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Welcoming the New Year!

Here’s my favorite New Year’s ritual that has become my trusted pathway to releasing the old and embracing the new.

Get yourself  cozy and comfortable with pen and paper. A cup of soothing tea and a blazing fire also helps.

1)  Offer Thanks

Write down all the things you are thankful for in 2011. Let the Universe know how much you appreciate all the gifts you have received. This is important because offering thanks honors the giver as well as the gift. The Universe appreciates this and responds by giving you more.

2)  Release

Then, write down all you are ready and willing to release. You may want to release limited ways of thinking, or  heavy emotional states. You may want to release a job you outgrew, or a draining relationship. You may want to release self-sabotaging habits or excess weight compromising your health.  Whatever you are ready to let go of, write it down.

Then, burn or shred that piece of paper allowing it to transform into new possibilities. Thank the Universe for the lessons received from those experiences. Even if those lessons aren’t yet clear to you, be open for new insights.

3)  Set Your Intentions for 2012

On another piece of paper, list your intentions for the New Year. Write down all the experiences you want and even the physical objects that you would like to have in your life. Write down anything that you want to manifest by December, 2012.

When possible, begin your list with the words, “I am“.  For example,

I am healthy and fit”
“I am fulfilled in my new job.”
I am in a committed, loving relationship

“I am” statements add strength to our intentions because they affirm who we are becoming.

As we become more self-aware and expansive, we magnetize to ourselves experiences that match that higher energetic vibration.  So list your intentions in terms of the person you are evolving into and allow those higher, more abundant experiences to flow your way.

Save your list to review in December, 2012. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve created for yourself!

What do you want to create in 2012?

Begin the creation process now by posting your comments below!

5 Responses

  1. Diane, thank you so much for the generous way you give of your time. I want to watch much less television next year and do more writing and meditating. I also would like to lose the ten pounds that I carry in excess. Aside from that, I am thankful that through persistent work, I have been able to shed my anger and my impulsiveness. I still have a lot of work to do. Your friend, Wilfredo.

  2. Diane Petrella

    Thank you for your kind words, Wilfredo. I also meditate daily and encourage you to create your own practice. In addition to helping with stress, meditation is the ultimate pathway to hearing our inner wisdom and intuition. And when we listen to that inner voice, our lives flow with greater ease.
    Richest blessings to you in the New Year~

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