Before you start writing your resolution list for the new year, there’s something you may want to consider.
Any kind of life or personal change requires a change in energy. You can’t remain the same and have a new outcome in your life. Therefore, starting a new year with the energy from your past can’t create a new result.
While it’s always a great idea to be honest with yourself about what you truly desire, what’s more important than what you write on your list of what you want to create in your life is the energy or emotion behind your desires.
As you take inventory on your life, before deciding what you’d like to change or improve in the future, make a list of your 2019 accomplishments.
We so often forget to notice how far we’ve come. If your year or decade was challenging or filled with joy or a mixture of both, how you create your future depends on your current now. So getting into a place of appreciation for the many wonderful things you have accomplished and the strength you mustered when things got dark is an important part of summoning new energy to create a future with intention.
As you take your inventory, think out of the box on these. For example, maybe you forgave someone who hurt you (BIG accomplishment.) Or maybe you controlled your temper and channeled your anger in a healthy way in an instance when you really wanted to lash out. Or, maybe you went out on a limb and spoke up for yourself despite feeling terrified. Or, maybe you survived hearing crushing news or the loss of a loved one. Living through grief and hardship are both incredible accomplishments that grow you as a person.
Of course you can also add more traditional accomplishments to your list: new job, a raise, made healthier eating choices, got physically stronger, etc., the key is to really notice the progress you made this year. Because the truth is, you made progress, no matter how small.
As we know, energy flows where attention goes, so if your energy is focused on appreciation, you will naturally manifest more things and situations you appreciate.
From this place of appreciation, you have set the tone for the new year. Before you even begin to write what you want in 2020, you’re already appreciating what you have today. The very act of moving into a state of gratitude changes your energy.
Changed energy = transformation.
Now that you’re in a state of appreciation, what would you like to appreciate in 2020? Throw out the resolution list all together and create an appreciation list instead. What do you want to be grateful for in the upcoming year or decade? By doing this you become an intentional creator of your life.
If you want to carve out some time to set some soulful intentions in your life, join me in our last monthly circle of 2019. This gathering is all about getting you into a place of expanded awareness and clarity about what you want to create. You will also have an opportunity to set free those old tired beliefs that you don’t want to take with you into the new year. Then, we will set the new energy of your new life in motion with a guided meditation.
For those who have registered, I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 4:00pm!
If you’d like to claim your spot, register here:
A Fun Way to Envision 2020
Last week my family and I gathered around the dining table, meditated together and came up with the word we each want to have carry us through 2020. Then, with a ton of magazines scattered about, glue and poster boards we each made our own vision board of the manifestations we want to create and how we want to feel in 2020. It was so much fun, even Dillon – who’s 4 – made his. He even came up with his word for the new year. Which goes to show, you can set intentions for your life at any age.
You can use a vision board, creation box, or whatever you like, the key is to spend time creating your future with your thoughts and emotions. I enjoy doing this as a family because we share our dreams and goals with each others. As you can see, Dillon is going to have a very busy year. 🙂
You can hang your vision board up, or use the creation as a way of getting clear on your desires then take a picture and throw it away. (That’s what my husband did.) The process gives you so much clarity, we all shared a-ha moments as we cut, glued and created. Once we were in the flow we even started finding words and pictures for each other.
Have Fun Creating Your Life
One of the coolest things about setting time to envision your life is watching it come to fruition. Before you know it those things on your board will be here and it will be time to create again. Let it keep you in the flow of what feels good and inspired.
Here’s to a new decade filled with more love, fun, creativity and adventure that sets your soul on fire and fills your heart with joy.
Lots of love,