Here we are at the doorstep of another year without much time to contemplate it in the busyness
of the holidays. I'd love to share my Dec 31 ritual and invite you to try this. If today is too soon,
anytime between now and Chinese New Year, January 31st would feel good.
Take 2 sheets of paper, lined or plain, a canvas or dedicate a couple of pages from your journal
to this reflection. Sit silently with your favorite beverage in a non demanding environment
and reflect on the year closing. Let your mind take you to it's highlights and low
lights and write them down. It can be physical, travel, emotional, historical, work
disappointments, challenges, lessons or accomplishments. Whatever will help to embrace your
year in a wholesome overview. You could even do it in pictures if you like.
When your collage feels complete, sit with it for awhile and thank every item and person you've listed,
even the painful memories as they come as teachers in our lives. Ask yourself what you're
willing to let go of, are grateful for and want to nourish..
Start laying out the projections for 2014 on the other sheet.. Disciplines you'd like to hone,
knowledge you'd like to attain, places you'd like to see, relationships you'd like to flourish and
elements you'd like to give more of.
Have fun with it. A cellular shift seems to happen.
I'd love to hear your stories;-)
I've attached my 2013/14 as an example. This exercise is a creative playful way
to help us see the unfolding our lives through a broader lens and attune to our optimum focus.
Let 2014 bring you the most significant picture of happiness
you've ever known.