Hope springs eternal. It’s 1.1.11. I am looking at pictures from around the world. People in all places are celebrating their hopes for the New Year. The facial expressions in Sidney Australia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Tokyo Japan, Lahore Pakistan, Moscow Russia, Vilnius Lithuania, Warsaw Poland, Paris France and New York are the same. Hope. Exhilaration. Anticipation. A sense of new unknown possibility. The reflex and desire for a new beginning, a clean new start. It is as deeply engrained into us as breathing. It’s the soul and the spirit way of breathing. Urging each of us to begin again for a new start.
New hope calls for new action. Before the monotonous wheel of habitual living and expectations kicks in, you must embrace the new energy of possibility into new action. The law of three octaves says new outcomes and results are made possible by and through the alignment of three octaves. New hope by itself is not sufficient. New hope and intent is one octave. To create new results, the new intent needs to be accompanied by octave two – new knowhow, insights and strategy. The two (new hope and new insight) need to be applied in octave three – new environment, new technology, and a new set of opportunities.
What differentiates a new actuality from the exhilaration of a new hope is the alignment and flow of three connected octaves: Idea leading to a process that creates new actions and results. One day follows another. A new year follows the preceding one. Unless you align three octaves in a joint continuum of possibility the New Year may be just another day. The numbers, the dates, the astrological configuration may or may not be significant for you. The way we each apply ourselves in how we actualize the energy potential of hope and possibility is what creates significance.
I look at the pictures of hopeful people all around the world. It fills me with awe at the power of the human spirit and its desire for renewal and elevation. I then ask how much of this energy is directed to create new tomorrows. Into what opportunities and action will this energy be directed next week?
There are tremendous challenges on our collective global table and with them awesome and immense opportunities. People in Baghdad and Tehran, in Jerusalem and Madrid, in Athens and Taipei, Zimbabwe and Reykjavik Iceland, in Melbourne and Detroit all want to have a better life. They want to love and be loved. And they hope for a better life and opportunity for their children. They want to feel that their lives matter. That there is some meaning in their being here at this time and that they can influence and shape in some way the unfolding stories of their lives.
In growth, in business, in relationships and in geopolitics the law of three octaves differentiates which choices create new possibilities and manifest new tomorrows. Three ascendancies that will increasingly be expressed are: collaboration, innovation and purpose.
What are you doing today to create remarkable new possibilities and results? What three octaves are you bringing together to translate hopes into a process that creates dramatic new futures?
© Aviv Shahar