There’s just four more days left in 2018, and for many of us (including myself) that means we’re beginning to think about what we’d like to create and experience for the upcoming New Year.
Taking some time to do this can be a powerful creative process, but first, before you begin your rituals of getting clear on your preferences and intentions for next year, be sure to honor and process all of what 2018 brought you, first.
This one vital step helps you open up your heart chakra, and raise your vibration, so that you’re more open to what The Universe has in store for you in the New Year.
Here’s my favorite way to do it….
I truly believe nothing opens up our heart chakra like honor and gratitude/appreciation. And I believe it’s really important to move into a New Year with an open heart chakra, so that we’re centered in the vibration of love, and can attract higher levels of well-being and wellness in our lives because of it.
So to give thanks for 2018, sit down, grab a pen and paper, and then ask yourself these questions:
“What worked out well for me this year?”
“What were my successes and breakthroughs?”
“What dreams/desires did I manifest?”
“What pleasant and unexpected things happened to me this year?”
“How have I positively grown/expanded this year?”
“What were some of my biggest wins?”
“What positive changes did I undergo?”
Once you’re finished, take a look at your answers. then cross your hands over your heart, feel the swell of appreciation in your body, and say aloud: “THANK YOU 2018. I am a bit better because of you.”
Process is about learning from what the year brought you, and making wisdom and medicine from it, so that you can heal and expand your life in the upcoming year.
With that same pen and paper, sit down with yourself again, get radically honest, and ask yourself:
“What was the biggest thing I learned about myself this year?”
“What were the biggest lessons I learned about my life this year?”
“Because of this year, what am I now clear about that I want for myself/life?”
“What would I like more of in my life?”
“What would I like to release or let go of from my life?”
“What would I like to do differently next year?”
“Who would I like to spend more time with?”
“Who would I like to spend less time with?”
“What would I like to spend more of my time doing?”
“Who and what do I need to forgive?”
“What kind of help do I need to make next year more well and delicious?”
Once you’ve finished, look at your answers, and accept the growth that this is inviting you towards. As you begin to think about what your preferences and intentions are for 2019, take what was revealed here into account.
I hope this exercise of HONOR and PROCESS helps you.
Have an amazing holiday season, and know that I’m rooting for your positive expansion!
Much ❤️ , Jerome.
[P.S. Feel free to share this with anyone you feel may benefit from it. 😉 ]