It has been a while since I had the luxury of time to sit at my kitchen to mull over the past years, the challenges and achievements, the relentless pursuit of knowledge, the breakdowns, anxiety, moments of gratitude and celebratory moments, travel in search for rest and to face the fact that I was trying to run away from my own sadness and aloneness, which reminds me of Psalm 139:7 "Where can I go from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee?" Indeed, where can I flee for HE is everywhere that I go and am, I am blessed indeed for this sacred deep Love. IT can never be found anywhere else or with anyone and I have come to terms with that on my long journey home. I am more contented and at ease. 2023 has been a year of growth, healing and transformation, and much has changed since. There is more growth for sure but this time with faith and trust.
As 2024 slowly unfolds, I'd like to invite you to take this time to set a loving intention, a promise to cherish and celebrate yourself in the profound way you truly deserve (besides other intentions you may have - which I will share in the next blog). In the canvas of your life, be the artist who paints strokes of self-love, creating a masterpiece that emanates warmth and compassion. Loving yourself is not just a fleeting resolution; it is a lifelong commitment, a sacred pact with your own soul.
Imagine the year ahead as a garden of possibilities, where the seeds you plant are nurtured with the purest form of self-love. Let each action, each thought, and each decision be an expression of the love you harbor within. Recognize your worthiness, and in doing so, you unleash an unstoppable force that propels you towards growth and fulfillment. Setting this intention is an act of rebellion against self-doubt, a declaration that you are deserving of the love you freely give to others.
In this journey of self-love, draw inspiration from the boundless reservoirs within your own heart. Envision a force of love pouring over every aspect of your being, cleansing away insecurities and fears. As you embrace the new year with this loving intention, remember that you are a beacon of light, capable of radiating love not only towards others but also back to yourself. The tapestry of your life is woven with threads of self-compassion, resilience, and authenticity, creating a vibrant and enduring masterpiece.