A new year is ahead and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. I always wondered what makes New Year's Eve so special when it's become somewhat of a tradition to lament over the year passed or use it to try to cleanse our experience from it? It seems we try to wash away the “sins of the father” and then claim these sudden New Year's resolutions at the end of the wire? We race against time to try to be better than what we perceived ourselves as before yet neglect to remember the courage and strength that got us to this point to begin with. Why do we choose to view a whole year gone by as an enemy rather than our ally and what if we decided to claim the greater experience and learning potentials that got us to the next new year? What if New Year's Eve became a conscious reflective point in time to review all of our efforts and progress thus far? Then we would not just be celebrating a new year but we would be rejoicing, integrating and confirming our greatness. Now that, certainly makes New Year's Eve very special.
A conscious interaction with everyday life as an ally is a way to generate pure and positive energy for yourself and for those things most important to you. The definition of ally is: "to combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. It is to merge, join or fuse." Isn’t that what we do with our life anyway? We merge with the interactions of life and our life becomes a source of personal energy affecting each day we live. Each day, presents a new opportunity to reinstate new action, new behaviors, new thoughts and responses and to be conscious of this, is a true gift or the "newness" we seek at the end of each year. Why not make that awareness potent every day? It became clear to me that everyday life is a resource and the most valuable commodity in the world, is time. So, perhaps New Year's Eve can be a celebration in how we utilized our precious time and inner life resources to consciously move us ahead.
Time is precious, rather than resolving a whole year into what you want to change or fix, choose to celebrate the full value of who you are now! Look over your year and acknowledge the time spent in cultivating yourself to better utilize your inner resources with more wisdom and without the judgement or comparison. This simple shift sets you up for motivation by inspiration rather than a false startup. By taking the time to practice giving your energy and gratitude to your abilities in those things that helped you overcome, you’ve already begun a new year in the right alignment. So, whether it’s having the courage to walk away from a dissatisfying relationship, asserting your strength to continue on your healing path, or busting through barriers, little by little until you saw some fruit on the table, take the time to self-realize so you can continue to self-actualize. Put that in your bank of awareness and make it your vision going forward. Then sit back and relax as you witness how fast you blaze your path ahead!
Discovery Exercise: Create a Victory Log! Get yourself a container and over this new year write down on a separate piece of paper every milestone, small or great and place it in your container. When New Year’s Eve comes around next year, let that container be your Victory reminder, your gift, and your Motivation by Inspiration! Remember, success can be fleeting if we don’t take the time to celebrate it, so start today. Happy New Year!
- J. Circosta, 2019
TIS` THE SEASON OF HEART
December can be quite a magical month and fulfilling time of year. We get a chance to embrace the spirit of holidays and witness the wonder through the eyes of children and adults alike. Tis` the season of heart, when the world steps into a place of family, togetherness, and hope. It’s an end of a year that begins an active path into giving and receiving, rooted in a coming together of values and the essence of home. The season fills the atmosphere with magic; crisp air and snow falling from sky, lights aglow on streets and in homes, long gazes into loved one’s eyes by the crackles of fire and sparks of sweet-hearts. We take care, nestling into hearty foods like soups, stews, and hot chocolate. We bundle up with sweaters, scarves, blankets and loved ones and we find ourselves surround by light, the illumination of our hopes and dreams in the stillness of love within our hearts.
The heart symbolizes life, love and the engagement in partnership. The heart never leads alone... It never beats alone... One pulse follows the other in the direction of union. A sense of union requires partnership. We learn to connect and re-connect through the heart-experience, magnified between a pair of arms that allow us to reach out and touch what we love, while, cradled and comforted between two breasts that safely hold what we feel. We are given an opportunity to feel the magic of life, connection and harmony both, individually and collectively. The season of heart reminds us in order to create a spark of life, we cannot go at it alone. We simply relate and create in a blended continuum of wholeness. The heart does not beat alone... It does not lead alone... One pulse follows the other in complete unification.
