I made three new cards for the New Year. I wondered why they weren’t more celebratory in nature. I wasn’t exactly thinking these were going to be my “new year” cards but I made them while basking in the excitement and promise that often comes with the start of a New Year. But as I’ve learned with the SoulCollage(R) process, I didn’t fight it, or worry about it too much. Instead, I decided to pick one and simply see what it had to say. This card spoke to me in a very matter-of-fact, practical nature.
My question: What do I need to know for the start New Year?
“I am one who is abandoned. I am ready. I am one who is ignored by those around me. I am ready. I am one who wonders what holds their attention. I am one who is ready now, who belongs with this tree, swinging and spinning beneath the moss. I am one who wonders why they are so out of place, and I wait for them to notice me before I weather away. I am ready now.
My answer to your question is…YOU’RE READY.”
I thought about my question regarding the New Year. There’s been a lot of “out with the new, in with the new,” and discussions about 2014 serving as a foundation for a successful 2015. I remember being incredibly excited and full of energy for the big creative year 2014 promised to be and I wondered if it fell flat for me. But I realized it was everything it promised to be, a time I planted seeds all around that I believe are going to blossom in 2015. In a sense, I had some fun swinging and spinning, planting ideas and projects, but like a swing, it was a lot of back and forth, repetitive actions ripe for learning. Now it is time to “abandon” the planning process and move on to the next chapter. I still “belong with this tree,” but I’m ready to look forward, focusing my attention on what I want to happen for 2015.
For example, I grew a lot through some valuable experiences (mistakes) and business lessons about what actually works for me and my SoulCollage(R) goals, versus the unnatural fit of the well-meaning persuasions of others–not intimately connected to SoulCollage(R). The words in my IAOW statement above: being abandoned, ignored, trying to get the attention of those who were not even connected with me (or what I was offering), who were focused on other things…hit me in regards to how I felt often in my business over this past year. While swinging back and forth, trying this and that, I got a taste of soaring and freedom and the view of what’s ahead, my potential. I finally found my business voice near the end of 2014 and will need to maintain it for 2015. Perhaps that is what seems “out of place” for me, but I’m ready.
Personally and spiritually, it’s also time for me to stop this back and forth. It’s time to jump in to those places I’ve watched sway toward me then away from me. Time to abandon the rhythmic play of the swing and the habits that prevent me from moving forward. The swing will grow still as the many parts of me grow composed and ready.
Have you created a SoulCollage(R) card for the New Year? Did this card appeal to you in any way? What would be its message to you for the start of the New Year?
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