Resistance, on the other hand, requires enormous effort. The byproduct of resistance is often exhaustion, feeling like "I'm so tired of......" You fill in the blank.
What is asking to change in your life? Where is resistance revealing itself to you through a lack of motivation, or feeling like you just can't go on with the way things are?
Change requires a willingness---meaning courage and vulnerability---to experience difference, being and doing things different. Yet, we often feel like we don't know how to be different or do different things. So, we cling to the familiar of what has always been. It seems so much easier anyway.
The key to difference is to create space for what is emergent. Don't keep your attention fixed on what has always been. Look for what wants to come into play. It may be only a whisper at first, but it's there.
Be where you are, and simply begin as many times as necessary. Be curious. What have you been clinging to for safety? What needs to be released from your grasp? Where do your reasons, points of view, identifications, conclusions and assumptions keep you feeling stuck? Where is letting go required for something greater to emerge?
Trust. Trust that you will find a new way, YOUR way of being and doing that is not relevant to anything or anyone else. Seeking validation is futile, for it will only lead you back to the safety of the familiar and you already know what that feels like.
Will you allow your innate inspiration to be reignited within you? Budding inspiration cannot blossom and flourish if you cling to your old reasons and justifications for how and why things must be as they are and have always been.
What would be possible if you allowed something unprecedented in your life to emerge and live through you? Who would you be? What would you choose? What contribution would you create that has yet to be imagined?
You're ready. Whatever it is that wants to come into play through you, know and trust that you're ready. The world is ready, and now is the time. Bring on 2018!