December is the Month of Completion
As another year comes to a close, the energy of December seems to hit home for many of us. As you reflect on this year, what did you complete in 2017? What projects, goals, aspirations or dreams can you now check off your list? When we spend so much time looking forward to what’s around the corner, we miss the chance to reflect and be grateful for all that’s happened.
This has been a big year for me, personally. I honor the energy of this month and want to reflect on what I’ve managed to complete, with the help of my dear friends and loved ones.
Earlier this year, I took a big leap and left my professional career to open a spiritual center in historical Littleton, Colorado. For the majority of my adult life, I’ve worked my way up the corporate ladder in a human resources role, everything from a department manager to a Senior Vice President. I took that job experience, combined with the knowledge acquired by my three Masters degrees, to teach college courses and help other human resource professionals. My root characteristics of stability, security, independence, and self-reliance have been motivators my entire life. Taking such a big risk at pursuing my dream and my passion of owning a spiritual center is uncharacteristic of me but is also a testament to just how much I wanted to start this new journey with all of you.
My spiritual journey has taken me down varying paths during this lifetime. My natural curiosity about the mysteries of life, the Universe and our spirituality moved me to learn about many different healing modalities, belief systems, and to work on improving my own intuition.
For a few years I’d been imagining a center where people could come for guidance, healing, education and resources. Not just a center, but also a community of like-minded individuals, with a positive outlook, and a desire to bring divinity to their daily lives. My struggle was that I didn’t truly believe I was capable of doing something so bold. For years, this endeavor was only a daydream for me. Something I talked about doing… someday. However, the Universe kept nudging me and I got plenty of encouragement from those closest to me to take a risk and do something courageous. The corporate career I had labored so long and so hard to build, wasn’t working any longer. I no longer laid down at night feeling good about what I was doing. As my connection to my divine spirit grew, so did my empathy – making it too difficult to make the hard choices required of me at work.
My shift was coming and I was ready for change. I wanted more joy in my life and wanted to tap into that passion I felt when I connected with my spiritual community.
My loving husband, Tom, has been so encouraging and supportive. We began discussing possibilities for where my future might take me if I wanted to walk away from human resources. For him, it didn’t matter what path I took – as long as it made me happy. The option was presented that perhaps I stay home and engage in personal pursuits? I have always worked hard, often doing multiple jobs. I wasn’t ready to slow down and throw in the towel on my ambitions just yet. As we would discuss the various options, the idea of a spiritual center kept resurfacing. In November of 2016, my part time consultant position faded away. By December, my full-time position had been eliminated at my company and it seemed energies were pushing me out of my comfort zone and forcing me to face new opportunities.
All the divination channels started telling me that major change was coming, success was on the way, and that I needed to follow my dreams. My intuition was off the charts at this time, and all the signs were sending me in the same direction: it was time to step into my confidence and face my fears.
As we began looking for possible rental spaces, with a plan to have a grand opening in July, I began to have doubts about the timing. Originally, the plan had been mid-summer but that choice had been made when I still had a full-time job. It was brought to my attention that I didn’t need to wait until July to start, that I could do this sooner than I anticipated. Once I chose to move the grand opening to April, things began to just fall into place.
We opened our doors in April and it has been such an amazing journey so far. It has not always been easy or glamorous but it has been rewarding and joyful. Tom and I have met such wonderful people, brought new relationships into our lives, and we are now living a life filled with purpose. This is, and always has been, about building and nurturing this wonderful community.
This has been my 2017 story, the reflection of all the hopes and goals I’ve managed to achieve this year. My goals for this year were to open Discover Your Spiritual Gifts and to increase the number of positive relationships in my life. I have exceeded all of my own expectations.
Have you given yourself the time and space to reflect on your year? Over the next few weeks, spend some time in reflection – both on what you have accomplished and what you will want to achieve in the upcoming year. I completed some dreams and goals and I honor that energy of completion this December. It is time for me to let go of those to make space for new aspirations to complete by next year at this time.
I am so grateful for the experiences and knowledge that has gotten me to this new, wondrous place. My focus for next year will be growing and expanding Discover Your Spiritual Gifts with all of you in 2018 – allowing us to make more connections, grow our community, and make a difference in the lives of those we encounter on the way.
Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’re looking forward to what our future has in store!