Are you ready for 2012?

by Victoria L. Huss


Are YOU ready?

This is the year that I remember hearing about in my hands-on healing classes way back in 2001. As the years passed by and more mainstream circles caught wind of the Mayan and Hopi Prophecies, I saw something so positive and uplifting tainted almost overnight by negativity and undercurrents of fear. Whatever beliefs your mind and body may harbor about the ushering of 2012, adaptability is crucial to weathering uncertain seas and storms of uncertainty.

Anyone who has learned how to swim or ride a bike understands the importance of yielding to the forces fighting against us. Only by relaxing into the water and softening will we find buoyancy. Only by settling into the bike—becoming it—and focusing on the horizon instead of what is directly in front of the wheel will we find a smooth straight ride. This is life. We don’t necessarily have to understand what is happening. If we allow ourselves to let go of rigidity, old fears, or preconceived notions…then we can truly be present to the wonderment and possibilities surrounding us.

How adaptable to change ARE you? Are there places of rigidity that you regularly encounter within yourself? Does this rigidity protect you in healthy ways or does it fracture you like glass at the moment of impact? In the physical sense, motion is lotion to the body. Areas of rigidity create immobility—a recipe for pain. From an emotional and spiritual perspective, rigidity in thought and feeling also contributes to stagnation. Just as stagnant water eventually loses it ability to nourish and support life, so too do stagnant ways of thinking affect your spirit and psyche. Without vibrancy and flow, movement ceases and ensnares you in old ruts and past patterns.

2011 has given us a glimpse of what is to come. The world is now a smaller place. With political revolutions and economic shifts all over the globe, we cannot help but be affected by change. What are you doing for yourself this year to assist YOU in becoming more resilient and adaptable? Do you need to turn off the television and get off the couch so that you can focus on your own world? Perhaps you would like to address your own rigidity and lack of embodiment with Yoga, Pilates, or Martial Arts classes. Do alignment or postural issues plague you with immobility and pain? You may want to explore Chiropractic or Rolfing® Structural Integration. Do you need more movement? Try your hand at dance, Zumba Fitness, or even Feldenkrais Method. How about flexibility within your thoughts? Life coaching, holistic counseling, hypnotherapy, or meditation can help you get past your blocks and obstacles. Does your overactive nervous system need calming?  Cranial Sacral Therapy and acupuncture have been known to help foster resilience. Perhaps your immune system needs support in the form of healthier foods and nutritional supplements; a nutritional assessment and skilled advice in this area could do wonders for your body and your life.

There are so many other equally wonderful and amazing healing methods and modalities with benefits too numerous to mention here. Whatever action you decide to take or explore….just know that it is important to the world that you do something for yourself this year. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If you want to see a more peaceful and healed world, you must first seek peace and healing within yourself. Trust yourself. Trust in the healing potential of your body. Your conscious efforts to become more adaptable and move toward wholeness will eventually open other doors to grand adventures, fabulous journeys and shiny new possibilities!

Happy 2012!

It is going to be an AMAZING year!