by Aidan Walsh. Such a gorgeous ceremony it was!
I hope you had beautiful holidays, whatever it is you’re celebrating! My Solstice celebration last weekend was beautiful and I connected with so many people I love, I had that warm, fuzzy “after-the holidays” feeling all week.
And then while many others celebrated Christmas, I enjoyed my most cherished two days of the year: Days when I am on my own, in stillness and peace, and do a lot of reflection, planning, reviewing, and cleansing. These are the two days when nobody disturbs me and I can focus on all that deep work I often don’t find the time for otherwise. It’s utter bliss.
Do you take time off to reflect and plan? It’s the perfect time now, you know. We are in the “12 Nights” which are nowadays known as the 12 Nights of Christmas but have, like many other things, their roots in paganism. It’s a time “between the years” as the Germans say and like all other in-between states, it holds a lot of power and possibilities, as well as access to areas which lie hidden at other times.
Which areas? I’ll give you an example. Two weeks ago, I told you that I’m exceptionally tired these days from my job, which has turned into more of an overwhelming frustration than a challenge lately. Well, I have set goals around that and worked some magic. Just like All Hallows (which was the original historical start of the “12 Nights”), this time is especially suited for scrying and divination of any kind, and so I used my beloved Tarot cards to find some direction – or rather, as it is most often the case, to confirm that which I knew already, deep down inside.
Expect some changes! A few of them I already announced, like the upcoming reworking of my Coaching website with new offers and (reduced!) prices. More is to follow, I’m just not ready to share it all yet. But when I am, you’ll be the first to know!
This is also a prime time for cleaning and cleansing – literally, to clean out what visitors, opulent meals and gifts have left behind in your house, and also figurative cleansing on a deeper level. Cleanse your life and your living space, to make room for the new.
It’s a time to give thanks for what you have, and have received over the past year. Don’t just look forward – acknowledge how far you’ve come. Where were you this time last year? I think back and I see so many things I’ve accomplished, from my Advanced Diploma in Coaching and my Coaching website and business, to the community I started.
I use this time of reflection to send my loving gratitude to all the amazing people in my life – my family and my friends close by, but also those further away – yes, that means you guys! If you feel an unexpected wave of warmth and love overcome you at any point these days, it’s from me! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are awesome. You inspire me all the time. Your comments, your emails, even just the energy you are sending when you read and participate in what I create and share. I am humbled and awed by the wonderful people who I’m proud to call my tribe. You deserve to be the happiest, richest, most fulfilled people the planet can hold. Thank you.
Lastly, it’s the time to dream the dream of 2014. It may well be the same dream you had in 2013 – it is in my case – but I’m willing to bet that you are now on a different level, at a different stage in your dream, as am I. And because you’re my tribe and I don’t see why I shouldn’t share it with you, here’s exaclty where I stand:
Last year, I had saved almost nothing, I was only just starting out. By the end of this year, I have 1/3 of the deposit for my own place together! And I aim to accelerate the rate of saving up this year and have set myself a rather challenging goal! It’s exciting and I know I might fall short of it, but what does it matter? What do I have to lose? I’ll get there sooner or later, and if I challenge myself, chances are I’ll get there sooner.
We need to dream, my dears. Dreaming does NOT mean that we’re unhappy with what we’ve got already. On the contrary, we’ll only manifest new things when we are capable of appreciating our present circumstances. Love your blessings, dream a new dream. These two things belong together, one without the other isn’t possible.
I wish you so much love and happiness, and a wonderful start into 2014!
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