Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thank you O Magazine for confirming a feeling I have this year: "There's nothing magical about January 1st." And thank goodness. That's too much pressure. And maybe, there's something magical about everyday.

Usually on the first of the month I like to say "Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit," and on the first of the year, I like to replace my old calendar with my new one, and do other groovy rituals that will "set the tone" for the new year.

I did not do groovy things this year. The Nikki McClure calendar I love so much and order every year has not yet come in the mail. In the past, I would have wanted to have all my intentions written down before the new year, so I could start with them on January 1st. This year, my friend Johanna sent me a workbook to "unravel" 2015 on December 31st, and that thing is 29 pages long! I'm doing the workbook and I'm letting myself take all month with it.

O Magazine's Arianna Davis says, "Too often, people fail to build in a prep period when they set goals." And my teacher Kay says this January in particular is about "Taking stock....For many of us, this month will feel like the "cave" month of the year, where we pull in and cocoon, rest, relax and integrate the content of the past year. Another layer of influence has us reviewing and reinventing all kinds of dreams for the future. We are encouraged to take stock of how far we have come and what we desire to cultivate now in our lives and in our world."

I want to give my dreams the respect they deserve and take my time with them. When I feel pressure to say something or do something right now, it usually means I need more time, to cultivate the right words or action. A Course in Miracles says, "Only infinite patience offers immediate results."

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