We have a family tradition of doing a tiny bit of everything we want to do during the year on January 1st.
My list includes:
Claiming a bit of SOLITUDE
Going out for really good food
Ceremony/prayers as a family
Making my vision board that has been tucked under my bed for over a year
Drawing tarot cards
The kids have said they want to:
Dig in the Earth
Bake (which we got a bit of in today with Ivy's now-famous dog cookie recipe)
Go for a walk
Spend time with their grandparents
Look at our catalog of photos
Play with make up
I'm grateful for 2012- for the intensive teachings, the adventures and experiences, for gatherings with women leading the light paths, for the deepening of relationships, for the growth. I'm grateful to have seen Miles lose three teeth and teach himself to read and draw to his own satisfaction, to have loved two creatures so much while letting them go, to see Ivy meet her first best friend while dancing and begin preschool, to see a very proud Brandon hit millions of plays on Pandora, my mom celebrate eleven years of sobriety, and the births of several babies born to close friends, just to name a few highlights.
2013 is bringing a transformation in consciousness with it. From my vantage point, this has been the toughest year in a very long time. I've witnessed more death and hardship on the world around me than ever in my life! My only hope is that there can be hope. And, of course, there can always be hope.
The word/concept I'm working with this year is HOME. Home is all around me, in that list above, and the cheeky faces that greet me each morning. And yet, there is a house, a town, school groups, a physical community, and a more rooted place within me, waiting to be met. I trust the Mystery, and I'm also ready to take action when shown what to do, once the warmer, more active seasons come in.
I'm taking the cold season off where I can, to flesh out my book and curl up with my family as much as possible.
How will you spend the Winter? What little bits of JOY and ALIVENESS can you fit in tomorrow to write the melody for the rest of the year?