From Cocoon to Butterfly: Embracing Transformation and Growth in 2021
Join Ligia on her inspiring journey of personal transformation and growth in the midst of the unprecedented challenges of 2020, as she shares her story of breaking free from a stressful routine and prioritizing mental well-being. Discover the lessons learned, the power of saying "yes" to oneself, and the beautiful metamorphosis that occurs when we nurture our inner selves. Step into 2021 with gratitude, an open mind, and a nurturing spirit, ready to embrace your own journey of transformation. Don't miss this empowering and heartfelt blog post that will inspire you to cultivate love, success, and happiness in your own life.
As I sit here to reflect on the past year, the word that resonates within me is "transformation." 2020 was a year that brought unexpected change and disappointment to many. Instead of dwelling on what could have been, I chose to focus on how I responded to those challenges and the personal growth I experienced. Personally, I found myself living in a cocoon, consumed by a stressful routine and striving to meet the expectations of others. It was a life that left me feeling unhappy and disconnected from my authentic self. However, the unexpected halt caused by the COVID-19 pandemic provided me with the opportunity to break free from this cycle.
A Journey Inwards:
Amidst the chaos, I realized that I needed to go inwards. Over the past couple of years, I had already embarked on the path of mindset work and reconnecting with my spirituality, but I still wore a mask, afraid of being rejected for my true self. The pause forced upon the world allowed me to take the time to delve into self-discovery, healing, and growth. Journaling, meditation, and shadow work became integral parts of my daily routine. Although this journey of self-focus led to a temporary strain on some relationships, I knew it was essential for my personal evolution.
Saying "Yes" to Myself:
During this transformative process, I made the conscious decision to prioritize my mental well-being. I learned to set boundaries without guilt and began saying no to things that didn't align with my desires and values. Trusting my intuition became paramount, and I found solace in taking time for self-care and nurturing my mind, body, and soul. If I ever felt misaligned, I understood the importance of regaining my centre.
Just like a caterpillar emerges as a butterfly, I too experienced a remarkable transformation. My energy vibration shifted, attracting new opportunities, open doors, and kindred spirits into my life. I embraced each opportunity with an open mind and heart, no longer afraid to embrace the possibilities before me. For the first time, I recognized my worth, not through external validation but through self-acceptance and self-love.
The Word for 2021: Growth
As I enter 2021, I choose the word "growth" to guide me on this continued journey. The previous year served as a foundation for personal and professional growth, as I invested immense effort into planting the seeds of possibility. Now, I eagerly anticipate witnessing the fruits of my labour, knowing that everything unfolds in divine timing. Patience becomes a virtue as I nurture my dreams and allow them to bloom.
Gratitude and Appreciation:
Rather than focusing on achievements or painful experiences, I choose to leave 2020 with a profound sense of gratitude. I am grateful for the gift of time that allowed me to heal and grow. My close loved ones, especially my husband and children, served as steadfast anchors, providing unwavering support throughout my transformation. I am immensely grateful for the many incredible souls I encountered throughout the year, their non-judgmental support, and the valuable lessons they imparted to me. Gratitude also extends to the basic necessities—having a roof over my head, food on the table, and even the availability of toilet paper—a reminder of life's simple blessings.
As the door to 2021 opens, I step forward with a heart full of gratitude, an open mind, and a spirit that seeks nurturing and growth. I encourage each of you to embark on your own magical journey of self-discovery and transformation. Embrace the power within you and trust the process, for it is through these experiences that we find our true selves and create a life of love, success, and happiness.
If my personal journey resonates with you and you're ready to embark on your own path of self-discovery and healing, I invite you to join my upcoming workshop, "Journaling to Find Yourself." This self-study class is designed to teach you why journaling is the most powerful tool for supporting your self-development journey and how you can implement it to:
Understand the distinction between journaling and keeping a diary
Identify the triggers that are keeping you stuck and learn how to heal from them
Recognize and break free from repetitive patterns and cycles in your life
Use journaling as an emotional tool to address negative emotions and develop lifelong skills for emotional well-being
Strengthen your connection with intuition and allow it to guide you through life's challenges
Release negative beliefs and make room for positive change in your life
By embracing the practice of journaling and participating in the Journaling to Find Yourself Workshop, you'll gain the tools and understanding necessary to unlock your full potential and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Together, let us embrace growth, cultivate gratitude, and create a magical entry into the year ahead.
Love and healing,