Updated: Jan 8, 2022
This blog was written from my heart center. The window in my office is open and the palm fronds are rustling, the sun is shining and my little heater that looks like a mini fireplace is on too!
I love the opposites of hot and Cold at the same time...the extremes.
Please take your time with this blog. Come back to it. Re-read it a few times. Let it be your template and companion as we move through the next winter months into the birth of Spring~
so much love~xx
You may not be feeling the whole flux of the New Year Resolves, Intentions and the energy it takes to do it! It might feel like climbing Mount Everest and it took all you had just to get to Base Camp!
That is ok and completely natural! We are still in the Yin cycle and dormancy of winter. Honor your instinct, and depth of wisdom.
I know I am in more of a quiet inquiry phase. I enjoy moving slowly and methodically. I wait for the sun to get high in the sky before I take my outside time. I like to sit in the sun and receive the solar energy and vitamin D around 1pm without feeling rushed or anxious....
I want to F L O W.
So here is a gentle reminder~
....that if you don't feel ready,prepared, and amped up for this new year right now, that is your truth, and it is not the cycle of nature but the cycle of capitalism.
Starting fresh in nature happens around Spring.
Were still in Winter
Don't beat yourself up if you don't have it all together or you don't have your vision boards, lists, plans and resolutions mapped out!
EXISTING IS ENOUGH
Mother Nature knows best. We are part of NATURE, not separate as capitalism and colonialism would have us believe.
In the case you are ready or when you ARE ready to begin to lean into a vision and goal setting it is of high importance to have a plan~
You know that saying as harsh as it may sound~
Fail to Plan is a Plan to Fail~
Taking ownership of this one precious life is our birthright and purpose. We must have a plan and act consciously. Make your life your work of Art. Sketch out the plan....begin now. It is never too late to do this.
Let's put it all down in black and white~. Let us be intentional as we move towards our own ascension.
Remember we did a lot of work so far in this lifetime to be AWAKE, ALIVE, and CONSCIOUS.
The next layer is always there. The Inquiry is always there....We must participate in our own growth...It takes action!
Start with a VISION~ Time to craft it.
Your vision has to excite you and be almost dreamy~. the more detailed you are the better. You can not do it wrong! Just begin~
Write it down in free writing in the affirmative and present tense of I AM~
here is my vision~
I am agile, graceful thin and very fit. My skin glows with healthy color and vitality from the inside. I feed my body whole foods and love nourishing myself and family with beautiful food and meals.
My family and I are in rhythm. I am organized and plan ahead for my days, weeks and months in all containers of my life which gives me peace and helps me to stay on track in forward motion.
My computer and phone (technology life) are organized and easy to navigate.
I have less of everything, and that creates MORE of everything I do want, and need to achieve my vision of Peace and Simplicity.
My marriage feels safe and supported by both individuals awake and contributing. Our home is energetically beautiful and harmonious.
I have a daily spiritual practice that grounds me_I have mentors and guides whom I admire and respect, and I am constantly learning and taking direction from the teachers and teachings.
I have my daily physical practice that helps me to embody my body, giving me strength and confidence.
My business in thriving with rich and powerful offerings that support others in their lives at a very deep level guiding them toward their own ascension.
I spend much time in nature which reminds me of the awe and miraculousness of this planet and connects me to my source.
I feel light and in alignment. I am committed to achieving this alignment and will do what it takes on a daily basis to get here and stay here.
NEXT~ Let's get into the uncovering and planning. Remember your vision is as it is today, but you may want to add to it or change it as time goes by. It does not have to be perfect!
Let's put the VISION into the parts of the Pie of your life. I also like to call them my "containers". If you get hung up look back at your VISION and decipher the containers from your goals and vision.
For me, I have;
My connection with SOURCE and the practices that support that
My Recovery and the practices ...
My home life
My own physical fitness and mental health
My relationships and community
White Flag and all of the offerings
What are yours?
Write them down. You are getting clearer on the life you have and the life you want.
Maybe you are also seeing how out of alignment you have been operating?
For me, I love to work in the morning, so often I am out of bed and on my computer working on some piece of White Flag before I have spent time with my body, nature, or sometimes even Source! Or, I am doing the minimal so I can get to my desk.
I love to work first thing in the morning so maybe what I will uncover is that that is OK!
That I may just have to honor my f l o w and schedule in my nature,physical movement, meal planning, etc. later in the day.
Remember it is an uncovering and discovering process.
If I am constantly creating friction in my own life because I feel irritated and restless then I must look deeper.
For instance, If I have not done X +Y+ Z and I am still in my jammies at my computer and it is approaching 10am and that gives me anxiety, then my body is communicating to me to unburden myself by trying it a different way!
Perhaps, after dropping off my son at school, head straight to the beach . Connect with mother earth, walk/run, stretch, move, and then come home and begin.
We may have to try it out different ways to get our rhythm. Seems elementary, but we are on the precipice of CREATING NEW SAMSKARA _ (habits)
Once we have the template or design for our mornings we must REPEAT daily! Yes here is the critical part.
We are creating new habits and that takes repetition discipline and Consistency!
YES~ write it down. This chalkboard is in my kitchen. I chose a small wall and bought chalkboard paint and voila! Created a chalkboard! Also I write with a plum colored lipstick (one that I no longer wear) on my large bathroom mirror! Tape notes or reminders in your car and around the house. Use some of the quotes from this blog!
Lastly here are some questions you can ask yourself to dig a little deeper.
The New Year
In looking towards this new year we may want to make some intentions or goals when we are ready~
Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level.
Goals give our life direction.
What would you like to have happen in your life this year?
What would you like to do, to accomplish?
What good would you like to attract into your life?
What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you?
What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
What would you like to attain? Little things and big things?
Where would you like to go?
What would you like to have happen in friendship and love?
What would you like to have happen in your family life?
Remember, we aren’t controlling others with our goals—we are trying to give direction to our life.
What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?
What would you like to see happen inside and around you?
Write it down.
Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down—as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.
Certainly, things happen that are out of our control. Sometimes, these events are pleasant surprises; sometimes, they are of another nature. But they are all part of the chapter that will be this year in our life and will lead us forward in the story.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Today, I will remember that there is a powerful force motivated by writing down goals. I will do that now, for the year to come, and regularly as needed. I will do it not to control but to do my part in living my
from the language of letting go.