The New Year: A Chance for New Beginnings

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The end is just the beginning…As 2014 comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on the parts of yourself that you want to bring into the new year and the parts of yourself you want to leave behind. Before the end of a year, I always take all the healing crystals in my home and place them outside for several days, under the sunlight and moon light, so that they can become reenergized and renewed for the New Year.

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I clean my home, change all the sheets on the bed, mop the floors, do all the laundry, pay bills, remove clutter, finish up projects, fix broken items, feed and water all the plants, and sage and purify my house. This whole process usually takes about a week—sometimes more, sometimes less. The blessing of taking the time to clean up helps you to become clearer on what is working and what is not working in your life. The things we surround ourselves with help give us information about our lives, but it takes time to shuffle through it all to get the full story.

I stopped setting New Years resolutions many years ago, because I never kept them and then felt guilty about it. However, during a yogic training course, I learned that if you do something consistently for 40-days straight, it helps to break a habit. Doing something for 90-days straight establishes a new habit. Continuing to do something for 120-days straight establishes the new habit into your consciousness. This piece of information helped me understand how being consistent each and everyday affected my brain. The longer you are consistent with what you are doing, the sooner it will become a way of life, versus just a resolution.

Before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, take sometime to reflect on what parts of your inner self need to emerge in 2015. Think about what you can do to facilitate this happening. Is it time for a change? Is it time to be stable? Are you ready for love? Or for success at work? Do you want to focus on health? Or focus on mental wellbeing?

The choices are endless, but at the end of the day, it’s your choice. January 1st is a symbolic day for a fresh start, a new beginning and another chance to find your true self. It’s the perfect time to stop and smell the roses, count your blessings and see a clear path ahead. Paint the picture of your own destiny.

Happy New Year! May you be blessed with health, love, prosperity, protection and blessings in the year 2015.

Healer heal thyself.

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