Giving birth. I have been thinking about this a lot this past year. I have given birth to a new company: Shape Shift Strategies Inc. I am giving birth to a new book: Healing Across the Ages; Releasing the Hold of Family Secrets.
Most importantly, 2009 marked the year I gave birth to the second half of my life. This birth had a nine year gestation period and it is only now I realize its correspondence to the last decade. How lovely that 2010 is marked with this newness for me.
As I’ve been reflecting on the quiet and alone time I have had this holiday season, what has registered for me is also the birth of a new feeling of freedom – and that brings great joy.
It is the freedom that comes from being really good with my own company – not feeling martyred in being alone or feeling sorry for myself, but truly settling into being with myself. It doesn’t have to be happy alone time – it can also be time to just sit with what arises in me, especially as I consider the journey, and the people who have influenced it, over the last three years or so.
The freedom of not wanting, and not being lost in the wanting, of what isn’t. The freedom of accepting people, situations and relationships for who and what they are.
The freedom of accepting myself for who I am, for the essential soul qualities I have been unearthing and sinking into and for the talents I have been allowing to flower so I can do what is mine to do in this world, in this lifetime – boldly bring my healing gifts to the shifting shape of the world and the regeneration of its people.
2010 is the beginning of a new era. It is for me for sure. I sense it is for others too and for the world. I believe we are at a pivotal time in the evolution of the human race, where we really know that the old ways of walking through life and tackling big issues do not work any more. We are more ready to wake up than we have ever been and it is for the waking up process that I have been preparing.
I am only in this place of freedom thanks to a decade long awakening journey that I’m sure is not completed yet but is now on a new plateau, a new level of vibration. It is thanks to people in my life – good people, friends, colleagues, coaches, and some challenging relational experiences over the last decade – including the challenging relationship I’ve had with myself, that I am able to be in and recognize the birth of this freedom. These have all been great gifts to me and, at the beginning of this most important decade, I sit in a place of deep gratitude and appreciation for all those people and all those experiences.
The best is truly yet to come and, my intuition is, that it will look very different than what we’ve seen and what we can imagine. I have never been more ready! Happy New Year, happy new decade and Happy Birthday to all that is good in this world.