Moving Forward With True Intentions
I hope that your celebrations and festivities (be it Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Life, Family, Friends) this past month have been life-giving, filling, and inspiring! As we wrap up the last week of the year, you may feel inclined to reflect on the past year. What major things happened in your life that transformed you (the good and the bad)? Did you manifest any of your intentions? Did you “put yourself out there” – for work or for play? Hopefully there is a lot to celebrate and be proud of. Maybe some things did not go as planned. That’s life, that’s impermanence. Everything is always changing, nothing EVER remains the same. We cannot control the outcome of most situations. We cannot depend on other people in our lives making us happy, and we can’t depend on them “changing” to make us happy. As Colette Baron-Reid recently said in one of her Universal Energy Forecasts, “sometimes you just have to surrender to life on life’s terms.” That said, reflect and move on. Surrender to what was, accept what is, and have faith in what may be.
Do you feel compelled to make New Year’s resolutions just because it’s sort of a “custom” that comes up on autopilot about this time each year or because it seems like everyone else is making them? While the New Year can bring a fresh wave of ideas, positive energy, inspiration and an opportunity to make changes, we forget that those opportunities are available to us all the time. And, a lot of us don’t really know what we want (because we often don’t take time to really reflect on that), so we come up with a resolution (or list) that doesn’t really have a meaning or connection to our true self or to the life we really want to manifest. If you’ve already thought about New Years and have some sort of expectation, consider whether your “wish list” reflects the life you want to manifest – your true self and your true purpose – or whether it reflects the desires or expectations of someone else’s life and expectations. Perhaps it reflects the expectations of your ego, rather than your heart?
Think about ditching any formal resolutions and consider scanning your heart instead. Maybe you take a few minutes this week to sit with yourself, connect with your breathing, go within, and ask
yourself what you really want. Set the timer on your phone for just 2-3 minutes, find a quiet comfortable spot and start taking big, deep breaths. Just notice your thoughts as they come and go. Allow your authenticity to come to the surface. Journaling is another great way to connect with yourself – just start writing thoughts and ideas and see where it takes you…
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
~ Written by Amy Mazeski