Gratitude and appreciation is powerful magic. This practice is a big part of how I manifest, and will be a big part of my New Year’s meditation to create my vision for 2018. It’s my pleasure to share with you my simple ritual that produces exciting results:
Set the Space – Gathering either alone or with loved ones, set an intentional and sacred space. Tidy the room, build an altar. I love simplicity, so my altars always reflect that. I love candles, bringing nature indoors, representing the four directions and four elements. Do what feels special and looks beautiful to you.
Sink In – Begin the ritual with a meditation. Drop-in, feel your inner landscape, ground into the core of the Earth, and align with your intention and your higher self. Questions on how to do this? Send me a message, I’ll help you out. (:
Release the Old – On small squares of paper, write down what you do not want to bring with you into 2018. It could be a habit, a mindset, a grudge, a regret. Get them all down, and then set them alight, carefully! I use a large ceramic bowl and small pieces of paper. The paper burns out easily and quickly. If you don’t want to use fire, you can shred and bury the paper.
Celebrate the Present – Open up the circle and celebrate together! Have everyone take a turn to share their success, and forward movement in 2017. Share what you overcame, what you did that you never though you could do, how you grew, what you learned. Have fun with this! Another beautiful practice is to reflect to everyone why they are special to you; this builds the love in the circle unlike anything else. If you are celebrating solo, take to your journal, and let yourself really sink into the joy of your year.
Vision the Future – From this juicy and magic-filled space, create 2018. How do you want your business to grow? Or do you want to launch your purpose-driven business or practice in 2018? Do you want more creativity, do you want more expansion, more fun, more play? Are you ready to shine and be seen in your gifts this coming year? How do you want your personal life to grow? Take some time to write it all down, and then open up the circle again and share the excitement. Set the bar high, go for what you want, really live into the vision and get clear on why you want it.
Create an Action Plan – If you’re serious about what you just visioned, then you’ll be serious about how to get it. Look at your desired goals and put a rough action plan into place, refine it on Jan 2nd. What resources do you need to accomplish your vision? What support? What’s the timeline? The sooner you get started, the more momentum is created, and the more likely your success is.
Happy New Year! From my heart to yours, may you feel as loved and blessed as you always are!