So much has changed in my life in the past year. Yet isn’t this what life is? The seasons of life changing all the time? But how often do we really take the time to reflect on what is changing and how we are affected by those changes. Not bad or good, just affected.
I am who I am today because of the experiences I have had throughout my life, whether they were or still are positive or negative. It’s how I look at it that makes it so. I have had some incredibly negative experiences according to what I believe are negative. Beginning with my childhood, I had a traumatic life as a child and yet many gifts have come from it. Once light is shined on the affects of my childhood experiences, I am able to heal from them on different levels at different times with different modalities.
Finding my voice is one of the gifts that came from the healing. I use my voice more readily now to speak my truth. This gift has changed my whole world.
By finding and honoring my inner voice — we can call it intuition, our knowing, or higher-self — I have had to reconsider my relationships with friends and family. I’m not blaming them, nor am I judging them, only paying close attention to my discernment of my experience with them. I have the choice to continue these relationships as they are or change them. I see this as a gift.
I believe that we are provided with everything we need to fulfill our time here on this beautiful and amazing Earth. We all have our lessons, if this is what we choose to call them. I have had my share, that’s for sure. Some lessons have been harder to grasp than others, yet I find that the harder the lesson, the greater the gift.
As I reflect out loud, and by sharing my reflections through my writing, I come to see the perfection of the timing in which my life is unfolding. The end of a year is a great time to reflect, to see what I couldn’t see, to understand what I couldn’t understand, to accept what I couldn’t accept, and most of all, to acknowledge and embrace the lessons that were prepared especially for me at the perfect time.
As Forest said, “Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get.” One thing I know for sure is, each chocolate is sweet in its own way.