So I’m staring out the window of our tiny tiny apartment daydreaming. I’m not moaning, I love that I don’t have to spend my entire weekend cleaning bedrooms that may get occupied once or twice a year (still have to do that dusting?). I don’t have to spend hours mowing lawns, weeding or pruning. Yes I know, all you gardeners will say It’s very therapeutic but it’s not a task you can put off to another day is it? it’s not really a choice; it’s a necessity – no weeding and mowing = a jungle!
You only have to have an ‘off’ week or two, and boom! the grass is waist high. So no, as much as I want to live in a big house so I can have a garden with a patio and a big round table to entertain, I know that would tie us down and I love the freedom to do what I’m guided to do when inspiration hits.
Anyway I’m digressing from the point. This post is about looking back over my 2020 year and being pleasantly surprised about what I DID actually get to do. Considering we were in lockdown 70% of it, I did actually have some high points and please, don’t think shout at me at how bad it was – I totally understand, I too had serious sadness and loss through this retched pandemic and maybe I shouldn’t be writing this post, but to me, it’s important – we need to acknowledge our high points and our achievements – our brains are hardwired to look for the negative it’s our reptilian brain keeping us safe, but when real dark times happen, just like Viktor Frankl in “Man’s Search for Meaning” we have to find the light in the darkness so we can safely find the door and move forward or we give up.
So Here’s my 8 Happy Moments of 2020
I got to attend an in-house Astrology Talk – I learnt all about the coming cycle – no mention of Mr COVID though, but lots of mention of this massive Saturn/Capricorn conunction and uncertain times– As always – Astrology for me – keeps you in the loop of the cycles our planet is transiting through – Did you know we are now in a new global 200 year cycle on earth? No-one knows what will happen as no-one has every lived this shift before! No wonder we are all feeling uncertainty. I’ll write more on this another time.
I got to attend Carolyn Myss’ Seminar at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre – I love Carolyn’s work and her as a person – With her down-to-earth spiritualty approach she has wisdom beyond this universe – amazing – and I shared this wonderful experience with a few soul sisters. Don’t you love it when other people love what you love too?
We were grateful to have had the chance to mee up with our friends, Dessy and Raff, from Singapore to catch up and reminnise about the good times we all had when we lived in Singapore. Who knows when we will see our overseas friends again.
We managed to fly to Hobart for 5 days with our ‘gang’ This was a treat we had had booked for 8 months – how lucky we managed to do this trip. Who knew this would be our last flight for a while.
Exciting long weekend at Cape Bridgewater with “Bessie”,Richard’s 1939 BSA M20 motorbike, in case you’re wondering. Together with our fabulous Motorbike friends from the Hamilton Branch of BSA Club – This is our yearly catch-up with the Group, so we are so grateful we got to ride and camp with them this year.
Started Yin Yoga Classes with the lovely Candy King ……..Yin Yoga – sounds easy – it is easy if you’re a pretzel, but if you’re Amanda flexi, it’s just hilarious!!! I Laugh all the way to the sex pose lol! Never mind, that’s my wicked sense of humour escaping!
A fabulous 4 days eating, chilling and laughing with my Souls Sisters, Dhea, Maria, Teresa, Toni, Jo and Kathy on Port Phillip Island – We had long walks on the beach, we ate tasty vegan food that the amazing Kathy prepared fresh for us every day all washed down with some belly laughs. I loved Philip Island and that experience so much, that Richard and I went back for a weekend for our Anniversary (yes, in between lockdowns lol!) we managed to squeeze this in before, BAM! – back we went into lockdown.
I also completed and gained my Certification Level 1 and Level 2 BG5 Business Consultant Training and finished my Level 3 in December – So my big achievement for the year is becoming a BG5™ Certified Business/Career Consultant – So proud of myself for getting up at 2.30 in the morning for a whole year to study online with the class for 2 hours (I know what you’re thinking, and yes, you’re right I did have to re-listen to those calls againa a couple of times, and I could have taken the easy road and just listened to the recordings, but for me, there’s nothing like being live on calls. luckily it was NOT on zoom so I could, and did look like I had just got up and nobody knew!
Here’s to 2021 – I for one, will be tuning out the noise out there and listening to my own inner guidance – that works for me – what about you? Did you find a silver lining in your 2020?
Blessings to you all as we begin a new Human Design cycle on 21st January when we enter the gate 41 (beginnings). So until then, finish everything that you started last year. That way you have a clean slate. Honour your own “Hero’s’ journey, find the golden nugget in that experience, whatever it was , journal the pain away, the sadness, the loss. And remember, we are all in transition and, as with any birth, we have to go through the birth canal and none of us remember what that experience felt like, but we did it and we arrived safely.
Take care and may 2021 bring you peace within so you can see all the wonders that are waiting for you.
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