New Years Intentions: Do this, don’t do THAT!

by Matt on December 20, 2013

Well, the end of the year is nigh, and I am feeling pretty good about this past year. My ability to help others stepped forward this year, as well as my ability to sing! I paid off some debt, and had a lot of fun.  I also worked really hard. I am encouraging everyone to use this time(maybe you will have some down-time over the next couple weeks?) to take stock of 2013 and look ahead into 2014. This is what I am asking my clients to do, and what we explored at Enchanted Rock retreat last week…

Questions:
What worked for me in 2013?
What did not work?
What do I want for 2014?

Write freely your answers to these questions-leaving spaces after your answer to each. Then answer “Why?” for each one.

Then, after considering your intentions for next year a bit, pull out the few that really call to you clearly restate them again.  Post somewhere you will see regularly through out the year.

Biggest mistake: too many intentions.  Only a few major shifts can happen, so don’t overload yourself, you’ll end up disappointed.

Biggest Suggestion: be clear and specific.  Do you want to lose weight, or lose 15 pounds.  The Universe will answer to specificity.  Be clear.  Also, how will you know when you were successful if you don’t have specific goals?

Also: That “why?” question is very important in helping you get clarity about your intentions. Sometimes when we ask this question, we discover that the underlying reason is not a very pure one. If the reason we want some thing to happen is about our ego, you can be sure that there will be some “strings attached” to that manifestation, or the upside will bring less joy than anticipated.

If your “why” comes from a place of “making the world a better place,” “to serve or help others,” “feeling and spreading joy,” “becoming healthy” and the like, then the manifestation of your intentions will be rewarding. If not, the energy around the intention can still happen, but it might drag along some undesired effects.  Ultimately, though, in the end, even going after things your ego wants would still lead you to refine your inner wants and learn more about Love, so it’s not bad, but I’m encouraging you to find your higher wants, and urging you toward your higher self.

Last suggestion: Don’t wait.  It doesn’t have to be perfect. Start today. If there are things you want to change in your life.  Dig in.  It’s time.  GO for it! You are worth it and we are all waiting for you: to experience your joy, your creations, your ideas. We all have a purpose, or even many purposes over the course of our days here, and the Earth is ready for you to shine yours bright.  Let me know if I can help you.

Big Love in 2014!

Matt

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