Well here we are at that time of year again … almost Christmas and New Year. I don’t know about you but it feels right to look back over 2017 and see what went well and what didn’t before moving into 2018.
At the start of 2017 I ran a vision board workshop and created my own board during the event. I was looking at it the other day and I realised that I had pretty much nailed everything on it – which felt pretty damn good!
2017 was, numerologically speaking, a “one” year – a year to sow seeds and plant some new beginnings. It hasn’t always been easy this year – we have had a lot of cosmic energy in the mix – eclipses, 4 Mercury retrogrades and lots of super moon activity too.
As it has been a year to plant some seeds it has often felt a little frustrating as projects were slow to get off the ground or move along but this is as it should be. Let’s learn from Mother Nature – seeds go into the ground and on the surface it looks like nothing is happening, but deep in the earth life is stirring. The earth is nurturing the little seed, water is flowing into it and it begins to swell and burst, forming little roots that tentatively move down into the earth seeking support and nourishment.
The ground and rooting process happens first before the little plant begins to reach upwards towards the surface, breaking through eventually as a new shoot of potential.
This is what has been happening this year – we have been planting seeds and deep in the ground they are rooting themselves into reality, getting ready to grow over the coming years. This is the most important part, for without this rooting and grounding process we have no foundations upon which to build.
Back in January 2017 I set an intention to write a book, create some online courses and set up a better way to approach Reiki Training. I also wanted to focus on my personal health and well-being and my own spiritual development.
It’s now December 2017 and I have written not one but two books, created several online courses, launched a brand new website and sister company to Rocks n Rituals, called Reiki Training NI and I have dedicated more time to my own personal healing by meditating daily, taking more time out for me and by enrolling on some exciting courses (which you’ll find out about next year!)
So, for me, it has been a good year, despite a few wobbles, and I firmly believe that it was because I took the time at the beginning of the year to sit down and work out what I wanted to achieve. I also realised this year that it is better to create these plans and visions each quarter – rather than trying to plan for the whole year. You seem to maintain the focus and motivation when you plan for 90 days at a time rather than for 365 days!
So I am now running another vision board and intention setting workshop for January but I will be running them each quarter to help support people to grow their ideas and projects from the little seeds they planted this year.
Looking ahead, in 2018 I hope to be a part of an exciting new Reiki Training movement in association with my professional Reiki body (more on this will follow as things develop), I intend to complete some personal and spiritual training which will lead to new transformational healing services for my clients and I fully intend to step out of my comfort zone in 2018 and change things up a gear.
I have also realised that it is good to play your cards close to your chest – to work on your projects with an element of quietness and secrecy until you are ready to launch – this helps your projects to retain their energy and gives you focus and power. This is why I am not shouting too much about my 2018 plans – you will simply have to watch this space to see what comes next – I can tell you that it will be bigger and more exciting than what has come before and I can’t wait to share the new projects with you!
So … how has 2017 been for you? What have you achieved this year that you are proud of? What hasn’t gone so well? Tell me in the comments.
Are you ready for 2018 and would you like to create your own vision board and 90 day plan for the first quarter of the new year? If so then get in touch. I can work with you in person or at distance to help you find your focus, set your intentions and clearly plan out your goals – why not give it a try? Or if you are in the local area why not come along to my Vision Board workshop on Saturday 6th January 2018 and harness the power of group intention and energy to ignite your new plans for 2018.