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New Year, New Change 9

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.” – Mahatma Gandhi

This year has been a chaotic roller coaster of excitement. It started off with my purchase of a house, a new dog(Isabelle), and the start of a new career. Ive been privileged to meet many new faces and friends and to continue my journey in getting what I wish for in life. I will admit this year has not been a great year for me to focus on the goals I set myself at the beginning of this year but things have been must greater. Seems like the speed of life has quickened and things are developing quite rapidly.

This year we’ve seen many horrible tragedies and an out pouring of love in many ways. As always I like to reference my previous years prediction. To “Tear down walls, and Rip apart barriers,” sadly It seems like we as a society and world went into the opposite direction. We’ve become more divided and have placed barriers that will take many years to tear down. Though with these back steps, “With great love comes great pain, hardship and struggle but may love always prevail.” I believe we will go through a time of hardship, but in the end love will always win.

I’m not going to lie, until this morning I was unsure about what 2017 would hold for myself. I awoke from a very unusual dream one in which all I remember is there was a box of pears. I researched pears in dream interpretation and found pears mean Money, Blessings, or sickness and further more receiving a basket of pears means receiving an inheritance. Something else happened on New Years Eve that kept me thinking, that it had to happen for a reason and needed to discover the meaning behind it. I had a wren fly in through my front door as soon as I opened it and the little bird flew around my entire house before it went back to my front door, sat on the door frame and stared at me for about 30 seconds before flying back outside. So I looked up the symbolism of this vibrant little bird and discovered this bird loves to travel and has shallow roots. Its free spirited, light-hearted, creative, agile, active, quick-witted, determined, sharing, and friendly. Its kind of like the little wren christened my home for the year 2017. The biblical meaning of 17 is Victory. So may the world find itself in small victories of peace, love, friendship, inner wealth, and social bounds.

Goals for 2017, I look to simplify and will only do a small set of goals this year but hopefully this will allow me to hone in and achieve these goals I set for myself:

  1. Relax more
  2. Take a trip to somewhere I’ve never been before.
  3. Pay off all credit cards and stop using them.
  4. Be more spiritual.
  5. Blog once a month.
  6. sit in candle light more often.
  7. Love myself.
  8. Finish my third book.

Results for 2016:

1. Reduce the amount of takeout/restaurant meals to twice a month. (failure)
2. Surround myself with people who treat me the way I wish to be treated. (success)
3. write poems using words from the word a day calendar. ( Failure)
4. make 5 improvements to my house.(Success)
5. reduce my credit card debt.(Failure)
6. start a small garden. (Success)
7. listen more and interrupt less. (Success)
8. Start blogging/Video blogging privately. (Failure)
9. Learn how to cook.(Success)
10. Read 10 books.(Failure)

Till next year!

Go out and spend your love to the world, and thank you for your continuous love and support.

About Christopher Cariad

I'm a poet, My muse is this crazy world. Watch me as I wither away, Watch me as I leave tiny little little speckles of light though out the green pastures, through out the brazen desserts, Inside the broken homes of the abused, On the book shelves of the great wealth, On the minds of man.

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