What this year offered me was a simple clearing, a realization. I will remember who I found as I searched for answers. She appeared to me at a retreat in early August during a guided mediation. In the past when I did visualization exercises leading into meditation, I was invited to find my spirit guide. During this process, it was usually requested that I see her face in vivid detail and hear her speak and follow her to my mediation spot. I always nailed the spot. I can bring it up in a whiff of a second. It was the spirit guide I couldn’t describe. It was as though I couldn’t let myself believe in the process. I could only acknowledge a shadow of a being. But this year we made our rendezvous. As I closed my eyes, the leader asked me to greet my wise woman and listen to her. And there she was. I finally saw her face. I heard her speak. She surprised me. My wise woman is myself. I saw my face and heard my voice. I didn’t need to follow anyone to my place of peace. I walked there on my own.
December 15 – 5 Minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)