Questions to Ponder at the End of the Year
At the end of the year, I have a ritual of taking time to really reflect back on the year.
Here are some of the questions that I ask myself:
- What did the year bring to my life?
- What did I release this year?
- What did I gain this year?
- What do I want to release before starting a new year?
What did the year bring to my life and family?
My experiences this year shifted in so many ways. I was given an opportunity to be with my husband more than ever. We spent several months working from home side by side, day in and day out, and learning how to create new routines and activities as we shared space together.
My husband, Tom, loved having both of us home working. Tom was able to spend more time doing what he loves. His hobby is making wooden bowls. Tom spent time perfecting his hobby and making lots of wooden bowls. We have filled most of the shelves and cabinets with his creations.
Some of the many challenges included missing family traditions and holidays. We have chosen to follow the state guidelines and not to gather and celebrate the holidays as we have done in the past. My grandson and granddaughter missed out on their school graduations. This has given me a deep appreciation of my family and I look forward to returning to these traditions next year. I will hold a deep place of gratitude for my family always.
What did I release this year?
Last year at this time, I had different plans for the future of my business. Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (DYSG) was looking to expand into a commercial property and to take on a large commitment. This change would have impacted our ability to offer affordable rates for new business owners seeking to start their own spiritual business. It would have shifted our business model and added additional pressure to the operations to be successful.
The universe had a different plan for us. I faced a universal bump contract and spirit bumped back with a different path for DYSG. I was guided in 2017 to open my business in Littleton and the universe was determined to keep us in Littleton where we started. It was not an easy shift, but it was the right one for all of us and DYSG.
I am very grateful for the changes that have occurred in my life this year. We have been able to really set up DYSG for success today and in the future. I look forward to seeing DYSG grow in 2021.
What did I gain this year?
I gained a real love and appreciation for family, friends, and my community. I treasure the relationships in my life and my freedom to stay connected with them. This year’s experience has really opened my eyes to the importance of the relationships in our lives.
My commute from home to work has been greatly reduced with the reduction of traffic. I am able to make the trip in about 25 minutes versus 45 minutes previously. I realize that, eventually, the traffic will return but I am enjoying my short trips from home to work.
I was able to launch the online education programs that I have been planning to do for years. I never seemed to be able to find time to create and launch my online programs. This year, we were able to get a few of them created and available for individuals looking for self-paced online programs. I will continue to add new programs to the online platform as we move into next year.
I also gained an understanding of the importance of slowing down and taking time for the things in life that really matter. I have added “ME TIME” to my busy schedule next year. I have decided to make a bigger commitment to getting what I need as well as helping others in creating a better life for themselves.
What do I want to release before starting a new year?
Fear. There has been so much fear around what will happen next and I want to disconnect from the collective energies and embrace the energies of love and compassion for everything that is happening now and will happen in the future.
I hope that you will take the time to ask these questions as we go into the longest nights of the year.
Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.
Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.
Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.