New Year, New Beginning

I always love the beginning of the year! For me, it's a wonderful opportunity to hit the reset button and start fresh.

It's the perfect time to look at the upcoming year and set your intentions. Think about all the areas in your life that you would like to continue to go deeper into.

I tend to focus on personal growth, career, relationships, spirituality, health, finances and community. 

For example, focusing on personal growth might entail working on your emotional state so that you can be more grounded.

Being open in your career space might mean that you find new ways to put yourself out there by getting a new job, taking a class or by starting that business you always dreamed of.

Going deeper in your relationship might be to work on the state of your current relationship so that you can discover new ways to communicate and be open.

To feel more connected spiritually you might begin a meditation practice so that you can be more calm and centered.

Improving your finances might be to make a budget so you can save money.

The desire to be help in your community might be to volunteer at your local pet shelter. 

It helps to write intentions down. This way they become concrete and anchored in reality, especially once the initial thrill has worn off and you encounter your first obstacle.

As you look at 2019, part of your journey might be to change certain beliefs about yourself. You might have a belief that you are too busy to meditate every day or that you are too old to learn a new job.

Get creative, especially when it comes to money. I can't tell you how often I hear “I can't do this because I don't have the money.” It's amazing how opportunities open up once you commit to your endeavor.

Whatever this year has in store for you, embrace any opportunity to be authentic, honest and real.


A New Way to Think About Miracles

There are generally three accepted ideas of what a miracle is:

1. An all-powerful force grants you a favor or mercy as a result of your prayers and supplications.

2. A fortunate thing that occurs at exactly the right time, seemingly by chance.

3. A personal manifestation of good fortune brought about by setting the intention, positive visualization and belief.

So, which is correct?

When you think about subtle energy and the connectedness of all things, you will find that a miracle is actually a combination of all three!

From the sea of quantum possibilities, our thoughts and intentions shape reality.

Everything in the universe is energy, and therefore part of a larger omnipotent force. It is the collective vibration of all living energy and that includes us!

Luck can occur when the sea of quantum possibilities creates a random positive outcome for you that you might not have expected or asked for.

Personal manifestations of good fortune can occur as a result of setting the intention through visualization, and a powerful belief system.

Our deepest beliefs – even those locked in our subconscious mind – affect what we create and manifest in our lives.

When you release negative thoughts, limitations, old programs and fears, you begin to change your beliefs.

Any time you change a belief, you change your consciousness and tap into the unlimited and creative energy of the universe.

By aligning with universal energy, you can affect what happens in your world and create outcomes that are synergistic with this energy.

When you seek to manifest things that benefit the common good and not just yourself, you are tapping into a higher, more powerful vibration.

Be open to lending your positive thinking to those around you. Sometimes a friendly exchange or an unsolicited act of kindness can have a miraculous effect on someone in need.