With every passing year, I must admit that there is a part of me that becomes sinical of the hyper positivity over the planet doing what it naturally does when completing its journey around the sun yet again. People often think that this marks some “special” event, when this has been happening for several millennia. I don’t think that this was such a big deal way back before Stonehenge. But I could be wrong. It definitely became a much bigger deal once a thing called a calendar was invented. Nonetheless, year after year we are force fed the notion that we have to begin each and every year on a positive note.
That is a lie.
It is more important that we address exactly where we are at on any given day, be that New Year’s Day or any other. And not everyone is going to be having a positive experience simply because the page is turning on the calendar. Every day things happen that are often challenging beyond belief. Every challenge has its wisdom that is gleaned and its torture that is endured. So remember to know exactly where you are at and don’t let the social pressure force you to be fake about it.
Having said that, I do like to try to focus on what things I am grateful for from the previous year. Even when the previous year had Covid and lockdowns and isolation, I had things, many things, for which I was grateful. These were not forced upon me. They were not contrived. They were heart-felt and deep. And with that feeling of gratitude, I then enter a new beginning of my life.
I am not delusional enough to think that I can simply state that a new beginning is happening and therefore it happens. I put work into it so that it CAN happen. This requires a level of consciousness that digs deep into the soul and brings forth what the underlying desires actually are. So, for example, I don’t create new beginnings that are just a fluffy statement of “financial prosperity.” Instead I look at how I make my money. I love the work that I do because it combines magic, mystery, healing, and transformation that is shared with each client. So as long as I am able to love the work that I do, then obviously I will be helping people and more people will, as a result, hear about the work that I do and end up coming to see me. My passion for my work is the key to my “financial prosperity.” As long as that passion lives, then the money will obviously flow as a result of that. The underlying desire for me is that I am able to continue to do the work. All else ripples forth from that.
As we dig deeper into what brings us joy (in this case the ability to help people) we then can find the core of what motivates our desires and will fuel our manifestations. If I wanted to lose weight I would not manifest simply losing weight. The reason for that is because one can also lose weight as a result of a serious illness. I prefer to not be ill. So instead of “losing weight” I would manifest, as a new beginning, a healthier way of living and caring for my physical body. Who knows what that will lead to? One of the things I am diving back into for myself is exploring acupuncture treatments to hopefully eliminate the migraines that have plagued me for the last few years. This can go on my list of things that I do to develop a healthier way of living and caring for my physical body. Drinking more water and being more conscious of drinking water throughout the day is another way of manifesting this. These are things that I mostly do anyway, but the acupuncture treatments are new in that I have not done that since I was very young. So far it seems to be helping.
The point is to dig down to what is at the root of what we are wanting in our lives. Find that, feed that and watch that grow. And don’t worry about how long it takes. People get so caught up in instant gratification that they forget that for anything to develop well it needs the time in which to do so. For me, personally, I find that the only form of instant manifestation that happens seems to have to do with dreaming about a dog in my life, then in the waking world being led to that very dog and adopting it. It is a very weird thing to have happen and I am hoping, as now the proud owner of three dogs, that there will be a bit more time between this last one and the next. Our dogs are now outnumbering the humans in the house! Although new beginnings are always possible, they rarely work instantly. So take your time, get to the root of your desire, then nurture that desire into formation.