What exactly happened to 2019? Where did it all go? Honestly, I don't know where it all went. Do you? 2019 was the year of endings, the year of many deaths, and I'm okay with that. Because after a death, if we follow the cycle of life, it means that something will be born. Birth follows death, it's one of our natural laws.
We closed down Calder House in 2019, and although I'm still cleaning up some business loose ends on that, it is done. We've taken back the house as our personal space and let me tell you there is evidence. We no longer are the cleaning fanatics we once were. You can definitely catch a cat fuzz ball here and there.
Purnima and I took a beautiful group to India in January of 2019. Social media constantly reminds me where I was last year. To be honest it seems like a decade ago. I have some beautiful memories to fill my heart.
We lost my mom in May of 2019. If I was to be honest with you, the divine blessed us with her passing. My mom suffered from dementia for several years, and we had truly lost her some time ago. Her soul rests now with my dad. She comes to visit me once in a blue moon in spirit.
She's just checking in.
We lost Grant's mom in June of 2019. Yes barely a month apart. I think those two were in cahoots with each other. LOL! Alice lived a very long life. She transitioned at the age of 93. Incredible long life. She was ready to go, she was tired of fighting the fight. And we gently released her so she could rest eternally. Interestingly, Alice passed exactly on the same day as her husband (Norm), but he passed 24 years prior.
In August of 2019 we lost our best furry friend, Luna (Alaskan Malamute). There isn't a day that we don't think of her. We surely miss our daily walks. She played an big part in keeping us in shape.
We ended the year with some holiday plans that were derailed at the last minute. What a crazy year!
But what I haven't shared is the amazing things that came about in the midsts of the chaos.
We birthed a ceremonial women's sweat lodge on our property and held a half a dozen sweats. Oh if the walls of the lodge could speak.
We made some amazing, deep community relationships. Creating a unique and special bond that I will forever be grateful for.
I walked along the healing journeys of many who came to see me for some assistance. I always feel so honored when they choose me to help.
The year ended with the gift of time to sit, reflect, rest, and take an inward journey. I felt like I was in the chrysalis stage of a pupa.
Stay tuned for what is to come!
So excited to birth some new projects.