This time of year if a good time to talk about reflection, letting go, releasing and surrendering….
As the countdown to Christmas holidays and the New Year gets closer I am inspired to talk about the ideas this that time of year reminds me of. Reflection on the past events of the year is something I tend to do around the holidays and as the New Year draws near. I am not one to make resolutions, I personally have always felt that they encourage us to set ourselves up for failure, then when we don’t follow through on them, we feel pretty crappy about ourselves. This is not how we should feel at anytime but it happens and so I encourage everyone to make resolutions throughout the year and not just at New Years. I think doing it that way relieves so much of the pressure we put on ourselves to succeed because we tend to tell everyone ‘what we are going to do different’. I am all for making future plans but we must leave room for flexibility because God may have a different ideas for us. We tend to put ourselves in places which we really aren’t meant to be in, however if you make a resolution to better yourself and it really resonates with you then you are most certainly on the right path and God will help you along during the times of hardship or self-doubt. I honestly believe that if we make promises to ourselves which involve the act of helping others we will be more likely to succeed.
What I pledge to do different this upcoming New Year is make it a step-by-step process. First I will reflect on my year in general and acknowledge the areas which were strong what I am proud of and give thanks for those good times. After that, then I will take stock of the things which didn’t work for me and what needs addressing. I used to get down on myself and have so much negative self-talk that I could not see myself clear to all the wonderful things, but this year is very different because it has been a year of healing for me and many others across the globe. I have so many things to be thankful for this year and specific actions which I am very proud of. The things I feel which are not as good, will have my sincere heart-felt self-support to ensure that I make positive changes which will stick. I am not perfect but I feel so much more whole than in the past and I am able to make changes in my life which require little or no effort these days because I listen to my Higher Self and really pay attention to what It, my body and emotions are trying to tell me.
This year has been a big year of releasing for me and I would just like to take a moment to thank Source for standing by my side through everything, all the time. My gratitude is endless for the changes I have been through, for they have all been positive. The things I used to think were negative-weren’t, that was my ego talking, I can see this now as even the hard times and difficulties we go through are always for the betterment of our soul… Whether we chose to believe it or not. I had some wonderful lessons handed to me this year and once I learned to let go of the old ways I lived by, the new just came pouring in like a waterfall and how glorious it has been. I surrendered my spirit and my physical life to Source and everything changed. Boxing Day is a great reminder for us to take all the old feelings, ways of living and things we don’t like in general and had them over and just release them. Most times when we do we actually feel lighter and tend to feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off us, and quite literally it has. We never have to carry our burdens alone, why not share the load and let God take care of some of our deepest darkest issues? We may think that if we are to do this, how are we going to do it? Well, for me it started in June with a health crisis of the heart. I did make a conscious decision during it but it also lead me to lighten my personal load, to be more honest with myself and to acknowledge that I couldn’t do it all myself and now I no longer want to. I have developed an up close and personal relationship with my Higher Spirit.
My ideas for this New Year upcoming are very different than the past, I may actually make one resolution so that it is easy to handle. I’m not exactly sure what it will be at this moment in time but I know for sure it will have something to do with actively being of service to others. I am so excited to find out what Sources plans will be for me this new year given how wonderful my gifts were this year. Just the fact that I have so much excitement over it tells me that there are big things in store. Perhaps I will commit to only seeing Natural Doctors, or see a Spiritual Healer, or being that I went through a Miracle healing this year and am getting better everyday maybe I will commit to getting more exercise or more importantly getting outdoors and spending time in Mother Natures glory. I do not know at this point but I know for sure that the answer will come. I would like to honour my healing and bring my body back into a state of fitness. I was an athlete at one time and all the health issues I have had left me feeling completely robbed of that and I would like it back. Losing a couple more pounds wouldn’t hurt either but I am not really concerned about that at the moment. This inspires me to write a little bit about weight loss.
I do not ‘diet‘ to lose weight ever. I think this is a painful one for most because almost everyone feels they must deprive themselves or take count of everything they put into their mouth in order to take those pounds off. I know for a fact diets do not work and I found once I surrendered to Source-the pounds just started to come off. I now see weight as an emotional, mental or spiritual blockage we have which is manifested physically on our bodies. Don’t get me wrong for I don’t want to see a skinny world but I would really like to see a healthy population! And generally it comes down to a body-mind-spirit-emotion connection although I am well aware that many of us overeat, put bad food into our bodies, lack of exercise or have a serious emotional pain which causes us to eat whatever makes us ‘happy‘ but we all know where it ends – negative self-talk and then we start beating ourselves up for no reason. God made us perfectly imperfect, try to see a weight issue as a blockage you need to address to make peace with yourself on the inside and the outside will follow. Again, this personally happened to me, after letting go the pounds just started dropping off. So instead of making a resolution to lose weight and then deprive yourself to do so, why not resolve to get fit and take baby steps, change your diet to a healthier one which includes more wholesome and organic foods then consciously address those nagging issues that you talk about in your head all the time.
From your heart, ask your Higher Self what you really want for you, the answer will come and when it does, it will make you vibrate with excitement. You will feel like you cannot contain it and when that happens it will be because you have connected with Truth and therefore you will succeed. I pray that everyone gets what they truly desire and needs for the New Year 2013. Just remember to be honest with yourself about your negativity but do it with kindness and compassion, like you are talking to a baby, don’t beat yourself up about the things you didn’t do ‘right’ or how ‘bad‘ you are for this or that. It won’t work if you treat yourself as a ‘less-than‘. I always say if we beat ourselves up the way we freely talk to ourselves, with so much negativity, we would be broken and bruised. I know this is true as it is what I did to myself and instead of becoming better from the negative ‘news feed‘ I got worse and worse and worse. Through complete forgiveness and non-judgement of others I came to a place where I could no longer harbour ‘ill-will’ towards myself because I accepted and embraced all of my flaws for they are a part of me so how could I possibly ‘hate‘ them. If I can do it, so can you! Happy New Year everyone!
Love yourself, I do!