As we move from 2017 to 2018, as we continue to shift from the darkness to the light here in the northern hemisphere, I would like to take a moment to share a blessing for all of us.
I believe Neil Gaiman has it right up above there. Making mistakes is vital. It is part of our learning and shifting and changing. Stepping up to our fear and being brave is necessary – change, any change be it personal or communal or political, has never come about without discomfort and often pain of some kind. Sometimes that pain is in letting go of what we know and are comfortable with, yet may not be serving us well. Often the pain and discomfort is in the unknowns, the what ifs, our own personal and cultural perfectionism.
I want to remind you : it is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to not know what’s next. It’s okay to be in dissonance and discomfort.
So with that, my secular blessing for us all as we cross the line between 2017 and 2018, between past and future ::
make many mistakes, and with each mistake allow the experience to shift us and help us learn more about ourselves, about others, about our world
find calm and peace within our bodies, processing old and ancient traumas that live within us
connect to our own bravery, courage and strength in order to sit in the discomfort of metamorphosis
allow our Self to receive love from those who offer it to us
remember that boundaries are two ways, to connect and defend our own while respecting and honoring the boundaries of others
learn that it is okay to not always be right, to not always be in charge, to not always be in control
experience wonder and curiosity, about our Self, about others, about possibilities we hadn’t imagined before
shed our old ways of being that no longer serve us or our world and create space for the unbecoming and becoming that is to come within and outside of us
reclaim our humanity, our humility, and our interconnected autonomy
trust our bodies, our “illogical” knowing, our Self’
settle into our own senses of community and belonging, finding our people by allowing our Self to be seen
process traumas and heal the wounds that live with in us and in our world, allowing the destruction of those stories and systems that cause harm while creating a world of love, respect, and mutual and respectful consent and understanding, embracing and celebrating the differences in us all.