A New Year has arrived! 2021 is probably one of the most welcomed new years ever, with almost the entire planet ready to put 2020 behind them.
As always we at Storm Wisdom are thrilled to have this time of transition to a new year – front and center. New years, like birthdays or anniversaries, for most of us subconsciously triggers an internal review or personal inventory.
We contemplate what we are ready to create; what to let go of; what has priority; and what no longer seems to fit. In other words, we tend to use these events to become current. We internally update our story.
I was taken by surprise to realize how much 2020 really meant to me. It was a tough year for sure.., but it was also an awakening. It felt almost like a year long workshop on intentional living.
Part way though the year, I began to realize that my years of focusing on mindfully creating life was much more than some distant destination I was trying to reach. I was already living it. I remember writing at one point that I was aware of the storm around me, but felt like I was experiencing the calm in the middle of it.
Yes it required sacrifice and upset many routines. But it was also something I could navigate without losing my sense of self or purpose. Everything around me came into focus and what wasn’t important slipped away. Everyone and everything that held meaning was drawn closer to my heart (even if I couldn’t see them). I could breath.., and I could feel the planet breath too.., at least for a little while.
In many ways 2020 reinvigorated me. It helped to confirm that I am doing what I am suppose to be doing. My business and my passion is helping people to live more intentional lives. As a result, while the shit-storm of an unbridled pandemic raged on all around us.., I found myself submersed in creating even better tools and practices for Intentional Living.
Our websites (Storm Wisdom, The Magic of Crystals and Crystal Cipher) and iPhone app have all been updated to reflect our mission. Plus we developed several online classes and published a dozen guided visualizations on our YouTube channel. All of this you can access from www.StormWisdom.com – And a lot of these are complimentary or very low cost.
This is also important to us… To make personal awareness and spiritual growth easy and affordable for anyone.
Most of what we have developed is what works for us. Let me give you an example.
I really do love to meditate. My challenge is that I find it hard to carve out a consistent 20-30 minutes a day (or more) to maintain a sustainable meditation practice. So the guided visualizations that we developed to go with our “11 Principles of Intentional Living” course… we also made available at no cost on our YouTube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/ playlist?app=desktop&list=PL8yLZa6FDc4PjvKHqryrpQpKbNDSQgKfI)
These guided meditations are each about 5-6 minutes long and there are 12 different ones to choose from. The best thing is you can access them from anywhere… phone, tablet or desktop. I usually listen to one after I’ve finished my morning coffee, just before I start getting dressed and ready for the rest of my day. It makes integrating and sustaining a meditation practice effortless. Now I simply do other longer meditations when I have the time.
Another great tool that we developed to help with creating more intentional living is our Crystal Cipher. It can be used daily to understand how the circumstances and situations of your life are affecting you energetically…, and even your relationship dynamics. It only takes a minute to check in with yourself (and others) and connect with your potential strengths or become aware of possible vulnerabilities.
The most recent release or update of this site actually allows you to track your profiles over time so that you begin to see how deadlines, people, events, etc impact you energetically. Once again this is something you can do anywhere, anytime, on any device. (www.CrystalCipher.com)
All of this is to say that 2020 has inspired us to take our exploration and commitment to Intentional Living to the next level. If you are looking for new ways to focus on yourself and to create a magical life that radiates from the inside out… check us out newly… online or in person!
From all of us here at Storm Wisdom… Happy New Year!
Love – Charles