Am I living a life in alignment with my authentic Self?
Whether it’s the darkness, the cold, the end of the calendar year, or just the fact that I’m not getting any younger, this is a period of rest, reflection, & redefinition for me.
Rest: I put great care into making my home a sanctuary, a cozy place where I can be still to listen to my heart as well as the great Spirit of which we are all a part. I take stock of everything in my home, from clothes to decorative objects scattered about. Do these material possessions speak to who I am now? Or, should they be given to charity to be appreciated by someone else? I declutter my home & my spirit.
Reflection: Through various techniques, I reflect on my values, priorities, & hopes for the future. Anything in my life not aligned with my authentic Self needs to be seriously reconsidered & possibly discarded if it can’t be transformed. This period of soul searching isn’t easy. Not at all! Change is scary.
Redefinition: I ask questions such as “What is important to me?” and “Where do I want to be a year from now?” The challenge of turning my thoughts into actions occurs at this stage. I can’t simply sit passively, waiting for life to happen. It doesn’t work that way. I have to take the first step so the Divine (call it Fate or Destiny) can meet me along the way, illuminating the next step.
It all starts with thoughts… then thoughts become things.