Here are a few practices I’ve found effective in getting my New Year off to a great start:
1) Take some time between today to review the past year. If you notice any judgments of yourself or others coming up, allow yourself to deeply feel the judgment, then choose to forgive and come back into peace.
2) As midnight approaches on New Year’s Eve, reflect on which quality (e.g., joy, abundance, acceptance, etc), you want to more fully bring forth in your life in the coming year. As the clock strikes midnight, focus on that quality. Depending on your style and the setting, you may silently contemplate it or yell it out.
3) On January 1, ask for a fresh vision for the New Year. Go into the Silence, receive the vision, and write it down.
4) Then, ask yourself, “What are my #1 inner and outer goals for 2015?” Write them down. Then ask, “What can I do in the first 10 days of the New Year to build momentum toward those goals?” Write down these action steps.
2015 can be the year you begin to fully live your purpose and find true happiness. These simple practices will help you start the year with a burst of fresh energy.
Andrew Oser has been offering guided retreats and spiritual journeys on Mount Shasta since 1982. Through hikes to little-known sacred sites, guided meditations, spiritual life coaching, and time drinking in the silence of the mountain, he helps clients to deeply renew themselves in body, mind, and spirit and receive clear vision for their lives.