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Cultures around the world have similar customs at the start of the New Year. There is a time of reflecting on the year that has passed and a setting of intentions for the year to come. Many people use the occasion to make resolutions for self-improvement and transformation.


As we look beyond our own lives we see that humanity and the Earth are going through a major period of transformation. Many people look at the events taking place in the world and are fearful of the potential outcome.


Evolutionary Catalyst


Political and societal upheavals are forcing us to look squarely at the underbelly of human relations. The health of the planet is necessitating an environmental paradigm shift. Although these two situations appear unrelated, they are intimately connected and are acting as a catalyst for human evolution.


The events in the macrocosm are inviting us to examine our relationship to the planet, to one another, as much as to ourselves. They are an invocation for humanity’s transformation.


A New Paradigm


Our current model for existing on this planet is broken. The paradigm of competition and struggle has created a world of separation and fear. To counteract these energies we need to transform our thinking.


We have been taught that we are separate from the world around us. However, the science of quantum physics teaches us that we are all interconnected with each other, with the animals, as well as with the earth.


We have been trying to fix our global dilemmas with the same systems that created them. Albert Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.”


Take Ownership


As we watch our current systems fail, it becomes necessary, now more than ever, for each person to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions and the ramifications they have on society and the planet.


It is time to change our thinking and recognise the interconnectivity of the universe and see that for humanity to prosper it is cooperation that must prevail and not competition.


There is no denying that we are in dynamic times, the question is, can we transform our thinking so that we shift the energies of separation to higher vibrational energies of oneness? A new year is presenting us with the opportunity to make this humanity’s resolution, one we cannot afford to break.


Karen Gay, A-Roaming Bodyworker, is a holistic health practitioner practicing in Hanoi. For information on the types of services provided, visit

Karen Gay

A true global citizen, Karen has lived and travelled overseas for more than 20 years. Her current journey has led her down the rabbit hole. She's not sure she'll resurface. You can follow her on and