End of a Decade
As we approach the holidays, celebrations of the birth of Christ, a New Year and more importantly a new Decade, it is only apt to reminisce of the year gone by.
Over the last few days I’ve celebrated my 40th birthday and started preparing for our first family Christmas with just about everyone together. I woke up this morning and a sense of being overwhelmed had swirled it’s way into our room. In my quiet time I reflected on the year that was and more so how it affected my journey and that of those whom I am closest to.
2019 has without a doubt, been one of the most challenging years for me. Not only for me, but many of those whom I’ve crossed paths with. Perhaps it is the greater world’s way to encourage us to take heed of that which is going on around us. To be more aware of the impact our actions have on mother earth and those that dwell her.
Now, at the end of this year, I realize that not only have I completed and closed off my 4th decade of life, but I have made peace with all the demons from the past. Circumstances forced me to finally let go of that which was toxic. I’ve learned who the people are I can rely on, and those whom I should smile on. I have forgiven those whom I had to, and asked for forgiveness from those whom I’ve needed to. I’ve forgiven myself. I’ve accepted my baggage, and have lightened my load. I’ve rekindled my love for people and opted to do what I love. And now, at the end of the year 2019 ce, I raise my eyes to the heavens in gratitude, as trouble, toil and sin, was a lesson and a step closer to where I should be. I now know my calling, and I also know when to follow it.
In this season of giving, my wish for those who were on my path, to be blessed and to bless those who cross their paths. Those who endured hard times, may you find solace in the lessons the year has brought. Those who stood silently behind me, in support, who picked me up, who did not complain, or expect anything in return, I pray that God grants you blessings in tenfold, as you have been to me. To those who have read “Raising a Black Dog“, and opened up to me; I am truly humbled by your appreciation and pass a blessed peace onto you and your families.
Let us behold the greater Sat Chid Ananda, in all His names and forms, and be grateful for that which we have. Let us pass the peace and love bestowed up us, to each one we meet. And let 2020 bring you blessings beyond calculable numbers.
Deus Benedicat! Barak Allah! Om Namah Shivaya
Wishing you all a very happy 2020 from Johann, Myself and our four legged children, Mischief, Gemma and Lulu.