On the 1st of January 2020, I shared a photo on Instagram of myself on top of a mountain enveloped in fog.
“The fog reminded me that we only need to see one step ahead at a time. So often we speak of having a clear vision for our year ahead on January 1st. I usually do too. What if we could allow ourselves to not know what lies ahead, without the need to feel in control?”
Little did I know just how much of a guiding light this piece of wisdom would hold for me in 2020.
2020 has been a year of deep surrender for all of us.
Letting go of life as we knew it, of routines, the way we work. People and communities too. Attachments of all kinds.
A break-down that caused us to slow right down, to stop us in our tracks.
The murder of George Floyd.
The exposure of white supremacy and rampant narcissism – even in the most benevolent corners of humanity.
The conspiracy theories.
In my own life, I pivoted live-in-a-room events into online ones, survived Covid, created a signature programme based on my model for intimate communication, questioned everything about my life, my line of work and my leadership, went deeper into my own healing journey, worked with amazing new mentors, packed up and sold our house and drove through Europe in the midst of a pandemic, moved country, closed down a business and on the verge of starting a new one..birthed Eartheart…
2020, you changed us forever!
And now it’s time to stop, pause and take it all in.
For the 6th year running, here is the Annual Wish Tree New Year’s Reflection:
The turn of a year is a time for reflection, for closure and for a new start – a time of significant energetic shifts. ????????
⭐️Whatever we have survived, celebrated, or struggled with in 2020, let’s acknowledge it, take what we need from those experiences and then let them go.
If we want to enter 2021 with the freshness and curiosity that will allow us to be present with whatever it may bring us, spending a little time reflecting on and releasing the old year behind us can be both cathartic and rewarding.
????For the past 6 years, I’ve reflected on the following questions and invited the Wish Tree community to do the same. It’s a beautiful ritual, and I invite you to join in!
✏️In the next couple of days, allow yourself a moment of stillness in an undisturbed space with your journal or a piece of paper and a pen.
????Maybe light a candle, put on some scents, make yourself your favourite hot drink and make sure the temperature is just right for you.
Then take a moment to get settled, closing your eyes gently, taking a few deep breaths to arrive.
Now it’s time to contemplate:
- What has the past year brought for you? What are the highlights, low points and the ordinary moments in between that you remember most vividly?
- What new learnings or wisdom have you gained?
- Which of your dreams, goals or action plans worked or came to fruition? What made them happen? How? Which didn’t work out? Why? (If you didn’t have an action plan or specific goals, think about why you didn’t have them)
- Which have been the most important relationships for you in 2020? Why?
- What are you most proud of?
- In what ways are you richer because of the challenges you have faced?
- What are the 3 kindest things you could tell yourself about how you have dealt with 2020?
- What are you most grateful for in the year that has just passed?
- Who have you become?
- Who are you becoming?
When you have taken time to reflect, you may choose to make a little ritual to close the old year.
????You could choose to light a candle or place a stone or feather on the wall in your garden – whatever feels right for you. You might prefer to release your year quietly in your own mind.
????If it helps, you can imagine a door that you close behind you as you leave 2020, and a new door appearing before you, with 2021 written clearly on it. Notice what the doors look like.
????Notice what happens as you go through your ritual.
????Are you ready to embrace the adventure of your New Year now?
I’ll be right here walking beside you.
All my Love,