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Yoga Girl Daily - December 17th 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Healing, Tune-In Tuesday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

With 2019 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the past year and everything that occurred in it.

Whether or not 2019 was challenging or easy for you, what was something amazing that came your way? Big or small, long or short, a person, place or thing, an accomplishment… reflect on it! Write or share about it.

Reflecting on a success, an achievement, a blessing, will allow you to feel gratitude for what came through, be open and prepare you for what’s coming next.


[01:01] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Tuesday! It's Tune-In Tuesday today, so it's time for us to inquire around a specific topic, so something that will help us get to know ourselves just a little bit better. Today I have a topic in mind that's going to help us bring 2019 to a close. So, for our coming episodes of Yoga Girl Daily, I have a few things centered around saying goodbye to 2019 so really closing out this year. And to do that, we have to reflect on what came our way in 2019. So, did you have a good year? Was it a hard year, an amazing year? Did you learn? Did you grow? Our topic today is: Something amazing that happened to me this year was… Something amazing that happened to me this year was… So, take a moment to really reflect on what came your way this year.

[02:12] Many of us had a little bit of a challenging year this year; this exercise will be specifically important. And what's amazing about this inquiry is you can do it as many times as you like. You can even make a bullet point list writing down all of the amazing things that you can think of that happened to you this year, but whatever first comes to mind when you start thinking around this specific topic, perhaps something unbelievably huge, massive, great happened to you in 2019 then of course inquire on that, but perhaps what comes to mind is something a little bit smaller. Maybe you had something that to the outside world maybe feels like or looks like a little bit mundane, maybe something in your day-to-day life, small things that came way again and again, perhaps a special person that you had in your life this year. Maybe something unexpected came your way this year. Perhaps in the midst of a challenging moment or something really hard that you went through, you found a glimmer of light, right? What is something truly amazing, truly epic that happened to you this year? Let's take a moment to close our eyes and take a really, really, really deep breath in through the nose, open the mouth and let it out.

[03:36] What is something amazing that happened this year? See what first comes to mind or perhaps before it comes to mind, it comes to heart. So maybe it's something that you feel before you think about it. For me, when I reflect on this past year, something amazing that happened this year, the first thing that comes to mind isn't actually something that happened to me, but just something that was present for me. And that's my family. I've had more unbelievably beautiful, heart opening moments with my husband and with my baby girl then I can actually count. So the very top of my list of amazing things that happened to me this year, I'm going to put them. And then I finished and released my book. That was a pretty amazing thing that happened to me this year. That feels like a big one, right? And then I can just in my heart feel that memory of the amazing moments and things and situations and experiences that I've shared with other people this year, especially moments where maybe I felt like I was alone…

[04:39] And then it turns out that I wasn't. Where I thought that I didn't know where to go and then something opened up. Those unexpected things that came my way when I least expected it. So if I were to journal around the amazing things that happened to me this year, I think I could journal quite a bit. So how about you? What's something amazing that happened to you this year? What's the first thing that comes to mind? The first thing that comes to heart. Take a moment just to feel into that and then let the energy of that memory, that positive, exciting, amazing memory, let that energy fill you all the way out into the fingertips and into the toes. So remembering that joy, feeling some gratitude around that as well. Even if 2019 was hard, you had some amazing things come your way this year. Am I right?

[05:30] So how about we take today to either share on this topic, so find a friend or someone in your family, someone you trust to talk about this a little bit, to share what was something amazing this year or of course journal, and you can do a stream of consciousness moment to journal here. Just writing down something amazing that happened to me this year was… and then fill in the blank. I hope you remember many, many amazing and beautiful things that came your way in 2019. Thank you so much for reflecting on this with me today. Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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