For Auld Lang Syne
As 2009 comes rapidly to an end & the promise of 2010 looms on the horizon, I stop and reflect on all the wonder that has been the past year. New friends, reconnecting with old friends, moving on, moving forward, really hungering for a more peaceful, enlightened, purposeful life. Now, with less than 3 hrs before the New Year rings in, I am drawn to reflection. I did not accomplish all that I wanted, but I will accomplish more in the new year. I may never accomplish all that I want before my life in this world ends, but so long as I Ieave each day better than I found it I will be satisfied.
I find myself hearing the words that have been spoken to me by psychics "You are a healer" & I think of the saying "Physician heal thyself". That is what I have been doing, healing myself for several years now. I hope that in that time & with the example of my own healing I have healed others in some way. It has taken me many years to fully understand that prophecy of healing. At one time I thought it might mean the laying on of hands kind of healing. It did not & I was ok with that. I really believe it means the kind of healing that comes from truly listening to others, feeling their pain, accepting them without judgement, & having true compassion for their plight. I have walked so many roads in my Journey that it is not hard to place myself in the shoes of another & to have understanding, compassion, & acceptance. I know how much heartache can come from just living your life, but I know that no matter the pain the joy makes it all worthwhile. Joy that comes in the simple everyday parts of life. The smile of a child, the voice of a loved one, a touch, a glance, a chance encounter that changes the course of your day & sometimes even your life.
So, I look forward to 2010 with great anticipation. I really don't make resolutions. They always seemed so shallow in some way. But, as I said earlier today, I will strive to "dance" every day. Dance in my heart, let my Spirit dance freely, dance around my house. I will do this to honor a life cut short because I still live & live is what he would want me to do. Live fully, live freely, live with purpose, but mostly live with great love & love with complete abandon.
"Life may not be what we expected, but we can still dance"...anonymous
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!