Happy New Year!
This is a time where there is cultural energy towards fresh starts and also really damaging stories that you're not good enough.
It's a time where you can chose to honor, celebrate and to chose.
To be intentional and also invite magic. To know you're not alone, and to ask for support around what you truly want.
Here's my challenge to you -- follow what you truly desire in 2018. And if you don't know, create space to stop and listen.
If you feel creeping "should" energy around how you're approaching the new year, or thinking that who you were or what you did last year wasn't good enough... stop. Cut it out.
Cut the bullshit.
To help you connect to that truth, as you look towards 2018, look back to the moments when you felt like you. When you felt seen. When you felt connected to what you want. Even if they're just glimmers. And move from that place.
That doesn't mean ignoring what needs to change.
Connecting to enoughness does not mean apathy or turning away from reality. It means being really present with reality.
When we accept reality as its unfolding, we can meet the moment with that much more strength and resilience.
So... I just told you to reflect & dream. And guess what... I haven't done that yet! I have a little background noise of scolding within myself that I'm not a good self development oriented person for not doing this yet. And... it's actually okay. I know the moment will come for that reflection and visioning. It hasn't been right for me in my life yet.
We can let the cultural energy of the New Year support us with fresh starts if and when its helpful -- but let's not allow it to become an unhelpful power over us, re-enforcing energies of what we "should" do.
In other words, don't let New Years energy become another oppressive, perfectionist voice of how you need to "do" New Years.
Let it support you, don't let it rule you.
And if you're like me and either haven't reflected on 2017 / visioned for 2018 or want to add to that process, I'll have more for you in the coming weeks. I like to think of the whole month as a chance to really harness collective forward motion.
Sending much love to you, and wishing you so much softness with yourself, your body and your people in 2018. We're going to need it to be strong.