With just under 3 weeks until Christmas and a house move also on before then I find myself caught a little off guard by my sense of calm.
This is new territory for me. I have always loved the ‘busy’ tag and never been particularly good at ‘doing nothing' or even less.
I set about 2017 with 2 primary intentions.
The first was to live by a ‘do less, live more’ philosophy.
This included learning to rest when I needed to. Not one single thing in nature blooms and shines all year round and neither do we have to. It has taken me the year to unpick some old habits and deeply re-wire some new ones that include focusing my attention on the activities and efforts that bring me the most joy, connection, ease and in my business growth and revenue.
My second intention was to be a little braver around some of the harder conversations I needed to have with some very precious people in my life. That vulnerability has of course been rewarded with deeper connection, intimacy and understanding. It’s kinda been like tidying my pantry…it has to get really messy first before getting better.
Underpinning all of this has been an even greater calling to get clearer and clearer about how I want my life to FEEL.
There is nothing like the end of the year for some reflection over the year that is drawing to a close and this obviously quite naturally leads to thoughts about the approaching new year. This often has us thinking about what has lit us up this year, what we want to leave behind and maybe some very specific intentions for the new year.
I have started asking my crew around the dinner table over the last couple of weeks the following questions and hope they might help you…
Year in Review:
New Year Intentions : How do you want to FEEL?
I have chosen to make my feelings my guide post for a number of years now. I bow deeply with gratitude to Danielle LaPorte for all she taught me through her Desire Map process.
I so badly want to believe that if more and more of us started paying closer attention to how we want to feel (in each moment, day, month, year) and let that be our reference point for setting our intentions and goals (with soul), then there would be less scrambling for material pursuits and possessions thinking they will fill our voids and heal our pain.
I wonder how you are feeling as the year comes to a close?
Permission granted to choose to do less lovely.
Permission granted to choose kindness – to yourself and to others.
Permission granted to be mindful and present with yourself as you pay attention to how you feel in these festive and busy days.
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'Clarity creates Simplicity’
– Danielle LaPorte
Boom! Right there in one sentence, the two things I crave and pray for the most. Clarity and simplicity as it turns out, are related. Love it. That’s elegance right there.
My greatest wish and prayer for you this December is for peace, joy, family occasions filled with ease and pure bright clear light as you seek and feel your way into the new year.
With all my love,
"What I now know to be true is that the key to creating freedom is accessing choice and the way to create more choices is to have more of the resources that allow choice, namely time and money."