Do you ever feel that you are dragging old issues and concerns along behind you that get in the way of starting things fresh and new? I’ve been feeling that a lot lately so have decided to start the year out right and really use my journal to unload any concerns from my mind and get them down on paper where I can look at my thoughts and then release them. And it’s working! Journaling is a great way to remove stuck energy and release old stories. In fact, so often the stories that get in the way aren’t even our own, so putting them down is a way to identify to whom they really belong.
We care deeply about our friends and family members but sometimes they are working through stuff that we really don’t have any control over – so instead of worrying about them, we may find getting those stories on paper is the best we can do. It also helps me to see the whole picture versus just the situation that has recently presented itself. As much as I love writing on the computer, I am finding that sometimes pen and paper are more effective in dealing with personal and emotional issues.
Another reason to use an actual journal is to keep me from getting distracted by all the options online. From emails and Facebook to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and the news, there are so many things to grab my attention. With a journal, you can curl up in a chair or sit on a park bench and communicate with yourself. It’s also a great place to jot down ideas, dreams and plans for future reference. Continue reading Journaling to Start New Year by Clearing the Old
I let go of the old and open myself to the new
This is the first in our series of 52 weekly meditations and a good place to start after the busy holidays.
I sit quietly and center myself, breathing deeply and fully. I feel myself firmly connected to the earth as I let the spirit flow through me. I let go of busyness and of anything that may be overwhelming me. I open myself to the new, to new possibilities, to a new day, and to the fresh new cells being constantly created in my body with every breath I take. I feel the refreshing inspiration of new opportunities coming my way. I welcome this new and wonderful time in my life and see it filled with goodness, creativity and peace. I let go of the old and allow the new to come gently into my life.
Often, we tend to cling to old patterns and habits that may be holding us back. It is these attachments that can keep us from living fully. In this centering affirmation, we allow ourselves to open up to the many blessings that exist within the vast sea of infinite possibilities surrounding us. When so-called negative experiences present themselves, we frequently tighten up and form an armor of resistance around us, thereby closing ourselves off from the magic inherent in the unknown. By always being open to new possibilities, we allow the Universe to harness all its forces to help us in the best ways possible. This affirmation is a wonderful way to begin our year of weekly wisdom meditations.
We hope you will take advantage of the 52 Weekly Affirmations and go through your year focusing on these universal principles. They are guaranteed to make your life happier, healthier, more prosperous and even improve your relationships. Below are the several different formats available to suit your needs. And coming soon is an iPhone App. We will let you know when it’s ready. But no need to wait as you can begin now with the CD, DVD, download or DailyOM online course.
A Year of Guided Meditations (DVD high quality nature videos with affirmations & music)
A Year of Guided Meditations (DailyOM online course, pay only what you can afford for the streaming videos)
Meditation Moment: 52 Weekly Affirmations (CD with affirmations & music)
Meditation Moment: 52 Weekly Affirmations (Digital Download with affirmations & music)