I had planned to write this post a few days ago, as a Start The New Year Off Right sort of post…but then I got the flu, and today is the first day I am able to sit upright and focus my eyes on a computer screen for more than few moments, so here we go!
I don’t really do New Year resolutions, but I do give each year an Official Title, as a way of calling specific magic into my life for that year. 2013, for instance, was the Year of Accepting All Gifts. (Let me tell you, that called forth a wild ride!)
The last quarter of 2013 was big for me. Most notable: I made the decision to move from working full-time to part-time at my mundane job so I can better focus on my spiritual work in 2014. This felt (and still feels) like a risk, as I have always been a person that needs a lot of financial stability, a person that gnashes her teeth about health insurance and 401K plans and the like. I speak and write a lot about the concept of the role of spiritual surrender in a magical life – surrendering to the Gods, surrendering to one’s True Work, surrendering to the flow of life as Teacher. The end of 2013 was a time of letting go of perceived safety to reach for something bigger, tastier, more amorphous and more magical. It was time to practice what I preach.
As Gandalf wisely said, “even the very wise cannot see all ends.” Magic happens when we commit, we show up, we do our best, and we surrender attachment to outcome. Thus, 2014 has been titled the Year of Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is. I’m going to “Let go and let Gods” so to speak. I’m going to trust.
What magic are you calling into your life in 2014?