And it's December! The last month of the year naturally brings up lots of reflection on all that's happened, and all that we still want to create. What a delicious time!
As I think about all that 2018 brought us, there are two sayings that come to mind - "Grow through what you go through," and "If you're not going through something, you're not going anywhere." Every year brings its challenges, aka opportunities for growth. One thing I've been trying lately is expanding my energy into a situation or feeling that is uncomfortable. Usually when something feels bad or unfamiliar, we have a tendency to contract in some way out of fear or anxiety. Make ourselves harder, smaller, resistant; steeling ourselves to withstand the threat. It's a natural response, a well-worn one that we automatically slip into. But as we know, the more we are in resistance to something, the more it persists. Contracting is defensive and does us a disservice. The opposite of that, of course, is expansion. I don't mean puffing out your chest and taking up space, or trying to appear or be bigger in some way. Again those are defense mechanisms that are borne from a place of fear, not embodiment. I feel into my solar plexus, the place of personal power, and breathe into it. I bring myself back into my body, opting out of the fear/worry loops that keep me disconnected. I see/imagine my energy gently expanding and radiating from this place as golden light. Golden light is an extremely high vibration that clears out any lower vibrations trying to run the show. And I allow my energy field to be as big as it needs to be. Fill the room. Fill the building. Fill the city, state, whatever! Any fear, anger, or sadness I feel around whatever is happening is no match for this. Expansion = growth. Growing through what you go through. Try it :)
This season may bring overwhelm, with its many events, parties, and celebrations, feelings about the past year, and goals and intentions for the new year. It's soooo easy to get caught up in all we "have" to do. I started feeling it on Dec. 1st! But really it's all okay. All of these things are good things, but like cake, you can't eat the whole thing at once. Pacing oneself, and savoring, is key. So even though I have a lot going on (see below for this month's offerings!), I'm taking it one step at a time. And I hope to see you at one of the things I'm doing this month!!
Honestly I am just grateful. I say that a lot, but it's true. It's been an amazing year of breathwork circles, collaborations, events, readings, and private sessions. I have had the privilege of working with so many (literally hundreds) talented, authentic, and inspiring people and it's been such an honor. If you've come to one of my workshops or circles, or bought something from my Apothecary, or trusted me with a 1:1 session, or hosted me in your space, or read any of these newsletters, thank you. Thank you, and I love you.
See you in 2019...!