An Incredible Year

Yes, it is almost here! In just 15 short days 2012 will be over. 2013 is waiting in the wings for us to grab hold and take it for a wild ride. I mentioned in my last post that I have been working through my Incredible Year workbook from Leonie Dawson. I used this workbook last year, and I have still been refering to it even in these late months of the year. It’s pretty amazing. Last year, I printed some of the pages out in Black & white out of necessity. THIS year, so far I’ve gone all color and it is BEEYOUTEEFULL!!! I Love the way Leonie uses watercolor + ink, and embellishes with odd bits of pretty here and there. It translates to print quite well, I can only imagine what the originals look like!
The first section of the workbook is all about 2012; reflecting, gleaning Wisdom from our experiences, and releasing. It is The Very Important 2012 Closing Ceremony.
Here you can recall the Lessons you’ve learned this year, Record Dreams that have been realized, note what has transformed and elated you, give yourself a pat on the back for the amazing feats you have accomplished. Here you can rant about that which has been less than awesome. Here you can give GREAT THANKS for all that has touched you in 2012. Here you can let go.

This is my Gratitude page, full of things I am very Grateful for!

This is my Gratitude page, full of things I am very Grateful for!

Just looking at my Gratitude pages from last year and this year at the same time. They have a lot of the same items on them! I guess these are the core things that I am grateful for. My Cleo, Her Daddy, my Momma & Momma in Love, my whole Family, our House, my car, my job, Money to get what we need and desire. This year I included the women who have taught me many things about myself and about Life, all via interwebbles: Leonie, Celes, Danielle LaPorte, Melody Fletcher. Perhaps in the year coming I will have the chance to meet one or all of them! There is so much more to be Thankful for, and I continue to give thanks everyday. I Love to Live in the glow of Gratitude. True, sincere gratitude for whatever is happening here and NOW is such a peaceful, whole feeling. So important. At the end of the Closing Ceremony section is the Completion Circle. As you place your hand in the Circle and read the blessing written ’round, we give Thanks, we Open our Hearts, we Let Go and we Radiate in Light & Joy. We can let 2012 soar into the sky, and we (I!) are ready for 2013 to bring us it’s blessings.
The Completion Circle

The Completion Circle

For me, this is so important because it let’s me truly let go of all that has been, and focus on what is to come. This had perfect timing for me, wrapping up the year end stuff, now ready to focus on the holidays, and then the Big Event of ushering in the New Year. I don’t know about you, but I am FIRED UP about 2013. I’m excited goals, and to find the surprises that lie ahead.
Next post: Goals for 2013! and in my favorite fashion: A LIST! 101 Things to Do in 2013!!! Can’t wait to share with you.
If you want to get in on the Incredible Year, Incredible Life planner & workbook, go HERE and I will get 50% of your sale. The whole package is so Gorgeous, Leonie is CRAZY for pricing it so low. Many thanks to her!!!
If you are already working through your Incredible Year workbook, let me know in the comments, the more the merrier!


It’s 12/12/12 Somewhere…

Well, well, well… It is December 11 and of course it’s been a while since I have checked in. Do I say this every time I post? Almost. Have I ever mentioned my procrastination issues? Sorry. Anyhooo…on to the goods.

November went by so quickly. I guess December is too, we’re almost half way over. I did not do well with the Kindness Challenge. I started out with such great enthusiasm and high expectations, and just…dropped the ball. It’s not so much that I am a super mean person; on the contrary, I realized that I do truly try to be kind to every one I meet on a regular basis. I try to be considerate of what others are doing, how they feel, how I make them feel, etc. I’ve also been going through some personal issues and just didn’t have it in me to follow through on the challenges. These excuses did not make me feel any better about not participating, they just are what they are. Celeste at Personal Excellence is definitely hardcore in her challenges. She doesn’t F around. A truly fearless warrior in the Personal Development World. If you want to change your Life, follow her. Listen to her. πŸ™‚

The Goddess Haven E-course has gone considerably better, in the sense that I have gone through a few of the weeks and have been in communication with other participants of the course. Goddess Circle Sisters are so supportive, creative and enthusiastic! I Love them. I have made it through about Week 3 of Goddess Haven (I think the course is practically finished, or on the final week, Week 6) and I’ve slowed, but I am not finished! I will continue on my own and keep pressing to make my space my own. It’s been difficult as I am slogging through the same personal issues mentioned above, which all seem to culminate when I try to make changes in my space at home. Sometimes it feels like progress, sometimes displacement. It can be the opposite of inspiring. I guess that’s why I wanted to do Goddess Haven in the first place, to clear out negative energy and let my home be a place of inspiration for me and my family. I’m discouraged, but not despairing. I will keep on going!

The course itself is so interesting. I Love Leonie’s guided meditation, it helps you see what you need, what nourishes you, as well as what doesn’t. I think so far my favorite part (as I am only in week 3) is the Feng Shui layout chart, so that you can see where the rooms in your home line up on the grid. It was very eye opening! For example, our kitchen is right in the Health & Family zone, perfect for communion and putting good nutrition into place! C’s bedroom is in the Relationships Zone, and the Creativity/Children area is right where all her toys are in the living room (but so is the TV, which sort of makes me shudder…is the TV sapping all creativity from her play? I try to limit viewing/having it on in the background but I know that with her other caregivers it can be on longer than I like). My room is the Wealth Zone, and Fame & Acknowledgement is in the closet. I’ve worked quite a bit on decluttering my part of the room but I would still classify both as disastrous by my standards. I want to change this in order to get the energy of these areas flowing in my favor! I have all this stuff and nowhere to put it gracefully. sigh.. I do have plenty of “stuff” to take and donate to Goodwill though, so that is something! Perhaps that is my next step before proceeding further.

We are also getting ready to do our Christmas decorating! I am way too excited, I’ve been waiting all month for the 15th to roll around so I have a bit o’ money to buy boughs of Holly or whatever. I am expecting a jolly weekend.
Also on the plate for the week/weekend is a little something called the 2013 Creating Your Incredible Year Workbook! Yes, it is from Leonie & the Goddess Circle and it’s pretty much the reason I joined Goddess Circle in the first place. I started doing this last year, and it is a SUPER FUN workbook where you can TAKE STOCK of what has happened in the year that has passed, DREAM GLORIOUS DREAMS for the year to come, and MAKE PLANS for those dreams to come to Life! I’ve actually already started working on mine for 2013 and want to share more with you, in hopes that you will want to get one too! I’ll be writing about it later this week, so keep an eye out for it.

Have a lovely 12/12/12 tomorrow, try not to read too many doomsday post/comments (I can’t be the only one sooooo tired of these!) At least it detracts from the Christmas music lamentations. Haven’t heard many of those complaints this year! Ok, I’m done.

Peace, Love, and Oh Yes! A Happy Hanukkah! πŸ™‚