Another year brings in another blogiversary. litebeing chronicles turned 6 on 1-11-19 and my niece has a birthday today on 1-13! With so much emphasis on Saturn and Capricorn, I am so pleased to have witnessed both the birth of my eldest niece and my blog during the time of Cardinal Earth. Time marches on, but in another realm, stillness prevails and peace is ever-present. We are living out monumental changes here in the physical but Saturn is so strong and resilient, painstakingly grounding us to encourage the manifestation of form.
Over 6 years ago I chose to begin writing publicly here at WordPress. My goal was simple, to share my everyday stories about finding magic in plain sight. I figured that the act of writing about my journey would inspire more magic and more motivation to continue writing. That was it in a nutshell. Over time I had hoped the blog would be a place of refuge and a mirror for my readers. While those two ideas may seem paradoxical, well maybe they are! As the blog developed, more art, photography and music began to fill these pages, along with sharing my passion for astrology. None of this was planned, other than my desire to share my life’s journey one story at a time.
It did not occur to me that my health may decline or my ability to sustain meaningful employment would become unstable. It did not occur to me that I may suffer more spiritual confusion or harrowing grief and depression. This was not on my agenda.
But on the other hand, it did not occur to me that I would make so many ( or any, really) fabulous friends and participate in the creation of e-books, blogging challenges, or write for other sites. It continues to amaze me at how my readership grows and how more and more beautiful souls enter my life! It also never occurred to me that Matt Mullenweg, WP’s founder would be born on the day I decide to publish my first post! Cosmic collisions and sensational synchs perpetually lead me to the next moment, leaving me awestruck and grateful for all of the blessings bestowed upon me.
I continue to strive to be authentic and share my truth on these pages. I sometimes worry if my emotional honesty has affected the dynamics here lately. I envision litebeing chronicles as a place for dialogue, meaningful commentary, and community. Please tell me what you enjoy most about visiting here and what types of posts are most compelling. How does the emotional tone of certain posts impact you? I am very interested to hear how my readers respond to the dark that has appeared in more of my writing this past year. While I aim to write from the heart first and foremost, I do not want to alienate my readers by what some refer to as over sharing.
I plan to continue writing as guided and offering diverse content that reflects my values and passions, including reblogs of material by fellow writers that speak to my soul. The active process of public writing serves me in so many ways. Engaging in this community has helped me grow and evolve beyond what any words can accurately gauge. The exposure to new ideas and concepts has proven so therapeutic and has seeded so many adventures.
One of the lessons I have learned this year is that loving oneself is a full-time job that requires spontaneity and endless tenacity. I have tried so many activities and ventures since I began blogging. Many were successful and even more were seemingly failures. I have taken a risk recently that I thought was the right thing to do out of love for myself. I accepted a job offer that I knew was not right for me because I needed to support myself. This decision was made in part out of respect for the millions of parents who toil day in and day out to support their families and keep their commitments. This worldview is very much in tune with my incredibly strong Saturn in Capricorn natal placement. While most of the events preceding and during the early days of the job were jarring, I chose to attribute them to anxiety and the need to readjust to my schedule and responsibilities. I can see clearly now that the signs and events that appeared were also there to warn me that I was moving further out of alignment. But I was stubborn and did not want to entertain the true complexity of the signs I was receiving. So eventually I had to leave the job to restore my internal balance.
In the meantime I would like to engage more with all of you through my astrological services, including a giveaway of one free reading. Not only will you be receiving uniquely, individualized information to help you grow and develop, you will be assisting me during a time of financial uncertainty. Please visit here to learn more about the 50 % off sale and giveaway happening right now. Sharing my gifts with you over the years has truly been a privilege. Thanks to all who support my work by either reading a post, liking and commenting, reblogging my material, or purchasing a reading. All the love and support empowers me to become even better at bringing my gifts to new heights.
I do not know what the future holds, but believe that some version of it is already in motion. Blogging has brought more into my life that I can even begin to express. At times it has also saved my life by offering me a platform to be of service regardless of what else was playing out away from the computer and wi-fi signal. For those who read, yet do not like or comment, I value your time and interest and also encourage you to say hello. Let me know who you are and how you are doing either in the comments section or by email. We all benefit from eliciting the best from one another by genuine engagement and communication. In this 3 year, this will be especially meaningful and also necessary if we want to co – create a planet of lite.
namaste , litebeing
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5 comments on “Happy Blogiversary ~ Blooming Right Along, 6 Years Strong”
I think Linda our blogs develop over time and while we may not have planned it this way, The Universe often has other ideas and we are nurtured and nudged in the direction we are meant to be steered in.
I think both of our journeys have brought with it many new and wonderful blogging friendships. And I think when we are honest with our readers, they see how our emotional journeys are entwined.
I think from a personal perspective Linda, I would sooner read honest thoughts which share trials and tribulations than one who is trying to portray all is love and light.
While we wish to share love and light, guidance etc, it has to be real..
I know I have visited many a site which teaches Spiritual and is impersonal. When it comes from the heart as you write it shows. And we have empathy with that.
I am happy that one of the lessons you have come away with the most, is to LOVE yourself.. So, so, important. Something I have had to keep reminding myself to do.
Reading your paragraph about your job, I know how that feels.. And we jump into a job, knowing it’s not right for security . So I know you will be guided to what IS right for you, keep seeing yourself doing that which you love doing the most and already imagine you have that perfect job. And all things will work out of that I am sure..
You sound in your writings Linda in a better place, I too feel a renewed vigour a more energised you, as if you now believe in yourself and have more confidence in yourself..
Thank you for guiding me back to your post.. So pleased I read your thoughts and where you are right now.
Much love right back..
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Thank you so so much for this beautiful commentary on both this post and my journey in general. I love what you said about how readers can pick up on the emotional journeys among our blog tribe. This notion definitely gives me food for thought. I agree with you that I really prefer reading a more personalized account and gravitate towards that style of writing. I think my blog initially was more informational/educational and less intimate in nature. Maybe the connections that were forged influenced my writing style evolution, who knows?
Sue, your words comforted me and allowed me to look at this timeline with a renewed perspective,
much love, Linda
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You are most welcome.. Spirit once told me when I was in a state of limbo, that while we think we are not progressing as we should, our quiet time is when we progress the most.. Much love. ❤
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it’s always insightful
for me to read
your inspired posts 🙂
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Thank you so much David! Your loyal readership and warm heart mean so much to me! blessings, Linda