The bottom line: Expanding my yearly intention to more fully encompass what I perceive it to be about, it now reads Ask – Listen, to and with All of Me – Act.
Upon waking, I realized that there’s more to say about my winter solstice 2020 to winter solstice 2021 intention.
When I write listen, I mean listen through all the ways I am open to taking in information. Through my ears, yes, but also using those other most common senses, sight, smell, taste, touch. But it goes beyond that. I can listen using my intuition. My intellect. My heart (oh yes, my heart!). My gut sure speaks loudly sometimes, as does my back, my feet, my head. And there’s proprioception, thermoception, baroreceptors and any number of other ingeniously designed sensory detectors spread throughout my body.
What D also helped me see yesterday (Oh my. Only yesterday? Feels like forever and a day ago, and yet, as I sit here, I have not seen/known this for more than 24 hours.) is how there’s an unlearning-process taking place here, needing to take place here. To be able to listen to all of me, with all of me, there are filters composed of restrictive believes to remove. There are dampeners in place that makes it oh-so-hard to hear vital signals, misconceptions as to what signals actually mean, and most likely, a lot of debris to clear out of the way, in order for all signals to be able to reach me.
Ask – Listen, to and with All of Me – Act.
As I sit with this, my feeling is that yearly intentions of years gone past have been more outward facing, about me for sure, but more with regards to how I am perceived by others, at least in my mind. This one, feels completely different, even though, paradoxically enough, perhaps this intention will impact those around me more than any intention I’ve committed to before.