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Wow, I have been really hibernating. My mind has been crazy busy with thoughts and goals and reflecting, but I can't seem to get any of it down on paper, or posts.

Now that 2013 is coming to an end, this is my little reflection of 2013. 

Firstly, my holiday was really good, and was a little too short. And I really really hope your holidays have been wonderful too! I visited family up north with my brother and Jimmy and it was a nice little break. I even saw my mother - it was actually okay, and it all kind of came full circle after that. I did breakdown before I went to see her, I find it so crazy how I can let this person I barely know have so much power over me. I think I needed to see her for my own healing, I'm not sure what will come of it but I will not worry about that right now. 

My 2013 word of the year was Nest - which I thought was weird at first and it wouldn't sound like something I would choose, but I needed it. And it related to me on so many levels throughout the year. 

On a physical level, I decluttered a lot, and we moved into a nicer space. Everyone is happier in this space and it activated my style and decorating skills - which is fun. It has really helped me discover my own personal clothing style too. I did not expect that. It had began to form in my early 20's, but I let an abusive relationship stifle and cloud my choices with doubts and insecurities. So I am happy to say (with much dismay to my wallet ;) I am finding it again with excited curiosity and experimenting from of a creative heart. :)

Emotionally, I've had so much root healing. I was able to open up and grow closer to my family. My relationship with Jimmy and our kitties is my H{om}e - so much love and healing has taken place. I feel more at peace and stable. I have bared my soul with my online sisterhood {aka YOU <3} and have never felt so much support and love before! Special friendships have been formed and it is beautiful. I can actually fathom having children and becoming a mother - which is HUGE for me, as you all know. And I am looking forward to it! Jimmy and I have opened up a lot to each other about it. And seeing my mother was a sign that I can move on and let go of this pain I stubbornly hold on to. Full circle.

I am still finding my spiritual nest. My spirit is connected to Luna, always, but I have been afraid to look within for so long. Now I m ready to explore my wild landscape within. This  has been the most reflective I have let myself be in a long while, so I am going with this ebbing. I am planning to meditate more and surrender to yoga. I am making more specific, meaningful altars, and I am planning on working with crystals more specifically - so hopefully more Stone Medicine posts will be up in 2014!

2013 highlights in no particular order:

  • We welcomed Indy into our little family! My fur babies bring me so much joy and love everyday!
  • Moondaughter became accredited and blossomed with Moon Rhythms and Certified Metaphysical Practitioner training!
  • I became a Certified Holistic Life Coach, Crystal Healer, and Reiki Master!
  • I found a yoga studio I adore.
  • I find I connect more one-on-one with my friends, and had some very healing experiences with them.
  • I didn't think I could love Jimmy anymore than I do, but our relationship gets better everyday.
  • I have said "no" when I've needed too, and gave myself permission to rest as well.
  • I let go of my Masters program to follow my dreams with Moondaughter - and I am so much happier for it.
  • I am embracing, learning, and diving into my role as a writer, teacher, and healer.
  • I have made so many soul connections, and new friendships; I am inspired everyday by all my soul sisters through the blogging and online community.

Overall this has been an amazing, healing, and joyful year! I am so ready for 2014. The energy is buzzing, do you feel it? Not to mention the New Moon is also on January 1st!  The New Moon's energy swirling with  our societal concept of the new year adds so much potency. SO DREAM BIG. Go out there and make 2014 your best year yet!

In honor of reflection and welcoming in the new year, here is a free worksheet I created to release 2013 and find your word for 2014! Click the link below :)



You deserve it!

Happy New Year!

Marissa Moondaughter

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