Living life fully,
is giving it all that you've got.
I must say, even though we are just seven days into 2014, it is by far my most favorite year yet. The beginning of this new year has been so special to me. It has been the first new year that I have really and truly been able to embrace fully this new life.
I had plans to celebrate New Year's in Chicago and the day before we were to leave the plans fell through. I had a feeling this was going to happen. As the plans unfolded, details started to not work out one by one. When the final detail fell through I realized that Chicago was not where I was to be. That there was a bigger and better plan in store. I had friends asking me to join them, but I was being called to do something else.
This New Year's was to be my time to set a firm, unwavering intention for the year ahead. And that was precisely what I did. On New Year's Eve before I went to bed, I wrote down my intention for the year on an index card, lit a candle, and went into deep meditation. The experience is something I will never forget. There was a rush of energy consuming me. And when I came out of the meditation, something had shifted.
On New Year's day, I was able to join my yoga instructor and a very crowded room of people for a Sankulpa practice. It was the perfect companion to my meditation practice the night before. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this practice. My instructor explained the word Sankulpa, broken down, San means "with" and kulpa means "Divine". I then realized I was connecting with my Divine through this practice and at that point, there was no place else I would have rather been.
One of the things that I loved the most about this experience is that my instructor set the new year off by giving an offering. This was a donation only based class. There was no set fee. She was giving the Sankulpa practice freely, and allowing us to start off the year giving freely by making a donation. All donations went to her foundation for people dealing with cancer and chronic pain. What an amazing feeling to be involved in a community of giving.
At the end of the practice we all went around the room and shared our intention in order to stamp it into the Universe. The intention that I set for this year is to fulfill my dreams, my purpose. What the Universe has unraveled for me so far has been incredible. I wanted nothing more than to embrace what I have been sent to do in this life. And for the first time I am actually making it happen. For the first time there is nothing and no one that can stop me in my tracks.
I look around at my support system today and realize that I am my biggest cheerleader. Although I have wonderful support from others, I am the one that holds myself accountable for the authentic life that I wish to live. I feel Divinely led in everything that I do. One of my favorite things on my vision board is a quote that says, "Rise then shine". Over the last few years that has been my biggest accomplishment.
So this year I will be unwavering in my journey to fulfill my purpose. All of the tools that I have learned to create a miraculous life have become my way of life. I will heed each call and be wide awake to take in the lessons that come my way. I will continue to live a life of knowing, growing and surrender. I don't need to force any of it. I will bow to each blessing in gratitude and stillness. And with eyes wide open, see the unfolding of my life's call each step of the way.
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