January is nearing the end and I am still decompressing from the intense energy of 2015. The year of the sheep is almost over and the image of the shepherd has come up for me a number of times this month. Christ was known as a shepherd of men. My husband and I also just adopted a little brown German Shepherd mix puppy named Kiki.
A few weeks ago I watched Alex Gibney's documentary which aired on CNN. "Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine". When talking about the early years of computers, one of the things he said was "We needed a guide to help us navigate this new relationship" meaning the relationship between humans and technology. Steve Jobs was the guy for that. It got me thinking about being a guide for navigating the relationship between us and spirit.
It is easy to be a shepherd or lead and advise others from our own experiences. Hindsight is 20/20 right. But it is much more difficult to shepherd ourselves from the front line.
I believe, that you are uniquely qualified to be your own shepherd. You know your own thoughts, joys, strengths and sorrows. You know when your thoughts are going down the negative thinking rabbit hole and the only one able to stop that is you. As we navigate this new awakening relationship between ourselves and higher dimension, each one of us is responsible for our own spiritual connection. It takes perseverance, dedication and honesty with ourselves. Sometimes it is difficult but it is so rewarding. I know you are up for the challenge and the reward. 2016 will be another year of hard work but good work if you are willing.
Listen to your thoughts and be kind to yourself.
Trust your intuition.
You can do it! As you become your own guide you will also help to guide those in your life who need it. Cheers to working together. Cheers to helping and supporting one another.