It’s a new day, a new month, a new year and a new decade! Wow! And it’s also a repeating numbers year: 2020. It promises to be grand! Alright so I may be a little overly excited about the new year. I know I’m not the only one. Everyone seems to be a little excited about starting a new year. It happens every year. For me it seems to be getting more and more exciting with each year that passes.
I think this is mostly because as we celebrate the new year, we are able to put the past behind us and look forward to what is to come. This may sound a little strange, but I believe that the shift from one year to the next is perhaps the only time in the year where people naturally live in the moment. During new years eve celebrations and up until the countdown to midnight people are present. In the moment. Enjoying the things that really matter in life: the friends, the family, the togetherness and the love. There’s a certain magic to it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day could be lived in the moment like that?
In the days leading up to the new year, I tend to recap and look back on the year coming to a close. It’s been a few years now where I create a vision of who and where I want to be at the end of the year. I use this vision to move me forward towards the life I want to have. Each year, I look back to assess how far I’ve come and allow myself to be proud of what I have created in my life. It’s important to be aware of how far you have come and all the things you have achieved and created in your life. This puts your progress into perspective. If you are always and only looking forward, you never have a chance to acknowledge the good things that you have built in your life; the successes you have accumulated and the life you have manifested. You will come to feel that you are perpetually working to achieve more and more without ever having the opportunity to enjoy what you have achieved or created. If you haven’t yet taken a look back on 2019 to count your blessings, relive your successes and achievements, and be grateful for all that has come your way in the past year, I strongly suggest you take a moment today to look back at all the good things 2019 has brought your way. Give yourself permission to be proud of the good you have done.
Sure, 2019 has brought about some life lessons too. These are equally important and you can use them as steppingstones for the things you want to create for yourself in 2020. This brings me to the second part of my new year ritual. Each year, for the past two years, I create a manifestation list. This is a list of at least 100 things I want to create, have or achieve in my life before the end of the new year. The first year I did this, my list was pretty much in point form and to the point. It was essentially a list of things I wanted. This year, I am going about it a little differently. My points are much longer than the single lines of last year. I have made a list of things I want in my life and taken the time to make them as detailed as possible and to write down how I feel about having these in my life for each point. I have found that going into details about what I want, and this is true for anyone doing this type of exercise, engages my imagination. Essentially, as I am writing up these 100 things I want in my life, I am creating a vision of how I want my life to be in 2020. It is one of the best ways to set the Law of Attraction in motion.
With my manifestation list of 100 items, I do a manifesting meditation just before midnight on the 31st of January. I then either rip the pages of my list into tiny pieces to be sent off into the universe or I will place the pages into the fire so the energy is released into the universe. Having rituals like this reinforces our belief that something can and will manifest. This year my approach is a little different. Rather than meditate for the universe to manifest these things for me while I wait for them hoping they will come into my life sooner rather than later, I am meditating for the Universe to flow the energy I need to create these things in my life towards me and guide me as I create my list into my life. I’m excited to see how this subtle change in my request and intention will change the end results.
The bottom line is that this is a new year. A new chapter to write. It isn’t yet written, and it certainly doesn’t have to be the same as any previous years. The beauty of being able to write your own chapter is that you get to choose to make it as good as you want it to be. So here’s my question to you… What are you creating in 2020?
I would love to hear from you! Comment below with what you want to create for 2020. If you have questions comment below also, I’ll make sure I get to them in a timely manner.
My wish for you in this coming year is that you create it on your terms. That you get all you want and desire out of life and that you become the best version of yourself that you can be. That you radiate your light into the world.