By Brandon Alter:
How ready for a new beginning we are. The theme of last year was about dismantling the old, the stale, the tired, and the false. We did pretty good with that. This is not to suggest the task is completed (not by a long shot), but we’ve torn down enough patriarchal ruins that there's a clearing in which we can tenderly begin to build something new.
Beginnings are hidden in endings. As a society, we tend to forget that. We obsess on the ends of things. How many books and movies and TV shows have been created about "the end of the world”? We fascinate on the end of relationships, the end of careers—I mean isn’t that what cancel culture is all about?
It almost seems like our current civilization is addicted to endings. And while there's nothing inherently wrong with being mesmerized by terminations, it blinds us from being able to see the other polarity of this complex spectrum.
I'm talking about beginnings.
Endings beget beginnings. Once we’ve buried an old dream, an old job, an old story for our lives, we are available for the new, the fresh, the clean. I believe that we are moving into a period at the end of a very long chapter and the intake of breath that begins a new one.
Starting over doesn’t mean you failed, it means you’ve grown.
What are you finally ready to release and, more importantly, what are you finally ready to begin?
BRANDON ALTER is a spiritual healer, Tarot reader, Astrologer, mystic and writer living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about sharing spiritual tools that have helped him reconnect to the wisdom of his heart. Brandon is a thoroughly trained healer and teacher who co-hosts The Spiritual Gayz with his husband, a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality, without pretending that it all makes sense. Brandon’s mom took him to his very first psychic when he was seven and gave him his first Tarot deck when he was eleven. Since then he has devoted himself to the study of Tarot, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Astrology and the myriad ways one can work and heal with the help of the spirits.