Keep Fresh Before Me
“Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, if I search with due diligence, I can always find a deposit left by some former radiance. But I had forgotten. At the time it was full-orbed, glorious and resplendent. I was sure that I would never forget. In the moment of its fullness, I was sure that it would illumine my path for all the rest of my journey. I had forgotten how easy it is to forget.
There was not intent to betray what seemed so sure at the time. My response was whole, clean, authentic. But little by little there crept into my life the dust and grit of the journey. Details, lower-level demands, all kinds of cross-currents–nothing momentous, nothing overwhelming, nothing flagrant–just wear and tear. If there had been some direct challenge–a clear-cut issue–I would have fought it to the end and beyond.
In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or unfamiliar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.
Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.”
—Dr. Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart
Note: When this article is published on, Monday, January 1st at 6:24 pm, the moon and sun will be opposite and astrologically it will be full moon in Cancer (and it’s my lunar birthday!).
Happy New Year! I have spent this transition into the new calendar year basking in the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Cascade Mountains, eating organic vegetarian food and sleeping 9+ hours per night. As I have been continuing to deepen my practice and studies of Dr. Joe Dispenza, I also have been reflecting on the guidelines I am excited to live by this next year or so. Although I do not set my year’s goals by the Gregorian calendar, I am aware that many folks do, so above, I offer these wise and self-loving words from Howard Thurman about remembering our moments of high resolve.
And below are my tentative guidelines for this coming year. (Note: I usually set annual goals around the Taoist New Year which is February 16th this year and is one and a half lunations away; this holy day falls on the second new moon after winter solstice). More will be revealed as I get closer to refining my Best Year Yet (BYY) process (see blog article entitled “Choose Self-Love” for more info on BYY).
Continue to generate an uplifted vibration
Be it, to see it!
Note: Contact me if you would like to meditate in community. I have organized a weekly Joe Dispenza Guided Meditation in Santa Cruz, CA. We meditate to one of Dr. Joe’s recorded guided meditation (currently “Changing Beliefs and Perceptions). Currently scheduled: