Have you taken a look back at the gifts brought by your experiences in 2007?
Since this is the year I got married and one of my best friends did, too, we've both said "what a difference a year makes" a few times this year!!
But other than that, I haven't yet taken a very careful, thoughtful look and today, I decided I would. My life coach, Ann Strong, who is a fabulous coach's coach, gave me a helpful list of questions to get me started...
Go wild! Acknowledge all your go(o)dness and greatness.One guideline: release criticism and focus on positives.
What did I accomplish that I am most proud of? Finding a wonderful new home to live in and going to Toronto to get legally married to the love of my life.
When did I have the most fun? Every time I was with Shelly. Even going to the grocery store is fun when we go together! (You think I'm in love?)
What experiences touched me the most? This question makes me think of my church. There have been so many wonderful experiences there that brought tears to my eyes!
What experiences were the most intimate? Looking into the eyes of my love and seeing her heart and her soul.
Most powerful? I have had some very powerful spiritual moments involving trees, moon, reiki, essential oils, nature walks, water, etc.
Most sacred? When we were saying our vows, in both the commitment ceremony in April and the legal one in November.
What difficult challenges did I meet successfully?
(1) I let go of a part-time job so that I would have more time to homeschool my son.
(2) I handled being outed at work by a co-worker.
(3) I found out that my wife and daughter weren't going to be able to move here this past summer as planned. We still don't know when they will be able to move.
In meeting the challenges, what did I do best? Relying on guidance and support in my relationship with God and in my marriage and support from my friends.
What lessons did I learn? That God is taking care of me all of the time, that He has good plans for me and that I can trust my life to unfold as it should.
How would I describe my power in those situations? I would say I did a lot of co-creating with God. The year as a whole was empowering!
But, you know, there are more questions that occur to me...
Here are questions I would ask as a healing practitioner...
1) What are you most grateful for that healed this year?
2) How did you become more of who you are at the core? In what ways are you living more from the essence of who you are?
3) What blocks were removed? What are you more open to, where are you more free?
4) Which limiting beliefs did you release? And what wonderful new beliefs did you develop as a result?
5) Were there any specific memories you remember healing? That you can now remember with peace?
6) How has healing empowered you this year?
7) In what ways did you surprise yourself that you would attribute to the healing work you've done?
8) What's next?