2016 has been quite a challenging year for me. It must be the most challenging in my 54 years of earthly experience, whew!!! 😮
And I know that it’s been quite difficult for many of you as well. My world, our world turned upside down — both inner and outer, individually and collectively.
And right now, it feels like I’m living in parallel universes and realities. In different dimensions.
What do I mean?
In numerology, 2016 is a year of completion. A ‘9.’ (2+0+1+6). 2017 is a year of beginnings. A ‘1.’ Actually a ‘10’ (2+0+1+7) reduced to a ‘1.’ (1+0).
2017 has already begun, but I have yet to wrap things up. Tie loose ends. Part of me is in a reality where I haven’t quite completed some aspects and chapters of my journey. And I don’t know if I’ll be able to complete them anytime soon — or even this year. Some loose ends just seem to be ‘untieable.’
At the same time, part of me is in a reality where I have already begun a new cycle.
And yet there’s another part of me in yet another reality that’s in the in-between phase. In transition. Sitting and keeping still on the fence. Uncertain. Unclear. Even anxious on what’s next. On what to do next. On how to begin. On how to begin — again.
It’s the beginning of the new year already, Nadine. Why haven’t you completed what you should have completed by now? Why haven’t you completed what you should have completed a long time ago?!?!? Etc. Etc. Etc. 😮 😮 😮
My Inner Critic is once more lurking her head. With one hand on her waist, and the other sternly pointing a finger at me, nostrils flaring, eyebrows crinkled together, my Inner Critic sure has been making her overbearing presence felt.
Well, dear Inner Critic. I hear you. Clearly.
But Life simply doesn’t happen that way. Life doesn’t unfold in a clearly designed fashion and well-defined structure. Life doesn’t follow a straight timeline. Or even any timeline, for that matter.
In the Bigger Scheme of Things, in the eyes of the Universe, ‘time’ does not even exist. It is one of the many human constructs that gets in our way. We have allowed it. We have allowed ‘time’ as we defined it, to get in our way.
Having said that…
For those of you who, like me, have yet to wrap things up….
As you, like me, look back to what was and what has been…
As we conclude and complete what needs conclusion and completion, and accept and make peace with what simply cannot be completed…
As we reflect on what is and savor the here and now…
As we embrace our uncertainties and cherish the blessings in the adversities…
As we look forward to what will be and anticipate and allow what is yet to come….
May we do so with much Compassion and Kindness, Joy and Appreciation.
May only Light and Love prevail in all of our Sacred Hearts so we can all come back to the Divinity that is in each one of us.
May we remember that we are all a spark of the Divine, and may we allow that remembrance of our Divinity to be our only guiding force — and at whatever point or phase we are in our journey!!!
My grateful heart bows to yours as my grateful heart bows to 2016 in reverence…Namaste.
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