Reverb is an every-day-in-December journalling/blogging practice. Each day features a prompt that either helps you integrate the past year or envision what you want to create in the next one (sometimes both). If you want to follow along with me, I’m posting a prompt on my Facebook page every morning.
Dec 21: Future Self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?) (Jenny Blake)
Dear Meg (Dec, 2011),
In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the places this year will take you. It will be full of magic and mystery, joy, and healing. You will blossom even further than you did last year. You will become even more yourself, and it will be a beautiful process. You will shine.
If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to trust yourself. Tune into your body. Listen to its signs. Go gently. Honour your instincts. Respect your limits. Instead of setting outward goals and forcing yourself toward them, feel your way forward step by step. Sometimes it will feel like you’re inching your way into a dark cave with a candle, and sometimes you will need to pause and adjust and get centred again…but remember that you only need to see a few steps ahead at any time. The magic is being able to look back and see where you came from.
I’m not going to say any more. In the immortal words of River Song, “…spoilers…” (with that knowing smile and raised eyebrow you love so much). But know that I’m rooting for you. I am cheering you on. You will be glorious.
Meg (Dec, 2016)
Dec 22: Do, Be, Have. What’s one thing you would like to do, be, or have in 2012?
In 2012, I would like to travel to Portland, ME with my family and friends for a long weekend in May. I would like to take the ferry from Nova Scotia to Portland and stay at the Eastland Park Hotel. I would like to eat delicious Mexican food at Margarita’s. And I would like to attend the authentic movement workshop that’s happening in Portland on May 18-20. I would like to soak in its energy and be filled with radiant light. And I would like to be so inspired that I carry that light back with me when we return to Halifax.