As this year comes to a close, I marked the occasion with a solo trip out to the country to conduct my annual journal burn. This outing is about reflecting on growth, the difficult times faced and setting intentions for the New Year. I believe its important to look back for the purpose of understanding where you’ve been and where you are now. Further, a review can provide an injection of confidence and a reference point to draw from when life goes sideways. (Ex. Wow I made it through that?! If I did that, I can do anything…type thing.)
During 2016 I continued cultivating a daily meditation and spiritual practice. It’s interesting how the more I take time to usher stillness within, the more I want to stay in that safe place. There is something expansive, very special and peaceful about the inner space. It requires no form of monetary payment, just patience, discipline and letting go. Yes, it can be difficult to sit still in a society thats geared to move from one thing to the next but dear friends the sojourn is so worth the effort.
On another note, I have read many fascinating books about the journey of the soul and the mind of the ego. As an example in “Spiritual Partnership, bestselling author Gary Zukav reveals a profound new relationship dynamic that enables us to reach our full potential and create authentic power and a joyful life. Spiritual partnerships are not only for couples in marriage; they can be created anywhere two or more individuals decide to engage as equals for the purpose of spiritual development.” This book is currently streaming on my iPhone through this fabulous ap called Hoopla. (Best 2016 find!)
This year I moved from being fearful to being faithful. One sweet soul that helped me along my journey was Regan Gee. He is one of the most genuine, interesting and grounded persons I know. I learnt about what it truly means to love oneself unconditionally. He also opened my mind to the possibilities about how I can realize my ultimate dream. This divine encounter was a gift that has changed me forever– for the better.
All and all theres much to be grateful for in 2016 (despite the aches and pains I encountered along the way.) Now considering the aforementioned, do you have any inner reflections about your year that you’d like to share? I’m always here to listen to your stories. Wishing you the best in 2017. Big ((HUGS)).