2017 has been an illuminating year for me. I wrestled with feeling invisible at times and untethered so I found meditation again which helped when I was disciplined enough to do it. My dreams were vivid this year. I jumped timelines and saw past lives. I laughed at myself a lot. I met parts of myself I thought had permanently stepped back into the dark wings of my life's stage. My relationship tested me. My relationship with myself tested me. In an effort to build solid foundations I realized my building materials weren't perfect like I wanted them to be and became okay with that. I relied on nostalgia often to feel grounded and to remember what I lived through to create who I am today and guess what happened ? I started to understand. Despite feeling fractal like a stain glass window human being, I repaired myself. I started listening again and I learned to honor my distractions. Does any of this resonate with you ? Did any echoes from your past ripple out so you could strengthen the voice of your present ?
My intention for 2018 is to take what I have learned; what I have awoken to again, and fortify my life's practice with the application of these echoes. Our voices are strong and sometimes the way they skip and fade and squeak is how we flow into the richness of their clarity. We practice until we are masters. We practice so that we may know humility. We practice so that we can unify each other by unifying ourselves. 2018 is ideal for this. It is a universal eleven year ! Eleven is a master number and therefore has the potential to wake the master in all of us. The last time we had a universal eleven year was 2009. Think back for a moment on what happened in the world then, and to what happened to you. The echoes are the building materials.
Eleven is a doorway to extraordinary knowing. When it is a universal year number it is a special opportunity to grow with each other and to know each other. Let's show gratitude for 2017's lessons and walk brightly into 2018, our heart fires blazing enough to rival the sun and remember who we are. Follow the echoes.
Happy Soulstice and Happy Holidays !
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