For many this New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate and welcome in the new. To move forward we also need to look back to ensure that we have taken care of any ‘unfinished business’. Are there things, habits, or relationships you need to let go of ?
5 Suggestions for 2010
1. Honor Your Past
Take time to honor all the experiences, people and challenges that have brought you to the person you are in this very moment. Are there any grudges or resentments that you are holding on to? Writing a list or letters of forgiveness will help release the past from your psyche.
2. Gratitude For the Angels in Disguise
Bring gratitude to those people who brought the most upset into your life – your so-called ‘enemies’. These problem people are often angels in disguise. It is our enemies that force us to change and grow, not our friends. Bring gratitude to all the challenges you faced in 2009 – health or financial woes. These experiences are gifts from the Universe that are making you stronger and removing anything that is not in Truth for you.
3. Turn ‘Fix Yourself’ into ‘Accept Yourself’
Most New Year’s resolutions come from thoughts that we are broken and need to be fixed. Instead of focusing on your flaws – focus on your strengths. Learn to accept the parts of yourself you don’t like. Real change comes from the necessary first step of acceptance of all parts of the self. Really be yourself this year.
4. Flow with Life instead of Fighting Life
Massive change is all around us as we near the Aquarian Age. Nothing is wrong with you or with the world – it is just changing. Consciousness is expanding. Learn to embrace change. For example, if you lose your job – don’t fight it – or hold on to the old. Let go – the Universe doesn’t like a vacuum – it means that something wonderful is coming your way.
5. 40-Second Meditation for Peace
“This meditation takes care of phobias, fears and neurosis. It can remove unsettling thoughts from the past that surface into the present. It can take difficult situations in the present and release them into the hands of Infinity. All this can be done in just 40 seconds!” – Yogi Bhajan (master of Kundalini Yoga)
Seem too overwhelming to do in a day? Some astrologers say that this optimal time for self-reflection will continue until mid January.