Greetings and Blessings Dear Ones!
We hope 2019 has gotten off to a good start for you. If not, do not fear, for tomorrow is always a new day! Carrie began 2019 in the ER followed by a cold and Renee is recovering from surgery at this moment of writing. Fortunately we are all ok and are still filled with enthusiasm for the year ahead.
What are we most excited about this year? Launching retreats! We look forward to our new retreats being fabulously fun and transformative — and rejuvenating. :)
For now, though, our focus is on inner reflection and healing — there’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to engage in self-reflection! This is a great time for us all to take stock of what our past year has been, acknowledging our successes as well as our challenges. And it's still a good time to set new intentions and wishes for the year ahead. What do you want your focus to be this year? What experiences would you like to have? How would you like to cultivate self-compassion? How would you like to nourish yourself?
Some people like to set new year’s resolutions. Yet setting “resolutions” that are broken quickly may cause more disillusionment than momentum for success. So we encourage you to set new year’s intentions this year. What journey would you like to embark upon? What is your intention in attitude this year? How can you be more kind to yourself this year? How can you be more grounded? How would you like to feel this year?
Dragonflies symbolize self-reflection and self-realization.
They emerge from the surface of water, representing deep self-reflection and the act of looking beyond the surface to what is deeper within. The dark months of winter particularly support the act of looking within as we retreat indoors and hibernate for a while. How will you use this time to support your own self-realization? What intention would you like to set for your journey ahead?
If you would find it supportive to connect with others in this process then we hope you will consider joining us for creating “Journey Boards” on Saturday, January 26. (More info on our website.) Like Vision Boards, creating a personal “Journey Board” is an opportunity to visualize elements of a future self or steps you’d like to make along your personal journey, all while expressing your creativity. At Dragonfly Journeys we’ve found that while many of us hesitate to engage in creative arts, they are indeed Healing Arts, as Michaelene teaches.
Fun Fact! Renee, Carrie, and Michaelene have come together twice before to create personalized journey boards. Renee last led a board-creation session in early 2017. Although others were anticipated to join, only Michaelene, Carrie, and Renée showed up to make their boards that day. We three conceived the idea of Dragonfly Journeys later that year. Last winter, when Carrie took another look at her board made that day, she was struck with awe when she realized the board itself represented none other than our Dragonfly Journeys!
Where will 2019 take YOU? We certainly hope our journeys will intersect. Here's wishing you a powerful and transformative year!
Carrie, Michaelene, and Renée