November has arrived and we are less than eight weeks from this amazing year of 2019 completing... this decade of 2010-2019 completing... and a threshold taking us right into 2020!
A decade... WOW...
When I think back to who I was ten years ago, my reality was so different than how it is today. I was separated from my first husband and moving through the legalities of a divorce, working full-time in an intense marketing position at an international firm, and trying to do my best to parent my children through this difficult transition in our lives. I was stressed and confused, emotionally riding the waves of grief at such a significant ending and joy for new independence unfolding.
Time was the dictator of my world, running my schedule to the minute, with many hours spent in my mind, in the car commuting, repeating tasks and managing projects at work that I was not energetically invested in. I was constantly running out of time, late to almost everything in my life, and feeling overwhelmed by navigating it all!
The decade since has been a powerful and humbling time of learning for me.
I have studied, read, practiced, and mastered an awareness of who I am and how I choose to experience time in my life.
Meditation and energy healing have been powerful teachers, as I have found pathways to hear my Soul guiding the highest possibilities for this lifetime.
So I sit here, at the beginning of November, at the end of this decade, very aware of the threshold arriving into 2020.
Realizing my desire to be consciously aware of how I spend my time as we move through the rest of this year.
Not having my calendar dictate my mood and activities as it did ten years ago... instead being very intentional about who I choose to spend my time with and how present I am for those treasured moments.
How do I do that?
Well, for me, it starts with an Intention Grid!!
You may not have the time to watch my video (although I'd suggest giving it a try, you might really enjoy the peaceful feeling of watching me play with energy!), so I'll share a few highlights of what I discovered as I worked my Grid, trusting that there might be a nugget of wisdom here for you, too.
1. Self care first! Sleep, eat well, exercise, and meditate anchored the base and top of my Grid, setting the foundation for everything that would flow next.
2. Family and Friends next, right at the Center of my Grid. Those Soul-humans I chose to walk this journey of life with are not always the ones with whom I spend most of my hours each week. (Sound familiar?!)
My greatest Loves are my husband and my (now grown-up!) children. As we wrap up this year, I am consciously choosing to first be more present with them. Finding more moments together, which can be challenging because their lives and mine are full and busy. And so I continue to weave in and out of their schedules, finding the places where we each and all overlap. Those moments always fill me up, as Love sits so firmly in our conversations and stories.
3. And then flowing my Work into my Grid, discerning how to best honor my own creative desires and love for the healing work I offer, while also balancing my desire to play more with my family and friends. Making this Intention Grid helped me see visually and energetically how it can all come together with ease and joy!
Here are a few of the last 2019 available Treasures that I placed for us on my Grid:
Time is a precious gift and it is up to us to honor it as ours to intentionally invest or spend in the ways that matter most to each of us.
It was so much fun to tune into these last two months through the lens of an Intention Grid and then share it here with you! I trust it inspires you to also be intentional with your time as we wrap up this decade.
I wish you a beautiful pathway through the end of 2019!
So much love,
Vivienne Gerard – Teacher / Scribe / Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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