Jan 2: HAPPY NEW YEAR! (and finishing off the old one)

Hello!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  May 2011 bring you limitless joy, abundance, and dreams come true.

We rang in the New Year at a cabin in the woods about an hour away from home.  It was beautiful.  We were all very low-key and relaxed.  My kind of party.

And now we’re home -a little tired, a little junk-fooded out, but very excited to create magic in this beautiful new year.

But for starters…

Let’s finish off Reverb 10.

The prompt on Dec 31 was: What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.)

Here’s the thing: I had a lot of trouble answering this question.  And the reason is because I’ve been getting in the way of my own core story.  The stories I’ve been telling (to myself and others) are about how I almost did things, how I got in my own way, how I was damaged or hurt or otherwise foiled.  Oy.  How unempowering (disempowering? anti-empowering?  Oh for goodness’ sake, you know what I mean). 

This past month did a lot to change all of this.  I’ve reread my month of blogging (26 pages!).  The prompts had me go over achievements and key moments and magic and miracles.  Suddenly the story of how I was emotionally abused by my ballet teacher…TWENTY YEARS AGO…is much less compelling (thank goodness).

Up until now my core story has been about how I wanted to dance and how I lost my way.  But this is the year I write my happy ending: the real story is about how I always wanted to dance, got lost for a while, and then found my way home.

Stay tuned, beloved reader(s).  Things are going to get really interesting this year.

Dec 31: Core Story

Today’s Reverb 10 prompt invites us to examine the core stories we tell about ourselves.  It also invites us to read over our month of blogging and see what other stories and patterns come to light.

I adore this idea.  But I won’t be able to do it this morning.  We’re getting packed up to go to a cottage for New Years, and they don’t have internet.  So I’ll be updating after the weekend.

Have a happy New Years celebration, everyone!  See you in 2011!!!

Dec 30: Gift

Today’s Reverb 10 prompt asks: This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

This year, on my 30th birthday, my wonderful husband told me the gift he really wanted me to have: something I had read about wistfully and put out of my mind as too expensive.  It’s a year-long turquoise membership to the Goddess Circle.

What that basically means is that not only do I have access to the circle forums and all of the incredible e-course materials, but I also get two coaching sessions via Skype with Goddess Leonie, monthly email correspondence, and a one-of-a-kind Goddess portrait of me.

It was a very big deal, this turquoise membership.  We could have used the money for many other things.  But we made the investment in me.  I already know it was worth it.  And I can’t wait to see the changes that the next 10 months bring.