Shedding the layers of 2015

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taylor james

As I sit here reflecting on what has without a doubt been the most outwardly amazing year of my life, a year where so many of my long term goals have come into form (book published with two more coming, wedding in a couple of days, finding true sacred sisterhood, teaching on bigger stages), what I am most moved by and deeply grateful for are the subtle yet significant inward shifts that this year has prompted.

Its changing seasons have been beckoning me (and indeed us all) to face up to what parts of life are not sustainable. To what methods of survival, that while they have served tremendously in the past, have an expiry date if I want to both thrive and deeply enjoy this wonderful life I have created. To what parts of my soul's shadow am I still defining myself by or fearful of becoming without logic or reason. To what learned ways of being in the world, that if I am totally honest, no longer have my best interest at heart. To what identities (some entrenched over lifetimes) are no longer needed because, they are not who I truly am at deepest soul level. To allow what is falling away to fall away, in order to make space for what is rising, no matter how unknown that may be. To receive the support and surrender to the mysterious flow of life rather than rely on my own strengths and capabilities. To rest and relax into a calmness rather than thinking I need to be busy or strive to be productive.

2015 was an eight year of a universal nine year cycle (with 2016 we enter into the completion year of the nine). We have all been prompted to get real about the work our soul came here to do despite how triggered we may feel. But in order to step into who we came here to be we must first release who we no longer are, which more than likely is who we have been identifying ourselves as for many years. Tricky. Surrender and faith are needed. We must be willing to release these old identities and ways of being that while they have served us in the past are no longer serving us at soul level, but first we need to have the courage to admit it.

Anything inauthentic can no longer survive. Overly masculine linear patriarchal methods of survival (striving, pushing, ignoring, working ridiculously hard, competing, forcing, enduring) are not sustainable if you are committed to doing your souls work on a long term basis. And so, just as the snake sheds her skin to make room for new growth, we must too in order to make way for the soul to continue to express itself and share the gifts we all came here to share. Without allowing this natural cycle of shedding what is no longer serving us we become encased and trapped by exactly that. When we allow what is no longer serving our soul to release and step into the unknown we are instantly relieved as our soul is given room to breathe, step forward and lead.

More than anything, the courage to allow that to happen, is my heart's deepest prayer for you.

Work Your Light:

What is ready to fall away?

What ways of being/identities are no longer sustainable?

What is rising in you?

  • Rebecca Campbell

    oh this just speaks to me so loudly on so many levels RIGHT NOW. I am ready to let go of all the pushing and comparing, all the fear of falling and failing, and all the waiting around for the right time. I am SO SO SO READY to SHINE and help others do the same. Thank you thank you thank you to the universe for introducing you into my life in 2015. The changes I have experienced reading your book have been EPIC and so divinely timed, I CANNOT even begin to explain. SO MUCH LOVE, LIGHT AND GRATITUDE. xx

  • Thank you Rebecca for sharing this! This spoke to me so deeply. I’m shedding the old patterns and blocks. I’m getting ready to step into where I’m meant to be <3

  • Rebecca Campbell

    yay Esther. Enjoy the transformation!

  • Rebecca Campbell

    Nice name! I am so glad Rebecca. Keep working your light and allowing the falling and rising xox

  • Wayne Dyer

    This resonated with me in a big way, thanks for writing. I at least know it’s not just my imagination!

    http://www.criteye.com

  • DayOffDishes

    I find this process to be such an up and down cycle. One minute I have it all figured out and think I’m in alignment with my purpose and the next minute I’m questioning everything! So I’m really ready to let whatever no longer serves go and hope I even out once it’s gone:) I wrote about it the other day saying I would prefer the road more traveled, lol. http://www.dayoffdishes.com/i-would-prefer-the-road-more-travelled/ – Nicole @dayoffdishes.com

  • Yep, I’m also in the group and allowing myself to be me as much as possible. Which means to let go and surrender. Thanks Rebecca for sharing your story. It seems that a lot of people are going similar ways and I believe that is a wonderful change in the world:-)

  • Kristel Kayser

    This year I have pushed myself *so much* to move out of my comfort zone and in that sense I think that “pushing” is exactly what we need to do sometimes (even if it can feel like masculine energy) in order to break free from our own limitations. So personally, 2015 has been a year of overcoming fears very actively to allow for more flow and ease in 2016 🙂 I’m excited!
    xo Kristel http://www.coffeebreakandchocolatecake.com

  • Emmily Emmy Börjesgård

    Wow! Thanks! I’m so happy I fond you and your book this year! Yov’ve helped me to realize I have a soul purpose. Now I understand what the three Words ‘Rise Shine Live’ ( that came to me ten years ago during a healing session – now I got them tatooed on my arm) means.
    This years has really been transforming, hard and exciting. I’m looking forward to what 2016 and you have to offer!
    Love!! ❤

  • Rebecca Campbell

    Congrats Kristel, that’s awesome. I so relate.

  • Rebecca Campbell

    amen

  • Rebecca Campbell

    haha I get it Nicole 🙂

  • Rebecca Campbell

    🙂

  • Rebecca Campbell

    I’m so glad Emmily. Here’s to a wonderful year ahead 🙂

  • My life has changed to the point of being unrecognisable in the last few months, and its been hard. Some of it was conscious, and some happened as a consequence of wanting to shed and move forward. I’m exhausted now, and sick with it, and need to rest. But I can feel I’m being pushed and am heading in the right direction. I yearned for freedom, and I almost have it. This book has come along at exactly the right time. Thank you
    Natalie @ http://www.dragonflyholistics.com