We all have transformative periods in our lives. For each of us this transformation looks different. Or, at least I assume it does but I don't know because I only truly know my own transformation. Some of these periods of time are huge. Some are smaller. Some are somewhere in between. ALL are LIFE-ALTERING. I stepped into another one of these periods in the fall. It began to rise after the Autumnal Equinox and crested at Halloween in a wave that I rode until I crashed a few weeks ago and then it all began again. I knew this wave would be faster and that a brick wall would be at the end. Would I hit the wall and fall or would I transform the wall and move through?
Knowing I needed help I began to seek out physical support and also asked the Universe for guidance. The message: gratitude. There were other messages but this was the big one. I have not expressed gratitude to those who opened these doors, supported my growth and walked this journey with me. The message was huge and my wheels began spinning (as did everything and I had moments of vertigo once again off and on all week).
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle
The week prior I had received another huge message. One that I am still wrestling with and will blog about later after I come out the other side, but this message could not have come - or at least I could not have heard it - had I not been listening, asking. I knew who I had to thank. And, I knew it had to be real. This could not be a Universal text message or a silent prayer of thanks. Those are the easy ones. This is a humbling of oneself, of myself as I send thanks and well wishes as I sit down to write.
I knew when this message came that I until I "got it" and until I did this work and then shared it with others, my own growth would stall. So today, I ask you: WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? WHO DO YOU NEED TO THANK?
"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer
I’m Dana Croy and I am a modern day mama. Balancing family and work is not always easy (not to mention a little self-care). Though being Mama to two fantastic kiddos is a huge part of my life, that was not always the case. I wear many other hats and invite to sit down and find harmony with me.