Best of 2016

The traditional way we view time feels very linear to me, think about it, from a western perspective time is usually associated with the beginning of something and an ending, like day to night or birth to death. However, the reality of it I believe is quite different, it’s not a line with a point at the beginning and one at the end, its more like a a complex geometric form.

Two of my favorite films this year which hover around the topic of time are Dr. Strange and Arrival.
“Through the mystic arts, we harness energy and shape reality.” Yes!

At a birthday party for a friend a few nights ago I was asked about goals for the new year, I sighed and answered that I wasn’t much into goals. In my experience goals as targets are great, but, they are also very…..disappointing. So many times life has come in and made a mess of my goals, so I don’t bother with them, at least in their traditional format. She answered: “Yes I understand. What about personal goals, like self mastery?” Ah, those are a bit better, and thus that’s what I’ve been pondering. Meanwhile another friend told me to “Think bigger!” Which I am embracing like a large, fuzzy teddy bear. What about you?

All in all I’d say 2016 was a very challenging year. The most thrilling part for me was unveiling my online botanical perfume course and once again being a presenter once again at the Beyond Aromatics conference! I was also thrilled to see so many people vote for Bernie Sanders and look forward to even more expansive thinking in terms of politics even with a clown in office. One thing is for sure, it will be interesting! Since I’m not into the news and media most of it will probably roll off me like a ducks back, at least that the intention. Instead I’ll focus on adding beauty to the world and connecting more people to nature and themselves.

Happy New Year and much gratitude to each and every one of you! Remember to breath and love more, and remember who you are and what you are here to offer to each other.

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