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Make space for 2013 by releasing 2012

December 30, 2012


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Last post, we sifted through 2012 and identified the people, events, actions, and thoughts that brought us good and those that didn’t. Here’s some of what I’ll take with me into 2013:

2012 was an extraordinary year for me. I began the year an aspiring author with a vision and the determination to call it forth. I end it a published author with an extraordinary group of new friends, magnetized by Resurrecting Venus, who’ve became a source of energy and reassurance as I made a home inside my DIScomfort zone. I became a radio host, gave 38 TV, Radio, and print interviews, and won the support of a top Hollywood agent (whom I genuinely like and would hang out with just because). I also faced my critics this year and came away loving myself (and them too, go figure!) It was not easy or comfortable. I was blessed with the healing of disjointed relationships and reveled in a sisterhood that loved and blessed me tremendously.  As it ends, I’m working on a new beginning, my next book, After the Fire: How to start over after divorce, loss, financial ruin, or failing yourself, and I am thrilled; I’ve lived my whole life to write this book!

I see how I’ve changed and evolved over the months. How about you? 

Do you notice that who you were in January is not the same person you were in June and who you are now is also different?   

2012 was challenging for so many.  That makes retaining only the treasures even more important.

Building on yesterday’s work, on a fresh sheet of paper, extract ONLY the joy-filled parts of 2012 and the lessons learned from the difficult times. 

Take the old sheet, of yesterday’s questions and answers, and destroy it.  Let the treasures of 2012 be all that remains. Love and give thanks for all the good, all the of the lessons learned and release everything else. 

Let it all go.

The past does not define the future and you have everything you need to become your best self and create the life YOU desire most. When you catch yourself reliving or rehashing something that is not on the treasure list, kindly remind yourself that you’ve decided to “let it go” then turn your attention to today. 

Let go of all the reasons things might or must turn out badly. They are not facts; they are just vapors and opinions. When you argue for your limitations, you tie both hands behind your back and blind yourself to opportunities that could lead you to your heart’s desires. Clear that. Let it go.

This day is about cleaning, clearing, making space, and releasing all that does not serve you. Be kind and loving with yourself as you apply the discipline to consciously release. With the past where it belongs, and the plan for the future not yet developed, there is only the present, take that in. I join you here.

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