A new year is at hand. The magic wand of your creative imagination allows you to consider your life from the perspective of entering this next year with nothing from before.
You stand clean.
What if you could have a completely clean slate and start fresh? How does that feel? How does that change the way that you approach life? What does it change in the way that you plan, set goals and consider options?
In these closing days of this year, pay attention to any fleeting thoughts or pictures that seem to arise out of nowhere. The outer self can dismiss these communications from your inner depths.
Attended to, they can give you a glimpse of the future, awakening new possibilities for taking action.
“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long and far-reaching, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of inch by inch, on the inside, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground underneath our own feet, where we learn to be fully at home.” ~ Wendell Berry
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you through the weekend. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing can be an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It can lead you to deeper insight. It can stimulate action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever moves you.