Welcome to 2017.
I hope, with absolute sincerity, that your year shapes up beautifully. I hope you will find love of all kinds. I hope you will find passion and courage within your life, to pursue your dreams, your goals, your inspiration. I hope you find a well of strength in yourself to achieve the goals you’ve set and conquer the challenge you’ll be faced. I hope you find, receive, and spread kindness throughout the world. It’s so needed right now and so necessary.
Now that the blessings and my hopes for your 2017 are out of the way, let’s talk about resolutions.
You’re probably in one of three camps when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. You might make and try to achieve the resolutions you’ve set every year. Or you don’t make any resolutions for a variety of reasons. Or you halfheartedly make a resolution and maybe achieve it.
I’ve been in all three camps over the years. This year I wrote a list of things I want to do, in all areas of my life. Some are totally doable things that will happen because they’re already set up to happen. Others require inner strength and determination from me. And a few require luck or spells to occur – if at all. I starred the ones that were really important to me and wrote down WHY I wanted to achieve those goals because when it going gets tough, I’ll remember why I’m doing it. I entitled it “2017 Wishes” because they’re not all resolutions and not everything on that list is a dream. It’s just a list of things I want to happen in 2017.
Be kind to yourself. Make simple goals a part of your new year as well as the big dream goals. Lose that weight but also make it a goal to walk in a park, woods, or beach once a week. Finish that big project but spend some time completing your To Be Read pile. Spend time achieve little goals including big ones. Those little goals can open up so many opportunities within your life and pave the way for the bigger goals you want to achieve.
When it comes to magic, I keep it simple. I write in magical ink on enchanted paper and hang it up by my desk. with iron nails and blessed string. I pick a quartz crystal, cleanse and let it sit in a window for a full day and night then program it with my wishes for the new year and put it beside my bed.
I find action more useful than magic during these first days so that’s what I do. For example, today January 2nd, I intended to wake up at my regular time, get my workout in, and start accomplishing my to do list. Instead, I woke up at my regular time, then my “get the hell out of bed” time, and went back to sleep until late afternoon. Instead of calling the day a wash and playing a video game, I showered, dressed, and sat down to get the important things done. Because I determine how I want my day and year to go. I want this year to be productive, successful, and kind. So that’s what I’m doing, even if the sun’s already set in the sky. Spells for motivation, luck, and other blessing are great helpers.
Here’s to 2017. May it be wonderful for you and those around you.
P.S. And don’t forget to vote in the poll. It helps me to help you!