Have you been feeling that you are wanting to change career paths or see what is available for you out there so that you could find a new position? Are there things you need to study in order to proceed? Are there people you have thought about contacting to help you do this? Clear away any thoughts that have held you back and make the call. Have you had thoughts that you might like to do something else that you enjoy more? Sometimes hobbies become money makers. Take a look around and see if you can think of any way that you could make money doing something you really enjoy. I know that sometimes when I take a look around the Internet, I see people offering products and services that I had not thought of, and wonder at all the creative ways people have found to empower themselves and make a living doing something they enjoy. For a long time, I knew that I loved helping people with readings and healings but felt that I could not afford to quit my day job. So when the corporation laid me off, I called up my courage and plowed ahead and dove into a flurry of activity to make the kind of change I wanted instead of looking for another corporate job. Now, it is years later, and I am very happy with my life. Some changes take a lot of courage, and some only require a modest amount of courage. What is it for you?
Sometimes people say to me that they are in a relationship that has not been good for a long time, it is not getting better and their partner is unwilling to make any changes. They realize that this is a dead end, but say they have not moved on because they do not have a better offer yet. The truth is you have to move out of the old relationship in order for a new one to take its place. The person you would like to meet may have noticed you but they have held back because they see you are still involved with someone else. We have to make a space for change to happen. Are you still carrying baggage from old relationships? Is your living space full of mementos of what was but is no longer? Clearing those makes room for a new relationship. The energies of the past represented by old photos and mementos will project their feelings to a new person and give the impression that you are not really available. As you clear your space, take note of what lessons you learned from that experience and what wisdom you have gained and then focus on creating a better relationship this time. After clearing your space, have you spent time picturing yourself in a relationship that will be like you want it to be? Can you feel how good it will feel when you connect with a person that will fit in that picture with you? Keep projecting those thoughts and feelings so that you can draw those developments into your life.
Are there sports, hobbies or activities that you used to enjoy that you have lost your enthusiasm for? Notice how your energy feels. Years ago, for example, I used to play on a softball team, and I also used to love playing racquetball and tennis. Then one day, my elbow kept getting strained and inflamed, what they call tennis elbow. So I went to a neuromuscular therapist and he would get my elbow back to normal and so then I felt good and went out to play again, and then my elbow flared up again. I tried a few more times and then I had to give it up. So I had to come to grips with the fact that I could no longer enjoy those sports. And every time I looked in the closet and saw that sporting equipment, my energy level would drop because I would think about how much I used to enjoy those sports and how much I could not do that any more. So one day I sold them all in a yard sale, knowing that someone who could use them would appreciate them. In the closet then was room that could be used for something else and then I took up activities that did not strain my arm. Out with the old, in with the new.
Are there some creative things you have kept putting on the back burner because you figured you did not have time to do them? Maybe you have been thinking you would like to paint, write, play a musical instrument, garden, develop psychic or healing skills, or learn to dance. When you make time to do these things, you bring joy into your life. Creative endeavors are a great way to connect to spirit. When we focus our energy on the task right before us and try to do it the best we can, spirit often guides us into improving our performance and we find that there is a flow of energy that helps us become better at what we are doing, and we feel happier because of that. Bringing joy into our life in this way helps us balance out the energies we invest in work, housework and the other necessary things we need to do. That balance helps us feel more fully engaged in life and derive greater satisfaction from each moment.
What are the old things you are clearing out now? What do you need to work up your courage to do?
Refocusing your thinking, visualizing and feeling the feelings of the life you want are key to making changes. All of us can do it. Some of us just need a little help and encouragement. And that is available if you ask.
After you declutter, bring new energy into your space by moving things around or redecorating. Strengthen relationships with those you want to keep in your life. Rededicate yourself to those causes, activities and goals that you feel are important. Notice how you feel when your living space only contains things that you use, and things that are beautiful. When you have done these things, every day in your own space you will feel nourished and rejuvenated. What will it take to make this true for you?
Celebrate this new year with energy work, massage or a reading to help you embrace the energies of the new year and all that you want to do.
Out with the old and in with the new is the theme for this year. It will be a great year, and become even greater as we flow with this energy.