"There cannot be too many glorious women." - Marianne Williamson
Most of you started your new year last week. There were fireworks and celebrations all over the world. For me, my new year and my new life starts today. I don't know how Jamie does it, but somehow she started her new book group on the first day of the rest of my life! I had an endoscopy yesterday to confirm my celiac diagnoses. I have had to eat gluten for the past three months so that this test would be right. From today I can start making every bite I take about healing my body. From today I am going to feel better and stronger and more energetic. From today everything about my journey is about health and strength and putting more of myself into my goals and my dreams. This all sounds awfully dramatic and excessive, but after years of fatigue and lethargy, I am almost fizzing with excitement at the possibilities now that I know how to take care of myself!!!
The book this time is The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin. In Chapter One, she says, "It was time to redesign my life in line with my limitations and with total allegiance to my truth." I got goosebumps when I read that. That is where I am on my creative journey. It's time to listen and understand who I am and how I work and that I can't force myself to do anything. (There is a part of me will always rebel!) As I said in my last post, every decision needs to be about whether the choice will bring me closer or further away from what I want. And I need to make the choice to get closer more often.
OH - I just found this at Kerstin's blog - go here and listen to THIS!! Trust me! It's like a theme song for getting ON with it!
"In the sacred traditions, the first thing you do in the morning is ask for blessings from the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Because all of the work that you are going to do that day will change the universe." - Laura Esquivel