That’s because you are an evolutionary, spiritual being, and we live in an ever evolving and expanding world. You are continually growing and expanding the edges of your own being.
Taking time to witness how you’ve grown is a spiritual practice of celebrating your stepping into the greater possibilities of who you are.
To help you take a look back, here are 6 questions that act as a helpful guide to notice the ways that you’ve grown and transformed. I’ve also made a PDF that you can download as a worksheet if you’d like to answer these questions.
- What surprised you this year?
Surprise is one of life’s ways to remind you that you aren’t always in control of your life. Your surprise helps you to shed expectations and to know that life is full of infinite possibilities. List the different ways you’ve been surprised. This could be surprises from others, surprise events in your life and in the world, or ways that you surprised yourself. How do these surprises help you to see life a little differently?
- How did you grow?
As you think about surprises this past year, how you responded to those surprises determined the trajectory of your own growth. What challenges did you experience and what lessons did you learn from them? What joys did you experience and who did you become as a result? Recognizing how you’ve grown affirms that you show up in the world.
- What made you feel alive?
You are a unique expression of life, showing up in the world in only the way that you can. Your passion and your joy is unique to you. As you think about this past year, what brought you juice in your life? Where did you feel an energy and zest to life? The stirrings in your heart are signposts to the real you.
- What can you celebrate?
Celebration is a form of gratitude. From a spiritual perspective, you celebrate not only accomplishments and experiences. You also celebrate a shifting of your own consciousness that became open and receptive to experiencing more good. When you celebrate, you affirm what is important to you and what you want more of in your life.
- What do you want to leave behind in 2015?
Not everything in 2015 probably felt good, even though you probably learned some lessons in the not-so-good stuff. What are some of the things you want to leave behind in 2015? Are there particular experiences or people you are saying goodbye to? Do you have any beliefs and habits you want to release?
- What do you want to take with you into 2016?
With the new year approaching on the horizon, you don’t have to leave everything behind in 2015. You get to start the new year with experiences, people, beliefs and practices that helped make your 2015 special. What do you want to bring into 2016? What will help to provide a foundation for 2016 from which you can spring forward?
For your coaching assignment for this week, spend some time answering these questions. If you want to make it extra fun, have a friend do it with you and share what you came up with. Feel free to download the worksheet if it’ll make it easier for you.
What doesn’t change in the midst of all this is the truth of who you are. You are simply divine.
As you begin to close the chapter called 2015 and open the new one called 2016, may the light and love of who you are shine more brightly with each passing moment.
I’d love to hear what you are honoring and celebrating from 2015. Please feel free to share in the comments below.
I’m putting together an online class called “Vision Your Best 2016.” If you’re interested in getting notified when this program is available, fill out the form here. You’ll also get notified of the early bird special.