Charlie Brooker writes in a way to push those concept to the viewer to make them think.

    There have been a few poor episodes across the series (as with most voluminous works) but for me Black Mirror is one of the most diverse and thought provoking box sets currently streaming.

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you for your comments and of course, visit to my site. I am a big Black Mirror fan, but loathe a few episodes that lower my frequency and make me sick inside. I think the writing is brilliant, Sometimes the execution is lacking, but I think it is one of the most interesting a relevant shows on right now. I got bored with the Bandersnatch plot early on, but I really enjoy the eighties and appreciated that the film took us to an “earlier” error. I will have to find more of Brooker’s projects. By the way, did you watch Wayward Pines? it was a true mind-blower!

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      1. I hope you can find Wayward Pines online somewhere. I think you’ll love it. What island do you live on? I have not seen Vikings but many people give it rave reviews.

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      2. UK. Vikings is very gory in parts but the mythical / historical lineage plays out in tune with real events, surprised how little history I actually knew. Just bought a book on the complete history of the UK as a result, may look at my Norwegian / Danish friends slightly differently now though 😀

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      3. I looked to see if whole series is still on History Channel here in the States, but it is not. I adore genealogy and am drawn to media /culture that advance my learning about it. I am not into gory so perhaps this is not for me. I tolerate some gore if the bigger picture is worth it. Some examples would be The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. I lack any UK heritage, but am fascinated with that part of the planet.

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