I've been doing a little internal housekeeping lately. Trying to work through some stuff, trying to throw out some insecurities, trying to draw in some motivation and inspiration and find some joy... and today, huzzah! Online inspiration strikes at the Superhero Journal, and it is called Mondo Beyondo. You can check it out here to get the full explanation.
In essence the creator of Mondo Beyondo says the surest way to start fresh and move forward is to be at peace with what came before. You might have had an incredible year, a dull year, or a truly difficult year. Whatever happened, the aim is to celebrate what there is to celebrate about it and grieve what there is to grieve... Then start the new year off by declaring what you want to draw into your life and let those items entice you into action.
Mondo Beyondo challenges you to answer the following questions and declare the year, in this case 2008, complete.
1. What do you want to acknowledge yourself for in regard to 2008?
(What did you create? What challenges did you face with courage and strength? What promises to yourself did you keep? What brave choices did you make? What are you proud of?)
2. What is there to grieve about 2008?
(What was disappointing? What was scary? What was hard? What can you forgive yourself for?)
3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?
The next step is to say out loud, "I declare 2008 complete!"
How do you feel? If you don't feel quite right, there might be one more thing to say...
The final step is to consider your primary focus for the year to come. What is your primary intention or theme for 2009? Is it the year of joy? the year of self-care? the year of partnership?
Stand up and say it proud, "2009 is my year of...."
It's basically a way to put the past year behind you and move on with the new one. I know it's already coming up on the end of January but better late than never. I'm going to think on my answers to those questions and my list of intentions for the year to come over the weekend (or maybe a little longer if I get nervous about posting them here..) but thought I'd leave you with the questions in case you might like to do it too.