The winter of our healing. We look inward more naturally in winter; we have more time to reflect how holidays make us feel or behave. Do we self-sabotage? Spend too much? Eat too much? Stress out about who we will see or even worse, mourn those who have passed on?

I want you to explore your name, per the audio lesson. Journal about it or if you'd like to share, send me an email at Michele@Michelepaiva.com

My dharma name, "Joyful Realization of the Source" is meaningful to me because it embodies a path I travel. My own name, "Michele", was after St. Michael the Archangel. It also was popular with the Beatles right before my birth đŸ™‚

Both names are meaningful to me for very different reasons.

Explore your name.

What areas of your life have you healed intentionally or organically, through awareness of ancestors?

What area might need support because it is painful still to explore?

What does family mean to you?

What do your ancestors represent to you?

If you had a lineage name, what might it be?

This is a Zen art calligraphy by the late Thich Nhat Hahn.

What does this mean to you when you read it?  Does it invoke a feeling?

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