The clock struck midnight, and as the room erupted with excitement and congratulations I smiled a big smile – 2015 is here!
We all gathered outside to admire the firework show, and before we knew it we were back inside, drinking, laughing, celebrating.
I decided it was the perfect time to sneak away from the crowd….
… and as I slipped out the front door, into the darkness, I was surrounded by nothing but the bitter cold. I found a quiet place to sit, and soon found myself moving my attention away from the excitement of the night to focus on my breath. If you ask me, breath is underrated.
I grabbed my bright pink purse, the happiest purse I own, and buried my hand inside it to pull out my deck of “Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards”. I had been looking forward to this.
On a recent mini-vacation to Delray Beach, I gifted myself this deck of 44 cards, each with a unique, positive and insightful message.
The first thing I wanted to do in 2015 was pull a card from the deck that would be a personal symbol for my year ahead.
As I shuffled the deck in my hands, I grounded myself in the moment, listening to each celebratory sound I could hear in the distance, I felt the beautiful rush of cold air inflate my lungs with each breath, and I felt the power in my hands as I shuffled away.
Suddenly, I stopped shuffling, took a deep breath in, and turned the top card to show its face as I breathed out.
A smile washed over me as my eyes identified the familiar card in the magical street light. The gorgeous image of a woman wrapped up in the petal of a breathtakingly beautiful white flower, as though it was her dress, with the background of the beautiful cosmos, stars and flowers all around her.
I grabbed the guidebook that came with the deck, and flipped to page 23 to read the description.
Message from Aeracura:
“In many ways, you are like a flower bud who is ripe and ready to open and grow. Don’t try to rush this process, as it’s part of your beautiful path. Enjoy learning new knowledge and skills. Take your time to gather new ideas. Nurture your body with plenty of fresh air, sunshine, water and healthful food. Soon enough, you’ll get the unmistakable signal that it’s time to put your learning into action.”
In 2014 I learned a lot, and experienced my own set of hardships (more on that later). But I’m happy and honoured to have experienced it all, because the summation of these hardships is ultimately what awakened me.
As I close the chapter of 2014, and start a brand new one for 2015, I feel like I’m at the very beginning of something extraordinary.
And it feels beautiful to have chosen this card, because it is the perfect representation for how I feel about my life. I’m only getting started, and it feels extraordinary because for the first time, I’m not rushing to the finish line, I’m enjoying the ride.
I’m not freaking out over where I “should” be, I’m taking in the goodness of where I’m at.
I’ve experienced a deep shift this year. I start 2015 not only knowing and understanding that my wildest dreams will come true in divine time, but that the real gold is in the here and now. I’ve spent far too long getting so lost in my dreams, that I’ve forgotten to look up and see that I don’t have to try so hard, that I’ve already made it, and that each moment of the ride is worth cherishing.
Using words directly from the guidebook, I affirm:
I am like a flower bud who is ripe and ready to open and grow. I won’t try to rush this process, as it’s part of my beautiful path. I enjoy learning new knowledge and skills, and I will take my SWEET TIME to gather new ideas. I will nurture my body with plenty of fresh air, sunshine, water and healthful food. And soon enough, I will get the unmistakable signal that it’s time to put my learning into action.
Until then, I’m living the dream.
Here’s to 2015.
I AM BLOSSOMING, and so are you.
44 thoughts on “How I started 2015 with a little bit of magic”
Wow! This is so extraordinary !!! What a fitting card. I want to get a set for myself now! Haha Thank you for making my year awesome. I’m very excited for what 2015 and all the goodies it has in store. Cheers to a year filled with abundance of laughs, success, and great love!
Hey Amanda 🙂 Isn’t the card just *perfect*?! A beautiful wave of warmth washed over my body when I saw that *THIS* was the card I pulled, like the Universe was smiling down on me 🙂 I’m SO EXCITED for what 2015 has in store for us all, and so honored to be on this journey together. You rock! <3
Love this post so much! Cheers to an awakened 2015! xo
I’m so glad you loved it, Kristi! Thank you for the comment! <3
Happy New Year, Alex!
Here’s to a successful year in business life as we all grow and blossom in all we do this year. Cheers!
Thanks for the lovely comment, Jennifer! Here’s to blossoming in all we do this year 🙂 BIG HUGS xoxo
Alex~ Happy New Year ♥! I missed you so much, I’m so glad to know you’re OK and beginning a great and wonderful 2015! 😀
Loved this blog post; I tend to do this with cards from time to time, it’s amazing how accurate they can be. I wish you the best for this 2015 Alex! And once again, thank you so much for all your advices and help; without you I’d still be stuck with my blog/brand and goals. Thank you Alex~ Many many hugs for you~ ♥!
Awww @cori you are *so sweet*! Thank you so much for all of the love and messages, I totally appreciate it :). Isn’t it amazing how accurate cards can be? I am obsessed with my cards, can’t do without them anymore! You are so welcome for all of the help and advice, I’m *so glad* that it has been so useful to you 🙂 You deserve it! BIG HUGS xoxo <3
Loved reading this post. As always you get me thinking and focusing. Xx
Thank you, Natasha, for the lovely comment 🙂
Thank you @wrennetta!
Thanks for sharing your story with us. It is so familiar and encouraging to hear that I’m not the only one. I’m always on the run in my head on where I am supposed to be. I am a big dreamer and believer in having a vision and working towards your goals. But right now Im also learning to enjoy the journey and not to be too hard on myself. I’m looking forward to hear more of you.
