The last blog post helped you define the life values that are most important to you. Now, take a moment to review those values and find a quiet place to sit where you won’t be disturbed. Create a meditative atmosphere – candles, incense, soft music – whatever appeals to you.
Today in the world – Even though global unrest continues to sow disharmony, violence and uncertainty in the world, there are also many places where hope and progressive innovation are thriving. It shows us that we too can find ways to live from our centre of deep commitment to love, peace and inner balance and make our own contributions to higher vibrations within humanity.
Accessing Your Inner World – Making the commitment to live in integrity with your heart’s truth begins with your daily actions and how you live in alignment with your values and beliefs. It’s helpful to take time to reflect on your present life situation, to reassess your self-knowledge and to focus on any new steps you want to take so that you keep moving forward on a course that is authentic.
What better time for this self-reflection and future planning than a New Year?
Let your deepest truth be the energy that guides you to your desires.
Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Bring a journal with you and prepare to spend some sacred time just for you.
As you settle in comfortably, take a few deep, focusing breaths. Let yourself become present to the moment. With each breath in, introduce calm relaxation and spaciousness/ with each breath out, release self-doubt, guilt and fear or anything that can get in the way of your clarity.
Have the intention to be open and accepting…to trust that what you answer to the following 10 questions is from your highest vibration and for the cultivation of your highest potential in the coming year.
1] What experiences (relationship, health, career, travel, etc.) of this past year were most significant for you and why?
2] What did you learn from those experiences or any other events from the past year?
3] What made you happy in the past year? What was most positive for you?
4] What caused you sadness or grief in the past year? What was most negative for you?
5] What gifts in personal growth did the experiences from  and  deliver to you. What did you learn about your strengths, weaknesses, awareness, emotional maturity etc.?
6] What needs your forgiveness and release from the past year? Where might you have sabotaged your success or hurt yourself or others?
7] What needs to be celebrated and kept in your heart from the past year?
8] What unhelpful thoughts or beliefs from the past year do you want to change in 2019? What will changing those thoughts or beliefs do for you?
9] List the visions you are committed to pursuing in 2019? (Make these visions both inspiring so that you are encouraged to work toward them and realistic to ensure they are doable.)
10] How can you get out of your own way and stay open to possibility even if you encounter challenges in the coming year? What tools can you use ( affirmations, breathwork, massage, regular self-assessment, education) to keep yourself on track?
“If you do not know what harbor you are making
for, no wind is the right wind.”
In the coming year, can you commit to asking yourself regularly if you are where you want to be? If not, can you promise yourself you will take the time to reflect and re-vision what needs adjustment in order to stay inspired by your vision?
I GENTLY AND GRATEFULLY RELEASE THE YEAR GONE BY.
I BLESS IT ALL: THE GOOD AND THE BAD, THE PAIN AND THE JOY,
THE TEACHERS AND THE LESSONS LEARNED.
IT IS OVER NOW AND ONLY THE LOVE REMAINS.
THE YEAR BEFORE ME IS YET A BLANK PAGE –