The holiday seasons can be really difficult on many people. It seems to be the time that all our ‘stuff’ starts to come out and rear its ugly head. But with moving out of the season, it is truly the perfect time to take stock, evaluate where you are happy and where you are challenged with your life and set yourself some new goals, resolutions and most importantly intentions.
There is no right or wrong way to do this, but I wanted to share my process with you so you can learn, adapt and make your own. Trust me this really works!
Create a Space of Healing
Actually and intentionally set aside some time and space for yourself to process where you have been in the past year and where you want to go in the future year.
Get out your journal, dim the lights, and take some deep breaths to clear your mind. (This is what my space looks like, yours may look and feel very different - just go with it!)
Lofty and Intentional (and then be Earthly)
My intentions always come out big. For example: I am love! I am abundance! I am inspired!
These types of intentions are incredible mantras to continue to use. They touch the ethereal heavens. But in honoring true nature and Earthly needs - it’s also useful to be specific in enacting these intentions.
This always brings me back down to Earth - how am I actually going to enact ‘I am love’ in my life? What will that look like in the coming year? It may be small, and small and manageable is generally more sustainable and no less powerful than big leaps. You have a lifetime to cultivate your intentions.
Seal the Practice
I often seal the practice by burning the old and keeping the new intentions written in a sacred place. Then it’s important to cleanse the physical body as well. I love either taking a swim in the ocean or a warm epsom soak in the bath. Followed with a generous body oiling with transformative and powerful essential oils such as Frankincense and Jasmine.
Don’t Forget. Honor Your Intentions.
Each day of the year, take the time to read over your intentions. Put them in a place that you see or meditate on them daily. Build up good ‘qi’ with your intentions so your actions begin to honor them in your daily life - no effort needed. Begin this new way of living. It will open your horizons expansively in ways you never knew existed.