: 1530s, from Middle French expectation or directly from Latin “anticipation, an awaiting”
It’s a shame that having expectations is so often perceived as negative.
Imagine shifting to the original meaning, “anticipation and awaiting”.
It reminds me of when a woman is pregnant and expecting. There’s a certainty that at the end of nine months she will give birth.
What if you brought that same sense of expecting to your life?
What would you give birth to this year?
“Promise yourself… To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.” – Christian D. Larson
For me, 2015 is truly a year where many of the expectations I’ve had are coming to life.
The anticipation has been building and I hardly have words for what this feels like.
On the one hand it’s overwhelming because really, why do all the seeds I’ve planted the past year have to sprout ALL AT THE SAME TIME?
On the other hand, I am so freakin’ grateful I can hardly breathe.
This is what happens when you do the work. When you show up day after day, even and especially when you don’t feel like it.
The practice of showing up for your life in this way always makes a difference. It can’t not do so.
This work of growing and living a life you love isn’t easy, but it IS the catalyst for growth.
It is what fuels the imaginal cells to complete the transformation, making the pain of change worthwhile.
Maya Angelou said, “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
On that note, here’s what you can expect from me in 2015:
: My passion for helping you reclaim your experience of freedom in life is fed by my work with values and core desired feelings. It has been a privilege to lead the Desire Map revolution with Danielle LaPorte and her amazing team.
The coming year is paved for more collaborations and in-person retreats beginning with two retreats in April in the UK. Desire and embodiment are at the heart of these workshops.
: With almost twenty years of experience and active participation in the world of personal development, I’ve got a lot to share and the time has come. I’ll be revamping my blog, getting more clear on specific topics and how I can be of service to you.
I’ve also begun work on a book that will bring together what I’ve learned about creating sustainable, effective change. Spring 2015 is about publishing!
: The ability to change effectively and sustainably over time is essential to the work of personal growth. If we don’t make this a priority we’ll keep spending time and money on books and programs that ultimately make no difference.
It’s that simple. And that essential.
Last but not least…
I love this work with my heart and soul. I love how it connects me to you.
It’s easy and habitual to succumb to our fears. This year let’s practice choosing love together.
Thank you for being here.