Monday, January 4, 2016

Your New Year Belongs To You. Claim It.

You're entering a new year. How do you approach a gift like this? Do you take the time to examine what's going on in your life and what you may want to change or make better? Do you recognize the power you have to mold and create wonderment in this time you're been given, or do you just say, "Oh, well. Just another year of the same old stuff?"

Now is the time to look at your life and decide what you want to do with it. You've been given a brand new year to create new blessings in your life and to expand on what you already have...a time to be and do and grow into more of what your heart desires. As you enter this year, bring the good stuff with you, the love, the peace, the fun times, your creativity, everything that made you happy last year. But don't contaminate this new year with old baggage from the past. Clean up anything painful that you haven't already released, and let it go. Be done with it. Allow...allow yourself to start out with a new bucket.

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.  T.S.Eliot

No one goes through life without those unexpected challenges that throw us flat on the ground and make it hard to get back up. But each of us has untapped resiliency, strength, and determination that can absolutely amaze us if we recognize and affirm it right off. So let this affirmation be your first claim for your new year. "I am blessed with all the power I need to make all aspects of this year better than any before."

When people go on a motor trip they usually know where they want to go, and they plan how to get there. Otherwise they may end up lost in the boondocks. Well, certainly where you're going this year deserves the same attention and planning. No matter how you may plan it, you'll take detours along the way. But that's okay. You're far better off with a plan than without one. So this will take some serious thinking.

Now is the time to clarify what you're dealing with, where you want to go this year, and a plan for direction to get there. And this year, if you're serious about being a determining factor in the quality of your life, your plan needs to be on paper. Some people hate to make lists. But I'm a list person. I hate feeling overwhelmed with stuff running around in my head, so I put it on paper. Then I'm free to play, and get back to it when I need to. And it keeps me in charge.

It's important to consider your outer world and your inner world. Take some quiet time to examine your outer life issues, your relationships, your work, your health, finances, what you want to create. Then look within to your inner self, qualities that work for you, those on which you want to improve, and others you want to change or release. Now list each item on paper, decide what you want to do with each one, and work out a strategy of action to create a better, more rewarding life and successfully meet challenges as they come.

This doesn't need to be complicated or tedious...just a handy reminder. Once you've taken the time and effort to create your plan, most of your work is done. Now as you go along each day, you can look at your 'what and how' lists. And if you sometimes weaken, you can affirm to yourself, "This is a new year, and I'm now in the driver's seat. I know what I want, and I know how to get there. I am awesome." And every night say, "Thank you, Universe, for all your help."

I wish you much happiness with your new creation.


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