Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice – the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. Celebrated by cultures across the globe for more than 6,000 years, it signifies the return of light and with it, life.
This is a sacred, powerful day to take advantage of the cosmic energies so that you can clear the past and set a strong intention for the future. A fabulous day to focus your highest energies to manifest the life your soul is most calling for.
Here are some suggestions to make it happen:
1. If 2016 was a particularly difficult year:
Letting go of the past clears the way and the space for a brighter future. Take some time to reflect on the hardest moments and situations of the past year and then write down everything negative that happened. Light a fire in your fireplace, your barbecue, or someplace outside.
Say a prayer of gratitude over this list, thanking the Universe for all of the lessons you received (however difficult) and then say:
“Goodbye 2016. I let you go. I set you free and I set myself free.”
Burn the paper while visualizing your troubles disappearing in the smoke and setting you free.
2. Create a fabulous 2017
On a piece of paper, draw a vertical line down the middle of it Then on one side, write down your dreams for the New Year. On the other side, write everything you are committed to doing to making your dreams come true. Then commit to doing one item on this list every week until you have manifested the new dream.
From whom or what did you receive spiritual nourishment this year? Take a few minutes to sit down and write them a thank you note with a message of gratitude and enclose a generous check.
4. The healing power of water
Light some candles and draw yourself a soothing bath. Add your favorite essential oils or bath salts. Turn on some music and allow yourself at least 20 minutes of healing relaxation.
5. The Power of Accountability
Enroll a good friend to be your accountability buddy to make sure you stick to your commitments. Research has proven that writing down your goals, sharing them with friends, and sending your friends regular updates about your progress will boost your chances of succeeding. The study showed that people who merely thought about their goals and how to reach them succeeded less than 50% of the time, while people who wrote goals down, and enlisted friends to help them by sending regular progress reports succeeded closer to 80% of the time.
Finally, put a smile on your face and visualize and feel all that you would like to see happening in your life as already yours!
Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,