Wow, can you believe that it is already the second month of the year!
January just flew by, didn’t it? It did for me.
My month was full of lots of tiny moments of heart connections, laughter and joy. I also spent a lot of energy on sorting, de-cluttering and re-committing to simplicity and a less-is-more way of life. It works well for me. I am doing Project 333 again and enjoyed toning my wardrobe down to 33 items for the next 3 months. Yes, 33 is enough.
January also gave me an opportunity to reflect deeply on what 2014 would be to me. My choice of my three words, commitment, forgiveness and creativity, have set the tone for my year. Expressing my desires and intentions is a powerful practice that helps to keep me true to my personal goals. I am grateful to be able to explore them here with you and to have you along on the journey. Perhaps you would like to share yours below. Thank you for being in this together!
Stop for a moment. Breathe gently. And commit to life.
Enter February. Love. Valentine’s day. Red roses and hearts all over. We cannot forget. We are not allowed to forget. But despite the commercialism of it all, and if you can put that aside, it still allows us to focus our thoughts even more strongly on love. With all that focus and energy on love worldwide, we can only grow more love together.
February has already brought me happy love news! My (soul)sister N. and my soulbrother T. have decided to deepen their relationship and commit to a life together. I wish them a happy, loving and gentle engagement. This is a time to enjoy all that happy love that is bouncing and floating around you both. I hope you both dance fully in the love and the light of this time together.
So, with all those red hearts out there and their happy news, the idea of love has been very present in my own musings and journal writings. I have asked myself about my own choice of engaging with commitment this year and exactly what it means to me. Well, I know that it means committing to my self and to life fully, but now I have been asking myself more about what I choose to commit to and how.
Definitely love on all levels, and that starts with self love. And it is about my love for each aspect of my self; the light, the dark and the shadow side of me. A whole being. So 2014 will start with commitment to all that is me and makes me me. Very apt and a little challenging, I feel. We don’t always like all those aspects of our self, do we?
An important aspect of commitment is also my commitment to others and to my connections and relationships; and ultimately it is a full circle back to my commitment to love. I believe there is only love and that all else is a lack of that one precious thing, love.
Sometimes in the day-to-day moments, I find it hard to bring it all back to only love, but when I make the time to sit with something, I can feel that it is all only love.
Unconditional love is what I strive to live each and every day. Max has brought me a lot of unconditional love over the last months and she is a perfect example of loving all aspects, the light, the dark and the shadow side. Independently strong and wildly loving! Yet cute and cuddly; and even a little needy when she wants to be. Oh boy, how I am missing her dearly at the moment. It makes it a little easier knowing that I carry her love with me each and every day.
But back to February and commitment. I commit to myself, to life and to love in order to understand more of what commitment means to me. Bring it on, 2014!
My gypsy soul is smiling and doing a happy dance as she knows just how deeply I commit to all of her too.
Stop. Breathe. Commit.
I commit to taking a very big mouthful of (my) life and savouring it slowly and mindfully while walking my talk.
What are your desires for the month of February? What do you commit to? Share it here and commit to deepening your intentions.
with love, Delicia x