Here we are all ready to engage in a new year...So what does this really mean to engage? I think it means, we address the necessary endings to make room for necessary beginnings. Fire breathing wo/men --- this makes for fertile soil where the new can take root and blossom fully.
With an esteemed friend and colleague I spent an afternoon and evening launching a "setting intention" exercise. Good food, colorful pens, journals and burning paper which held our necessary endings was a highlight. The fire breathed in our need to end comparing, judging, neglecting, settling and other barriers to our best selves. We breathed in fresh air under the stars adding beginnings that included settling higher, more rest, alone time, accompanied time, daring moments...etc. as we cleared the way for setting intentions.
My process started toward the end of 2016 where I had to initiate a transformational moment wherein I legally changed my name. The name I had written for 60 plus years appeared differently in spelling and in order of my given names on my birth certificate. To ensure my third act plays out correctly and my estate is in order, I needed to take this ensure all my names matched on paper. I felt reborn. And as if to reassure me of rebirth was eminent, Facebook had incorrectly sited my birthday so there I celebrated rebirthday.
But most importantly I filled with Spirit in love, abundance and hope for a new year in a new time in a well worn space called Santalynda with a "y" (officially) with a necessary ending and new beginning.
And you...? Whether self-initiated or by circumstances, what has to end to create space for what is to be birthed at work, at home and at play in 2017! If you set goals, ask yourself, which have the highest payoffs, which have a high tradeoff, take note and decide with intention.
Wishing you continued blessings and reminding you that you can't grab at something new with something old left in you hand. Release and unleash to your higher good!