Overflowing with gratitude for the blessings of this year! 🙏

Posted by Christina Zipperlen on

As this year comes to a close I am sitting, reflecting on the magic that can happen in only 12 months. Below are a few of the blessings that have come my way on this journey around the sun. What are your blessings? We invite you to reflect back and smile. I personally like to just do this practice as a free flow to see what comes but to give a little structure, the areas I usually end up covering are
  • Health
  • Loved ones (family, partner, friends)
  • Adventures and experiences
  • Creative fulfillment
  • Successes in my career
  • Financial successes
  • Dreams I’ve gotten one step closer to
  • Any other blessings you can think of :)
Below is our year in pictures. Thank you for being part of it!
Today I am deeply grateful for (in no particular order):

1. My loved ones: My partner, my family, my friends

They are my foundation, my joy and I get to love them so very much. They teach me how to keep my heart open, stay humble and reach for my wildest dreams.

2. My healthy body

Having treated my body horribly for many years, I am in awe how it never gave up on me and every single day works towards me highest wellbeing. I am deeply grateful for this wonderful home, my biggest teacher and finally my best friend.

3. My movement practice that keeps me healthy and happy

Being committed to a movement practice has been a beautiful way of connecting with my body and coming ‘home’ to it on a daily basis. Through this, I have learned to love it more and more and more. My movement practices aren’t rigid, meaning it is just something every day, sometimes it’s running, sometimes dancing, other days just I lay on the mat and do a restorative practice, yet other days I want to do a strong vinyasa yoga practice or a Kundalini kriya. I love having the freedom to ask my body daily what feels right.

4. My meditation practice

What a blessing to have this tool to always be able to come back to myself, back to what truly matters and back to the stillness within.

5. My writing practice

writing practice
The insights I am receiving through having a consistent writing practice have been beyond humbling and heart opening. I invite you to pick up a pen every morning and see what comes through. It's been magic for me!

6. Our amazing team

team members
I couldn’t do it without them. They are Ananda and they are the love poured into all the little details. So deeply grateful for each and every one of our little Ananda family members.

7. Our new store

new store
We love our new little home on Jl Dewi Sita in Ubud. The Universe keeps surprising us with gifts. Come visit us if you are in Bali!

8. My travels and adventures this year, including the journey to Costa Rica to become a Qoya teacher.

costa rica
As part of my devotion to the practice of dance and of women genuinely supporting each other, I traveled to Costa Rica earlier this year to become a Qoya teacher. The trip was more stunning and profound than I could have ever imagined.

9. My teachers in movement, psychology, writing and art

I continue to be blessed with incredibly wise, inspiring and powerful beings who teach me along this journey of living my purpose.

10. Our beautiful customers & the wonderful beings supporting my vision along the way

Thank you for being in our lives, for loving what we create and for celebrating life and conscious consumerism with us.

11. Bali for embracing me so sweetly for all these years. I feel so very blessed to call this magical island home!

The moment I landed on this precious island 10 years ago my soul knew that I was home. It didn't make sense at the time, but I trusted - thank god I trusted! The teachings, blessings, surprises and miracles that have happened in these 10 years continue to make my soul smile. What an honor to be here!

12. My guides and spirits standing behind me, sometimes challenging me to stay on track but always guiding me towards my highest good.

Learning to listen to beings beyond the physical has been a huge journey (and Bali has certainly played a big part in it). Some would call it our intuition or little nudges in our belly, others have angels or spirit guides, gods or goddesses or loved ones that passed over on the other side. I don't want to freak anyone out so just run with what works for you ;) But for me personally, life feels sweeter, more meaningful and easier when I listen to the higher truth.

What are your blessings this year? 

We'd love to hear from you. Please tell us about the blessings of 2018 in the comments below.

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