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Shiny New Year


After 8 hours of intense dream laden sleep, I am feeling refreshed, energized and relaxed all at once. Two NYE parties hosted by friends, filled with pot luck food, music, dancing, drumming, hugging, catching up, laughing and toasting to a new year and new era had me home in bed around 2 a.m. Today I welcome the opportunity to be with my flight attend Florida friend Jewelee who is here with her beautiful daughters Sabrina and Vanessa, in her old stomping grounds in the Philly area visiting family. Going to my friend Joel’s informal gathering later today, lounging and loafing (uncharacteristic for this recovering Type A workaholic) and musing about what we will all create in the next 12 months.


As a lover of ritual, in the past few days, I have written my list of what I wished to release from 2012 and then burned it with sage on the full moon,  what I am grateful for in my life and what I am calling in in 2013. I have envisioned a door through which I walked, crossing the threshold into this next 365 and had a revealing look back,  between my one year older self and the one who turned 54 on 10/13/12. Here’s how it went:

It is now 12/31/13 and you made it through this year with grace and style and so many sweet surprises.  On NYE, you celebrated with friends, danced your buns off, appreciated time with these sweet souls who so enrich your life. You leapt even further into the life of your dreams and desires, traveling and teaching about love, healing, transformation, re-creation and  recovery. Your classes and workshops are all filled with people who are on board with taking those leaps themselves. You are now writing for whatever venues you choose, reaching even more with the words that come through you and not always from you. This right livelihood work supports you in ways that are abundant and grander than you imagined.  You are speaking at conferences and retreat centers worldwide. You are now with your loving Partner with whom you share the dance of life. This is the person for whom you have been preparing who has been preparing for you as well. You came together in such a serendipitous way that has you both shaking your heads and laughing with delight when you tell the story.  Speaking of stories, your second book is now successfully published by a major publisher and in the hands of people who excitedly share it with those they know. The Bliss Mistress book continues to spread its contagious joy world-wide as well.  You experienced your dream trip to Ireland, kissing the Blarney stone, immersing in the music and culture that feels so much like home to you. You interviewed Oprah and Ellen in person. Adam is now living independently, enjoying his job,  his relationship, and his new life. You have established a mutually respectful and responsible adult relationship when once upon a time you wondered if it was even possible since you became his sole parent 15 years ago. You are healthy and fit, flexible; filled with vim, vigor and vitality. The fears and limiting beliefs that you once allowed to hold you captive, have lost their power over you. Your creativity flows effortlessly and enlivens your life and those of folks who cross your path. For the first time in your life, you are truly living YOUR bliss.  And so it is~


What would your conversation with your one year older self sound like?  Feel free to share it with the world. Celtic New Year- Van Morrison


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