This is a time of un-veiling, re-vealing, and an un-folding of self to the inner sweetness of comfort and warmth. It’s a reminder of the mother-child experience, the inner connection and bond of unconditional love. Our very own place to rest soulfully in the wonder and awe, completely disarmed and embraced in the natural state of being. The heart leads us to a clear passage and cleansing, a shedding of old, a point to nurture life and all that we live for. It is a space given in which to surrender, to lay down a clean slate, to be re-born in concept as we celebrate into the new, calm and cradled in the mother energy, inside the season of heart.
#HeartSeason #SpiritofCalm&Comfort #MotherEnergy #CradledInHeartEnergy #TistheSeasonforMagic #HeldinLight
It’s time to get out of the “cookie cutter” version of what healing should look like and shift back into our own personal guidance and experience. Sometimes, the path to healing has us feeling off center and it’s cause for questioning but we forget, feeling off center is also for good purpose. The center balances opposing sides and reveals a place of wholeness. When the scale tips toward into the wound, the other side of balance is overlooked. The gift of wholeness is to be open and available to both sides and to integrate them into conscious balance. Your personal path to healing begins inside wholeness not in one side of experience. Let’s look at pain for example. I’ve thought about pain. Pain is real. Pain is relentless. It reveals itself through the body, not just inside it. It wants to be seen. It beckons to be heard. It tugs at you every minute of every day. Pain is restrictive, trapped in the body with no space for joy and we suffer. Pain is suffering, the physical manifestation of held in, held back, shut down and buried emotion. Your physical body can become the storehouse for ignored, unacknowledged and suppressed emotional energy. Pain is an internal broadcast system for the feelings buried inside, screaming to be heard. To be acknowledged. To be cleared. To be loved.
Every healing journey will not look the same. It’s a personal pursuit-
Have you ever sat with the inner voice of your own pain?
I have. Pain is a lot more than just what we name it. It’s a culmination of stuck emotions, blocked feelings, experiences, memories, unconscious belief systems and unhealthy patterns. Because of this, healing can be an evolution of all experience and acknowledging what exists inside you, begins the path that serves as a direction. All of it is important information to construct a very intimate healing experience. Sometimes the tendency is to give up because you don’t like what you see and it can be hard to move through. This is when healing becomes dedication and time becomes discovery. I thought about pain. I’ve had pain. I’ve worked with pain and then it occurred to me. It came into me like a whole being awareness. The other side of pain, is pleasure. Pleasure. What a revelation! In all these years, it never occurred to me that pleasure was a root deficiency to my experience of pain. I was totally invested inside the pain that I missed out on any form of pleasure. I never embraced the joy of life and in being because I never thought to look at the other side of what the experience of pain had to offer.
I thank God for that moment in wholeness. It moved me. Pleasure was now in the game and enjoying my life became priority. When you embrace the other side, you stop brow beating the wound. You cease falling back into rigid, perfectionism disguised as discipline and the “trigger” has a place to go, a space to flourish. My personal healing did not look like the ideal or what I had anticipated. I found rest. I witnessed no more pushing into life or wanting to force forward. I could feel the grip loosen, I allowed some fun and sweeter foods, exercise was no longer a bloodbath but now conscious movement based on my needs for that day. Yes, I gained some weight but I also embraced that weight and loved myself anyway. My healing journey through pain helped me find a better balance within myself, a conscious balance. It helped me find the opening to the possibility of having pleasure move through me and integrate it into my experience. When you make your healing journey personal; it moves you, it changes you, it transforms you into a state of inner-conscious being. Shift away from the “call to action” approach to healing and move deeper into intimate understanding. Let that be the life-giving medicine you take in.
-Releasing Emotional Patterns
#BecomeYourInnerMostBeing #ConsciousBalance #WoundsAreOurGreatestTeachers
#SeektheOtherSide #BecomeWhole #WholnessMatters
AUTHOR OF INNER BEAUTY BLOGS
Jennifer is a truth seeker and artistic expressionist. She is certified energy therapist, emotional wellness coach, yoga/meditation instructor and intuitive. She is known her poetry and the deep care she feels for others.