Our Winter Solstice new moon brought us the opportunity to release old, unproductive patterns and step into our bigger truth and potential! (Thank you, Nancy Ogren.)
What pattern wants to be dissolved, released from your life?
Mine involves the faulty thinking that I can avoid abandonment by being attached. What I’ve noticed: this tendency to be attached keeps my focus outside myself. And, the more I’ve been attached, the more I’ve felt abandoned – the very thing I was trying to avoid.
I cannot be abandoned if I don’t abandon me.
How simple and clear is that?!?
I wrote a short poem that gave me my key to freedom.
I thought I had to hold
On to you
Because it was better than
Being without anyone.
Refusing to notice
I was there
Oh my goodness, what an immediate and dramatic shift! I can’t be abandoned if I don’t abandon me by running off in search of someone who won’t abandon me!!!
I am loving being here with me, for me. Ah, the consistency. The immediacy!
I have done a lot of work around abandonment over the last 30 years. And, it had significantly lessened it’s grip on me. Yet, not until now did I realize that me staying with me radically reduces my suffering, regardless of whether others stay or go.
I’ve now created a daily practice and an “in the moment” practice to develop a new groove to replace that well-worn attachment rut . . .
So, what about you? What old pattern wants to dissolve, be released?
Post your comments and insights below.
Extended: still time to win between now and Jan 6th!!
Win a solo retreat in Santa Fe (A $1900 value)!!!!!
(Or we can do it on the phone if traveling doesn’t fit for you.)
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We have been hard at work for months and are so happy to share the new beautiful, spacious website!
I was sad because we were not able to bring the comments on the blog to the new site when we made the move. I have figured out a way to remedy that! Bribery!!!
Between now and Jan 6, 2015, if you will take the time to look at the blog and make a comment on 10 or more of the blog posts, I will enter you into a drawing for a facilitated solo retreat with me in New Mexico.
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We will announce the winner of the retreat in the Jan 7th newsletter . . .
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