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5 Ways to Prepare for 2012

By HariBhajan, Catalyst Yogi

2012 marks the end of a 26,000 year astrological period as recognized by many of the ancient wisdom traditions. It has been prophesied that our world will NOT end it will be spiritually transformed.

We have seen many changes in 2011 on both the global and personal fronts. Civil uprising in the middle east and now in North America with the Occupy Movements; earthquakes and other earth changes; and increased solar activity. Some keywords for this coming time are enlightenment, truth, hope, peace, awakening, awareness, intuition and love.

A lot of people ask, “How can I Prepare for 2012?

You will need all of your Energy here in the Present Moment to manage the vast changes coming in this NEW AGE. As humans our energy can get locked in the past – feeding old stories, memories and false beliefs about ourselves with our attention.

One thing you can do is to  Let Go of anything that is no longer serving your highest potential--anything that is no longer true for you. AND only YOU know what you need to let go of.

5 Ways to Prepare for 2012

1. Reflect on your own Personal Changes in 2011

This year you may have experienced a new career, a  new baby, death of a loved one, relocated to a new home, been divorced or separated, suffered a health crisis, had money issues, a legal dispute, a New ____?

Take time to honor all of these experiences, people and challenges that have brought you to the person you are in this very moment. Are there any grudges or resentments that you are holding on to? Writing a list or letters of forgiveness will help release the past from your psyche.

2. Gratitude for the Angels in Disguise

Bring gratitude to those people who brought the most upset into your life – your so-called ‘enemies.’ Our enemies can be our medicine. These problem people are often angels in disguise. It is our enemies that force us to change and grow, not our friends. Bring gratitude to all the challenges you faced in 2011. These experiences are gifts from the Universe that are making you stronger and removing anything that is not in Truth for you. Write letters of gratitude to these angels.

3. Turn ‘Fix Yourself’ into ‘Accept Yourself’ – You are Perfect

Most New Year’s resolutions come from thoughts that we are broken and need to be fixed. Instead of focusing on your flaws, focus on your strengths. Learn to accept the parts of yourself you don’t like. Find the gift in these qualities. Real change comes from the necessary first step of acceptance of all parts of the self. In the Aquarian Age you must be YOU – embrace your uniqueness this year.

4. Flow with Life instead of Fighting Life

Massive change is here all around us and it is only speeding up. Nothing is wrong with you or with the world – it is just changing. Consciousness is expanding. Learn to embrace change. For example, if you lose your job, don’t fight it or hold on to the old. Let go; the Universe doesn’t like a vacuum. It means that something wonderful is coming your way.

5. 40-Second Meditation for Peace

Download 40 Second Peace Meditation

“This meditation takes care of phobias, fears and neurosis. It can remove unsettling thoughts from the past that surface into the present. It can take difficult situations in the present and release them into the hands of Infinity. All this can be done in just 40 seconds!” – Yogi Bhajan