I can't believe there are only a few days left of 2016!!! I don't know about you, but I've never been more ready for 2016 to be over. The other day I was walking in New York City and I came across this sign, "It's been emotional." No kidding.
Now, I'm all for feeling my emotions, but this past year I was shown a whole new level of emotions and getting to feel. There were so many times I didn't think I could handle anymore pain, but I made it through every time. Each time I found myself thinking I wanted to give up on my dreams because it was too difficult, I remembered the last "battle" I experienced AND survived. I knew from experience there was no getting around it, creating a bridge, or stuffing it back down. Only way through it is to feel it.
A few weeks ago, I finally visited the Rubin Museum in NYC. Many friends had shared that I would like it so after all of these years I went. It was a beautiful place, but it wasn't until the end of my visit when I was browsing through the shop that I realized why I was there. I came across a book about Shambhala (I knew nothing). The premise of their teachings is "there is basic human wisdom that can solve the world's problems...wisdom doesn't belong to one culture or religion...it's a tradition of human warriorship." In Tibetan context, warriorship means "one who is brave" and the first principle is not being afraid of yourself. Fascinating.
The more I read about it, the more I found some interesting parallels between my own journey and Live Embodied. I also recalled during my classes I often ask women to be like warriors courageously diving into the unknown, new, and often scary places of feeling within themselves. To not be afraid of themselves. What they discover during and after is a deeper knowing of themselves and their needs. Many often leave walking taller and looking years younger!
While 2016 didn't feel like the easiest year, I think it's safe to assume we all know ourselves in bigger and better ways. We can move into 2017 with more confidence of what we can handle, be open to receiving and embody our truth more than the year before. That's some pretty good progress, I'll take it!
Wishing you the best New Year's Eve celebration! I can't wait to see you in 2017.