Have you ever gone through an experience and had your entire life view do an about face? I am writing on my way home from a Leadership development retreat in the beautiful redwood forests of California. I spent six days with 23 other participants from around the world and my view of this world will never be the same again.
In my early morning writing today, I revisited a conversation from yesterday with a new friend and was inspired by her openness to everything about this life. â€œI donâ€™t know â€¦ and I donâ€™t need to know.â€ flowed easily from her. And, â€œLife is supposed to be fun!â€ also gave me room for pause.
As I wrote, a very open and light feeling transformed itself into soft:
And I wondered where in my life I am yet hard, unchanging, closed to new ideas and experiences. And, as one who is fed by helping others, I wondered, too, where I am hardened and closed to support from others, to being nurtured, to softly receiving.
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It is December 31, 2009, and I sit in morning reflection wondering what, if anything, I might have to offer you. So much is written every year about New Year's resolutions and starting over. My life coach, Maripat Abbott, has a wonderful year-end process to guide reflection and review of the year just ending followed by visualizing the year that is about to begin. You will find it in her December 2009 Ezine article once it is posted at Manifesting Possibilities.
What can I add?
Consider your current situation, clear your thoughts, and let your creativity flow with:
What is heaven?
What is time?
In what ways do you settle for less?
What have you always wanted to learn?
What blocks your light?
What renders you speechless?
What beauty shines as you?
What voices suffocate yours?
What makes your heart sing?
What do you not make time for?
What color is your light?
What are you waiting for?
What is the strength of your voice?
How do you impact your world?
What doors have you closed?
What is your starring role?
Each year as the calendar displays December, I find myself needing to pause and figure out just how I will navigate the days and weeks ahead. Do you? Do you find yourself wondering how you will get through the busyness and stress of the season? Do you anticipate the holidays with joy or dread? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it means for you?