Happy and a blessed 2015
Nadira, this was my *biggest* lesson this year – to STOP overthinking, over analyzing, over planning, and START living, acting, doing, loving. I embrace spontaneity more often, and TRUST that things will work out. And for some reason, they do. I think trust + faith carries us a long way. I’m glad that you, too, are learning to enjoy the journey – it’s vital in order for dream chasers like us to succeed! 🙂 Let’s step out of our heads this year, and into our hearts! Sending you love xoxo
Love this 🙂 Happy New Year! Lots of health and success in 2015!
Thanks, Kat! 🙂 You too!
Lovely posy Alex. I love what the cars you picked said. Its so important to enjoy where we are instead of rushing to get where we want to be.
Hey Paula! YES! It is so important to enjoy where we are today, instead of rushing to get to where we THINK we need to be. Life knows best, I’ve learned to let go, and trust.
love this! what a beautiful gift that card was. <3
RIGHT?! 😀 🙂 Thanks for the comment! <3
Thank you 🙂 Loved it and needed it. Thank you
@Nancy – so glad you loved it 🙂 thanks for stopping by and commenting! I LOVE COMMENTS 😀
Hey Alex, you are beautiful!! Trully you have given me permission to blossum too. Last year… I purchased your Feel Good Blogging Challenge… but I put it on hold, since I was burnt out… SOOO THIS 2015 I’VE STARTED! Yup, your blogging challenge is awesome! YOU ARE THE BEST!> for allowing me to start this challenge in my own time. You are a CONFIDENT CREATIVE, (my blog is about helping other’s become confident creatives too)> Because I believe that confident women can create amazing positive solutions for our world… Yes Alex you are one of these women already! You have changed my life> I started a chalk drawing biz with the help of your encouraging youtubes. haha just one more time THANK YOU ALEX!
@Amber – thank you *so much* for this sweet, sweet message. I am SO GLAD that you’re loving Feel Good Blogging, and SO GLAD that you’re enjoying the fact that you can go at your own pace – awesome, right? 😀 THANK YOU for all of your kind words, THANK YOU for doing what you do and helping women find their creative confidence, and THANK YOU for shining your light in the world. That’s what we all need! With love xoxo
WOW, THANKS so much for your sweet reply! 🙂 you have just made me feel SO SPECIAL! Naw! I’m sending you love from Australia! Love Life A xxx ~Smile
What a beautiful post to welcome in 2015 with! I love the Goddess Guidance cards and spent some time with them on the first of the year as well. I can’t wait to see what this year brings you, Alex as you continue to *blossom*
Thanks, Chelsea 🙂 I’m with you on my love for the Goddess Guidance cards, they feel so magical to me! Here’s to blossoming together! *Big hugs*
We’ll said! We do tend to forget to pause and enjoy the moment. Thanks for the reminder.
Karen, I’m glad this acted as a great reminder for you 🙂 Thank you for the comment!
Hi Alex, you’re back!! I’m glad you posted this. This is exactly what I’ve been telling myself. Cheers to this new and exciting year!!!
Karen! I’m glad to be back! 🙂 Cheers to a brand new year! <3
Thank you so much for sharing, Alex! I was wondering what you’ve been up to in the past month or so after Feel Good Blogging ended. I’m glad you’ve received such a beautiful and accurate message from the universe. It was inspiring for me to read this post and the message your card gave you was *exactly* what I needed to hear as well. Happy New Year!! I believe this year is all about our dreams manifesting naturally and not stressing over the details!
xo Jessica Alventosa
I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching over the past month, and felt it necessary to back away from the internet so I could really LISTEN to my hearts callings. I’m so glad that this card gave you the message that you needed to hear, too 🙂 I love how life works like that! Here’s to a FABULOUS 2015 where we surrender the ‘how’ and just TRUST! 🙂
Sounds like you picked the perfect card – wishing you as wonderful ‘blossoming’ 2015! 🙂
Thanks, Caroline! xo
So glad your “experiment” is over, I was getting worried a for a 2015 without you. I just really enjoy your wisdom 😉 I love this message from the spirit guides, funny how they always know just what to say 😉 cheers to a blossoming and abundant (my symbol) New Year!!! Xoxo
Inspiring Alex! I love this post. Here’s to less struggling and more allowing in 2015!
This is such a powerful, intimate yet inspiring post.
I can see why and at the same time appreciate the fact that you’ve shared such a revealing experience with candor and artistry. Thank you for inviting us to do the same as we Blossom together. You’re Blessed and I feel the same in discovering your work and continuing to flourish in my own FGB journey, thanks to you. What an awesome message to kickoff 2015 with! ~~Hugs, Judy
Good to see you back Alex. Happy you picked the card you did. Here is to a fresh 2015!
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Thank you for sharing this. It’s given me a nudge to not only look forward to a new year but to reflect and be grateful for what has happened in the year that’s past. I think in business we get caught up in what we still have to achieve and forget how far we have already come. While I still have quite a way to go before I can say I’ve ‘made it’, I can now appreciate the process of growing and changing and all that has happened this year.
Beautiful post and super inspiring Alex!
Looking forward to many more of these in 2015.
hi that was a beautiful post ,hi iam looking forward to join the course for blogging plz send me the details for it thank you
Alex, you touch peoples hearts in an extraordinary way. Tear in the corner of my eye xxx