"A Year to Clear takes you by the hand and guides you through the hidden peaks and valleys of your home and heart into that boundless territory known as spaciousness. I can't wait for each new day to arrive. Opening this book is like receiving a gift from my highest self with a message of hope, delight, and freedom." -Arielle Ford, author of Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate
From the Author
In a culture of short attention spans and quick fixes, I had no idea if a book like that would, or could, succeed. Would my slow drip method be too light to create significant and discernible traction? Would readers lose focus, peter out, and wonder, in the words of Gertrude Stein, is there a there there?
So I tried it online as an experiment: I created a 365-day course called "A Year to Clear What's Holding You Back!" that launched on DailyOM on December 31, 2013. Participants would receive an inspirational message in their inbox every day for 365 days. Now over 80,000 people signed on to take this journey with me.
It is testimonials like these that have put to rest any doubts that taking at least one minute to support and nourish ourselves is powerful stuff:
- "I have stuck with this for 40 days and, for once, have not burned myself out with gogogo. Just drip-drip-drip. Nice!"
- "I feel the walls of my OLD self crumbling down in a new way."
- "I'm looking around my apartment and seeing the physical changes I've made during this year and it's so satisfying. Inside I am less fearful, less depressed, less overwhelmed at everything and even a bit kinder."
- "This one year course has been a revelation. Honestly I didn't think it was working under the motto of 'nothing does.' Not true!!! I am on lesson 335. Wow, what a journey [it] has been."
In case you were wondering, the book is not a carbon copy of the course. Thanks to the experience and thousands of postings in the comment thread, the program has morphed and expanded. A Year to Clear has many more features than the daily emails, including personal stories, practical tools, and inspirational wisdom - double the content.
There is no question that clearing in any form lightens. Clearing with awareness, as this book teaches, however, en-lightens. A Year to Clear gives us a way to play a much bigger game.
I love this book, and I hope you'll love it too. Together we'll learn what it means to clear at a deep level, where spacious detachment rules and awareness changes everything.
Happy clearing! I'll see you on the trail.
-Stephanie Bennett Vogt