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Light in the Dark

I'd like to give a BIG congratulations to us! We did it! It’s only more and more sunshine from here on out in this next revolution!

As one spiral comes to a close and a new one begins this is an ideal time to reflect on… What has really changed? What has been gained? What has stayed the same? What has been learned? What has been lost?

One thing I’m certain of is that despite any loss, we gain MORE.

More perspective.

More patience.

More truth.

More growth.

More wisdom.

More space to be creative and adapt.

More compassion for ourselves and others.

More gratitude for the loved ones that are still here in whatever form. And for the relationships that have deepened their roots. More understanding that none of these blessings are to be taken for granted.

None of us are given more than we can handle together as a community. And sometimes the lesson is that we just have to surrender. Letting go of trying to control those things that are out of our hands. Letting go of trying to be somebody we weren’t born to be. Letting go of the relationships with those people and things that don’t inspire us to grow, even if they once did.

I hope that with each spiral we are more content with stillness, silence, and reflection. That we are less paralyzed by disappointment and the need for the approval of others. And that we learn to love and give compassion to all the parts of ourselves and each other we never thought we could.

And I hope that we fill the spaces made by the losses in our lives with newfound prosperity, beauty, growth, adventure, authentic connection, and love.

I'd also like to remind all those caught up in holiday mayhem or saddened that they have no holiday mayhem to get caught up in —remember to breathe.

Just the fact that you can do that is a gift. This can be a stressful and/or lonely time of year. This is a perfect time to reach out to one another to receive and give support. And the perfect time to check in with ourselves and give ourselves the love and attention we deserve.

The grandest present you can give anyone—yourself included— is your loving, attentive presence. That quality time, where ever you choose to place it, is a gift worth more than anything you can wrap under the tree.

May this coming year make us no longer afraid of the dark or our shadows and may we find more spaces to shine our light.

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