With the Year of the Dragon finally upon us I’m slowly settling into a new rhythm and a new approach. From New Years day through to this week, I’ve been preparing myself for the shift. Cleaning out old spaces, old memories, painting over the past and transforming what has always been into something that finally feels like ME.
How is it that I’ve lived with things that are so unworkable and so depleting without pausing long enough to really take notice or change them?
Years have gone by and I’ve just resigned myself to “the way things are” as if they are solid and unchangeable. It’s funny how something as simple as painting or purging a space can shed light on negative patterns at play in your life. If I’m taking this approach in simple areas like my home or business, where else have I resigned myself to living with what is, rather than creating what I want?
Some weeks back we had a bonfire and burned much of the past. So many things that have caused pain and sadness were being stored in our home. Why on earth have I been holding onto such poison and for so, very, long? Into the fire it went.
What an amazing sensation, seeing all of it burn up and disappear.
There is still a little more to go but not a lot. Another weekend of digging in and sorting and I think we’ll be close. From now on I only want to be surrounded by things that bring me joy or inspiration, happiness or laughter. No more darkness or regret.
While we are doing this purging on a physical level, I’m also digging into these same patterns inside myself. Negative beliefs, a rotten attitude, it’s all up for review. While it’s exhausting work all around, I certainly feel lighter and more myself.
So, with Einstein’s Insanity definition in mind,
“doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
I’m really working to approach things from a fresh perspective in this New Year.