Honoring the Beginning

On this New Year’s Day 2015, I raise my glass to you and to new beginnings.  My new year started at heated vinyasa yoga with a reading from one of my favorite books, Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.  (You can find it in the book section of my website).  It speaks to all that is in front of us–hurts from the past,  reassessment, and possibilities going forward.  It is about honoring the beginning.  I had to share it with you.

Let this year be the year that you resolve your infertility.  Let this year be the year that you have a healthy, happy baby in your arms.  Let this year be the year that you find love.  Let this year be the year that you find safety from an abusive relationship.  Honoring the beginning…

Honor the Beginning

 by Melody Beattie

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated. Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear, and hope.

Don’t let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it’s been hard doesn’t mean that it will always be that difficult. Don’t let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life’s magic and promise. Open yourself wide to all that the universe has to say.

Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven’t yet learned. Say your good-byes to those you are leaving behind. Don’t worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.

All parts of the journey are sacred and holy.

Take time now to honor the beginning.

Let me know how your beginnings go…

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