Have you made any new year's resolutions yet or chosen your word for the coming year? My only resolution is to invest in some new underwear (you really don't want to ask....) Last year's words, "No" and "Me" really played out in my life in a strange way which is why I hesitate to say that lately, "Letting Go" keeps coming to me as my theme/mantra for the closing out of 2012 and the welcoming in of 2013. But it's all good.
And speaking of good, we received a good amount of snow yesterday, breaking a record that held since 1969.
Here is a shot of my sidewalk -
that's it - the giant holes leading horizontally in the shadows. And behind the sidewalk is the hole my car sat in for most of the day. Now, you can even see a bit of road beyond the car hole. But I think I like this shot taken by someone else in the city more
Today the sun is shining and nothing says Day After The Storm more than birds at the feeders
In a short few minutes I counted cardinals, red polls, finches, chickadees, sparrows, wood peckers and nut hatches before the greedy starlings came in to clean out the lot and help the fat squirrels underneath to glean the leavings.
And after the storm I find myself still at a loss for words, where I am to put myself out "there", to share and be seen. I am finding rich inner layers and my own tribe within myself - my archetypes vying for equal time whilst I navigate this galactic shift and where I sit within it from moment to moment.
At this time last year I was yearning deeply for a tribe and now I can say that I did find an incredible virtual tribe of Soul Sisters as well as a local monthly meditation group, both of which have poured a balm over my open wounds, seen me through, cheered me on and held me in deep prayer as I navigated my waters of change, of my own story. I feel incredibly blessed.