At this time of year it can get hectic as we rush from one thing to the next, trying to get organised for the holiday season. Whether it's Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or whatever you celebrate at this time of year there are a thousand things to distract you and attract your attention.

So how do you stay true to Who You Truly Are and not get bumped off-course by the busy-ness of this time of year?

With so many demands on your time and energy at this time of year (and probably all year round) it is vital to your ongoing evolution, to your very Soul, to remember to make time to pay attention to your own eternal growth. We can often put that last, leave it on the back-burner because we perceive other things as 'more important' and we forget to value the importance of our spiritual journey. But nothing is more important.

To self-actualise, to expand your consciousness is the most worthwhile task you can undertake in any lifetime. Each time you expand your understanding, you perceive the world just a little differently. You are able to grow your compassion, to love more, to be more grateful, and to extend yourself towards others more in a healthy way with loving boundaries. For anyone who does this work, each time they grow just a little more, there is a little more love and a little more light in the world. And that is worthwhile!

So how will you make time to pause and reflect each day. What will it take for you to carve out some stillness in your day where you can reflect on the year that is ending...

reflect on who you want to be in the new year that is birthing...

Take time to breathe, deeply and fully for a few moments. Settle your nervous system and get back in touch with your heart. It only takes a moment.

Enjoy nature and be grateful for this amazing little rock hurtling through space that we call 'home'. Smile at the sun which shines equally on all of us all the time, even if there are clouds in the way.

Create some quiet time each day to simply be still and ponder in your heart - how did you do this year gone by? Did you ground and express Love and help there to be more Love because you were here? How well did you love, how well did you live, how well did you learn to let go?

And what of the coming year? What is important to you? What will you do differently so that by the end of next year you can look back and smile and say to yourself, that was a year well-lived.

with love from Belinda