There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a hidden wholeness. ~ Thomas Merton, The Book of Hours
And so, I am easing into my visions and plans for 2016 slowly and gently.
If you’re already crystal clear on what you want to create in 2016, that’s wonderful. Ride that wave!
But if you’re just beginning to think about it, join me this month. You’re right on time, Dearheart. Over the next four weeks, we’re going to deep dive into our Wisest Self, and start creating our best 2016, from the inside out.
Here’s where we begin: You are enough, just as you are.
Sometimes, especially if the holidays left us feeling off our center, resolutions and goals can be self-criticism in disguise. (I'm grateful to Nick Ortner for this insight).
When you lose X pounds, then you’ll be worthy.
When you land X job, then you’ll be worthy.
When you can run X miles, then you’ll really be rocking it.
Do I want you to lose weight you don’t need anymore? To land that job that challenges and nourishes you? To feel the strength of being able to run X miles?
If it’s what your soul craves, YES!
But you’ll have so much more chance of success (and feeling good) when you move toward that vision from a place of love and desire, rather than because you’re running to keep your Inner Critic at bay.
Let’s not make resolutions driven by fear. Because you and I, we are too beautiful and powerful for that.
Instead, I invite you to set intentions from a place of wholeness and desire.
I invite you to listen to your Inner Heroine. She is authentic. She is powerful. And she is wise.
She knows where you’re feeling called to something deeper. Something more. Something richer.
She knows you may not YET have everything in place to create this thing you long for. But she knows this: She is fundamentally sure of your wholeness, your resilience, and your ability to figure stuff out as it comes. And she can guide you to get the help and tools you need to bring your desire to life.
She knows you are ALREADY whole. Already worthy of love and happiness.
Just as you are.
Before you accomplish X.
Breathe in: I am already Whole.
Breathe out: Yes, I am Whole.
Breathe in: I am already Worthy.
Breathe out: Yes, I am Worthy.
Breathe in: I am already Enough.
Breathe out: Yes, I am Enough.
(You can go ahead and smile while you do this, because your Inner Heroine totally knows this.)
Now, from this place of wholeness, worthiness, and enough-ness, ask your wise Inner Self, these questions and allow the answers to come to you:
- What matters most to me right now?
- What do I yearn for?
- What do I crave most in this new year of my life?
- In order to create this, is there anything I need to let go of?
- What’s my next right step?
What came up for you? Would you like to declare it? You can do that in the comments below. I’m here to cheer you on!