Once again we have reached the beginning of a New Year! The first day of the New Year is an exciting time, but we can also find ourselves feeling strange. It is the end of an era, the end of yet another stage of our life - but it is also a new beginning, and it’s possible some of us may have some complicated feelings about that.
You may find yourself feeling a bit disappointed - maybe you didn’t accomplish what you meant to before the last year came to an end? Or you may find yourself feeling motivated and ambitious - Could this feel like a fresh start for you? You might even find that you feel a whole mix of emotions at this time. Whatever it is that you feel in this moment, remind yourself that it is okay, your feelings are normal.
Embrace the emotions you feel in the next few days and set some time aside so you can sort through them. Right now is a time for reflection, and also a time to set the tone for the coming year. Do not look over the past year with tunnel vision of disappointments; and do not allow the pressure or expectation of a new beginning to weigh on your mind either.
We all are on different paths, we are all a work in progress, and we are all experiencing different journeys. This experience is individual and unique to each and every one of us. The important thing is that you make a life that you find worth living. Think of what is genuinely important to you. Honor how far you have come from where you were before. Celebrate the parts of your journey that are only visible to you. Be proud of your progress and love yourself every step of the way.
A few things to remember:
You do not have to be anything you don’t want to be
You do not have to live up to anyone’s expectations
You do not have to strive for perfection
You do not have to limit yourself or your ideas because of the opinions of others
You do not have to feel emotions that others may try to manipulate you into feeling
You are free to live your life in accordance to your wants, needs & desires
Allow this year to be a year for more acceptance, and less comparison. More authenticity, and less people pleasing. More living in the present moment to experience breakthroughs, enlightenment, connections, conversations and the everyday beauty of life that we are gifted. Love what you do and watch as the light carries you through this year with care and nurturement.
New energy is entering your life to allow changes to happen for you. Things will get better, your world is aligning, and blessings are certainly coming. Trust in yourself, and trust in the Universe. Claim the power you have to make the life you want - as it is already yours.
“I am claiming now and today,
That 2023 is a great year.
I know great things are aligning for me:
Physically, financially & spiritually.
I know my dreams will manifest,
I know I am living the life I want & deserve.
I am already grateful for everything,
& I will continue to have love in my life everyday.”
Happy New Year!