As we welcome the completion of 2011 and open the door to an inspiring vision for 2012, there are a few things that are imperative to do before the year ends. Some of you know what I’m going to say and others of you are asking, “What?!” Well, I’m not talking about cleaning your house although that would be great. I’m talking about cleaning up your communication and forgiving those who have hurt you. Communication and forgiveness are ways of being kind and loving to all those who interact with us and more importantly it is a way to be kind and loving to ourselves.
As I began to explore cleaning up my own communications, I saw that there were a few people whose calls or emails I hadn’t returned. I want
ed to let them know that it wasn’t personal and that I love them but that I’d be off email and the phone for another six months or so. I saw that I needed to call my Aunt Laura and Uncle Sandy who I’d been out of communication with just because I’ve been off the phone. And I realized that I needed to clean up my communication with somebody who I was really angry with in the past. She knew I was angry and I could feel her continual pain as she kept reaching out to me for closure. I had long since released my anger and I wanted her to know so that she could let it go as well. In going through the process of identifying and then cleaning up these communications, I had the opportunity to set new healthy boundaries and I released myself and them from any unfinished business between us.
This is the week for you to look for the should-haves and the need-tos in your life and to address as many of them as you can. Even if you send a short email or text or tell someone you’d like to set up a time to talk to them in the new year, take action to close these open loops. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just make a list of these incompletions as they occur to you and handle as many as you can. If you see you can’t handle any more of them, just pick a date in January where you will sit down and recommit yourself to this communication cleanup campaign.
It’s amazing what happens as you embark on this process. You’ll notice that as you move forward, you will watch with greater care what we commit to. Or you will clean up your communication in the moment so you don’t’ have to carry it around with you like an old bag of garbage.
I promise you that when you clean up these communications, they will stop floating around in your consciousness and new energy will be able to emerge. As you complete 2011, you are clearing the space for creating an inspired vision of the future. So allow this be a breakthrough four days when you clean up anything that’s left over.
I hope you’ll consider joining me for one or both of the community calls I’ve set up on December 31st and January 5th. I’ll be leading processes to support you in completing 2011 and envisioning 2012. I love you and I am wishing you the happiest and healthiest new year.
With love and blessings,
PHOTO (cc): Flickr / Tim Morgan