As you pass over the threshold of another year, feel the impetus inside you that has brought you to this place, this time— the ending of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. Have you drifted here in a natural way, as a leaf lets go of the tree? Have you moved purposefully toward this place, like a dancer in the final movement of the dance? Or have you felt a shaking from within that impelled you forward, from still water into the arching crescent of a wave?
For me, 2014 was truly like launching myself into a huge wave with the coming out of my book, Success with Soul— Loving Your Livelihood, Living in Balance. In fact, as you can see, the cover of my book is derived from the famous print, “The Wave,” by the Japanese woodblock artist, Hokusai.
When I chose this image for the cover of my book, the wave appeared to be facing backward, as my colleague and friend, Tamara Alfaroff, noticed. Thanks to the magic of technology and the skill of my book designer, Mark D’Antoni, the wave on the cover now faces forward— carrying all before it with its supreme power, energy, and elegance.
What is the impact of the image of a huge wave— cresting high over your head and just about to crash— for you?
As I searched for an image of what would convey the experience of helping people find work they love and learn to live in balance, that of an enormous wave seemed to say it all. I mean, it takes energy to find work that genuinely nourishes you. And “living in balance” to me means learning how to nourish yourself through cultivating and enjoying the energy in all that is important to you. So the giant wave indicates dynamic balance, like real life— like the seeming stillness of the ocean that is, however, constantly shifting and rarely static (even though there are times when we’d like it to be that way).
As you can see on my book cover image, the wave is just about to complete its arc— rising from the sea, encircling the air, and about to touch the ground. There is completeness here on the wave’s elemental journey back into its oceanic source. Even the fire element is there, embedded in the wave’s upward surge of power.
How can you access your inner wave of energy and power to manifest the dream you want to live out in 2015? If it’s not clear to you, please contact me for a free consultation about how coaching can give you the clarity and support you need to do just that. You can also read my book and check out my website for free reports, earlier blog posts, and other information about how to work and live authentically and well.
May 2015 be a time of deep fulfillment and happiness for you!