Wednesday, December 31, 2014

PAUSE: NEW YEAR MANIFESTATION


Quite often, I find that many people are at opposing extremities when it comes to New Year's resolutions—either they are utterly enthusiastic or deeply daunted by the task. I commend those who are excited by the goals on a new slate, but also understand the overwhelming sense of panic that resolutions can bring about for some people. The reason why resolutions can be panic-stricken is because more often than not they revolve around + focus on lack or failure—losing weight, exercising more, spending less, sleeping more, etc. Although these can be healthy goals for some, they neither highlight positivity nor nurture the strengthening or gratitude for what is already present. 

This year, I invite you to sit down with yourself, quiet down, + be still. Allow yourself to connect to your soul, your heart of hearts, + the Divine—whatever that may be for you—and ask for guidance. What needs, desires, or paths arise for you? What do you connect with and what is your immediate gut feeling?

In order to get a clearer sense, I always rely on manifestation or a little ritual of declaring my heart to the Universe, letting it go, + allowing the Universe to do its magic. 

I begin this process by making two lists: RELEASING + MANIFESTING . . .

In the first list, I write down anything + everything that no longer serves me or my life anymore. Before the New Year, this is also a good place to write down past memories, grievances, or grudges that block you that you are ready to let go of + forgive. I like to rip each individual riddance into strips and burning them outside wit some palo santo wood burning alongside me, but do whatever floats your hippie little boat!

For the manifestation list, write down and declare whatever your heart desires—do not hold back on anything by thinking it's too large of a wish as we cannot predict the doors that the Universe will open for us. Wholeheartedly trust that the Universe has your back. Visualise these wishes coming true. Close your eyes, smile, + see yourself move through the events, the rupture of joy, + the accomplishment. Feel the vibration + the sense of natural high . . .

Now, in the words of Idina Menzel, Let it go . . . At this point, I wish that if my manifestations are meant to unfold + are going to serve me for the best, may they be so. I trust that all will come to me in perfect time and harmony with no harm to anyone or anything. I also like to compliment this part with a little gratitude list for all the events, people, + things that have made this past year a magical one. This list can be short or long; think deeply about what has touched your soul + supported you throughout the year. Allow your soul, your body, your bones to soak in the gratitude and blessings. Step into the New Year with its light . . .

May your New Year be even better than the last. May it be filled with an abundance of happiness, health, success, + joy . . .