To Flourishing in 2022

This morning I’ve been starting to dream about 2022 and what I want to make of it in the key areas of my life.

And that led me to Zig Ziglars classic Success for Dummies which has a wheel of life assessment.

Then I rediscovered the Flourishing Assessment.

I self-scored a 68 but the exercise gave me some glaring areas of improvement (physical health).

And I started to think what would make the rating in each area to the next level.

That simple tweaking of the knobs is inspiring to me as I seek to take more control and autonomy and assertiveness about the quality of my life.

Down the mountain

We don’t tell the stories down the mountain … we only tell the ones going up to glory.

We glamorize the ascent not the descent.

Inflation not deflation. Launch and but the glide down.

But what comes after the pinnacle, summiting?

To the moon. But what about not just the ride back to earth but back home after?

Our search for meaning and the tops and the edges, leaves us also with the walk back.

The team that summited the 14 Highest peaks in the world in 7 months.

We tell the up. Not the after.

Reconnecting to heart

I’ve mentioned before that I am viewing this chapter of my life not as summiting a mountain but growing a lush vibrant garden.

My coach asked me to close my eyes and describe what that looks like.

Eventually I said Te Fiti, the goddess with the power to create life in the awesome movie Moana.

She looks like a lush garden or is covered in green and when she is healthy she exudes growth and life.

Te Fiti
Te Fiti

As I continued I realized how much of my life parallels the story of Te Fiti.

Her heart was stolen. And she turned into Te Ka, essentially a scary demon who spews fire lava.

Moana is on a mission to save her village by restoring the heart of Te Fiti. And in this clip she realizes that Te Ka is Te Fiti and seeks to restore and return her heart.

It’s quite beautiful and moving scene and indicative of my inner work.

Without connection to our hearts who do we become?

I’ve been privileged to meet some amazing therapists and was gifted The Heart Reconnection Guidebook which says:

Healing begins the moment you return to your heart and remember that not feeling good about yourself is the only thing that’s not good enough.

Heart Reconnection Guidebook

I’m returning to my heart.

I’m reminding myself that the only thing not good enough is thinking I’m not good enough.

I know and am uncovering how when I’m connected to my source, my heart that’s where life and love flow and I become alive.

And as long as I’m connected with heart, wherever I go and whoever I touch I bring lush vibrant life and love.

Todays affirmation:

I am Te Fiti.

Connected to my heart I bring and give life, love and abundance to myself first then others.