Most Powerful New Year’s Resolution
Here’s a singular, powerful New Year’s resolution to create space for all that you hope to usher in during 2017.
Bless and Release
Reflect on the people, situations and activities in your life. You may want to do this through a written list to increase your experience with this reflection.
Then, with loving curiosity, sort your list by noticing which entries fuel you and which ones deplete you.
Even if you go no further, this new awareness will follow you into your year ahead and will, either consciously or unconsciously, inform your decisions and actions.
You can maximize this exercise by asking yourself why? questions. Examples might include: Why am I continuing to do this activity? Why am I holding on to this habit (of thinking or doing)? Why do I continue to associate with this person?
Note that the first time you ask why? may not bring you to the full answer. Keep asking why? – you’ll know when you’ve hit the pay-dirt of the true answer!
Most powerful New Year’s Resolution
Bless & Release anything/person that depletes you and holds you back from living fully, passionately and authentically.
Everything and everyone has taught you something about your world or your self. Bless him/her/it in whatever way is meaningful to you.
Release, through spoken or written word (shared or private), actions, etc. Set yourself up for success:
- start with the easiest ones first
- remember to be kind to self and to others
- consider blessing and releasing through a meaningful, private ceremony
In the days and weeks following any Bless & Release you’ve done, notice if you’re continuing to carry a grudge or other negative association. If yes, be gentle with yourself: some of these will take multiple Releases.
As it is in all life, some things come easily, some not so much. It’s our persistence with the challenges (always with loving curiosity) that brings about the most profound, positive change in our life and clear the way for creating a joyful year ahead.