As we birth the New Year 2016, our thoughts return to the year now past. Perhaps we feel many things could have been better. We see loss in various human arenasâ€¦finance, institutions, relationships, and more.
We need to ask ourselves if we want a rehash of 2015 or if we are willing to make the effort to create situations and events in and around us that are truly new. To have a â€œnewâ€ year we must begin to think, act and feel differently about ourselves, our experiences and our abilities.
At this special time of new beginnings I offer these ideas: First, forget the so called â€œfailuresâ€ of the twelve months past. Those losses and the actions that created them are over. Instead whip out a sheet of paper and pen. Begin to write everything you did that was a â€œwinâ€.
Call your list MY SUCCESSES. Documenting your â€œwinsâ€ as a list will be the first step toward your new creation, your new journey. Whatever you did at any time that brought you a good feeling about yourself, your motives and your abilities, write it on your list! The act of writing anything gives it special enlivening energy.
The reason for this exercise is not to encourage living in the past but to allow you to remember and feel those special positive energy and power filled times. What name do you give the power behind those winning memories? Do you think of it as the energy of intuition, Spirit, God, I Am, High Self, Light or Love? Whatever name you give to it that power is still with you to use in any way you can think, dream or imagine.
By making the â€œMy Successesâ€ list you will begin to remember many previously forgotten successful decisions and adventures. Take that energy of success, use it to model your ideal new year.
Did you know that your powerful subconscious will always carry out your orders? Every repetitious thought and emotion you feed to it will be saved, worked with and brought to manifestation. It is a 24-hour-a-day worker. It never becomes tired and it never grows old. Be sure to feed it with your highest thoughts and feelings.
When you access your own â€œfeel goodâ€ emotion you have accessed your personally powerful fuel and igniter fluid for constructive manifestation. Throw out any limiting ideas. You know what you desire. Now you have the way to ignite those desires!
It is no secret that most of us can tell you what didnâ€™t work in our lives or what isnâ€™t working. Why fritter away our dynamic energy resources on such a wasteful pastime?
Start cleaning your mental and emotional â€œhouseâ€. When a particular personal habit is a stumbling block, it not only has to be removed but it has to be replaced! It is good to remember that anytime you create a vacuum by removing an idea or emotion, you need to replace it. Otherwise that â€œholeâ€ will be filled with the â€œfirst availableâ€. Most likely it wonâ€™t be what you would wish.
As you add to your winning list you will build your confidence in your ability to make changes. The exercise will also bring to the surface new inventive ideas. Start a second list of POSSIBILITIES.
Allow the new ideas to approach you as they are. Just because a particular idea seems beyond your abilities at the moment, write it down anyway. Remember that tomorrow everything can change. What seems impossible today may be right next week.
Do not throw away any of your inspired thoughts. Acknowledge each of them as they arrive. WHEN IN DOUBTâ€¦WRITE IT DOWN!
I would like to share with you an excerpt from an e-mail I received from The Intenders group some years ago:
â€œYou are called, now, to give birth to a new way of life for yourself and for all those who walk this world with you. You stand poised at the threshold of great expansion in your perceptions, your possibilities, and your consciousness.
Now is not the time to settle for less or to think small! You are here to rise up and out of the prevailing paradigm of beliefs by shining your light, sharing your joy and your love.â€
Happy 2016! May it be your best year yet!
Reverend Lois Cheney