Creating Your Personal Vision for 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:16 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

Creating Your Personal Vision for 2013
by Catherine Bastedo

I am honoured to be asked to write a monthly column and do so with the hope that my words will reach you at the right time, in the right place, and bring you whatever is in your highest good in that moment.  This first message, focusses on beginning the year 2013.

If you have not yet done so, please take a moment, close your eyes, and picture what you would like to create in your life this yearundefinedhealth or abundance or a new/better relationship, closer ties with family, deeper connection to the universal energy around us, peace and harmony…  And what would you like to let go ofundefinedgrief? anger? old wounds? worry? fear?...

To start with, picture energy pouring into you through your Crown and streaming down through your body to your root, right down to the soles of your feet.  Let this energy, like a river, wash through you, cleansing, carrying away debris, taking with it anything that no longer serves you.  Let those old feelings of hurt/ insecurity/ lack of confidence be borne away.

Next, draw up energy from your feet.  Picture the soles of your feet on the ground, on Mother Earth, and extend roots from your feet into the earth, downwards, outwards, strengthening your ties with Nature, with your friends and colleagues, with your extended family, even with your ancestors.

This is part of who you are, whether these roots please you or not.  Be grateful for your roots, as they have brought you to where you are today.  And yes, you are where you are meant to be.  

You may want to picture your roots wrapping themselves around a beautiful crystal in the earth, amplifying the energy.  It is important to acknowledge your roots, to feel them and strengthen them, because without roots we can be blow over by the least storm that comes our way.

As you feel your roots, at the same time welcome the light pouring in through your Crown.  The two flows of energy meet in your Heart, and spread through your whole body.  No matter what your state of health, on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual plane, this little visualization will help.

And now, in a more clear state, go back to your thoughts and feelings about 2013.  I suggest you form a positive message to yourself, and phrase it in the present, as if it is already happening, as in, “This year I use my talents to create…. This year I have a loving relationship with a wonderful partner.  This year I practice gratitude every day.  Repeat your affirmation during your meditation, or in those moments in bed just before getting up or falling asleep.  Picture yourself doing what you would love to do.

My 101-year old aunt lives by herself in her two-story house and enjoys life to the fullest, driving her car, quilting and entertaining family and friends. The local museum just held a show of her art.  I said to her on a recent visit, “What is your secret?” and she immediately laughed and replied, “Get a good night’s sleep, eat three good meals a day, and do what you enjoy doing!”

So remember, Energy follows Intention.  Let your intention for 2013 be positive, fulfilling and wonderful.

I wish you joy in the journey, and look forward to connecting with you again soon!

Catherine Bastedo
teaches Usui-Holographic Reiki at all levels, facilitates healing through energy sessions, and holds spiritual nature workshops and retreats. She also offers Reiki at the Maplesoft Survivorship Centre.

She is the author of Bird Vibes , a meditation deck based on the chakras and our spiritual connections to birds and the French adaptation in book format, Les oiseaux, nos guides spirituels. This deck helps to understand daily life situations and deepen our connection with the universal energy in us and around us.

Catherine is a Reiki Master and has a M.A. in Canadian Studies (Carleton University). She held leadership roles as an executive in the Canadian Public Service and then as the Executive Director of the International Council for Canadian Studies for a number of years.

Catherine is also a Director of the Board of the DIVA Foundation, which supports advances and rewards excellence in women’s health and well-being.

Catherine Bastedo uses archetypes, myth and nature totems to help people reduce stress, release and transmute old patterns, restore balance on the physical, mental, and emotional levels and develop new ways of looking at life and the patterns in their lives.

Her clients and students appreciate the wisdom, experience and love of nature she brings to her work.

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