Embrace it. All of it. The good, the not so good, the past, present and future. When we accept we allow the flow of life. Sometimes before we can accept things we must first release the emotions that surround them.
Some of us may be feeling a little down, scared, frustrated or angry right now- I wish I could run over -hold you and remind you that everything will be okay. I know all too well how much it hurts when your heart has been stabbed- you've been lied to, taken advantage of, talked bad about, lost a loved one and had your world turned upside down. All of life's more difficult lessons tearing up our insides turning us into zombies. When we feel this way the last thing we want to do is deal with life and people. We don't want to hear those encouraging words people keep repeating to us- we rather curl ourselves in a ball and cry until we run out of tears. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to release those emotions and remind ourselves that what we are feeling is normal and that time will pass and life will be easier to handle.
I may not be there to hold you while you cry but I do wish you would let yourself get it all out! Punch, scream- tell the world or those people to F off (figuratively- do not actually tell someone)- let out how you are truly feeling. Then you can start to feel a little better. And I promise you that with each day that goes by your mind will get clearer, your heart will feel lighter and this will open up the pathway for the helpers that you can not see with human eyes- but are very much there- to come in and assist in your healing.
Let it out and make some room- for 2012 can only bring great things if you have space for it.
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