A brand new year is upon us, ripe with possibilities… and it couldn’t be a better time to let go of the old, to make some resolutions for the year ahead and to reinvent ourselves as we welcome in the new.
So why not begin 2013 by thinking about what it is you’d like to manifest in your life this year – because if you don’t know what you want, it’s impossible to create it! And if you don’t have clear goals, life will just ‘happen to you’.
If you haven’t done much intention-setting before, you might be surprised by how powerful it can be to take the time to reprogram your life by shooting an arrow of clear intent into the future. The more precise, and clear your aim, the more chance you have of hitting your target.
If you want to be the artist and creator of your own life, ask yourself some key questions, starting with ‘what is it that I really, really want?’ What do you want your personal life, your work life, your relationships, and your health and wellbeing to look like, and to feel like?
Whether it’s your desire to create more abundance in your career, to open yourself up to a more loving relationship, or to dramatically change any aspect your lifestyle, setting your sights on a goal calls in that potential future and brings your dream ever closer to being made real.
Write your goals down on a piece of paper. Get them clear in your mind and then state them as clearly and simply as you can. Use ‘positive framing’ to state your intentions – so instead of saying “I will not eat sugar’, say “I intend a healthy, nurtured and sugar-free body.” In this way, you’ll affirm positive action, rather than focusing on a ‘lack’, or a feeling of guilt or deprivation.
Most importantly, don’t worry about all of life’s what-ifs and maybes. Energy flows where attention goes – so worrying is actually an act of prayer for what you don’t want! Instead repeat positive, helpful statements of intent in your mind and take this opportunity to re-program your mind to work for you, not against you.
You don’t even need to wait for a new year to take action. Get into the habit of setting clear intentions throughout your life, even on a daily basis, and notice how much more focused and powerful you begin to feel as your attention rests on all the amazing possibilities for the year ahead.
In love and light,