Today is the very last day of 2021. I wanted to at least visit your inbox today, because you are important to me, and I want to take a moment to pause with you and say goodbye to this past year and welcome a new one.
2021 has been a rocky ride in many ways. It's been a year of letting go of things - even when we weren't quite ready for it - and of preparing ourselves for great big changes ahead.
2022 will be something completely different. We don't know exactly what that will be yet, but everything in my body and soul tells me it will be different in a positive way, if we are open to allowing things to happen as they are meant to.
My Human Design mentor says that we are on the cusp of a Creative Revolution that will be a as transformative as the Scientific Revolution was. She says that Creatives will lead the world and build the future.
That's us, - you and me. And if we are having a crisis of creativity, then we may not be fully up to the job.
So I want you to spend just a little bit of quiet time contemplating the year ahead. Do it in a NEW way. Do it in a "get in touch with your muse" way.
Don't depend on planners and lists for this. Sit and just lean into your thoughts a little. Don't chase them or try to "figure out" anything. Just let inspiration come to you. And then ask yourself:
"What do I want to create for myself this year?"
Let that question roll over you and as I said, don't search for an answer. Just daydream a little. Imagine the reality you'd like to see for yourself. Let your dreams take you anywhere they want to go. Let your heart soar with possibility.
I've had a tough 10 days, no doubt. I've slipped away for a little while. But my creative urge is there - stronger than ever and pregnant with possibility (I've always loved that phrase!)
One thing that is coming out of this evolution of Mom's situation is that I will end up having more time and energy to give to my creative work. When she was in her home, she was minutes from my house. I was the sister who dropped everything when she couldn't remember how to make her TV work, or she lost her purse in her house and paniced because she didn't know where it was.
Now she will be somewhere that she has someone there to look after her 24/7 but beyond that, my middle sister Tammy is going to be the main point of contact, not me. It's because she'll be the closest now.
My sisters and I all live in three different towns. I am the oldest, and live in our original little home town where Mom was. Tammy is middle and lived about an hour away in one direction, and Trina is the youngest and lived a little over an hour away in another direction.
Tammy's town is the biggest of the three and that's where we found the lovely new home for Mom. That means it's time for me pass the torch and let someone else take the reins. (Yes, I know I'm mixing metaphors.) That's very hard for me in a way, and something I'm not sure I could have done at one point. I've been so in control of everything Mom for so long.
But inside myself I know it's because it's time for me to put more concentration elsewhere.
Of course that doesn't mean I'm letting EVERYTHING go. My sisters and I are a team. We are doing ALL of this together, and all decisions are mutual. It's just that I won't be the first line of defense on a daily basis any more.
We do have confirmation that Mom will be released from psychiatric care on Monday and we will all be there to get her settled into her new home.
And there will still be some things that need to be done. We're still looking for a home for her cats and dealing with legal and financial things to do with her no longer being at home. But after that, we will be able to have some routine that will be more predictable than it has been in the past and in particular this past year.
Which means I have my own dreaming of the upcoming year to do. I have so many big thoughts and dreams already, and I can't wait for us to explore together.
See you on the other side!
Love you. 💚