Endings and beginnings my love can be fraught with many feelings.
Allowing them, without being swallowed by them (feelings), that’s the lottery winner right there.
A wonderful year end practice of radical compassionate acceptance can set you free and turn the focus of your attention to that which lights and lightens you up.
I have a 7-step practice goes something like this:
- Grab a notebook, or paper and a writing tool.
- Find a quiet, cozy spot (best if you can find one outside your usual routine, but any place you can get 15 or 20 undisturbed minutes will do). I like to get comfy and cozy with a warm cup of tea and fuzzy blankie on my back patio.
- Take a few deep breaths and settle into the wisdom of your body.
- Time to revisit 2018. First, write down a list of your victories, joys and growth. When you’re done, take a moment and read it over. Let it really soak in. Notice how you feel.
- Next, on a fresh page, list your expansion opportunities, ie, disappointments, challenges, stumbles. This time, when you review the list, ask, what did you come to teach me? Again, take a moment to notice what you feel.
- Let it all go. The good and the bad. The notion that there is good and bad. This could be a simple as turning the page or perhaps ripping out the page(s) and burning them or tearing them to shreds is what’s in order. Reach for what would feel good.
“What you say is so.
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.”
Happy creating. I love you.
P.S. I wonder if this might create an opening for you… it did for me: