“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ~Vern McLellan
It was December 2010. I was in a particularly low place. I was doing my best to stay optimistic during a time of drastic change. I was doing my best not to be afraid of what was coming next, when I had no idea what it could be.
I felt like I was untethered, floating into the unknown. I was a little lost, just hoping for someone to pull me back in, show me some direction.
That’s when a friend pointed me towards a spiritual reader. It wasn’t exactly a compass leading me to my next destination, but at that moment it was close enough.
Twenty-four hours after my friend’s suggestion, I walked into this spiritual reader’s house wanting to know if 2011 would be better.
Would I find my way? Would things somehow work out?
During the hour and a half with this warm and lovely woman, she did offer hope, insight and serenity. She gave me reassurance and advice, which was such a blessing at that moment. I was grateful for my friend and grateful for the appointment.
But right towards the end of the reading, she said something I would never forget.
“Things in your life won’t be settled until 2015.”
Naturally, I was a little taken aback. At that moment, 2015 felt like three lifetimes away.
“2015?! That’s a long time from now! I have to wait that long for things to get better?”
“Sorry, but yes. It’s going to take a while, but that will be the year when everything will fall into place exactly the way you want…”
I wasn’t sure how to take this bit of news, so I did what I normally do when I receive a reading. I let the idea go so it wouldn’t become a belief, but I never quite forgot it.
And here I am. It’s 2015. It turns out what felt like three lifetimes away came quicker than I could have ever imagined. And along the way? Well, these last four years have brought massive change, moments and memories I’ll never forget, new countries explored, new relationships formed, new opportunities and successes, laughter and tears. They have been years fully lived, fully enjoyed, fully appreciated.
2014 probably created the most change. And as the year played out I often recalled the spiritual reader’s words. I remember feeling like maybe 2014 was the set-up for 2015.
I don’t know if what she said about 2015 was right. I don’t know what exactly this next year has in store.
But what I know for sure is this. I am grateful for the gift of another year and for whatever it brings.
“In the New Year, you carry all the experiences of the past years and that is the greatest power of every New Year! This year again, you are less student and more master!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan
Warm welcome, 2015. I’m excited to finally meet you after thinking about you for so long now.
Wishing everyone the happiest New Year filled with abundance, love, joy and some happy surprises along the way.
May it be the year where things “fall into place exactly the way you want.”