What do I want to learn in the year ahead? This is such a simple thing, but so important to me. I want to learn how to make my practice my own. As I delve back into my spiritual routines/practices, I want to move beyond the rigid formality (which has given me an amazing foundation) of the lineage I have been taught in and learn to adapt it into my own practice. Ironically, despite the formality of my tradition, there is room for this growth and personalization. In fact, in many ways it is encouraged.
There are things that I have to complete from my training within the tradition (like consecrating tools and learning the foundations of skills) but as I come back into my practice, I want to learn to hone them into my own. I want my own prayers to the divine, prayers and dedications that fuse what I have been given with my own personal flavour.
In the year ahead I want to work at figuring out what a practice imbued with my own character would look like. I want to learn how to do this, what works and what doesn't. I want to learn what my own practice is.