“The rest of creation is waiting, breathless,
for you to take your place.”
– David Whyte
2010 has been my year of “taking my place.” Yet, I didn’t know that until late in the year, in November 2010.
Usually, around the Winter Solstice of the preceding year, I listen for guidance about my intention/theme for the upcoming year. I did not receive one last year for 2010, even though I sat, listening on several occasions.
So, I let it go.
And, I hired a new coach to help me take my business to the next level. I knew that I would grow in the process – of course my business growth would directly correlate to my personal growth.
And, I now know why I never received a theme for this year. Both my personal growth and business growth has called forth more of the fullness of me in every way – more of my devotion, fierceness, lightness, love, courage, humility, discipline, detachment, playfulness, surrender, tenderness . . . I have grown spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.
While I probably won’t be climbing a rock wall this lifetime, this year I have sometimes felt like I had, indeed, made it to the top!
Some of the year, I have felt like a fumbling beginner, taking my first awkward steps. Sometimes, I’ve felt as though I were scaling a sheer wall, without training. At other times, I’ve felt sure I could leap tall buildings in a single bound . . .
Even with my awkwardness, I have a clarity, knowing and strength about who I am that I have never had before. I am expressing myself more fully every day, often astonishing those who have known me a long time and sometimes even myself!
And, I am just beginning to sense the absolute freedom and joy in letting go of pretending, worrying, pleasing, resentment,
judgment . . .