Do you ever feel stuck? Like stuck in a specific cycle in life where you feel like your going in circles on the same merry-go-round that leaves you feeling ill and depleted time and time again? I have and I have taken a huge step at the ripe old age of 31 to leave behind the life I know and go travel and explore all by myself. The journey has just begun for me as I sit here in Sayulita, Mexico writing this blog entry and I can already feel a change in my spirit and my soul. I feel alive, albeit feeling a bit dicey among maybe some iffy food, not enough water and a little too much tequila as we celebrated ringing in the New Year last night.
I decided to start my journey off with a yoga retreat lead by Mandy Bursting, Jade Alectra and Jenny Niezgoda. It was the best decision I could have made and I knew it the moment I came across it back in September. Even though it was an investment, my gut told me it would be a golden investment given the journey ahead of me. And it was right..my gut that is. The last 4 days I have spent with an amazing group of women as we explored the depths of our beings and unravelled our current limiting beliefs about ourselves. This experience has allowed me to open up and create space for whatever is to come in the following year and for that I am so incredibly grateful. I definitely need to listen to my gut more often but then again we probably all do. We are so disconnected from it in the world we live in. We hold so much potential in this area of our body but we also hold our fears here. Fears are good as long as we don't get overwhelmed, as discussed in my last blog. For us women, the womb is also a place in our body which we tend to neglect and disconnect from. I was so fortunate to be able to partake in a traditional Temazcal Ceremony in a sweat lodge here in Mexico to honour the womb, our ancestors and Mother Earth. It was literally a rebirthing of my soul as I sweat and purged out what I wanted so bad to leave behind from this past year and from my past in general. It was liberating and scary all at the same time. It challenged me mentally, physically and emotionally but I made it through the ceremony and I feel stronger and lighter from it all at the same time.
No doubt that 2016 has left you with some memories, experiences and changes that you might want to leave behind as well. This is your chance to do that now and rebirth your soul for 2017. But first you have to come to terms with whatever that is and only then can you let it go. Reflect, respect and reinvent. What is it that you want for the next coming year? Take a chance and do something you thought you could never do. Take a trip, go on a date, end an unhealthy relationship, start up yoga, get a new job, read a book, write a book. Whatever it is you want you can manifest it and I am telling you that 2017 is the perfect year to do so. I want to share with you 7 things that I want from 2017. I want 2017 to be the year of:
1. Healing myself
2. Self love and respect
3. Facing my fears
4. Falling in love with life
6. Balance, health and yoga
7. Flying higher than I ever have before
Write down a list of what you want in 2017 and go back to it often. Change starts with you, especially when it comes to your life. And don't forget to be grateful for all that comes your way. Manifest our greatness, baby! I believe in you!
Love, Peace, Namaste