Has anyone felt a certain degree of- what will I call it- INTENSITY during this transition into the New Year? If you have, you're not alone. As we move into 2019, the energies surrounding this transition are incredibly powerful. You have the ability to use this time to your advantage in order to both release what no longer serves you AND to upgrade your vibration for the New Year. This year has the potential to truly be the best year of your life yet! The energy of 2019 carries with it the potential and opportunity for increased communication, creativity, socialization, abundance, joy, and new beginnings (often in the form of new relationships, engagements, marriages, babies, new fulfilling careers, etc). In order to prepare yourself for your "vibrational upgrade", I'm going to list below some points of focus, techniques, and habits you might try utilizing to help yourself move into 2019 with both grace and ease.
1. Release, release, and more releasing- The reason why many of us have had some intensity come up in the last couple of weeks is because we're all being guided to release that which no longer serves us. If you've been feeling anxious, depressed, and/or uncomfortable lately, just know that you're not "regressing" or wrong for feeling this way. It's completely normal AND necessary for these feelings to come up. The reason being is that these uncomfortable feelings are signals to what needs to be released. So, please don't judge yourself and beat yourself up (as I did, at first, until I tapped into my intuition as to WHY I was feeling this way)- instead thank your "shadow self" for bringing you clear instructions on what needs to be released. As these feelings come up, instead of pushing it down or hiding from it, sit with it with a sense of openness. So, what does that mean?
Well, for starters, I will actively lower my shoulders, open my chest, and breathe deeply when I have uncomfortable feelings arise. It's my signal that I'm willing to look at what's coming up, rather than hide from it. The truth is that these feelings cannot hurt you in any way, shape, or form. These feelings are just a fearful part of you that is yearning to be seen and heard. So, sit with it- it won't bite. The simple act of sitting with your feelings will help to diffuse the energy. If that resonates with you, do that. For me, I'm quite verbal (says the blog writer- obviouslyyyy) so I like to say verbally or in my head, "I recognize that I'm feeling anxious/fearful/upset/sad. I don't want to hide this part of me anymore. I'm willing to look at these feelings with Spirit, and any beliefs that are attached to these feelings that are no longer serving me, in order to see the Truth". It's as simple as that. If you receive insight into what those beliefs are, you can use those statements in your releasing. However, if you don't, just trust that Spirit has your back and knows what needs to released! It's all one practice after another into placing trust into Spirit instead of our Ego-mind.
2. Get clear about your intentions through feelings- Now that you've released what no longer serves you, you have the beautiful opportunity to get clear about what it is YOU DO want in 2019. I encourage you to focus on the feelings and beliefs you want to hold in this New Year, and not only the physical goals. For example, if you're really hoping to attract a new job/career in 2019, focus on the feelings you'd like to have in this new venture. Do you want to feel the joy of working collaboratively with a team? Do you want to feel inspired in your work? Do you want to feel the gratitude of being in service of others? Do you want to feel the excitement of taking on a leadership role? Whatever it is for you, write it down, and take some time to tap into the FEELING of what you desire. Even if you engage in this exercise for 5 minutes a day, you will begin to call this into your life.
Your body doesn't know the difference between something happening in your physical reality or in your imagination, it creates based from the feeling space. So simply saying to yourself the affirmation of, "I'm working in a job where I am collaborating with a team" while still feeling lack and unworthiness is not going to attract that into your life (or it will take much longer than necessary). You have to FEEL the energy of this and the gratitude of how that feels in order to call it in. Now, don't feel discouraged if you don't know how to do this. Simply try it. And, like anything else, the more you practice getting into a new FEELING space, the easier it will be the next day when you do it. If anyone is interested in this theory, please check out www.drjoedispenza.com for more information. He has some life-changing guided meditations that I recommend to absolutely everybody whose seriously looking for growth and positive change in their life. These meditations and this exercise have truly changed my life!
3. Invest your time with people and activities that light you up- One of the greatest things about the New Year is that it's a great time for self-reflection. Now, if you're like me, you're already engaging in A LOT of self-reflection (sometimes too much even), but the energy of the New Year is different and special. It's an opportunity to really put your time and energy into new habits. New Years resolutions are not an idea that is new or novel by any means, but I would encourage you to really focus on what brings you joy when creating your "resolutions". Yes, of course things like eating better and exercising more are always going to be on the list. But, this year, instead of more of the same types of resolutions that you probably never stuck to in the past, focus on what LIGHTS YOU UP. Because the truth of the matter is that if you're engaging in more things that bring you joy, you will naturally begin to attract better eating habits and ways to move your body in meaningful ways because you'll be happier. It'll all begin to fall into place when joy is your goal.
Try writing out a list of all the people, places, and activities that bring you joy and make reasonable (ahhhhem- achievable) goals to engage in these things. Maybe this means once a week going for a walk in nature because it feels so good to connect with nature, once a month setting up a date with that friend that you don't see often but who inspires you immensely, trying that new dance class that you've seen on Instagram but have been too scared to try, or WHATEVER that might be for you! I promise that if you invest in joy, your whole life will begin to change.
I hope these suggestions are helpful to anyone hoping to make 2019 the very best year of their life! We have such an unlimited capacity for growth and joy, and I truly wish that for all in the New Year!