Here we are at the cusp of a new year. Strange to think back to this time last year, when we had no idea that all our lives would change so much. Even for those who already worked at home before any lockdown, life will never look the same again.
When people offer as a kind thought 'let's hope 2021 will be better', it makes me wonder: what if we also offered the wish to each other, 'I hope in 2021 these experiences of 2020 (pain, fear, isolation, overwork, economic hardship, illness, death, existential emptiness, joy, connection, love, compassion) will reap generous rewards for us all: making us wiser, deeper, more open, more able to connect with each other, more in a flow of Life.'
May this difficult, troubling, frustrating, isolating year that is finishing - although the struggle is not over - give us the awareness that we are stronger than we thought, we have deeper resources of Love and courage than we thought, our compassion can be boundless when we allow ourselves to connect to a mysterious deep well of limitless support, that we remember life is so much more than gathering things around us.
I recently discovered this beautiful prayer:
Change me. Open me.
Make me receptive to the unexpected.
May I receive all that is meant for me over these next weeks and beyond.
Let me know my own worthiness to receive.
Let me play with new ideas as an adventure.
And then, let me embrace what happens according to Your Energetic Flow.
I am Yours. You are mine. We are one.
All is well.
(Tosha Silver, It's Not Your Money, edited)