Saturday, January 01, 2011

Heaven in '11

This year I chose to spend New Year's Eve quietly in prayer and contemplation. I have done that many years and truly enjoy it when it feels right. I took the time to look back over 2010, to thank God for the many gifts it brought me, and to search my heart to see what kind of reality I wish to create for myself in 2011.

Many of you following this newsletter know that 2010 was challenging for me! It would have been easy to focus on the household challenges, the dog challenges, the financial challenges, and my own intense health challenges. From a human perspective I had every right to wallow in self pity. However, that never gets anyone anywhere! So instead I gave thanks for the fact that almost all my appliances have been repaired and are like new! The roof is fixed, the car works, my body is recuperating, my doggie care is still intense but it has taught me incredible amounts of surrender and even deeper levels of love, and the financial challenges just bring more faith and more manifestation. Best of all my relationship with God has deepened in ways I can't even articulate this year, I feel Divine Love pouring through my hands when needed for various clients, or through my heart when I pray, my relationships have become even deeper and more 'real' than before, and I've learned to stop 'fix ing' people and just let them 'be' who they are. Such gifts!

So no matter what went on in 2010, there are always gifts to be found. And when we find the gifts, we get the lessons, we feel better, we enter into a higher vibrational state and from this state, more good comes into our lives.

I know life will still continue to present challenges. That may never change. However the way we handle them and relate to them does change. And suddenly what was once hard is no big deal. What was once devastating is simply something to be dealt with. What was once difficult to say, now escapes our lips with ease and grace. We get up, pick up, learn and move on more quickly. And in that reality, the gratitude for life itself causes more and more good to come into our lives. We always have a choice in how we focus on life and I am choosing to focus on Heaven in '11!!