This is such an important time of year. A scheduled transition. One year closing out. Another year waiting in the wings… for you and me to pay attention. Peeking from behind the folds of the velvet curtain it asks, “Is it time?” It is time. What does 2015 hold?
If 2015 were sitting across the table at a tea parlor what wisdom would it have for you? Wouldn’t you like to know? What does 2015 hold?
Wouldn’t You Like To Know?
For most of us it’s hard to know with any certainty what it would say. Sure, we don’t get to know everything. Most of life is like walking down a dark road with a lantern-there’s only so much of the road we see. We take a few steps and see some more. But beyond the lantern’s glow there’s nothing but darkness. Are you done with guessing what’s out there in that darkness?
What we do get to know is the theme of our year ahead—the red thread that will run through the tapestry of your coming days providing continuity and guidance, or at the very least help us make some sense of the things we face in the days ahead.
Last year my theme was “I don’t know.” Boy howdy was that true. I didn’t know what where my work was headed, where I was going to live, how my relationship was going to play out, where my next nickel would come from. Big stuff. When I remembered my theme, “I don’t know” the ambiguous nature of my life made sense. “Of course things are up in the air.” She said slapping palm to forehead. “This is the year of ‘I don’t know.’”
Finding Your Red Thread
Your life has a guiding thread, too. It took me several years to develop a practice for identifying my theme and several more years to perfect it enough to teach it. I’ve taught it for the last 3 years. What a gift to those who participate. It’s playful, illuminating, empowering, and always gets rave reviews. I call it the Dream Your Theme playshop.
Wouldn’t you like to know YOUR theme for the year ahead?
This takes place every January.