Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who has read and/or supports this blog and my work for their support during 2011. When you work alone knowing that people are enjoying what you do and finding it useful is very special and I appreciate the support.
Secondly, obviously, I'd like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy All Year for 2012. I hope that those not of the Christian persuasion will enjoy the break with their families and loved ones, I find it rather nice to think of other people sharing our traditional holiday and it giving them time with family.
Lastly, let's look back at 2011. Has it been a perfect year? No. Has it been a great year? Yes. I've decided that this year I will only remember the highlights and let the petty irritations take care of themselves. It's a much nicer way to remember a year and it brings only the positive forward with me.
My real-life highlight this year will always be learning to enjoy flying and visiting Sweden, Ireland and America, I have Pierre Hasslebrandt to thank for Sweden and The Six Sense Academy to thank for Ireland. I will never forget that. I have Nicky Marshall to thank for Sedona, and I'll never forget that either. Hopefully next year I will bring in something as wonderful for her.
Travelling really added to my Spiritual development, and it also showed me that people can believe that they all speak the English language but that don't. I learnt through travel that it is possible to string together a meaningful sentence without understanding the meaning. I also learnt in Sweden how many colloquialisms we use and how people might think you're over there working in your own language but actually you're frantically editing every word you say to bring it into proper English. I do not speak 'proper' English LOL. I also learnt that I love the Swedish people and I'm really excited that some of them are coming to work with me in Glastonbury in 2012.
In Ireland I met some of the warmest, kindest, most supportive people I've ever met. I don't think I've ever experienced such a welcome. I also made friends with the wonderful Chrissie Astell and feel like I have a sister for life even though we don't get to talk as much as we would like to. She's a very busy Angel lady.
In both countries I loved working with people so open minded and willing to try whatever you asked them to with a light heart and total enthusiasm. Two races of magical people.
In Sedona with Nicky I learnt what "Wow!" means in regard to scenery. I always think of Britain as stunning (and always will) but Sedona was so unusual there are few words for it. Again I discovered that English and English are not the same language, and again I found a race of warm, caring people and fantastic pancakes!
I experience earth energy vortices for the first time, loved two and was totally and literally knocked backwards by two. Nicky was also inspired to attune me to Reiki III on 11/1111 by the side of the creek at the Cathedral Rock Vortex. It was a spur of the moment decision that just felt right, and I did miss the other girls I did Reiki I and II with, but it was special.
We had a great time in Sedona shopping for the shop and gifts for our loved ones, we also had some quite Spiritual experiences that were personal and special to us. We ate well, saw amazing wildlife, spoke to Native Americans, walked for miles, climbed rocks, laid flat on our back on buttes inside a medicine wheel (well one of us did, the other one maintained a modicum of decorum). We laughed, we giggled, we discovered that one of us is quite capable of an in-depth conversation at 6 am and is therefore slightly better suited to the other one's husband, in fact that goes both ways LOL.
Moreover, I learnt that I could spend a week with Nicky in complete comfort, knowing that my humanity would be accepted and handled with grace and charm. You can't say that about a lot of people.
Spiritually this year has been amazing for me and I really feel that I've changed a great deal. I've let things go that I should have released a long time ago. I don't need to become so involved in everything as I used to. I find it easier to stand back. I worry less (yes I tremble when I write that because a born worrier doesn't let go of their worrying easily LOL). I enjoy life more.
As far as the work goes I've put my Mediumship on the back burner and set up the Do Something! Tour with Nicky Marshall, we're both completely bowled over by the success already and really looking forward to a busy year next year. Even more amazingly my lovely friend, and now Nicky's friend, Barrie John has chosen to be part of the Tour. We're both thrilled. We've spoken to a few people about the Tour but no one has 'got' the concept in the way Barrie did, our beliefs are also close to his heart and he has bought so much with him in the way of enthusiasm and inspiration.
Fitness wise I've done more, and I intend to do even more next year. Every time I lapse in my fitness I realise how much better I feel with a carefully planned fitness programme - there is nothing 'fit' about overdoing it!
The thing I find the most amazing though is how many times I've used words such as amazing and wonderful through this blog. What a joy it is to be able to do so.
Wishing you happy days, peaceful nights, a wonderful festive season and someone to kiss under the Mistletoe. (Off to buy Mistletoe)