Connection, friendship, community share an essential bond; each have the power to create big shifts in your life. I know because I have experienced it firsthand.
Usually around this time of year I put some time aside to do my annual year-end ritual and also get really clear on my intentions for the coming year. Check out my process here.
However, I have been feeling some resistance about sitting down and actually doing it this year. Part of me has been feeling a lot of pressure as there’s only a couple weeks left in the year and I was still holding out for something big to happen. 2015 was the year of reward and abundance after all, so where is it???
This idea of embracing your dark side has been coming up for me a lot lately. Spirituality isn’t about allowing only the good parts of you to come through. It’s about being fully and authentically yourself, including the side of you that may not always be accepted and is susceptible to judgment or criticism. It is your shadow self that holds the key to who you are at your core, the good and the bad. The vulnerable parts of you, where your inner truest passions live, what you are willing to fight for and what pushes you to keep showing up even through the toughest times.
As the summer begins to wind down, I start to feel the anticipation and excitement for Fall. It’s that ‘back to school’ mentality that truly gets me motivated and ready for a fresh start. There is definitely an energy behind it that resonates with me deeply. I always loved shopping for new school supplies, my first day of school outfit, Fall clothes, colors and accessories… to this day; I still feel that same energy.
It’s been a few months since I had my business epiphany of where I want to focus my professional efforts. Although, I may have been silent publicly, there has been a lot happening behind the scenes. It’s funny once you have such a clear vision and message hitting you so strongly, you would think YES! Now things will really start to pick up. Well, interestingly, it had the opposite effect on me. The walls went up and suddenly I had that all too familiar feeling of doubt and fear creep back in, which always brings me back to one of my favorite quotes from Marianne Williamson’s Return to Love...
I was hoping to get this blog post up earlier in the month but the universe had other plans. My intention was to go deeper into the fact that special events and moments are all about the feelings they evoke, what you feel deep in your soul when you take part in a milestone celebration and other significant life events. However, every time I sat down to write about this topic I kept having major writer’s block. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to say but the words just weren’t flowing.