I’m sitting here in the calm of my house. The rain is pouring down, a rare and comforting thing here in the City of Angels. Appointments have been rescheduled (we get to do that here when it rains). All is quiet on the Western front.
Today I am quite content to let things be as they are, to embrace the calm. I am calling this into my life for 2016…and yes, on that note (to state the obvious)…well, look at that, it’s 2016! It feels so good, I must say. 2015 was a trippy year. Not bad at all, but rather up and down. Lots of intensity, lots of olds and news and lots of finding myself in the middle of them both, not fully into the new, but not totally stuck in the old, kind of on the cusp and flirting with both.
This year it feels like it’s finally time to step into the new with both feet. Things have changed on a global scale and they’re never going back. I am embracing the new paradigm and happily, if not totally contentedly, in a beginner’s mind about where this will all take me. I’m going to be bold. Be brave. Take chances and put things out there. It’s no longer the time for holding back, holding off or waiting until — whenever. I think this new energy is about going for it. Investing in yourself, going with your intuition and sharing your gifts with the world.
I watched an awesome, inspiring post the other day that really spoke to me. You can check it out: 2016 Forecast: Year of Intuitive Awakening. Kari Samuels is such a bright and positive light, I totally recommend following her!
Anyway, I hope to share more of myself this year. Last year I just wasn’t able to write, for whatever reason; I think I only wrote a couple of posts all year. I was focused on going inward and on other things and it’s all good, it really is… but I missed it. I missed YOU. Because I’ve realized this thing is a gift, this way of connecting with people. You’ve told me so and I feel it in my bones. I want to step into that more, in a way that feels right. The thing is the old way doesn’t fit any more, so I’m just going to have to do some exploring here.
This might start to sound a little woo-woo, but I’ve been getting the message lately that I am a LightWorker. It sounds grandiose but I don’t mean it to be. I even Googled it to see what the heck that actually meant, and the articles I found seemed to resonate with me deeply (if you’re curious, do it!). So now I know and I’m acknowledging the truth. That is what I’m here to do: spread light. I hope to do that, in my thoughts, words and actions.
And on that note, I’m trying something a bit different for the next 30 days. You might have already seen it on Facebook. I’m documenting my journey with a 30 day detox in short videos, one per day for the duration. The challenge I’ve given myself is to show up as I am every day and do one take, no editing or re-takes, sharing candidly and in the moment about the experience that day. If I think about it too much I won’t do it. If I fuss about the lighting or my hair or my makeup or the production value, I won’t do it… so I’m just doing it. Because…I don’t know why, really! It just seems like the right thing to do. I suspect someone might enjoy following it and witnessing my truth and possibly get inspired to share their own in some way, or to go for something they want, or…I don’t know what will happen. But I’m doing it. You can follow it here: Rachel’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Detox
I actually just watched another inspiring video that a friend posted as I’ve been sitting here writing this and it’s so on point with how I’m feeling that I want to share that now, too. The End of Control
I love the apple tree metaphor and honestly perfectionism and preciousness has stopped me so many times before. This year I am giving that up and knowing that sharing my truth is perfection. It’s interesting because every year for the last several years my friend and I have picked a word for the year. It kind of sums up what you’re after, what you’d like to manifest or call in or work on for that year. I think I found mine: Truth.
I would love to hear yours!