Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What will you give birth to in December?

You're now moving from November's sacred space of gratitude into joyful expectations of new projects. New dreams. New beginnings.
So, how will you embrace December?

December is a gestation time for me.
Quiet solace.
Quiet time writing Christmas cards.
Quiet hours of baking and brooding.

I am also feeling pregnant with dreams although I've never been physically pregnant. It was not to be on my life-path.
Perhaps you are also pregnant. Full of ideas, words and hope.
So what names would you give these dreams that seek to be birthed?

I am happily birthing two women's writing retreats. You're invited to join me in my backyard at the Treasure Island Beach Writer's Retreat, April 23-28, 2017. Then, it's off to Bali for my October birthday month! This celebrates my third women's trip to Bali.

With Daylight Savings Time, the days get darker waaaaay too early. Don't you agree? I miss the lazy, lingering hours of summer's light. Luckily, the constellations always bless Tampa Bay. They dazzle like rhinestones on a navy blue velvet dress. Mother Nature is indeed one talented seamstress.

There's something very soul-soothing about trusting that the moon and stars will always show up.

Think about it. The stars appear every night regardless or what's happened in the world. Nightly news never reports, "The stars came out (or didn't come out) tonight!" Best of all, this light show costs nothing. No power bill ever arrives.

When I see the ancient December night sky, I am also reminded of a pregnant teenager.

Thousands of years ago, she traveled as a young girl nine months pregnant on a donkey under the stars. She and husband Joseph journeyed to an unknown and unwelcoming place to an uncertain destiny.

The stars remain in their places.
I see what she saw though we never met.
We meet in the sky this mother and me, an adopting mother.

We understand the state of being pregnant with desire.

What courage you expressed, Mary, to give birth.
What faith.
What LOVE.

May we follow your example and fearlessly give birth to our December dreams!

Who knows, our dreams might change the world.

P.S. If you're having a wee challenge birthing your creative projects, consider this unwrapped gift from me birthed in February
5 Journal Adventures to Recharge Your Creativity: Writer's Block Take a Vacay! 
While it focuses on helping you release writer's block, it applies to releasing any creative block

Please let me now what journal  adventure you enjoyed!













18 comments:

  1. I love to use every December to complete Leonie Dawson's year book, it is a great way to close and bless the passing year and set goals for the next one.

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    1. I recall you mentioning this in year's past. It's a reminder to check her out, Rachel. Congratulations for all you have already birthed this year! AHHH-mazing! xo

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  2. I love to review all that I achieved and created during the year. Also, love taking some time to get clarity on what I want to create the following year! xo

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    1. What lovely reflections, Pat. And your new projects for 2017? hint, hint xo

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  3. November was my birthing month - I was born during advent. And it seems that the month is also fruitful for me - I pushed Pathways to Possibility out of the idea womb, along with my class, and my yoga and writing retreat in Key West in February. And now...December...a month of planning. Less doing. More being. xxoo

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    1. BRAVA! And congrats on all these wonderful new "kids" for the world to experience and enjoy! xo Hope to see ya in Key West, Peggy.

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  4. So happy for you and the babes you're cherishing. May they bless the world in their own inimitable way, just as Mary of old's child did <3

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    1. Many thanks,dear one. You've been a most gracious and generous MIDWIFE! xo

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  5. I like to use December to take stock of the year, my highs and lows, and where I ended up from where I started. I find the areas that need attention and contemplation, and give them the gift of my presence. This year I am birthing a new life style and a new way of looking at life and work in general.

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    1. Happy dance time for a new lifestyle, Barb! How would you describe it? When this happened to me, I chose a dressing style, like WHAT IF I DRESSED like a preppie New Englander? THen I went to Goodwill and had a blast!

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  6. December is a launch month for me and also a completion one as I get ready for what i know will be a wildly abundant 2017. I am looking for financial ease in all that i do as i live truly from my heart xxx

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    1. Seeing that financial ease flowing to you like your beach waves, Suzie!

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  7. I agree, Lore: "Mother nature is one talented seamstress." I am always in awe of her generosity.

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    1. Thanks, Lea. I know you enjoy a special connection with Mother Earth.

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  8. December makes me look back and review the year gone by. It makes me gear up for the new year to come...so right about now my mind is buzzing with new ideas I need to birth :)
    Thank you for the lovely nudge here.
    xoxo, z ~

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    1. Looking forward to seeing and supporting those new BUZZING ideas, Zeenat!

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  9. Yes, yes, and yes, I just gave birth to my new baby The School of Inspired Life. The website is out as from yesterday. All so new. :-)

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    1. Ahhh, BIG congrats, Lira! It's no small feat to birth a website. Wish you'd shared the link here.

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