A Slight Shift in Thinking…

As the year comes to an end, we celebrate with family and friends and remember the important events and people that have touched our lives.  New Years is a time for self-reflection and self-inquiry. It’s a time of renewal. It’s also a time to move forward and not stay stuck in the past, a time of self-discovery.

As T.S. Elliot has said, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words awaits another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

Release the past that weighs you down and no longer serves you.   Bless and free those relationships that have not supported your dreams and ambitions. Now is the time to let go of the negative low vibration thoughts that can clutter your mind and close your heart, and block you from seeing the amazing opportunities that surround you. Create space for new ideas. Find hidden potentials.

Set aside some quiet time, close your eyes, and imagine you are watching a movie trailer about your life in 2014. As you go backwards in time starting with the present traveling back to last New Year, notice any specific times when you …

  • Had any ‘ah-ha’ moments, when you woke up and had a realization. What did you realize, what became conscious?
  • Learned something new. What did you learn?
  • Made a deliberate and mindful choice to take a different direction. In what way did your life change?
  • Were filled with gratitude.
  • Showed someone kindness.
  • Loved and felt loved.

Tis the season for resolutions! Declaring a new positive lifestyle change or setting goals having a new plan in place for the New Year is invaluable. They are a powerful force that gives life direction with intention.  Two of my resolutions are that I am joyfully exercising throughout the week as I build strength and vitality, and that I believe in myself and live fully.

Notice I phrased it as if it was already happening. I prefer to see resolutions and goal setting not as something that will be started or to aim for but as accomplishments that are already in place and being done. It’s a slight shift in thinking and very powerful.

What accomplishments do you want to achieve in 2015?

  • Where do you want to grow?
  • Are you creating the actions it will take to achieve those accomplishments?
  • What kind of person do you want to be in the process?
  • How do you choose to act?
  • What thoughts and beliefs support your dreams?
  • What words will you speak along the way?
  • What actions will support your vision?

Pay attention to the choices you make and choose consciously. Envision the outcome. Be open, flexible and aligned in the creative process of getting there. Here’s to a wonderful 2015.


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