Yesterday was my birthday, and as always, I reassess the year and ask myself what I want more and less of in my life.
It's quite simple. In fact, it's easy math. I ask myself what has added the most to my life: not just financially, but energetically and spiritually.
Then I ask myself what has drained and depleted me the most, and if any of these things are negotiable in my life.
Last year, what brought me the most joy was my relationships with patients, my space of co-creation with other talented practitioners, and my creative expression.
What drained and depleted me was saying "yes" to things that I didn't truly want to do. It was energetic vampires that only take and take, immersed in their patterns of unending negativity. It was putting other peoples' needs before my own. And it was refusing to ask for help, even when I truly needed it.
My pride was draining me. My inability to let go and believe that others could do or care as much as I did was draining me. My desire to do it all on my own was draining me.
So this year, I am giving myself the gift of trust. I trust that others are competent and capable of co-creating with me, rather than expending all of my energy on pulling them up-even though they are doing fine on their own. I trust that my intuition will guide me into knowing what I should say "yes" and "no" to. I will trust in others as much as I trust in myself.
It's not easy to let go of patterns and beliefs, but the first step is acknowledgment. I am ready to go so much bigger this year. Not just for myself, but for my clients and co-creators. But to do this, I have to trust that delegation is more powerful than solitude. I have to trust in the innate strength of my patients, that they can thrive with guidance but without hand-holding. I have to trust my intuition.
I look forward to the challenge.
When you think of your own life, what is taking from you? And what is building you up?
What is within your power to change, today?