Well here we are we're under starters orders and we're off....... 2016 is underway.
Funny it can feel a bit like being at the starting line as a new year dawns can't it?
Of course moment by moment the start of a year, the middle of a year or the end of a year is only an illusionary line in the sand so to speak.
I don't know about you, but I do actually like the feeling of a new year, it's like a fresh new page on which to make a mark..... even if that is an illusion, if it allows for fresh ideas and a point in time from which to create a vision ( which once intended is already in motion towards manifestation in any case) then it's all good with me.
Each year as many of you will know I make a vision board ( and run a workshop for others too) I love the experience of setting my intent and creating a visual representation of those intents. There's something truly magical in the process.
And what's more, you wouldn't believe how many of the intents set out on my previous vision boards have manifested into reality.... and where they perhaps haven't ,I can see where the universe has conspired to bring me even more juicy experiences.
Now if you've been on one of my visioning workshops, you'll have no doubt seen an intent that's been set in motion for some time now in my Love and Romance area. Well I have some magical news to share with you.... on Christmas day, just in between Christmas dinner and Christmas pud, in front of my family..... my gorgeous man Jon popped the question!
If ever you were in doubt that setting your intent and being in total gratitude in every moment works, then this is it!
I could share lots and lots of magical manifestations over the years, but for me this was the biggy!
For me I prefer to use the term intent rather than goal... of course its all the same thing at the end of the day, but for me intent feels more in flow and in unfoldment, open to divine grace and the latter feels like something you're trying to reach, trying to get to, that's out of your grasp, or a term maybe used in sports and business ( sports is an alien concept to me, however when working with businesses they often respond better to the word goal or objective, and that's fine too, so I just use those words instead)
So what are your intents for this year ?
For this month?
For this week?
Right now and in the last few moments my intent has been totally focussed on writing a blog that might stimulate thought in you, that might reach out of the screen and touch something in you, maybe to share a spark to create magic in this moment and the next and the next .....
Today my intent has been on creating balance, between work, rest and play.
My intent for this week is to ease slowly and lovingly into the year.
My intent for this month is to allow space and fluidity in my diary by leaving gaps and spaces to simply be, ponder and reflect.
My intent for this year is to write my second book, to do only what makes my heart sing and spirit soar, to say no to those things that I don't love. Oh and to set a date of course!
Most of all, to keep perspective. Stay present. Experience as many moments as possible. Yes I'll reflect, yes I'll vision and plan, and I'll spend a whole lot of time being.
I'd love to hear your intents for 2016.
Until next time,
make every moment count,
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“Only as high as I reach can I grow
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Only as much as I dream can I be”
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