Listen and follow along as Madeline Wade guides you through this somatic practice.
Take a deep breath and imagine yourself walking toward a door. Feel your spine open and aligned as a channel that connects you to the sky and earth, your feet firmly on the ground. Take another deep breath and drop your senses down into the center of your body, and move your hand toward the door knob. This door represents what has come to completion for you in this moment in time for 2009.
Take a deep breath and thank your body, your Self, your family, your community for this year. As you begin to open the door, feel your length connecting with the heavens, something bigger than all of us, and dropping that beautiful plumb line through your body and into the earth. What have you learned about taking a stand for your life this year?
Begin to open the door wider. Feel your width — in opening your heart you connect with others; and by looking out into the world you see the bigger picture. What have you learned about family and community in your life and what is your bigger picture for 2010?
Take another deep breath and begin to step through the doorway. Feel your depth — your history behind you, and your future ahead of you. What has 2009 given to you that has supported you in your commitment to life, and what will you take forward into 2010?
Stand in your doorway gathering your learning from 2009, preparing to begin a new year. This is your life. Are you smiling? Stand tall and remember that it is only a short distance between completion and beginning.