How are you planning to close out your year? The photo above was of one of my happiest times this past year, celebrating a milestone birthday with my family. Do you have a reflective practice of looking back before looking forward? While reading many posts today about letting go of things in your past that don't serve you or prevent you from achieving your dreams, I was thinking of what I wanted to do this year. I have used the burning bowl method: http://stirringthespiritwithin.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-are-you-willing-to-be-do-have-in.html
I've made vision boards & set new intentions:
Today I was struck by one I read on the Ford Institutes' webpage that Debbie Ford (rest her soul) came up with in 2010.
There's a vow or affirmation to state daily recognizing the blessings in your life, seeing your greatness, remembering your perfection, and stating what you want like love, peace, or prosperity. It reminds you to be that in the world first. Give it away to others. We can trust that what we "put out there" will be given back to us 10 fold.
The rest of the ritual is as follows:
"Make a list of 10 experiences that blessed and nourished you in 2013.
Tweak this and make it your own. Every part may not resonate with you. If it doesn't, leave it out! Add something that fits better. Use one part or several. The point is, do SOMETHING! In order to get different results in your life, you have to do something differently! Complacency is your enemy. Change that pushes and stretches you is your friend.
What are some of your blessings from 2013?
See the photo of one of mine above.
What would you love to experience in 2014?
I plan to travel to Costa Rica and enjoy many old and new relationships with others this coming year.
Imagine your energy merging with all the creative energies in the Universe flowing to and through you! Make it a golden 2014!