Peaches and Cream

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce

For some years now, I have written a Journal – not faithfully every day, you understand. But most morning while I have tea in bed, I write about the things that were important about yesterday and about the important things I plan to do that day.

A few days ago, I came across the above quote and I liked it a lot.  It really spoke volumes to me. So I went and bought a brand new note book on New Year’s Eve to record this most monumental year.

2012. The Mayan calendar finished at this year because they could not see any further. The new world is beginning: in fact it’s here now. It is not all peaches and cream; it is still going through the birthing process, and if you have children, you’ll be quite aware of the birthing process – it takes time and it’s painful.

Another analogy is that of a garden. Gardens, like life, change and grow constantly. Some plants die back. Some plants overgrow, perhaps smoothing others. Sometimes, some things don’t work too well at all – isn’t life like that!  You need to pull up and throw out the things that don’t work well: you need to pull up the old to make room for the new. Only then can you plant a new garden.

The old structures of our lives are crumbling. The banks have crumbled and have been remodeled.  Is it enough? Probably not. Many countries’ finances are being restructured too. Those that we elected to power to govern us, didn’t act with integrity and were exposed and so changes have been made. Our newspapers didn’t act with integrity and respect and changes took place.  The old structures are crumbling.

The New World is dawning. Our world needs new dreams. It needs your dreams and visions. Dreams for yourself? Oh yes, very much so. Dreams for your loved ones? Definitely. Dreams and visions for our earth and world? Absolutely!  Dream your dreams of what you desire. Send out your dreams and visions to the future so that we can create a New World today. It won’t be a ‘peaches and cream’ world – and you should be glad of it. Do you know how quickly you’d sicken of peaches and cream? It’s going to be a much better and happier world.

If you keep a Journal, write in your journal how you imagine your life and the world to be. Write of the good things of yesterday and the hope for today and the future.

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