It’s easy to forget in this frenetic world that the deep well of connection to ourselves and to life is the soul of creativity.
So I’m taking some time off from my usual routine this week to reconnect.
What’s bubbling up, so far, from this spaciousness in the midst of pre-holiday activity is a set of questions. (Aren’t the answers we’re so often seeking actually just better questions?)
Here is my year-end meditation, or remembering, for you to try if you’d like. You can do this in a journal, as I did, or do it out loud with a friend, someone you feel really safe with.
You can answer all three questions, or choose one (I found that answering just the third one led me into the others).
When you are still and connected to yourself, what do you know to be true?
What do you know about what you need, what you desire?
What qualities do you want to welcome into your life as a new year begins?
Here is what I wrote in my journal:
More ease, more lightness. More belief that ease and lightness are possible.
More openness and reaching out.
More trusting in myself and in life.
More acting on my intuition, more quickly.
More noticing what works for me, less dwelling on what doesn’t.
More decision-making from a place of calm and peace, less decision-making from a place of fear and anxiety.
More time spent in nature, with animals and trees.
More face-to-face meetings with friends and potential friends.
More showing up for myself.
More acceptance of what is, and more recognition that accepting it doesn’t mean I won’t change it; it just means I’m not in resistance.
More sparkle, more dazzle, more glitter (I’m not sure what this means yet).
More fun and play.
More permission to ask for more, even when things are “good enough.”
What about you? What do you know to be true for you as we move into a new year? What qualities do you want to welcome?
Wishing my dear readers, clients and friends a beautiful and peaceful holiday season with plenty of connection to yourself.
above images ©2014, Jill Winski