Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recapitulation: A year in review

As the year comes to a close, it is a time of review. The media gives us the bests and worst of this, that and the other. There is a look back over the year to remember what happened in the world. How about applying that same practice to your own life?

In the Toltec spiritual philosophy, the spiritual practice of recapitulation aids us in observing our life and behavior. Recapitulation is the action of recollecting your life including the emotions you felt surrounding the events. This procedure is self-healing. After all, hindsight is 20/20 and you can gain a much greater perspective of yourself, your life and the lives of those around you. You can learn from your own successes and failures. Because you create your own reality, it would behoove you to look back at what worked and what didn't.

Self-observation is a valuable tool for self-improvement. The observation shall not be confused as judgement. Judgement doesn't work well for self-improvement, but the actual objective observer can learn from the past and tweak behaviors, thoughts and action for the future.

To do this, simply take some time to contemplate the past year. Use your journal or a simple sheet of paper to list some of the events of the last year. As you write, pause to contemplate the events that impacted your life. Use this tool to improve and make changes for your future. This tool prepares you for the intentional creation of your reality. You will be much clearer as to what you do not want and much clearer as to what you DO want!

Shortly after the clock strikes 12 midnight, it's time to establish intentions for the the New Year. If you take the time to recapitulate 2009, you will be better prepared to create reality for 2010.

Of course, I have some events I'll be offering to assist you in these processes. On Wednesday, December 30, 2009 I'll be facilitating a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Drumming Circle to drum away the old and welcome in 2010. On Monday, January 4, 2010 come to 2010 READY, SET, GOAL!! INTENTIONAL CREATION OF REALITY. I'll share about vibrational matching, using your imagination and you'll set goals and experience a guided imagery meditation. Both of these events will be at The Crystal Garden.

To find out about all the upcoming events at The Crystal Garden, visit our calendar of events online.

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