Floating my morning away in the big blue ocean on the first day of the year. Embracing the lapping waves over my light body, taking in this moment to thank the year that has been, for all the lessons, love and beauty.
As I reflect I feel that, actually it was a sweet, quiet and inward year in learning and loving myself more. A year of garden meditations, flowers in my hair, rivers under my feet and mud in my hands.
2023 felt very much like a recovery and a deep connection. I took time away from everything I knew to enquire and investigate my truth outside of all the noise, clutter, circles, activities, events etc I listened to the secrets of myself and as they came forth, invited me to love fiercely.
2023 came with much relief and stillness, with gentle understanding and kindness and ohhhh soooo much beauty was created. I fell in love with myself with artistic creation and love letters of little joys, moments of floating, singing to trees, breathing in sunsets, exploring far away worlds, creating my own solo festivals out in forests. I met myself in wild places with great understanding and acceptance of the choices I made in the past, I gave my painful body of illness, endometriosis and anxiety a break by making real choices outside of fear. I chose myself, over and over again with actions to help me move through my karma quickly. Im proud of myself for this.
I looked at myself through Lakshmi’s eyes. She is beautiful, powerful, graceful and divine.
These choices have freed me up from the gap I had created in connecting with life and the transition of motherhood (having grown kids leaving the nest), to a new season for me. I was stuck for a while at what that means for me now Im on the other side of it all. Time alone , within has cleared this up for me.
I gave thanks to 2023 with all the flowers I grew in my garden, just so I could cut them and bring them inside in pretty vases to have beautiful life in my home. This was one way I welcomed beauty into everything I do. Im grateful for writing, (my life force), Im grateful for exquisite, precious time with my family, (always), for music that fills my heart with peace, joy, nostalgia and comfort. I give thanks to my home in the hills and of course, always, Nature.
May this year bring more time reading in the garden, early nights soaking up evenings of bliss, Freedom in this body, to love it always and embrace it in all its forms, picnics and sunsets with people who love me, listening without over thinking, breathing out loud whilst smiling, fat tears of joy moments, flowers and of course, floating.
Come join me some time in wild spaces, I would love the company.
Lots of love