If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good theme! If you follow along on Instagram or YouTube, I announced that I would no longer be doing weekly affirmation card pulls. Instead, I would like to take a broader perspective, and focus on one thing each month…and give it a theme! If you haven’t checked out my Healing for New Beginnings video on YouTube yet, I chose healing as a bridge between the old and the new. Whether we do it consciously or not, as a collective we tend to see the end of the year as a time for completion, and the new year as a time for starting fresh. For me, I feel that after I have released old ways of being, let go of bad habits, decided to forgive, or anything else that involves moving away from something, I need some time before I jump into a new way of being. I need to fill the space of what I have left behind, and not with “new things,” but with healing and love, so that I can take on “new things” in a whole and healthy way. Is any of this making sense?
Like after a breakup. You need time to grieve and mourn the loss before you can enter into a new relationship…otherwise, (as I know from personal experience) the new relationship will not be healthy and functioning at it’s best.
So let’s do this! And despite my excitement and enthusiasm, let’s do this slowly. Gently. Tenderly. Lovingly. Let’s treat ourselves like newborn babies. Pay extra attention to our needs, and our need for our own love and attention.
This theme may not apply to everyone, but if you feel drawn and/or open to trying this, let’s make this a daily, but zero pressure practice. What works for me isn’t necessarily going to work for you, but I hope throughout this month that we can inspire and motivate one another.
Right now I am in the process of healing childhood wounds of abandonment, lack of self worth, feelings of never being good enough or worthy of love, so self-love will be the focus of my healing. If you are facing a trauma, I encourage you to take all of the time you need and allow yourself to grieve before attempting to heal. As someone who has processed “heavier” traumas in the past, I strongly encourage you to speak to a professional. Seeing the right professional therapist can be a tremendous benefit (I stress the “right” professional).
Let’s take a moment to honor what we have left behind, and start to fill that space with love and healing energy, so we can take on 2019!