Happy New Year!
Are you all feeling ready for the new year? Have you taken time to reflect on 2021 in order to prepare yourself for 2022?
Reflection is important. It’s not for beating ourselves up for the things we didn’t do, but rather to gain a better understanding of ourselves, so we can continue finding solutions to our problems and creating the lives we want. Ilchi Lee often says the past is passed. The only reason to look back is to discover the teachings, blessings and gifts it has to offer.
2021 was both a creative year and a challenging year for me.
Creatively, I poured much effort into my book and made great progress. I worked together with fabulous editors to complete the final version of the manuscript. I trekked through the arduous process of obtaining all the necessary signatures of approval from the eleven names mentioned in part one: the memoir. For part two, I set up the contracts needed for me to concretely share some of the principles and practices of Body & Brain and Brain Education. Thus, my “teaching memoir” was born.
Challenge-wise, there were times when I found myself coming face to face with some inner demons as I questioned old beliefs and dared to dream of new possibilities for myself and my life. When I look back, the blessing that came out of the struggle was an increased sense of self-trust. Seems appropriate, since my 2021 theme of the year was “Trust.” I now see that in choosing my way out of each dark valley, I strengthened my trust in myself and in my own unique journey.
As I move into 2022, I am able to distance myself just a little more from my own mind. I can recognize more quickly that I have a mind that hurts sometimes – a mind that gets angry sometimes, desires love sometimes, feels insecure and unsafe sometimes – but that mind is not me. That mind is not who I really am. When I trust this, I am able to re-align my awareness with a larger consciousness, a cosmic consciousness, even if for only a precious moment.
I choose for 2022 to be a year that I nurture these moments, tending to this alignment, continuously cultivating a new relationship with my mind and with my body. “New relationship” simply means opening up the eyes that see with new perspectives. I want to let go of the perspectives that no longer serve my health, happiness and peace and replace them with wider, wiser perspectives.
I’m looking forward to a monumental year because my book is going to be published in May! Please stay tuned for:
An Adoptee’s Story of Hurting, Healing & Letting the Light Shine Through
by Danielle Gaudette
In 2022 and years to come, I plan to continue my pursuit of being a conscious creator of my life, one who grows her inner light and shares it with others, one who chooses love, one who dreams of a brighter world and takes actions each day towards that end. Even the humble and modest actions, the ones no-one else sees but my own soul, are precious. In fact, they may be the most powerfully transformative actions of all.
Happy New Year and many blessings to all!!!!!!!