Friday, January 1, 2010

Yes I Can



HERE YE, HERE YE, great witnesses of all the realms!
I stand before you to set intentions for 2010 and beyond!

I intend to continue strengthening my character by softening my heart, giving the benefit of the doubt as often as possible, maintaining strong and resillient boundaries in my relationships with others. I will remember my kind word, my smile, my uplifting gesture. When fear or sadness arises, I will explore the source of those feelings without becoming mired within them. I will catch myself in the act of projecting on others, laugh it off and carry on. I will remember the voice of God calling me to count my blessings and shine a light in the world.

Brother wheat, you are a beautiful, powerful, historic grain, but you will no longer be a included in my diet. I honor you even as I choose, every day, not to eat all the foods you are a part of.

The year of Jake's death is done. I will put aside my mourning now and forever, and instead remember with happiness all the gifts that the years with Jake provided.

I will cultivate prudence; ie I will be less wasteful, more careful and attentive instead of indulgent. Prudence, at my age, is liberation. I see that now and I will behave accordingly.

Every day I will breathe, strengthen my core, stretch my arms, back and legs. I will remember that the earth holds me securely, that I am strong, that fear is transient. I will remember my capacity to be patient and calm, unhurried and unworried, poised and confident. I will remember how good it feels to laugh.

I say what I mean and I mean what I say!
Thank you, mighty witnesses for your powerful listening!

And ... Happy New Year!!

28 comments:

debra said...

An elephant's faithful 100 percent!

Tom said...

Happy NY, Reya...good luck with the wheat thing, my sister swears by it and is doing great! Love the picture, a lot! Wish I could have seen the blue moon last night, but nothing but gray skies....alas.

ellen abbott said...

Happy New Year Reya. What a wonderful post. I count myself most fortunate to have met you this past year. You have enriched my life.

Fresca said...

Hi, Reya,
I (Fresca) pop over here occasionally from Art Sparker's sidebar and often enjoy what I find. Today seems the right day to say thank you. Many of your New Years thoughts are spot on for me too, especially "prudence is liberation," a sentence that would have been entirely baffling to me twenty years ago.
On we go...!

tut-tut said...

All (except for the wheat, for me) intentions we should all aspire to set to! Happy New Year, Reya.

Barry said...

Beautifully said Reya. My resolutions tend to be far less elegantly stated.

Perhaps that's why they also tend to be so soon forgotten?

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks to all!

Tom I quit eating wheat during the 1990's and felt so much better. All kinds of chronic ills disappeared. But ... it's so EASY to eat wheat that eventually I forgot. Now it's time again to feel as good as I can.

Fresca happy new year! Yes, I agree that during youth, prudence is ridiculous. For those decades, living full on, full throttle, is perfect. Very cool and nice to "meet" you!

Susan said...

Bravo - and may your warm and expansive resolutions be shared by many, many more of us on the big blue ball.

Deborah said...

thank you Reya
and mazel

all my love for a new and wonderful year

Stream Source said...

If we could all pull off those "I cans", heaven would indeed come to earth. Lovely and lovingly put, as always ~

Although many who know me may argue =), I believe I was exercising prudence through most of my life. However, when I was younger, prudence was born of an attempt to control my circumstance. Today, prudence is born of surrender to circumstance whereby I can now flow more freely with what comes my way. Now I'm learning to follow the 'most prudent voice' of all... allowing this Guidance to carry me into the new year and beyond. I guess you could say this is my New Year's "Yes I Can"...

All the best, to all ~

KUNTONG said...

Happy New Year to you.

The Bug said...

I'm going to grab hold of your confidence & claim it as my own - yes I can too!

Carolyn said...

Happy New Year Reya and may 2010 bring you much peace and joy.
Smiles

ArtSparker said...

Happy New Year to you - About getting older, I appreciate and delight in more myself - this seems like a good thing.

lakeviewer said...

Yes. What a beautiful comet to witness your declaration! Happy Days ahead, dear Reya.

Ronda Laveen said...

For you, sister of my heart, for all the realms and for myself, I do so serve as your witness and harken my heart in alignment with you, with self and with the creator in co-creation. And so it is!

Yesterday, when I read that you were having a drink with an old blog pal, I was hoping it was with Hammer. Hope you had a great "catch up" and give him my regards when you next see him.

Next time I have you over for a meal, I'll make sure there are gluten free choices.

To you , I wish
A new healthy, empowering, passionate year.
A year of being heart coherent and heart happy.

Namaste
xxoo

janis said...

reya~ my dear Blogger Friend~ I love you! So glad to have found your wonderful writing, You inspire me, and you bring a smile to me. Happy, happy new year to you!

Steve said...

Those resolutions were beautifully stated, Reya. I haven't made any resolutions, really, but perhaps I should give it all some thought!

steven said...

rey a i like the idea of an intention over a resolution. there's room for movement and that's a real act of kindness for yourself. i want to see what comes my way - whatever is meant for me is meant for me. i'll work and play from there!! peaceful day reya and thanks for the pretty lit wheel - that's a rockin' good picture!! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

I am seriously grateful to all of you for being such powerful listeners.

And you, Ronda! Oh yeah!! Thank you for formally acknowledging. Feels like that was the final bit.

Barbara said...

Happy New Year Reya! Your intentions are beautiful. Certainly words to live by. What a different world we would live in if more people lived as thoughtfully as you. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of your readers.

Peace!

whiteberry said...

Nicely said Reya. It touched my heart too. I like the way you wrote, it reminds me we as a human are nothing but a fragile living being. Happy New Year Reya!

whiteberry said...

...and so, I will follow your blog everyday

Pauline said...

Gotta love the bold declaration and the adept summing up - "I will remember my capacity to be patient and calm, unhurried and unworried, poised and confident. I will remember how good it feels to laugh."
Just that much will make a difference!

Happy New Year!

Delwyn said...

I wish you many happy days over the coming wonder filled year

delwyn

Merle Sneed said...

Happy New Year, friend.

Mrsupole said...

May all your intentions come true as they are true of the heart, spirit, and the mind.

May your laughter bring you much joy and put forth smiles upon those who hear it.

May you remember during times of fear or sadness that you have the company of God at your side.

May each memory of Jake continue with a shared love experienced by those who bravely put their heart out for others to see.

May your choice of prudence set you free to enjoy a life of indulgence in spiritual learning.

May each breath, each step, each movement bring you good health and happiness in a self awareness beyond your normal capacity.

But most importantly, may you forgive yourself if you slip and visit Brother Wheat.

God bless.

Reya Mellicker said...

I can write about living thoughtfully but the practice, in "real" life, is somewhat more challenging!

Thanks for all the encouragement!