This is the time of year where we look back and take stock of our lives. We analyze the past year and look forward to the New Year ahead. What are you happy with, and what do you want to change in the coming year? This is a great time of year to begin creating with intent, or to refine it if you already are doing so. What do you want to attract into your life in this coming year? Some people make a list of resolutions that they may or may not act on; others just sleep walk through life. They deal with whatever comes along the best they can, never really giving any thought to creating a life they desire. This can be the year you decide to do something different; the choice is yours. You have the ability to create your life in so many areas: relationships, health, career, wealth, friendship, your feelings and much more. You have the power to create your life using your body, mind, and soul.
The first step in creating with intent is to go one step further than just writing down your goals. So many people make lists and never do anything with them. I want you to take some time and envision the life you want to create for yourself. Include all the areas you want to make changes. Use all of your senses in this creation, but most importantly, include how you will feel when you accomplish these goals. Details and end results that can be measured are good, but our desire to feel a certain way is what truly fuels our creative power. The feelings are why we want all the things on our list. As you are making the list and including how you will feel, go back and make sure the goal and the feeling really match. Will achieving this goal really lead to that feeling? Will making $25,000 more a year bring you that feeling of peace, accomplishment, or happiness you want in your life? Will loosing 10 lbs. make you happy with yourself? You get the idea. You may find that you need to adjust your goals.
Sometimes we need to let go of something in order to create with intent. What is holding you back? Is it fear, the dreaded “should’s,” or are you stuck in the past and not letting go? What do you need to let go of from this past year in order to create the life you desire? Who do you need to forgive? This is a good writing exercise. Make a list of the thoughts and feelings that you are holding onto that no longer serve you well. What do you get from holding on, and is it worth it to let go in order to move forward? What do you need to bless and release for the New Year? Sharing this with someone and even creating a ritual to release it can be helpful.
Now that you have your list of what to release, what to create, and why you want to create it, it is time for actions. When you pair your thoughts, words, and feelings with actions, you are creating with intent. You are no longer just watching life pass you by and doing the best to stay afloat. You are taking an active role in what the coming year will look like and most importantly will feel like!
Happy creating, and as always, let me know if I can be of any help to you in this process. I would love to know what you are creating for the coming year. Feel free to share your goals below.
Lori Ann Davis, MA, CRS
Certified Relationship Specialist