I love this year, this 2014. I think that is a strange thing to feel, though…love for a year that has yet to take off. But perhaps what I really feel is deep, abiding hope and compelling possibility.
I felt this same way at the beginning of 2013. My imagination was alive with amazing projects that were ripe for springing to life. But the year had other things in store for me. It held the secret of forced healings in areas of my life I had pushed aside as I charged forward in my career as a Life Coach and Creativity Guide.
As I write this, I am tempted to throw all my realizations, wisdom, and stories out for you to witness. But this year has been so personal and so magical that sharing it feels like shining a bright spotlight on something better served by cradling it up close to the shadowy protection of a subtle internal light….the light of one’s own heart.
The important part to take from my year, if you want to take anything at all, is that those shadowy, difficult times when life throws challenges your way can be the answers to the wishes you have been making for yourself with that still, quiet voice you can barely hear. We all have those deep yearnings whispered when we look at the places within ourselves that cry out for peace or release. Sometimes growing into all we want for ourselves must come from personal healing and soul searching.
And so, for me 2013 brought huge shifts into deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, and celebration through paths I never would have called in consciously. But am grateful for none the less.
It will wrap up some of those realizations and help me put a bow on the big package filled with 2013’s blessing, but will also leave space for me to pick up and re-examine those original amazing projects. Some will fall away, having lost their energy, others will rise to the top for me to cultivate with a new, inspired perspective.
In these first days of the new year, I welcome the balance of both. I am still toying with this fresh place while reaching for the great heights I see myself shooting for.
I hope this in-between time finds you contemplating what last year meant for you while throwing seeds broadly into the months ahead.