2013 taught me how to listen. It taught me how to really love somebody else and also how to love myself. It taught me about gratitude. Inch by inch I crawled through ignorance towards awareness and in the darkness and the mud, I found my strength- not the kind concocted out of nightmarish fantasies but strength conjured from the deepest parts of myself....where the light lives.
I learned the meaning of sacred and self compassion.
I learned how to meditate.
I learned how to look within myself for the answers.
I learned about lineage.
I learned that I am not my thoughts.
I now know the difference between strength and fear.
I now see my dark traits and my shiny ones and know that they are both beautiful.
I am learning to accept.
I discovered that I am an artist and a healer and that I do both in a way that's imperfect and enough...in a way that only I can do.
I discovered my wisdom and my grace.
So, 2014, I am ready for you. You will be for me a celebration of abundance, gratitude and joy. You will be steady and still, peaceful yet singing. You will be light and creation, love and warmth.
You will be my butterfly.