New Year Blessings for YOU
My wish for you this year
is that you choose yourself
that you commit to yourself,
and let me tell you what I mean.
May you unfetter your present feelings
from the stories of the past—
last year, last month, last time you felt happy or sad—
so you can be free to answer
a more mythical calling
that doesn’t let go of you.
You see, the vernacular of hope
is one of transition.
Hope is a white canvas
you can pin on almost anything—
motivations, intentions, visions and aspirations.
Only the colours of expected outcomes
cannot absorb into the sheets of hope.
May you keep transitioning
on the pastures of fresh growth.
Sometimes the mirror you’re looking at is broken.
Sometimes it’s stained or blurred
or partially missing.
May your sight be a valiant
commitment to the invisible view
of your needs, your feelings, your dreams.
At some point we all need to
decide what’s more important—
to feel heroic for refusing the help we need
or feeling joyful and nourished by any means.
May your heart be free
to embrace your vulnerability.
May you be free from the fear
that easing down will annihilate you,
free from the urge to fabricate efforts just to be able
to compete with the relentless
forward movement of life.
May your drive serve the beauty
cascading from life into death into life,
your motivation an adulation
of breathing into becoming.
May you remember,
especially in the wee small hour of loneliness,
that pain is an unfinished story,
that success’ veins are too narrow
for the failings in life,
that a day’s forgiveness
always finds its way to the quiet heart.
May you tend with tenderness
the garden of yourself
so the fruits of your sharing
carry the joy, the love and
the beauty within them.
May you be free
to be big as you are,
without hiding a hair of your gleams,
free to shine the fullness of your presence
knowing you are liked
for the truth and integrity of your being.
May you make room at night
just before falling asleep
for your heart to be filled
with the silent laughter of the stars.
May you revise your definition
and in doing so
witness how you change the world.
Shelly Sharon is helping those who know their gifts and strength lie in their life story and wounds, yet after all their efforts they don't seem to live that reality to the full and want to learn how to deepen their self-trust, expression and presence in there world.
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