2012 was a year of getting to know ourselves, our core being, for only when we hit rock bottom we can gain an insight into our enormous strength. 2012 was also about shouting to the world and the universe what we no longer wanted in our lives. How many times did we think we needed to change something in our life or within ourselves. How many times did we tell ourselves to let certain things or certain people just go, walk out of our lives, only to then miss them terribly and wishing everything was as it used to be before.
But no, now that 2012 is ending we all feel we took the right choices. We know it was right to leave situations behind that no longer benefited us. We feel that letting certain people leave our hearts made so much more space for love. And we now know that 2013 will be the year where we will all celebrate the hard work we did and of reaping all the rewards for the long way we came until here.
Some of us might still have to work a bit harder of letting go and of allowing change to happen, as believe me, as long as you don’t allow for change to happen you will always be trapped in an endless circle of self-deception and feeling stuck on so many levels.
This year I have seen so many tears, so many broken hearts, so many hearts in their healing process. I saw people grieving the loss of their loved ones and questioning why God would take them now, it all seemed so senseless. I saw people questioning their jobs, their careers and then having the faith to quit and start something completely different. I saw people who got seriously injured or ill, but who miraculously recovered as nothing had ever happened. I saw couples questioning their marriage and marriage vows, but with their endless faith somehow made it work again. I saw people with massive burn outs but who kept working on themselves and never gave up.
Now, at the end of this year I see all these people and feel amazed. Amazed at what human beings are able to suffer and yet to keep going. I’m amazed at the enormous amount of compassion that I came to feel for so many broken souls and the compassion that each of these souls felt towards others in the same situation. I came to know that no matter what we go through, there is always someone who is going through the same and I came to experience how powerful it is to be able to share our pain with others in the same situation.
For all of this I’m so eternally grateful. When you work as a therapist and Reiki teacher like I do you might think I’m helping people help themselves. But it’s so much more than that. At the same time I was being taught so many lessons. At the same time I learned a lot about pain, grief, about compassion and about fears. I learned a lot about myself.
I’m grateful that in 2012 I had the courage to follow my path and not to doubt myself, leave the corporate world behind and embark on a scary but so rewarding journey of walking my own individual path. Being self-employed and doing what I love – this is what brought so much happiness to me this year and made me forget all the turmoil of the last few years.
For all those who are reading this blog – May 2013 be the year where you can reap your rewards. The year where you experience self-realisation in case you haven’t done so yet. May 2013 be the year of courage and moving forward with your dreams and plans no matter what. There are never any obstacles, only those obstacles we impose on ourselves by not believing in ourselves, in our strength and the endless pool of creativity that we all can tap into. May 2013 be a year full of love. May you all love yourselves endlessly for the beautiful beings that you all are. May your hearts be healed so that you can experience much stronger love and a new beginning.
I wish you all a magical 2013 and I thank all those that were part of my life until now, especially in the last few years. I thank all those that saw me cocooning for quite some time until I became a beautiful butterfly and started flying. And I’m also thankful to those who keep me grounded after days where I have been flying high. May you all come out of your cocoons in 2013 and fly higher and higher.
My biggest thank you I want to share here is to my mum. The most amazing old and wise soul you can possibly meet. A soul that at the same time knows how to be joyful and knows how to laugh from the heart. Gosh, I can’t even count how many times we laughed so hard that we were both crying. A healing soul that is here to help people. A soul that sacrificed so much in her life to be of service to others. My mum is my biggest inspiration and I can’t describe in words how much I love and admire her.
Happy New Year everyone! :-)
Read my other blog entries:
Hicham, the touristic train driver in Geneva
Be like a butterfly
The art of inviting more Magic into your life
Lessons to be learned by a tree
A true, inspirational story about little angels
Losing a lost one
The truth about smiles
How to have a healthy body, mind and spirit
How to develop your Spirituality
How to open your heart
The power of a smile
5 tips for new year's reolutions for a happier 2012
Christmas is for love
The Art of being grateful
The battle between the 2 wolves we have within ourselves
The wonderful power of unconditional love
A beautiful fable about love