A new year is ahead and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. I always wondered what makes New Year's Eve so special when it's become somewhat of a tradition to lament over the year passed or use it to try to cleanse our experience from it? It seems we try to wash away the “sins of the father” and then claim these sudden New Year's resolutions at the end of the wire? We race against time to try to be better than what we perceived ourselves as before yet neglect to remember the courage and strength that got us to this point to begin with. Why do we choose to view a whole year gone by as an enemy rather than our ally and what if we decided to claim the greater experience and learning potentials that got us to the next new year? What if New Year's Eve became a conscious reflective point in time to review all of our efforts and progress thus far? Then we would not just be celebrating a new year but we would be rejoicing, integrating and confirming our greatness. Now that, certainly makes New Year's Eve very special.
A conscious interaction with everyday life as an ally is a way to generate pure and positive energy for yourself and for those things most important to you. The definition of ally is: "to combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. It is to merge, join or fuse." Isn’t that what we do with our life anyway? We merge with the interactions of life and our life becomes a source of personal energy affecting each day we live. Each day, presents a new opportunity to reinstate new action, new behaviors, new thoughts and responses and to be conscious of this, is a true gift or the "newness" we seek at the end of each year. Why not make that awareness potent every day? It became clear to me that everyday life is a resource and the most valuable commodity in the world, is time. So, perhaps New Year's Eve can be a celebration in how we utilized our precious time and inner life resources to consciously move us ahead.
Time is precious, rather than resolving a whole year into what you want to change or fix, choose to celebrate the full value of who you are now! Look over your year and acknowledge the time spent in cultivating yourself to better utilize your inner resources with more wisdom and without the judgement or comparison. This simple shift sets you up for motivation by inspiration rather than a false startup. By taking the time to practice giving your energy and gratitude to your abilities in those things that helped you overcome, you’ve already begun a new year in the right alignment. So, whether it’s having the courage to walk away from a dissatisfying relationship, asserting your strength to continue on your healing path, or busting through barriers, little by little until you saw some fruit on the table, take the time to self-realize so you can continue to self-actualize. Put that in your bank of awareness and make it your vision going forward. Then sit back and relax as you witness how fast you blaze your path ahead!
Discovery Exercise: Create a Victory Log! Get yourself a container and over this new year write down on a separate piece of paper every milestone, small or great and place it in your container. When New Year’s Eve comes around next year, let that container be your Victory reminder, your gift, and your Motivation by Inspiration! Remember, success can be fleeting if we don’t take the time to celebrate it, so start today. Happy New Year!
- J. Circosta, 2019