New Year’s Reflections
Posted on 31 December 2011
I LOVE the turn of one year into another. I love the clean slate feeling that comes as one year ends and another begins. I love reviewing the last year and setting a clear and concise theme or intention for the next. For 2011 my chosen theme was “Full Permission” and let me tell you, I took that permission in 2011 to edges of expression I couldn’t have imagined. What a year of expansion this last year has been for me!
Taking an inner inventory of gifts and gems from the last year is important to me. It’s one way I stop to know myself. It’s important to pause and appreciate who I’ve been and what I have created as my life. This reflection also allows me the perspective of seeing with the eye behind the eye, glimpsing what is now emerging out of who I have been being. Then, I can anchor in a Divine Vision for myself in the next year.
Here are some of the questions I like to ask myself. I share them and encourage you to pause and ask them of YOUR self. Honor your year with time of reflection and then out of your reflections, receive some insight into a new theme that’s worthy of the next year of your life.
Cheers to you and to your next journey around the sun! You are here on purpose and as a great gift to the world. May you know yourself as the gift that you are. May you love yourself and others. May you BE who you came here to be.
Light a candle. Curl up with your journal. Breathe and relax. Know that your last year was perfect and that every experience you had was good. Now, ask and listen:
Who were you one year ago? What were your intentions for 2011?
What happened in your relationships in 2011? Did new people enter your life? Did some of your relationships change or transform? On the whole, what qualities characterized your relationships this year?
How did you grow and expand in 2011? What challenges did you experience? What limiting beliefs did you give up? What new lessons did you learn? Who were your greatest teachers?
What are you most grateful for having experienced in the year? What joyous experiences did you have? What light-hearted moments do you remember fondly? What gifts did you receive?
What legacy did you leave behind? What did you give? What impact did you make in your community? In the world?
What was the bravest thing you did in 2011? What did you do that was directed by your intuition? When you look at all of your accomplishments, what are you most proud of?
After all this review, what’s the final message/takeway of 2011? And from that, what do you see next year naturally being about for you? What do you want to release in 2012? What qualities do you want to embrace?
What theme word or phrase comes to you as an anchor for your highest intentions for 2012? Who are you committed to being in the next year? What are you committed to expressing?