The new year brings with it new hopes, new promises, and new dreams. There is something hugely exciting in welcoming the new.
At the stroke of twelve, you hope everything will magically change for you as it did for Cinder-ella. Cut to a week later, you realise things still pretty much feel the same. Yes, they pretty much will because change is an inside job.
If everything around you changes then why is it that you are stuck? It is not the same day, the weather has changed, the market prices have changed, the world has changed, and dammit…a white hair today, so yes, you have physically changed too! Emotionally though, you are still hanging in the same space.
The truth is that if you cannot make the change from inside; you cannot see the change on the outside. If you do the same things you did yesterday, you will get the exact same results today.
To get results in the area that most interests you, you will have to do things differently and on a consistent basis. Only then can you see a change by choice rather than by default.
To improve quality time with your children, for instance, you may dedicate twenty minutes of your time to read to them every alternate night, or hear them read. You may want to take up an activity with them every week, and hug them more, ask them more questions and listen to them talk.
If you are looking to shake things up a bit, say you hope for a new project, then don’t stay rooted in the same space. Bring in new energy into your life. Invite it in by changing your daily routine
Take your dog out for a walk on a different route. Attend a new gathering, host a dinner, travel to a new place, change your hairstyle, and take up an activity such as a new class or a workshop. Do something new and exciting, but for God’s sake don’t just sit there and wait for things to happen!
To see results in your physical body and health got to show the Universe you mean business by taking an initiative and giving up a bad habit. Start drinking warm water with lime and honey first thing in the morning, have a sauna once a week, hit the gym, listen to uplifting music, maybe even dance more…put the effort and see what happens. The energy in your life rearranges itself.
For more peace in your life, sit quietly in a thought-free state for a few minutes every morning, or meditate every evening, take up yoga, cleanse and protect your energy field, do more chanting. Become peaceful. Reach out for peace and you will find it.
You can always strive to be kinder, and serving. Smile more. Serve more. Listen more. Love more.
If you are not happy with the effect, change the cause.
Change is scary. Especially the type that forces you out of your comfort zone. Most of us rather suffer than change because it is easier that way. There is a price for everything, and most of us are not willing to pay that price. You simply just fight with whatever it is you don’t like in your life and avoid making a decision as long as possible and so deny the responsibility that comes with it. As children, you got away with this, but as an adult, you must take responsibility for your life. You have a choice of free-will and it is your divine right to exercise it.
The first and foremost thing you must do is change your energy. You will notice that many things start to change on the outside when you begin to change your energy on the inside. Most things that you want in your life can be ‘pulled’ towards you in this way.
The second most powerful tool is the power of intent. Hold an intention of what it is that you want in your life. If you can see it, you can achieve it. If you can believe it, you can conceive it. The Universe operates in energies, frequencies and vibrations. You are not as meek as you sometimes think you are. Everything you see and experience in your world is projected outwards from your personal intentions, your core blueprint and your energy. Hold the intention in every area in your life that you want to see change.
The third thing you can do is seek help. You have been asking for help, but you have no idea how you will get it. Keep your eyes and ears, heart and mind open to the help that is around you. The Universe sends you to help not when you need it, but when you ask for it. It will appear in your life, and you will recognise it by its calling. You will feel pushed towards it by the Universe (people will recommend it, a friend may make your way toward it, etc.) or you will feel a pull towards it (you will have a constant nudge inside you to go to it, you will see relating material pop up everywhere).
Sometimes when things feel like they are falling apart, it may be a clear sign that it is time for a change. Life comes with lessons and when it is time for lessons people automatically go into an N (neutral) mode. Your soul is telling you that you still have lessons to learn, karma to pay. You will naturally cultivate the tolerance that is needed to bear the situation. When things become unbearably uncomfortable, it is almost like the Universe is kicking and pushing you out of the situation. It is time to go; it is time for a change. The Universe often makes you unbearably uncomfortable when it wants you to change the situation position when it wants you to take an action.
Whatsoever it is in this year of 2016, know that it is up to you. Be mindful and be here, and do what needs to be doing, so that you can have the results that you wish to have. For that, you need a few things, like love, and peace and hope. But most of all, you need the courage to embrace your life.
Written by Jal Patel
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