On my recent trip to the Maya Tulum resort in Mexico, I shot a photo of this labyrinth on the beach. It is beautifully laid out and made of all natural materials from the surrounding area. For me, a labyrinth represents an opportunity for reflection, an opportunity to be mindful, and to stop the “busyness” of everyday life, clear some space and open up to divine presence and gifts.
This time of year – the winter solstice and holiday season – can also be that for you if you want it to be. In all the hustle and bustle, just stop and take a few deep breaths. The divine is always with us and always waiting for US to recognize and welcome its presence. That is its gift to us.
In addition, the end of the year is a great time to complete the past, prepare for the future, and thereby come fully into the present. However you do this I invite you to celebrate and release all that 2011 has been for you, and make way for a fabulous 2012.
In this blog we’ll explore an important aspect for “coming fully into the present moment” – completing incompletions. Learning the importance of this and actually achieving it in your life, is the third step of my Major Good Mojo System.
Read on and enjoy!
Finding Divine Gifts – Coming Fully Into the Present Moment
The third step of my Major Good Mojo System is “Complete Incompletions.” An incompletion is simply that – something that is not complete. It could be anything: unpaid bills; anger or resentment toward someone or thing; projects around the house; something you said you would do but then never did, etc.
Something in our lives that is not complete holds a portion of our energy until it is complete. At some level we are thinking about it, worrying about it, trying to figure out what to do about it. Even if you think you’ve forgotten about it and let it go, you haven’t. This is the body’s natural tendency toward integrity, toward being complete and free.
To the extent we have incompletions in our life we are being robbed of vital life force energy, energy we could be using to create an extremely fulfilling life. Incompletions also block us from receiving clear guidance from our higher selves. We’ve got part of ourselves holding the energy of these incompletions and therefore we cannot pay full attention to the divine messages trying to get through. Actually, the message that is trying to get through is “complete your incompletions.” That’s why we keep thinking and worrying about them.
When it comes to completing incompletions in relationships (whether with a mother, father, sibling, spouse, friend, or co-worker) a big part is forgiveness – forgiveness both for ourselves and others. Interestingly, forgiveness means to “give as before,” no longer withholding or holding back. (Side note: we all think forgiveness is a great thing, and I agree, however, have you ever noticed that forgiveness has judgment built into it? If you feel you must forgive someone, you have passed judgment on them that what they have done is bad, wrong, and should not have happened. Now who’s the bad guy? Interesting, yes?)
There are a couple of good metaphors that can help us better understand the importance of truly letting go of the supposed “wrongs” we believe another person has done to us. Being angry with, spiteful toward, or withholding from another person is like holding a hot coal in your own hand with the idea that you are going to throw it at them…but you never do. It just burns and burns YOU. Or, said another way, it’s like drinking poison expecting the other person to die. In these examples you can see it makes no sense. All you have to do is drop the hot coal and don’t take the poison.
Incompletions in relationships are some of the most detrimental and life-sucking ones we can experience. However, all the incompletions in our life, from the $10 you may still owe someone, to the book you borrowed and have yet to return, to the projects around the house you keep putting off. They all drain you each and every moment. For truly free and energized living you must complete these incompletions.
Identifying and completing your incompletions is a key piece of the Major Good Mojo System. To experience the freedom accomplishing this can provide in your life, I invite you to engage the The Major Good Mojo Coaching Program.
Your Major Good Mojo Assignment:
Look into all the areas of your life. What is obviously incomplete? Make a list of those things. Just making the list and getting these things out of your head and onto paper will restore some energy for you. Then look at the list and select one or two things to complete. Start with a couple of easy ones so you can build momentum, and then work up to the more challenging incompletions. As you complete things, one by one, cross them off the list with a big smile on your face, then take on the next one that feels right…until you’ve crossed them all off the list.
Notice the amazing energy restored at each step along the way, and the exponentially rising access to Major Good Mojo!