To use a term Queen Elizabeth used in one of her speeches some years ago, I would say this past year has been the most "annus horribilis' (horrible year) of my entire life. I have never, and I mean never, had so many horrible things hit me one after the other, non stop, like a steam roller out of control for such a long period of time. I am determined this is the end of it all. I am determined as this year comes to a close, energy around me is already changing. I am determined, and have in fact already forgiven and let go. I am determined not to look back and ponder.
Last night Isabella came with my photographs. She is a special spirit. The photographs are INCREDIBLE. For some reason I can't upload them to the blog. HOWEVER, while spending time with Isabella and talking with her, my spirit was so uplifted that there was a definite shift in my consciousness. I felt it. I actually know now I am going to make it through this very black time. I will be able to get my balance back and stay in the present moment. I am going to 'make it' through this, and believe me, there were times this year when I had doubts, big ones. I lost hope. That has never happened to me before. Anyway, hope is back ... I guess it's true ... hope floats, so you can't keep it down for long. :o)
To this end, I did a double spread in my journal today.
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If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.Martin Luther King, Jr.