As I take a quick snapshot of 2014, it was my most successful year with over 150 workshops, classes, and speaking engagements, sharing what I know with over 5,000 people! That's mind boggling to me and quite a switch from the person who used to get laryngitis at the prospect of speaking in front of others (it's amazing how our body cooperates with our biggest fears). I'm very lucky. And I'm excited to report that in three short weeks I'll be finishing up my two year Eden Energy Medicine program, another exciting avenue for harmonious and balanced living. It has brought a great deal of vitality to my life and I'm looking to share more of it with you in 2015.
To start things off right, I had the honor of spending a very special time with a group of lovely beings on New Year's Eve. Snuggled in the back barn with Jasmine's roaring fire (she's my pellet stove), through meditation we gave energy to the goodness that resides in each one of us...all the ways that our heart is open, all the ways that we care for ourselves, all the gifts that we embody. Held in this cocoon of light and love, we gently brought forth our pains and sorrows; the regrets that remained unreconciled, unskillful habits that run deep. In a ceremony of peace, these hardships were released along with any states of being that we no longer wished to carry forward into the new year. To fill the void, each of us then created a representation of the feeling sense we desired to live closer to. With lots of colored markers and paper, this expressed itself in a myriad of artistry; lists, letters, wallet-size Live-By cards, and figurine drawings. We then had the opportunity to share from our heart again, making our deep desires visible and heard. One of my favorite shares was feeling "zesty" - that just makes me smile.
And through this entire process the miracle of community arrived as everyone shared deeply from the heart, feeling safe and supported in a room where many were previously unknown to one another. The sense of shared humanity allowed all of this to unfold naturally and to bring healing on many levels. I would say it was the most nurturing and loving change-of-year celebration I've experienced yet.
If any of this resonates - to release and renew as we move forward into the new year, or any time of year - please reach out. This process of revitalization is a support that I offer in my coaching sessions and would be honored to share in your change process.
Again, a deep bow of gratitude and thanks to each and every one of you for the gifts of your presence and light. May all great blessings be bestowed upon you.
With many blessings for peaceful days,
Mindfulness & Stress Management Coach