As one of the most unusual years draws to an end, I am using some of this quiet down time to look back with gratitude and to look forward with hope. This year has allowed me to grow, in many ways forced me to grow, has taken me out of my comfort zones in ways I had never thought I would be, and for that I am grateful. Just as I like to use the new moon each month to manifest, I also find the new year a wonderful time to think about what I would like to see in my life next year. New Year resolutions are a long held tradition for many people, and intentionally setting your mind on what you would like is certainly very powerful. However, I would like to offer another option, let’s set our hearts on how we would like to feel. If I catch myself thinking “I want to earn X”, I stop and think, what is it about this I really want? It can come down to wanting to feel financially secure and independent, or to be able to go on holiday, because I want some fun or to have time to relax, etc… and while earning X is no bad thing, I have found focusing on the end result allows for a more creative and soulful experiences. As an example when I think I’d like to loose weight, it maybe that I want to feel more attractive, or be healthier, or be accepted. When I realise this, I know that my body weight and shape actually has little to do with what I really want. (I know that the belief that looking a certain way makes you more attractive / happier etc is marketing rubbish, and this process allows me to be more aware of that). When I know what I want, I am much more able to help myself achieve that. I find this much more empowering. So this New Year, let’s let go of the shoulds and let our hearts lead the way.
Published by Laura Hamblyn Holistic Therapist
I live in the UK, in a large town north of London, I am devoted to my spiritual path, and I’ve discovered that real joy comes from service, I am a qualified healer and therapist, meditation teacher, a vegan chef, and a solo mother to a wonderful child. View more posts