Have you prepared your own, private agenda for 2013? Have you decided on what actions to take to keep your life in balance? If you have not yet decided,
START PREPARING NOW!
Most of us have many strict ideas about how life must be lived. That is the main reason why we keep criticizing, torturing and judging ourselves. We are always looking for safety, rewards, and the approval of others, which is why we are so afraid to make choices that we believe will work against others’ belief systems. Unfortunately, you cannot please everybody. You only need to please yourself.
You need to be more independent and to look after yourself. As Mark Anthony’s song says, “En esta Navidad me voy a regalar un cariño nuevo/ This Christmas, I will give myself a new love.” Give yourself the gift of SELFLOVE for the upcoming Holiday and the New Year 2011. Instead of waiting for the love, appreciation, rewards and the approval of others to come to you, begin by offering it to yourself. Most of us have the foolish idea that others are responsible for our happiness and success. No one can make you joyful or successful. Happiness must originate from within you and you are the one with the capacity to discover it and to tap into it for true success.
Get to your present life and stop dueling on your lost, bad experiences, misfortunes and failures. You will not be able to heal if you live in the past, while feeling incompetent and full of resentment, fear, blame and anger. Stop blaming yourself and others. The mistakes and poor decisions that you made are part of your past. You had those unpleasant experiences because you did not know better in the past. If you knew better at the moment you would react differently to the circumstances. You are much stronger and brighter today, capable of making excellent decisions to maximize the returns! Release the past and focus on your present. Think about you as whom you really are, as you are made of pure love. Repeat and write this affirmation with emotion at least ten times during the day and you will soon see new change(s) in your life. “I AM PURE LOVE” (Definition of Affirmations in my Writings: “AFFIRMATIONS FOR TRANSFORMATION”).
This week, I read an awesome post from Ms. Cheryl Richardson. Something that captivated my attention was an exercise that she routinely performs at the end of the year during the holiday season. This weekend, I will follow her example. I plan to go to the Hudson River and perform the same exercise, and I choose the Hudson River because it is a site conducive to relaxation that is geographically accessible to me. I will bring a pen or marker to write on few pieces of driftwood; on the wood, make a list of all the things that I want to let go (I know there are at least three); throw them in the water; and then I will give gratitude for all of my blessings. Also, I will meditate and visualize what I want in this present and for the New Year 2011. I think that this is a great exercise “to let it go” and I wish to share it with you. I recommend that you do try it on any day before the New Year. Thank you, Cheryl Richardson, for the catharsis!
Go to the ocean, find 3 pieces of driftwood, write the things you would like to let go of (resentment, fear, depression, criticism, etc.) on the wood, thank them for having made you who you are, and toss them into the ocean to be carried far away and to never return. Then spend some time on the beach/river imagining what you want for the coming year.
I hope that in sharing this with you, I have expressed something that can make a significant difference in your life and universe.
I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A WONDERFUL
NEW YEAR 2013