If you would like this new year to be different from the last, then something must change. Most likely, that something is you. So, as you look forward, and give thought to the year that lies ahead, think about what you are bringing into it.
Are you bringing the same beliefs, the same habits, the same self-talk and expectations? If they have not been yielding the results that most please you – then now is the time to leave them behind.
Dear reader, beyond anything you set off to do today, make time to reflect. Do so with an open mind. Be honest with yourself. You need not share any of what you discover with anyone. But do look over the life you’ve lived thus far. It is a history book full of information. It is the history of you, and provides great insight as to how you arrived where you are now. And if you choose to continue on as you have, then instead of a history book, it becomes a road map – and your final destination will look very similar to how it looks today.
So look around. If your heart is aching for change, then look inward. What baggage have you been taking with you from year to year. Set by the roadside those things that no longer serve you. Now stand back and look at your vehicle. What has been your mode of transportation all these many years. Please note, that vehicle is you. Is it taking you where you want to go? Is it in good operating condition?
If not, then consider this: let your forward movements be determined less by the voice of your mind and more by the voice of your inner being. When we choose to trust, when we choose to set by the roadside all of our fears – then our trajectory changes. No longer are we keeping ourselves spinning in circles, but instead we get to motor in the direction of things previously unknown by us; opportunities and experiences once unattainable by us because we disallowed ourselves to go in the direction of uncharted territory. Our mind and the words it used to dictate our choices prevented us from experiencing the very blessings for which we prayed in earnest. Not because they were not there and waiting, but because we prevented ourselves from opening up and moving in new directions.
So, dear reader, take this moment to loosen the ties that bind. Use this time to set aside the heavy, constricted, fear-based baggage that has weighed you down. Fix what’s broken. Clear your mind. Open your heart, and get back in the car and drive. This time, let the Divine take the wheel. It knows where you want to go. Trust and allow that once we stop preventing it, the Heavens will take you there.