Kick Into 2017 With a Plan For a Great Future
Have you thought about the life you'd like to create for your future? Transitioning into a New Year is a great time to spend on a little time on quiet self reflection and planning for the future. It helps us see where we are and where we want to go. It's Capricorn Season and Capricorns are the most determined of the zodiac signs so why not grab onto some of that resoluteness and go after your dreams. We all are feeling a bit of Capricorn's energy while it reigns until January 20th. Following is a quick contemplative and meditative process that you might follow during this transition.
Gratitude: Begin by reviewing what you are grateful for from 2016. You might even add things to the list from years before, the more the merrier! Think of everything even the items you can find for that came out of dark areas. For example, I have this one family member whom I have a difficult relationship with. I am so thankful that I am seeing many areas within myself that need to change regarding this relationship. I am always grateful for my crystals and my home. My list is endless and fortunately I am always adding to it.
Gratitude works for us in so many ways. It increase happiness and abundance. When you think about the things you are grateful for rather than what is lacking you cannot help but be happy. Having appreciation for what we have makes it so that the Universe only wants to provide us with more. We change our attitude around where it is one that expects abundance rather than lack. Have a gratitude practice every morning and you'll see what I mean. When we see what we are consistently thankful for it shows us who we truly are as people. Sometimes we don't see the love we have for something until we notice that we're consistently offering gratitude towards it.
Meditation: Invite your guides to come in to assist you and then spend a little time in meditation. Focus on the breath, noticing the inhalation and exhalation. Just repeat the mantra, "Om". Don't get stressed. When thoughts come in let them pass like clouds, don't get involved. Return to the mantra. After a bit of time in meditation ask your Higher Self, "What is in my best interest to create in 2017?" See what the pictures, words, images, feeling, and smells are that come back to you? Ask there any questions you have? If so then ask them.
Surround your plans for 2017 and beyond with lots of positive emotion followed by action. Once you see what you'd like to create, envision as if it were in the present. How does it look and feel to have it? What is you life like now? Feel the abundance. Surround it with lots of loving and empowering emotions. Once you've added that energy it's time to take action. What can you do to get the ball rolling, it's time to start taking steps. This changes your vibration and shows the universe that you're ready for your dreams.
Crystals help us send our intentions out to the universe and empower us as well. You can set up a Crystal Grid like in the photo, sit with one crystal, or sit without stones. The grid shown also includes zodiac stones from Capricorn and stones that are useful for manifesting. It is laid out on a Flower of Life grid clothe which is great for creation. If you have any question about crystals or need a suggestion then feel free to ask. Happy 2017!