It's that time of the year again. Time to end one year and set our intentions for another. In Ecuador they have a lovely tradition of making effigy dolls to represent all the negative of the year that's ending and burning it at midnight. Bringing awareness to what you want to cleanse, and then cleansing through burning, helps in symbolically and energetically ending a cycle and starting a new one.
Cycles begin and end all the time, so you don't have to wait for the new year. A new moon, a birthday, or any day in which something shifts in you- are all good occasions to declare a new beginning. In every given moment you can choose to shift.
But let's say you have the habit of making new year resolutions. Who can blame you? The tendency to want more and more out of life is only natural. There is a misconception that you should be "happy with what you have". According to Abraham-Hicks, gratitude and feeling joy are the keys to a blessed existence, but at the same time- "launching rockets of desire" is part of the reason we are here on earth. In the un-manifested/ Spirit world, we manifest our desires instantaneously. Just ask anyone who has experienced Hypnosis! When I give an indication such as "You will now receive a gift from your guide", poof!- a gift appears. It is in this physical world of slower vibration that we get to have experiences that lead to manifesting our desires. Part of the joy is seeing it all come into fruition.
You want what you want- here and now. You want to move into your dream house right this second. You want the perfect partner...yesterday. You want to wake up tomorrow fit and lighter. Understandable! The desire nature of the mind is strong. But it's important to remember that your Soul came to earth to have experiences, not to immediately get everything you want. It's how you grow. It's how you appreciate what you have. It's how you learn who you are and what really matters in life.
So when you make your new year resolutions- dream big. Imagine your best life and best self- and set your intentions accordingly. But also set a goal to experience life to the fullest- ups and downs, trials and errors, different emotions of the emotional spectrum. Set the intention of being more present every day and not just living for a better future. Of appreciating what is and not getting too lost in what can be. And even when you do focus on what you want which you do not have yet- try to harness the feeling of excited anticipation for it, not sadness or anxiety over "when is it going to happen", because feeling like you already have that which you desire is the best way of making it a reality.
Remember that your Soul made a general plan for this life, and this plan serves your highest good. So don't try fighting or over-writing the plan, instead, try discovering more about it and how you can best execute it. Make aligning to your highest-self a resolution! Every day, declare that you are prioritizing alignment and feeling good. Choose positive thoughts. Choose to let go of that which does not serve you. Explore different modalities that will help you in your journey. Offer yourself (and others) love, understanding, and compassion.
Wishing you a wonderful 2021!
Transformational Leader, Hypnotherapist,