For many reasons, I love the last few weeks of the year. The coziness of the shorter days draws me inwards to contemplate this past year and also, give an even deeper, wider focus to what it is pulling and propelling me forward. Taking the time to appreciate the journey and accomplishments of the year is important to me. Being complete means allowing the past to be, embracing and accepting what happened and integrating whatever is necessary so you can move forward freely. It’s important to be open and available towards all that we are being invited into in 2019.
It’s hard for me to believe, but over thirty years ago I developed a course, called VISION, which enabled people to manifest lives in deep alignment with their essence or soul. A lot of the work had to do with listening to the deepest longing and then creating the space, opening to the forces of manifestation and creating structures for the fulfillment of the soul’s longing. In our current understanding it was very effective for spiritually aligned self-authoring development. I offer this simplified process from that work, for you to complete and open yourself to 2019 and all its potentials.
It’s useful to write this process. Look at the following areas of life and write down what has manifested in this past year. There’s no need to look at everything, the notes that go along with each category are just there to help you pay attention to what you might not have considered. There’s no need to even look at each category – just what feels important.
Take each area and appreciate how you have approached each area of life – what you have done or made yourself available for and also what has been given through others and through life to you. Also consider anything you need to learn from, forgive yourself for and integrate for the future.
Once you have completed 2018. Sit, meditate and hold it all and the mystery of your own existence and let the various memories and energies move through you until you are returned to stillness and silence.
Then at another sitting, begin to open yourself to 2019. Sit first, opening yourself up to listening for and feeling into the liminal – the space before manifestation, where the forces and visions of the future already exist.
Write what comes and then begin to focus on the list and see what else arises and write it down. It’s not a plan – they aren’t really goals – just see what is there. More than that we can’t really do through an email. But I promise that just doing this process will invite and open you to more of what existence is already inviting you into.
RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF: Self-image, sense of identity, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, personal integrity, personal power, responsibility, energy level, etc.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Capacity for relatedness, intensity, intimacy, transparency, love, care, commitment, mutual respect, empathy, psychic ability, mutual support, quality of relationships with family, friends, lovers, spouses, children, etc.
RELATIONSHIPS TO GROUPS: Membership and participation in social, professional, community, religious, spiritual groups. Capacity for collective awakening and accessing higher states of consciousness, intelligence, cooperation and creativity.
WORK, CAREER AND CREATIVITY: Job accomplishments, career vision, creative projects, creative expression, etc.
SEXUALITY: Inner freedom, levels of intimacy, depth and new experiences & possibilities
SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION: Consciousness, spiritual growth, relationship with God/Higher Power, religious learning, meditation or spiritual practices, soul qualities, transcendent experiences, etc.
HEALTH, WELL-BEING, PRESENTATION: Physical health and vitality, energy level, sleep, light body, appearance, exercise.
EDUCATION: Gaining competence and skill in particular areas, languages, computers, writing, art, music, finances, real estate, etc.
PLEASURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND VACATIONS: Recreation, museums, opera, plays, shows, concerts, vacations, travel, weekends away, restaurants, parties, hobbies, culture, dancing, etc.
HOME AND POSSESSIONS: How and where you would like to live that is fully aligned with growth and contribution.
FINANCES: Financial viability, savings, investments, income, credit worthiness, attitude about money, charities, net worth, tithing, generosity, healing, etc.
CONTRIBUTION: Relationship to society, environment, government, world peace, hunger, neighborhood, etc. ™Patricia Albere
I would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends to join me January 1st for a live event on zoom. It will focus on our how we can move forward into the 2019 together. As we’re nearing the end of 2018 I’ve been reflecting on how the end of this year feels somewhat different than most.
Maybe you can relate.
While this time of year traditionally represents the underlying feeling of joy, connection, and celebration where people tend to be called to acts of service, generosity, and contribution, there still seems to be a predominance of divisiveness, anger, and judgement.
And, I’m deeply disturbed by the continual egoic acts of many in positions of power, those who are supposed to be our ‘heroes & heroines’ or at the very least, our leaders.
I am eternally optimistic and know there are larger evolutionary forces at work. Nevertheless, It’s still a dark time that we must navigate together to find our way to the future that is calling to us.
We are collectively unconscious, unaware of our innate and absolute connection and oneness. Our collective experience of unity happens from time to time, but humanity has no stable experience of this truth.
The increasing violence, suffering and darkness we are witnessing world-wide is a direct result of our collective unconsciousness – our collective experience of separateness.
In times like these, personal responsibility isn’t enough. Collective responsibility is the answer and the antidote to break the spell of the suffering of separation.
Which is why I’m holding the New Year’s Day gathering The Call for Character: Standing Together in Communion & Solidarity for 2019 & Beyond a live, no-charge, online event happening via Zoom on Tuesday, January 1st from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. PT/1 P.M. to 3 P.M ET.
With deep love and appreciation,