The final Mercury Retrograde of the year started on the 19th and will last through January 8th. I have learned to embrace these anomalies in my year as best I can – some can be more wild than others. As a result of me being a Virgo’s Virgo (rising and Sun), I find Mercury is more my friend than foe and often fickle. I spent some time on our quiet first day of holiday Monday morning considering all of the RE in my Current:
REturning to sun and sand (and tequila) through part of the school break. We are all really looking forward to the upcoming adventure.
REviewing all of the ideas and projects I want to implement and/or participate in through 2017. So many wonderful ideas! I simply can’t do them all. Now to map it all out and decide what will be do-able.
REalizing the things, people and concepts I want and do not want in my life. Pursuing the positive. Looking for complete alignment.
REnewing my dedication to Kundalini Meditation and my daily practice of quiet reflection and writing.
REflecting on the year just ending and the lessons I’ll take into 2017. Taking some time to write out my #reverb16 as inspired by Hope Wallace as well as Susannah Conway’s Unravel Your Year 2017 workbook.
REviving my interest in swimming as a means for keeping myself fit and healthy. Gotta do it though the idea of being wet in the winter brings back frigid swim team memories.
REstraining myself from getting angry over behaviour that should come as no surprise. Hopefully the paperwork was really done, really mailed and will really be waiting when school reopens in January.
REminding myself to make a plan and prepare for success in all things I want to do in the year ahead. Then execute. A flawless plan is nothing without flawless execution.
REsearching new ideas for a few creative and personal projects. Mulling and researching, researching and mulling.
REconciling what I am good at with what I am passionate about. They are not the same thing and that’s okay. I will make my living at what comes naturally to me and am encouraging my children do the same. If I am able to monetize my passions all the better, but that really isn’t what they’re for – they exist for my enjoyment.
REviewing The three readings I received in the past week, one from Gina Gomez with my Outlook for 2017; one from Ronna Detrick Sacred Reading and Amy Palko with my Word Goddess Reading. All three are fascinating with plenty of synchronicity and opportunities to consider.
REmembering to count my blessings and acknowledge every day just how grateful I am for my life and everyone who chooses to be in it.
REfreshing my wardrobe. Getting rid of anything outdated or that simply doesn’t fit. Only purchasing things that make me feel fabulous.
REbounding from a year that had some true joy and true sadness. Working through all of it so that next year will, on balance, hold more joy.
REcalling all the reasons why the Sabbats and Wheel of the Year resonate so strongly within me and designing a practice to keep them front-and-centre going forward. Boxes and check lists will be involved.
RElocating everything in my office. REorganizing the books and REorienting my view so as to avoid the dreaded distraction that comes with living in an active neighbourhood.
REconsidering my project load for 2017. There are far too many things that interest me. I sign up for everything and then suffer from overwhelm and disappointment when I cannot fully participate. It’s time to make time and figure it all out. I’ll have to exercise great REstraint not to jump at every opportunity offered to me.
REenrolled in Creative Writing with Brian Henry in Burlington. I can’t wait to start!
REnegotiating with my children. Always.
REstoring my health with the help of Prüvit and a new Ketogenic way of eating. Of course I’m doing the regular stuff: taking my meds and moving more. With the help of the Prüvit product I’m now able to move without pain. It’s a flipping miracle: all of the inflammation is gone.
REmoving books and magazines, and then more books and magazines. Next up? Clothes.
RElinquishing limiting beliefs and attitudes that hold me back from realizing my full potential. It is an awful habit to slip back into negative beliefs when time is spent with people who look at life in a rigid myopic way and don’t allow for their own personal growth let alone those around them.
REevaluating the functionality of some of the communal rooms in our home. It looks like a trip to REstoration Hardware is in my near future.
REcycling and reusing as much as I can in order to my part. With the current political landscape it makes me feel better to know that I can only do what I can to make this a better place for all of us. It may be less than a blip, but it’s all I can do.
REplacing my everyday dishes. For well over a year I have been stuck between two patterns: the romantic Savannah and the more functional Staccato. Or maybe even Hue. Sigh. I just have to bite the bullet and buy a set. The old dishes are quickly falling apart.
REsolving to make more mindful purchases going forward. I’ve just completed a big purge and I think if I had contemplated the initial purchase better I’d have had less to box up and remove.