It's been a year of growth, not just for me, but for my family. Let's just say we all have a much greater understanding of the need to honour ourselves and take the time to recharge when necessary. A few have learned the hard way, that if we don't listen to our bodies, our body certainly finds a way to make itself heard. If we don't choose to take time out for ourselves, our bodies will force us to do so. We need also remember that we cannot pour from an empty vessel. When we give fully to ourselves, we are in a much healthier place to be of service to others.
As I have grown and expanded myself, my practice has also grown and expanded with more modalities and experience to guide you on your journey, wherever that may take you. I have introduced more students to Reiki this past year, and they are now adding their light to the world in their own way.
We are blessed at this time of transition with a full moon. For us here in Nelson, it is full at 2:34pm on the 2nd January. A wonderful energy to assist us in fully letting go of 2017, and all things which no longer serve us, and embracing the incoming energies of the new year with a clean slate. I have set no resolutions, but intend to fully show up in my life as it unfolds, being fully present for those I love and those I reach with my ever expanding light.
I pulled a card from my Crystal Ally Deck asking for the energies beginning 2018....the card that showed up for us, is Dioptase, asking us to forgive ourselves and others, enabling us to move forward on our path. It appears perfectly suited to the energies of the New Year and Full Moon.
The message reads: There is a lingering anger and resentment keeping you tied to a person or situation that no longer serves you. If you continue with this resentment, you will continue to create situations in your life where you are fulfilling the same role you have played in the past. It is time now to release yourself from this cycle and move forward. Make a list of those who have caused you the most harm, or to whom you have caused harm. Then go down the list and say inwardly "I release you from playing this role for me. Go in Peace." As you say this, envisage the cord that exists between you being cut, and both of you being free to move on. This releases the karmic ties between you and enables you both to create new more valuable lessons for yourselves. Remember, you are not condoning the actions that have been committed, you are only releasing both of you from perpetuating them further. Call upon the power of Dioptase as your Ally in this process of forgiveness and healing. Only when you have released yourself from the past, can you move into a future of joy. This brings healing to the Heart Chakra. A suggested affirmation is: I accept the healing power of forgiveness into my life.
The energy of the full moon will be with us for a few days, so if you feel called to do so, there is time to give this gift to yourself.
I encourage you to set the intention to let go of all that no longer serves you, and show up in 2018 with the intention of bringing the best and most light version of you to the surface.
With much love, and blessings for an incredible year xx