I am back!
You’d think after spending a FANTASTIC 6 weeks traveling the Great Ocean Road in southern Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand that I’d feel refreshed and ready to go, but I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. It is funny how that happens. It was an experience that our family will remember forever with plenty of stories to share, laugh about, even if a few moments that will be shared through looks and fleeting thoughts. What happens on a cruise ship just needs to remain on a cruise ship. It was our first cruise and overall it was a unique experience. I had a couple of bout of seasickness, but not what you might think, more of a headache and problems finding my balance. I really was not expecting that since I sail and love being on the water. The crew was FAB! The ports were amazing! I am putting together a video or two to share with you because pictures are worth a thousand words.
A cool part for me when we travel I am forced to be off the grid for the most part and when I am off the grid I find that I am able to refocus, reconnect and find my balance. Now, before we got started on our trip I found that my word of the year for 2017 came through with ease, as did my crystal of the year and that lead to the colors flowing through…and all of that combined painted a very important picture for me. As I was working my Shining Year Workbook end of the year I realized that some very important parts of my life slipped. It was not at all intentional or with much conscious thought, but I stopped my self-care program that had been a vital part of my daily life for so long. Excuses and “white noise” became my norm rather than strapping on my sneakers and hitting the pavement.
This realization made me ask “Where else have I stopped living?”
Hmmm…interesting question, Krista…
This is raised a few things for me because 2016 started with our house in Virginia still being empty and at that point we were at the 6 month point, and my hubby and I were feeling the stress. Thankfully, by Feb 1st we had new renters in the house and we could begin our recovery. The house being empty did push me to make sure that I completed my 2017 Crystal Dimension Calendar, write my “Creating Abundance with Crystals and How to make them sing for you” eKit, my Crystal 101 Workshop and the Connecting to Your Crystals Challenge. That financial pressure forced me to get out of my comfort zone…the down side for me was then I got stuck. I couldn’t find my marketing space for these fab offers. Let me step back for a moment to the works I just used – I couldn’t find – Nope, not the actual case. When I took the time to feel the energy and see what was happening I realized that FEAR is what slowed my process down and the distractions, or white noise, from all kinds of other things going on around me. This is not the place for me to dive deep into all the stuff, the take away is that I slowed down and quieted myself to hear what happened in 2016.
The key is that I QUIETED MYSELF, removed distractions and reflected. Once I started the closing process of 2016 a lovely feeling of peace washed over me, permitting me to look forward to 2017 as the beginning that it is. My main word is BALANCE this year, with two supporting words CREATIVITY and STYLE. This is the first time I have felt a need for supporting words and I sense it has a great deal to do with the upcoming new chapter of our lives.
This year I will be focusing on finding BALANCE…being BALANCED in all aspects of the mind body and soul. First things first, is making sure I don’t over extent myself on social media, focus more on working from a schedule and making sure that I put my self-care back as a priority. A happy and healthy me, means I can give more to those around me. If I am going to talk the talk, I need to be walking the walk.
Now it is YOUR turn…
“Where have you stopped living and just started surviving?”
Take a few minutes and write 5 things that you love to do and stopped doing in recent years. Then, sit for a few more minutes, and write down WHY you stopped. Does it feel heavy or does it feel light? If the reasoning feels heavy, the energy you are tapping into doesn’t belong to you. That means you stopped doing something you enjoyed because of someone else. At this point it doesn’t matter who the energy/thoughts belong to, what matters is knowing that you can send that heaviness back to whomever it belongs to with love and light. Keep repeating “I send this energy back to who it belongs to with love and awareness.” until you begin to feel light. It may take one time or you could find that it takes several.
If the energy around the “WHY” is light, that means it is all you. Don’t worry it is not the end of the world…it means you need to ask yourself other questions to release your energy around it. Let’s also not forget that sometimes we stop doing things we once think we loved because we really didn’t love it and that is OKAY! Keeping the process ease, go through the list and the items that pop up with a light energy ask yourself the question “Why did I stop doing…..” then sit and see what comes up. You may find that the answers come up quickly or they may not show up until later.
Once you’ve done that spend some time reflecting on what you what your next year to feel like to you. For me, I am looking for the balance of life with ease and joy. You may discover that it appears with a feel, a vibe, a color, a crystal or even a song. There is no wrong answer because the answer is for you and you alone. Then the planning, implementing and following through bring it into action.
A great crystal to assist you in this process is a simply beautiful clear quartz. If you sit quietly and ask your questions holding your clear quartz you will find that your answers will come through with clarity. Hold the crystal in your least dominant hand that is your receiving hand, so that you can feel the vibe and receive the message.
Share what comes up for you. Let’s create our own Shining Year! If you don’t have your 2017 Shining Year Workbook follow this link they are now 50% off. Plus if you are local on February 2nd, 2017 we will be meeting at Java Lava in Pennant Hills for our first Mastermind group.
Enjoy your week!
Much Love and Light Sprinkled with Crystal Blessings,
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Krista Ducharme, is an Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Healer and Teacher who has combined her love of health and fitness with her passion of Mind, Body and Soul balance to create a SPARKLY love of life. Join me on my adventures around the globe...