Before and after pictures, we all love them. Now think big picture, body, mind, heart and soul; if you were to have a snapshot of you from January right next to one from this December, what would be the most glaring differences?
This, was the beautiful question I was asked by a good friend, the other day! I responded by asking her to take a walk and come back to me in a few :)
You see, introspection and slowing down is in the air.
Whether you're getting pulled over for "speeding" (true story, got away with a warning--- was a first!! the warning part, that is) or asked insightful questions, slowing down is currently also favored by the rhythms of nature and the ways of our galaxy
Winter solstice, ushers us into the sacred space of repose and cozy softness; while Mercury, the speedy Gonzalez planet of communication, business and technology, has decided to take five (or more accurately 3 weeks) to stroll backwards, and allow us to evaluate all information, and lessons we have gathered so far. ( also known as the ever scary, Mercury Retrograde)
All in all, we are being asked to halt; maybe even do some time traveling into the past.
Why not write down all the key moments you can remember; the ones that felt big to you. Do an emotional and mental scan of your life this past year and jot down what wants to be told.
I have a feeling there is a bigger theme underlying all seeming randomness.
As I scanned through my year I was stunned to discover the underlying theme unfolding: it was about my sense of self-worth.
yep, 24 karat magic in the airrrrr.....Head to toe soul player! (a lil Bruno Mars for ya)
I entered the year a little bewildered, anxious about my finances and future. A mindset of "what is going to happen to me" lurked the hallways of my thoughts; I struggled a lot during the first half of the year...and yet, I kept surrendering and surrendering. To what? Well, in one word, God. The inner Voice.
That's what I was guided to do; until something funny happened. I started feeling... rich. And no it wasn't because I was getting 50% tips or being featured on the New York Times best-seller list... it was my sense of worth transforming right before my eyes. All the countless 10 minutes of stillness on my grammas porch or under the trees... was creating a shift. And as the inner reality started to stream and flourish, so did the outer.
Lucrative job opportunities popped up and so did the inspiration for my next book. My relationships felt fuller and more meaningful.
My sense of identity started to align with Spirit, and my spirit... is a trust find baby. As opposed to my ego, who is a beggar in designer clothing.
Attached is a link of a story that I recorded for you. It speaks of worth; how we perceive it and how, at the end of the day, we are bestowed even more than we could ever imagine!
May you create the holy in your holidays.
May you relax and listen closely to whatever wants to come to you.