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Claudette Dean New Years 2010

I told a good friend the other evening that I was “standing in my own power” and that things were good because of it. The phrase popped out of my mouth without much thought and I have since been reflecting on it as part of my end of year ritual.

Travel has been a big part of 2011 for me not only outwardly but also inwardly. I feel as though I have successfully completed a long hike that I have been on for many years and that now, at the end of this trail, I find myself standing in my own power. I have come to acknowledge and accept every part of my being, for better or for worse, taking responsibility for MY thoughts words and deeds and for no one else’s. I know my purpose and with love and gratitude in my heart I am ready for the NEW.

The five major pieces of work (four are ready and the fifth is in progress – I’ll be posting them as soon as the 5th is complete) that I’ve created over this past year reflect the completion of this part of the journey for me. I’m excited to see where the fresh trail will take me and what it will germinate in my creative spirit!

Symbolically, 2011 began with travel and is also ending with travel. I’ll be bringing in the New Year on the sea ... how perfect is that…an endless ocean of possibilities and a new horizon all waiting to be tapped into in 2012!

Wishing all of you the very best of this beautiful season and a New Year overflowing with peace, love and bright blessings. Cheers!!

Claudette Dean