Celebrating the day with family and friends left me feeling rather full. 2016 contained some pretty intense moments though. There were days I wasn't quite sure I had the faith to preserver the unseen path ahead. I sometimes questioned what I was committed to; my fears or my faith. There were also days I thought my heart might burst with unthered joys. Experiencing the world around me with such purpose and tenderness. Throughout all of it, there was and has been a Divine presence orchestrating every breath, every movement, every joy, and every sorrow.
As I sat in my apartment later on New Year's Eve. I found myself searching for my theme for the upcoming year. Each year I love to choose a word that will be my focus for the year ahead. I sit with this process like a mother might sit watching her babe sleep, like a lover might linger on the lips of desire, or like a master artist might compose a new work of art. I sat in the glow of my apartment feeling the intensity of 2016, and also fully aware of the magic and importance of the year ahead.
I found my answer almost as soon as I asked. Serve. My word for 2017 is serve. Yogi Bhajan said, "Bless be the ones who serve others They are the ones who find heaven on earth." I feel these words alive in my heart, and tingling all over my body. It is my mission this year to find heaven on earth. It is my prayer that God would use me to be of service to others. I am committed to serve. The time is now.
2017 get ready because I am going to serve with intention. I desire to help people's hearts heal, to inspire them to radiate their innate beauty, to come to the edges of their life and fly, for I too am on this journey of awakening. I will serve through my words and my community. I hope to animate the leaps of faith, all the while waking the muse of curiosity. I will create because its who I am. I will become the student because my heart longs to learn new ways. I will embrace the role of teacher because life has offered thoughtful lessons. Each day I will awaken, and it will be my prayer, "Spirit use my life as a way to serve the world. May I be an instrument of change, an agent of intention, a heart full of compassion, an abundant vehicle of realization."
As you peer into the first days of 2017, what will you name your year? Make sure you give yourself permission to step into the greatness of this new beginning and the grandness of your spirit. May you be so wildly and amazingly blessed now and always! May you find a little bit of heaven here on earth.
May You Sweetly Seek:)