On New Year’s Eve, we reflected as a family on 2022 and realised it was a year characterised by one challenge after another. I was surprised as we found ourselves listing out everything we had dealt with, just how bumpy the road had been in many respects. And I highlighted to everyone that we had however dealt with it all and emerged still standing – and still smiling! – the other side.
Then we reflected on the parts of the year we’d loved, and saw that 2022 had as well been filled with love and happiness and learning and many great times.
Such is the tapestry of life.
I always remind myself: where our focus lies, there follows our experience. Or in other words, our reality is created first of all in our minds and in our energy. Where will we choose to place our energy this new year?
Looking around the world, or listening to the media, it’s easy to become caught up in a whirlwind of fear and negativity: so much seems to be going wrong and there is so much pain.
And yet, for most of us, when we place our lives into historical and geographic context, we will find that we are living in a time of incredible abundance and opportunity.
I am also always anchored in a deep belief and trust in the Universe which allows me to watch the events in the world from a position of knowing that everything is unfolding as it must – even if we can’t always understand at the time how events could be for our highest good and for the highest good of humanity and the earth.
New Year for me always feels such a hopeful time, and this year is no exception as I open my heart to welcome all the adventures 2023 may bring.