With 2017 having come to a close and a new year upon us, I feel a sense of gratitude and reflection on the year that was. In some ways I could look back at 2017 as a year of lots of ebbs, feelings of hopelessness, darkness and a yearning for more. Or, instead, I have chosen to view 2017 as a year of deep inner healing, a chance to get to know myself on a whole new level, a chance to actually sit with myself, lean in and listen to what is required to be heard, acted on or not, in order for me to honour my highest self. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I could experience such heaviness, lack of clarity and uncertainty and still continue to feel into all the feels, no matter what. Don’t get me wrong, there were definitely times I wanted to run for the hills, break away, keep super busy and ignore any feeling or gut instinct that I wasn’t able to ‘control’, but in the end, we all know that what is meant for us will continue to come knocking until it is sweetly heard.
As I reflect on and say goodbye to 2017, I kindly am closing the door—no regrets on the year that was, no thinking I could or should have done more or done better or worked harder—all that occurred or didn’t was divinely as it should have been. All of it served me just as I needed it to in the moment, space and time of my life. So 2018, I’m not entirely sure what you will hold, but the feelings I have already have me excited, intrigued and open to all the possibilities that may arise. All I know is I have a vision and a feeling of where I’m headed or more specifically, what I came here to do and how I wish to serve and show up. For now, I will continue to hold tight to this vision and to my downloads—I will continue to be ‘open-wide’ as Melissa Ambrosini describes in her latest book ‘Open Wide’, to myself and each person I come into contact with both personally and professionally.
No matter what your goals or desires are, if you can keep the feeling they hold for you close to your heart. Revisit this feeling daily and stay open to ways you can take action, in order to help them come into form that is a recipe for the universe to witness, understand and assist you in creating that which your heart and soul yearn to bring into reality.
May 2018 be a year of whatever your heart desires—to live in truth both in word and in action, in order for you to live on purpose, with a sense of fulfillment and love in each and every moment.
Stay open, stay true and let your heart guide you each step of your way.