"You cannot keep to a resolution unless its purpose is clear
and remains front and center in your mind."
Ann: Hi Peter,* I thought it was you. I can’t keep to my resolutions, wondering if you could help.
Peter: Yes, of course. It is wonderful in the heat of an epiphany to see the light, vow to commit to the cause, change your habits and your life and never look back. Then comes the cold hard work of putting one foot in front of another without the light shining quite so brightly.
Ann: It’s not like I denied Christ three times, I just can’t keep to my diet resolutions, but, oddly enough, it kinda feels like the same.
Peter: Anytime we set ourselves a goal and miss the mark, it feels like a betrayal of our central values. Then the voices start berating us, “If you can’t do this one little thing, then how in the world…,” etc., etc., etc…. So in that sense, it can feel the same. The point, however, is that we must put a failed attempt to the side and review the matter to see if the goal is still worthwhile or whether it should be adjusted and our course corrected.
Then comes the hard work of time alone to check the alignment of our central column. This is always necessary when we get out of whack for any reason however small because, until you look at it carefully, you don’t know if it is small, large, or in between.
These days many people are going for the quick fix because long range planning seems like a futile endeavour in these uncertain times. When the future is unclear, it is hard to commit to a goal or a course of action because it all feels so nebulous with no idea where we will be in six months and a lack of cohesion in the pandemic restricted world that we must navigate for the foreseeable future. In the heart of our resistance, however, is our deliverance.
It may not seem so, but this shuttered time is a gift that must be plumbed for its insights which are skillfully hidden among the dark confusion. Everyone’s treasure is different, but treasure there is just waiting to be discovered. There is tremendous freedom underneath the anxiety of these times once we wipe away the grime covering our soul’s purpose, and, thankfully, we now have time to do so.
You cannot keep to a resolution unless its purpose is clear and remains front and center in your mind. Now is the time to go back to the drawing board and revisit you life’s mission. Maybe your resolutions were in keeping with the furtherance of this mission, maybe they were not, maybe the continuing effort is sufficient.**
It benefits us nothing to impose useless strictures upon ourselves because they will not have the strength to stand up to the test of hard times. It is when we can see clearly, if not where we are going, at least the pull of God’s hand leading us on, so that resolutions, if necessary at all, become a natural means to walking on our guided path.
So revisit your journey’s purpose, do what you need to move in concert with natural evolution of your life, and stop setting up straw men which are bound to be knocked down because they are not grounded in holy mission. Then just hold yourself open to your soul’s direction, and all else will follow.
December 1, 2020
*Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.**Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.
** This concept is beautifully expressed by song "Victory" by the Avett Brothers. It came into my head while transcribing this post. Please see
The Avett Brothers - Victory (Official Music Video)