Following on from my previous post, this letter is from my future self…..setting intentions with the new moon.
**I originally wrote this letter to Magenta, but realised that Magenta will not exist in my future. Magenta is only a stepping stone on the path to creating Me.
Write a repair letter, a love letter, or a gratitude letter to a past/present/future version of you, to others who have shaped and deeply impacted your life, or to those you have unfinished business with. You know the letter I speak of—it is the one you carry in your heart, that writes itself in those “in-between” moments, the one that you would write if only you were brave and honest enough. – via Elephant Journal
Dear 2017 Me – the caterpillar,
I know that you have been working a lot on yourself over the last few years, which has definitely reached a peak at present.
I know that you still have much uncertainty, that you still hold on to fear, anxiety, have a lack of trust in yourself and undervalue yourself a lot. Despite moments of knowing you are pretty fucking awesome…..let’s be honest, babe….. in many instances – you still think of yourself as a fraud.
Well, I can tell you now that I’m really laughing on reflection, cos WOW – you truly do rock the casbah!
Babe, you are truly making a difference in the work that you do here now. I wish you knew all the amazing things that you are going to go on to do and achieve – all the lives you are going to change for the better.
All the work that you are doing on your instincts, trusting yourself, knowing your intuition – keep working on that Third Eye Chakra hon. And your Root Chakra too. Everything will be okay.
Have courage. Release your fears. I am proof that you will be okay….I know it can be hard to see at times….I can see now that you were a caterpillar and here I am, the butterfly.
Keep practising presence and acceptance – for both the good and the bad. Everyone does things they think are bad and everyone has thoughts they think are bad – you are a good person. Remember to practice self-soothing when you want to beat yourself up, don’t rationalise your thoughts. You will get better at this.
You will also get better at creating your reality – because you have had so many lessons in this. This is second nature to you now, you intrinsically know that whatever happens, you always have a choice.
A choice of how you interpret things. A choice in how you react.
Always choose with good intentions. Seek the good. Be the good. Know that it is there and you will find it. The world always needs more love, sprinkle that shit everywhere.
I am so grateful that you hung in there, girl! Fighting the good fight, searching, questioning, forever curious. Babe, you know you are truly magical. You may still be questioning it, but where I am now – pffffft, don’t question it, just believe it.
I was there all along, you didn’t have to find me…..you needed to CREATE me.
And in creating me, you found what you were looking for all along but couldn’t find. That’s because I couldn’t be found – you had to go through everything in order for me to be created – what an epic achievement!
I love you – you are amazing!
Love, light and laughter (always laughter!),
The Butterfly, future Me