I really love today's Om because for years now I have been declaring New Year's intentions rather than resolutions - a much nicer word and doesn't carry all of the baggage of past failures, you know?
I have pondered my intentions for the past week, dwelling on what's really important to me instead of making flippant promises to myself that I probably won't keep. Now I'm ready to write out my intentions and am placing them on my altar. With help & guidance from the Universe in 2008 I intend to:
*achieve better health by exercising often, eating more whole foods and less processed junk
*gain more financial wealth by saving more and spending less
*foster stronger, closer relationships with my family & friends
*live mindfully and lovingly each & every day
That's really it, if I accomplish those things I will have less stress and more joy, no doubt about it.
Anyone else care to share their New Year's intentions?
January 10, 2008
Declaring Our Intentions
Ready For Change
There comes a point in most of our lives when we feel ready to experience a change we’ve had trouble carrying out. Maybe we’ve been stuck in a home, a relationship, job, or a town that hasn’t felt right for a long time, but we’ve been unable to shift our circumstances in the direction we want to go. At times like this, it can help to declare to the universe that we are ready for a change. Think of it as informing a helpful friend that you need her assistance to move to the next level in your life. If the time is right, the universe will respond with opportunities and offers designed to help you create the change you wish to see.
You can begin the process of making your declaration by getting clear within yourself about what exactly you want to change. Whenever we ask anyone for help, they can assist us that much better if we are specific. The universe also appreciates our clarity and has an easier time answering a direct communication than a vague yearning. When you are clear on what you want, write your declaration on a piece of paper and place it on your altar, if you have one. If you don’t, you can also place it under your pillow or in a box on your nightstand. Set aside a period of time every day to be silent with your wishes for change, repeating your declaration like a mantra. This lets the universe know that you are ready to change and will be receptive to its efforts.
Feel free to continue to refine and redefine your declaration, and remember to be open to the many different ways in which the change you seek might come to be. Remember also to be active in your own efforts, taking opportunities that come your way, watching for signs, and always taking responsibility for your intentions. If things don’t happen quickly, try not to be discouraged; it might take time to free up energy that has been blocked and possibly serving a purpose beyond what we can understand. If you continue your conversation with the universe, declaring yourself clearly and openly, you cannot help but experience the magic of changing and being changed.