Out with the Old, Make Way for the New

Here we are once again, not only at the end of another year but the end of a whole DECADE! Wow, let's just take a moment to think of where we were on our life's path at the end of 2009. Where were we living, what kind of work were we doing, and what was going on with us in mind, body, and spirit?

Isn't it amazing to look back and see how we have changed, along with our environment, in the last ten years? I know that at the end of 2009, I was still in the process of waking up from a nearly 30-year sleep, in which I had forgotten who I really was. I was so engrossed in playing the role that society wanted me to live by that I neglected to care for my soul. I couldn't remember how to listen to my inner voice, my essential truth because I had covered it up with layers and layers of energy that wasn't mine.

Ten years ago, I was miserable, just one year into my second marriage. I wasn't aware that I couldn't change people to fit my wishes. I didn't like my husband's work attitude (which was non-existent), and I tried very hard to persuade him to get a job. Needless to say, this was really frustrating since I was working 60 hours a week to make ends meet.

A little more than year later, after I had filed for divorce, I began to realize that it was I who needed to go through some major transformations in order to be at peace with myself. I understood that I had to spend some time on my own to get in touch with my true self. So, in this past decade, I have been on a progressive spiritual path, going deep within, cleaning out old wounds and hurts that influenced my past thought processes.

This massive clearing out of old, stuck energy has helped me to open up to new ideas, to make room for inspiration, and to be receptive to opportunities that the universe has presented me with.

I'm excited about the new year and new decade lying ahead of us. Going forward, I'd like to set short-term intentions for the upcoming year and long-term intentions for the upcoming decade.

So, on the threshold of this new year and decade, I will take some time to go within and listen to my inner voice. What is my heart calling me to do, to be? What do I need to let go of, and what do I truly want to bring into my life?

© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019