It has been far too long since I have shared some words with all of you. Today is New Year’s Eve in my neck of the woods in Canada. I have never been one to celebrate New Years very much, but it is a time of year that I am always led to reflect on the last 365 days.
These last few years have been quite the rollercoaster of a journey, for myself and for many of those close to me. I feel like I have said this for the last few years. Oi! In an effort to put all that has happened behind me and bask in the new energy that is in my hands, I will spare you all of the details. I do feel that my soul has been going through some sort of leveling up in preparation for what is ahead. This is the first time in a few years where the new year energy felt exciting for me, which feels so good! In past years, there was a sort of emotional hangover, for lack of a better word, that carried over from the previous year, despite my efforts to surrender to a “new start.”
I am so over the “New Year, New You” propaganda that comes with this time of year, and it usually underlies a vibe of, “You are not good enough.” We often make resolutions from this place that we seldom stick to long term. I have done this many times, but no more. We are good enough. Resolutions can be great if we have the right intention behind why we are committing to the things we want to. I believe we need to come from a place of love if we want to be successful in our commitments. We can still love ourselves, and enjoy our lives, while simultaneously wanting better for ourselves. No amount of self-judgement and berating is going to get us faster to where we want to be. Resisting the Now moments only make things more difficult. I have personally tested this theory more times than I can count. Hah! 😉
This year, I will be writing down all the things – mental, emotional, physical, spiritual – that I am letting go of and will not be bringing into the new year with me and burning this piece of paper as a symbol of closing this chapter. I will be focusing on and writing down how I want this coming year to FEEL and will trust the Universe to deliver and have my back. I’m not going to worry about the details. I have done so much inner work, I trust that this year will be full of peace, ease, fun, and love. Mostly because I will be making damn sure it is and won’t be making room for anything else! Can I get an amen?! 😉 I’m not sure about you, but my soul is tired and is SO ready for what’s to come.
With all of this being said, wherever you are on the emotional scale today as you read this, it is valid. How you feel matters. And if I can give you some words to take with you into the new year is to pay attention to how you feel – go in the direction of the people, places and things that set your soul on fire and feel like home. Leave the rest behind. And when life I throws you a curveball, and you feel like there’s a cloud over you, be kind to yourself. Speak to and treat yourself the same way you would speak to and treat your child, partner, friend, etc. We are often much kinder to those we love when they are in a time of need than we are to ourselves – this needs to change. Don’t we often write or say the things we often need to hear ourselves? 🙂
Last but not least, a big thank you and welcome to all the new faces who have recently found my facebook page! Thank you to each of you for being here and big love from me to you.