I don’t really believe in resolutions or holding myself to a certain set of standards come the New Year. I think every day is an opportunity to make tiny resolutions and set intentions for the path we’d like to walk. I do, however like fresh starts and new beginnings. Yesterday, I went on a walk with my roommate. We talked about transition, gratitude, and our anxiety over the future. When we stopped to look up, the sky was a perfect winter mix of pale blue, dark grey, and faded orange. It felt reverent, as if the heavens were giving us permission to rest, to take a break, to let the seasons do all of the unfolding and budding for us.
Winter sunrise, 2013
This year, I would like to cooperate with the Mystery instead of putting up my protective punching fists. I would like to invite surprise by releasing control. Here is my manifesto for the New Year.
Dedication for 2015
“I will pursue beauty. I will learn to trust the Divine presence within me to guide me. I will practice using my intuition before I act. I will be patient for the unfolding of all that is yet to come. While I am waiting for some of my desires to manifest physically, I will sing with gratitude and joy for the gifts the Universe has already bestowed. I will practice a pose of contentment and receiving.
I will let go of the ones I love, accepting the roles they have played in my life are perfectly designed for our mutual benefit. I will believe with full confidence in the perfect timing and unfolding of all things.
I will continue to treat myself with care and compassion, as I would a close friend. I will protect myself energetically from situations and people that are depleting. I will honor the reflection of Source through me by choosing unconditional LOVE. I will treat myself and others with grace and forgiveness. I will learn from mercy.
I will be a seeker of clarity and courage, no matter what those around me choose. I will base my decisions in love and not fear. I will take responsibility for my own path, knowing that God will bring those to me with whom I’m meant to share the journey. I will let go of the speed and direction of my destiny. I will let go of any thoughts of limitation or lack. I will accept the abundance being offered to me with courage and thanksgiving.
When others leave my path, I will bless them for their part in shaping and molding my soul. When it is I who choose to leave, I will offer the parting embrace of one who will someday return.
I will dance in the rain and rejoice in the cold, knowing they cleanse my breath and wash away the pain. I will study the wind, not to determine where it goes, but how it goes, leaving its mark on everyone and everything it passes through.
I will allow myself to be hungry and full, knowing both conditions nourish my soul. I will dream of mysterious things and keep watch for the mystical. I will place my faith not in the signs and omens that surround me, but the One who sends them.
I will meditate and percolate in absolute freedom. I will not allow anyone to take that freedom from me, nor will I ask the ones I love to give theirs up to be with me. I will trust in the freedom of love. I will trust in the choice of love, and the generosity love bestows on the one who is loving. I will stop looking for confirmation for that which I already know in my heart. I will accept its truth and continue to water the seeds of faith and hope blossoming in my soul.
I will love and live and let others do the same however they choose.”Google+