It is always interesting to look back at what you've learned in a time period.
The year... it's 365 rotations of sunrise to sunset.
And we are most defintely not the people we were, when we started on this journey back at the beginning of 2016.
So.. how have you changed? HOw have you grown? How are you different?
Here are some questions to ponder, especially effective if you work with a journal and/or meditation, to help you review and understand:
1. What is the one thing you spend the most time doing? The second most?
2. What worked best this year? Name everything you can think of
3. What made you happiest and gave you the most joy?
4. What did not work at all? Do you know why or not?
5. What life goals did you accomplish? Was it a "buidling" year or a "resting" year?
6. What was left undone, or what do you still need to work on?
7. What soul lessons did you learn? Name as many as you can think of.
We move into 2017 with hope, trepidation, uncertainty.
It's going to be a year of more big change. It's okay. The Uinverse is in charge. We are eternal souls on an infinite journey. No need to worry.
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Soon it will be New Year’s, and our year will be tucked away in the memory box, a past that is complete.
Consider at this end of the year, how you will inhabit next year. You get to choose, with your intention and your awareness, how you will inhabit this lifetime.
You get to choose how you will inhabit this new year.
As you celebrate and mark the passing of this year, tucked away into the past, never to be revisited or returned to, do so with heart brimming:
• For all that went well.
• For all that simply was.
• For all you learned.
• For who you have become.
The day after tomorrow is next year.
The sun will rise.
And the Light will return again, to illuminate us all.
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Today is a day to immerse yourself in Light.
Wishing you all the high holy of the season.
And a heart brimming over with love.
The longest night of the year is here.
Darkness turns to Light.
We begin again.
Our soul journey continues.
Listen to your FREE Winter Solstice meditation below.
Feel free to share with your friends.
There will come a magical moment this winter, when you will see something, or you will experience something, and your heart will quietly unfold.
Everything will become sacred, holy, still.
And in this moment, in which you are not doing anything in particular, not having any big experience, something will shift and you will understand yourself as soul in body, Divine being having human experience.
It might show up as part of your religious tradition.
It might be a secular moment.
It might happen with family.
It might happen in community.
You might be by yourself.
This is a moment between the moments: a time when you observe yourself being your true soul Self.
It doesn't matter how this moment between moments finds you.
It just matters that when it does, you stop, allow it, and let it open you.
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Some of you read of the sad demise of our little dog Elton last year.
For the past year, we have been searching for that right soul to join our family.
It takes time to grieve, and it takes time to be ready to add a new addition.
And, it takes time to find the right soul.
At first, I just didn't do anything: I wasn't ready. Then, a few months ago, I started getting signs from the Universe that it was time look for a new dog.
I am open to signs, synchroniciites and strands, and I try very hard to pay attention, when this information arrives.
Thus, I dutifully visited our local animal shelter, weekend after weekend. There were lots of lovely dogs... but not the soul that I was looking for.
Finally, after one particularly heartbreaking day last week, in which we'd visited many dogs and found not one that was correct for us.... I gave up.
As we drove away from the Humane Society, I said outloud in the car "I give up!"
"I've been looking for a dog, as instructed, for months now, Universe!" I continued with my frustrated rant. "I give up, I surrender!"
And then finally, with absolute passion and power, out of sheer confusion because I knew I was being directed, but I was unable to find the answer, I said "If you want me to have a dog, you're going to have to find it and deliver it to me. I am not going to lift another finger. And if you don't want me to have a dog, I surrender to that, too."
Not out of lack of willingness to serve, mind you! But sheerly out of frustration. when we receive clear guidance to do something, such as look for a dog, and then we do look for a dog, and nothing happens... it can get very confusing.
I'm sure you've been there too.
We follow guidance, and yet we are confused: what we seek doesn't happen, or materialize, or we go on many dead ends.
When this happens, it is time to let go, and completely surredner to the Universe. To let go of all attempts to control, or force, or make happen. To stop pursuing, and stop pushing. To let go of all attachment—even to the understanding that we are being guided.
And... the result?
Two days later, a woman from my husband's wellness center said she knew of a friend's friend who was trying to rehome her Lhasa Apso.
You know, the little sturdy Tibetan dogs that once were the companion animals to Buddhist monks? You know, the Buddist monestaries that I continue to see in my dreams and visions, as a place I knew well, as a place I once lived in past lives or ancestral lives long ago?
So... that dog... Abby Das, arrived to our home yesterday. She was delivered to the door. I did nothing. No thing. I just surrendered, and trusted, and the Universe took care of everything.
When you're working to manifest, and it's not working... step back. Let go.
The Universe has everything well in hand.
Even when you're frustrated, or confused, or simply can't understand where you're being led... just relax, trust, stop pushing, and all things will happen as they are destined for your Highest Possibility.
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