As I reflected on the decade that passed, I thumbed through Julia Cameron's Blessings, in search for a prayer with which to begin 2010 and end 2009. Here is what I was led to:
"New, wonderful experiences now enter my life. I am safe."
I WELCOME THE ARRIVAL OF NEW LOVES
I give thanks for my new friendships. I welcome my new loves, my new acquaintances. Knowing that we have intersected as part of a higher plan, I extend my heart and my hand to new people and new events, welcoming them home to their place in my world. Rather than live in a closed, insular, and distanced manner, I fling open the doors to my heart. My life is a courtyard filled by the sun. My courtyard is peopled by those I love and those whom I am learning to love. I bless my capacity to love. My capacity to love blesses me.
- Julia Cameron
Amen to that! As the decade draws to a close, I am in huge, heartfelt gratitude for all the lessons learned, events that have urged my heart where it needed the extra softening; where I needed to listen to grace; claim my inner voice; heed the wisdom of guidance... I know for a fact that I am being honed and molded everyday as I partake in creation. I am always humbled and in awe of the possibilities. Thank you, everyone! Thank you, 2000-2009 and everything before that! 2010, here I am!