“Think back to December 31st, 2019. What was going through your mind?
If you were like most people who were already struggling, unable to keep up, you were telling yourself, “thank goodness 2020 is here. It could never be as bad as in 2019. I’m glad that year is over.”
You went into 2020 cheering and reveling in the possibilities that 2020 would be the year for you. The year that you could reach your goals, starting with your resolutions. 2020 would be the year that you’d work on your dreams and you assumed much about the new year.
Even with all that anticipation and hope, by the time you were two to three months into 2020, you were totally blindsided.
Did you ever expect a total lockdown of society and a collapse of the world’s economy due to a virus? You didn’t see that one coming did you, even though we warned you in our webinar, December 14th, 2019 entitled, “2020, the Spirit Guides Navigate You Through the Volatile Year to Come.”
Like most people, you didn’t want to hear about the possibility that 2020 would be much more volatile than 2019 was. It’s natural for people to want the bad things to be behind them, the inconvenient truths that happened last year, and see the new year as a blank slate. A way to finally get around to realizing your dreams and working toward those goals.
How can you expect to live your dreams when you avoid those inconvenient truths that slipped into your awareness. You can’t pretend they aren’t there once they showed up. They showed up because that’s what is important now, not what you think is important to you.
We want you to weigh what you have now alongside what you didn’t have before. Also, look at what you had before that you don’t have now. So far, which year was better? It can all change in an instant, as you now know. So, expectations and assumptions about the future aren’t very good predictors of the future. The future is the future and it is already planned out, and you planned on experiencing all of this long before you got here.
With almost half the year gone – how do you see your life being different over the next six months? What goals do you think you need to focus on? We see that what you must focus on is not external to you but internal to developing yourself and improving your life despite external occurrences. Write down what hasn’t worked so far this year. Then, ask yourself, what if it continues or even gets worse? … what should you be concentrating on? Certainly not worrying your energy away. Here’s what we told you in Linda’s Weekly Guided Insights, December 30th, 2019, entitled “2020, How this New Year will be Different.“
- You came into 2020 with high expectations.
- Like every year you hoped the new year would be better than the one before.
- Disappointment is a difficult emotion to experience.
HOW IT WORKS: You have no doubt, experienced Volatility, and Differences in 2020 like no year before it. The Guides told you about all of this in December 2019 in both, Linda’s Weekly Guided Insights and Linda’s webinar.
To rise above expectations that are rooted in the past, start writing down what’s unusual and out of the ordinary. This is guidance. Practice doing this for 15-minutes every day in your journal. This is how I found my way when the odds were against me. It got me through a harrowing childhood that did not allow for expectations, goals, or dreams. I stayed focused and present. That unwittingly set the stage for success in my adult life, but I didn’t see that when I was still in it. That is what led me to start journal writing at 7-years old. It was my lifeline and how I discovered who I really was so I could live the life I intended before I came here. ~ Linda Deir