I took the last month off from sending emails and being active on social media to really sit with some heavy emotions and grief I have been carrying.
I also took time to be present with nursing my Galactic Kitty back to health after surgery. (See pic below)
This time of year tends to activate a lot of sadness and contrast for me.
So, I gifted myself the opportunity to witness whatever came up without external distractions (ie Facebook & Instagram) and I also gave myself SPACE to lean into whatever showed up with ease and grace.
There is something to be said for slowing down and disconnecting.
For me, it was a process of SURRENDER.
It was a process of allowing, as I peeled back layers of the outdated programming that was (still) running the show.
And what I learned from this experience is that somewhere I had created a belief that HEALING has to be HARD.
It has to be sad, emotional, heavy, and lonely.
And I have been operating from this belief system for the last five years.
I can see clearly now that it no longer serves me, where perhaps it once has.
And while I AM extremely grateful for the process of how I worked to heal myself over the last five years, I AM recognizing that there is a new path and blueprint in place.
Moving forward, I Am aligning with creating what I call 𝓢𝓸𝓾𝓵 𝓙𝓸𝔂.
What is Soul Joy? It can be whatever you want it to be as long as it brings JOY to your soul.
For me, it is a reflection of
"Love, Gratitude, Passion, Play, Purpose, Magic, JOY, Nature, Movement, Creativity, Trust, Expression, ABUNDANCE & PROSPERITY of all good things, Community, Connection and Forgiveness".
One where all roads lead to childlike curiosity, PLAY, and FUN.
That is where my healing is, not in isolation and loneliness.
Since the end of December, I have invited more play into my life and connection.
I have laughed more, danced, sang, napped, read books, and spent more time in the kitchen. I even cooked some fantastic Vegan Paella for the New Year.
I have made new friends and connected with old ones.
I went to an Ecstatic Dance and co-created intimacy with strangers. STRANGERS! And it was amazing.
I started a vision board, I broke open a 1000-piece puzzle, I purchased a paint-by-number intended for a 7-year-old to paint a Unicorn, and I have committed to finally using those Roller Skates I have been too fearful of using.
I have also held space for the tears when they come, allowing and trusting the process.
I AM committed to more 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 and childlike wonder & awe.
I AM committed to more 𝙁𝙐𝙉 this year after realizing that
𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨!
It can be both playful and soulful, joyful and sad. It can be all things and I AM fully honoring all iterations of my path, as well as recognizing that I can shift and heal through a new lens!
In 2023 I Am calling in ABUNDANT 𝓢𝓸𝓾𝓵 𝓙𝓸𝔂 not just for me, but for you too.
What are you calling in?
I'd love to hear!
And as I work to create a more balanced life of PLAY and 𝓢𝓸𝓾𝓵 𝓙𝓸𝔂,
I invite you to join me for a one-on-one session.
Your healing is my healing and vice versa!
And it is my greatest 𝓙𝓸𝔂 to be of service in this capacity.
Book any service here! Use the code SoulJoy to receive 17% off any service in the month of January in honor of my birthday on 1/17.