2016: The Year of Genuine Connection

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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2016: The Year of Genuine Connection
The expanded explanation.

And here it is:

The Year Of Genuine Connection

Prepared for: The Interconnected Spirit, Executive Director
Prepared by: Kayla Larissa Mathys, Senior Editor
January 1, 2016


To use Kayla’s interconnected spirit to establish genuine connections with herself, in close relationships, and with the divine energy of the universe; to love fully, honestly, and with an open heart; to open up to intimacy and commitment by being fearlessly vulnerable and available; to expand knowledge of the Self, and establish a loving and trustworthy bond with the Self; to create faith in a spiritually fulfilling belief system.
Within the months of the current calendar year (2016), Kayla Larissa Mathys will use the skills, knowledge, and other assets gained in last year (2015)’s Year of Fearless project to achieve open-hearted, honest success in life and love. She will open herself up to genuine connection with intimacy, commitment, honesty, and the faith of her existence. She must reach out and within, and learn the art of equal give-and-take in all healthy connections. She will learn to trust herself so that she may finally let go of any and all false connections.
One year. One Goal. Three major Points of Interest.
Project Outline

  • Close Relationships
  • Self
  • Spirit/Higher Power

Close Relationships

Definition: A relationship with another human being that consists of regular and honest communication, acceptance, and equal give-and-take of mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical support. 

The Connection Questions
  • Am I my honest self with this person? Why or why not?
  • How does this person bring out my best Self?
  • Am I able to love (fully accept) this person for who he/she is in this (and every) moment?
  • How can I show this person he/she is loved?

  • Answer the connection questions honestly and fearlessly.
  • Let go of anyone I cannot be honest with and/or anyone who does not bring out my best Self.
  • Let go of anyone I cannot love.
  • Fill each day with love and honest connection.
  • Make my close relationships a priority in my life. Make time to connect.
  • Speak up. Share myself with others.
  • Listen without over empathizing, but with intent to understand and love.Self

Definition: a relationship that consists of non-judgement, trust, and loving compassion. with the personal thoughts, feelings, and internal/external experiences of the Self.

The Connection Questions
  • How do I define myself? Why?
  • What makes me worthy of love, acceptance, and compassion?
  • How can I best honor, love, and respect myself?

  • Realize that I am not perfect. Accept that fact, and strive to be the best version of me.
  • Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth. Denial is self-harming.
  • Embrace struggle and discomfort. Know that I can do anything I set my mind to. Trust my strength.
  • Meditate daily.
  • Nourish my well-being.
Spirit/Higher Power

Definition: a relationship that consists of trust, loyalty, and faith in the higher power responsible for existence. contains a spiritually fulfilling practice/ritual that can be turned to for reassurance of purpose.

The Connection Questions
  • Who/what do I believe in? Why?
  • How do I want to be remembered? Why?
  • What makes me feel most alive? Why?
  • How can I honor the divine energy responsible for all creation?

  • Expand my knowledge of religion. Keep an open mind.
  • Establish a ritual-practice that is spiritually fulfilling.
  • Find and join “my tribe” or like-minded, dedicated believers.
  • Have faith.

I’ve finally sat down with myself to come up with a detailed-ish plan for the year. It’s the same template I’ve been using for years, only this time I cut out the date restrictions. I never seem to stick with them anyway. I’m curious to see how it plays out.

 What’s your plan for the year? What do you hope to accomplish within yourself in 2016?

Let me know :)

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