December 28, 2019, visionsofheaven.com
Happy New Year – Celebrate You!
As the decade draws to a close I am pulling within for the break, going into the silence, taking time to unplug from the world, and plug back into my essential self.
Every holiday I take inventory. I look back at the year and congratulate myself for all I’ve accomplished. The angels taught me never to look back with regret, reproach, or remorse but only with gratitude, love, and celebration.
It was an intense and packed year for so many of us. I ignored the world’s arguments and focused on trying to be a greater light for others and for myself.
I took a year off from conferences and dove deeper within. I got to experience new technologies for measuring brain waves in meditation. I faced old fears and learned greater “mind over matter” as I learned to relax in the ice water. I began to learn a few chords on guitar. I learned powerful breathing techniques. I hiked hip deep in emerald pools and climbed mountains. I broke a toe and used energy to avoid the pain of the experience and, in the process of healing learned about exciting modalities that assist.
I gazed into the eyes of so many dear souls, corresponded with thousands in need, reached new levels of love and joy with my dear family. I bruised and healed a rib, learned how to make new gluten free treats, hosted friends, and surrendered into deeper and more expanded states of consciousness than ever before.
I learned to love even more deeply – even those who were unloving towards me – and I learned stronger boundaries in dimensions where I previously wasn’t even aware they were needed. I listened to hundreds complain about politics and remained steadfast in the truth that God is still God and light is still trying to emerge within us all.
In spite of a gazillion challenges – healthwise, personal, and financial – it was a very good year.
So, this year, as we move into 2020 let us all look back upon the year, not with regret, reproach, or remorse, but instead with gratitude, love, and celebration!
What better way can we ring in the new year, than by setting the tone for it, with love!
Here are some pointers to take inventory of the year, kindly, and with love.
1. Congratulate yourself for your accomplishments
Make a stream-of-consciousness list of every loving thing you can recall that you said, did, or thought. Include all things great and small… “I learned to cook fish to perfection! I smiled at people who looked sad. I was kind to my dog. I had patience with my kids. I prayed for the earth. I painted my living room. I got a new pillow. I got a new job. I left a painful relationship. I started a good one. I prayed for someone I didn’t like…”
These are only examples. Anything and everything counts. Celebrate all acts of love and accomplishment. You will be surprised at how long the list can be if you are honest with yourself. Resist the urge to negate any of it. Celebrate yourself!
Remember… the scale of an act matters less than the love with which we accomplish it.
2. Congratulate yourself for your perceived “failures”
There are many things we’d do better if we knew better!
Look back at the things you don’t think you did so well and celebrate the fact that you now know better! Take time to think how you’d handle a few of these circumstances differently should they arise in a different form.
Congratulate yourself for learning and growing.
3. Create your “Inventory for 2020”
What do you desire this coming year? Can you imagine having all those dreams come true? What would it feel like? What would life look like? How would you have to change. Who would you BE right now if your dreams were already here? How would you act? How would you treat yourself? How would you treat others? How can you become that even before the dreams arrive?
At year’s end, I wish you all the joy of acknowledging your efforts to bring more love into your life and into this world, the peace of knowing you are growing, and above all a greater sense of the Magnificent Presence of Love that lives within us all!