Thursday, 29 December 2016

Resolutely Set

"In my humble opinion, astrology itself works because enough people believe it works. We create our own reality." ~ Yasmin Boland"



For those amongst us who like to set New Year's resolutions, an auspicious time for doing so is said to be arriving today, the 29th December, during the period of the new moon.  And just in case you are wondering,  I do enjoy reading my horoscope, and in addition to my sun sign I also know my rising sign and moon sign. 

 I also enjoy arranging quiet little ceremonies of personal significance. So I have decided to spend some today conceiving my New Year's resolutions and for visualising how I would like 2017 to roll out for me.


Creating a vision board


Other good ways of setting our intentions can be to use a vision board or by drawing what it is you want to bring into your life in 2017.  If you are really creative you may want to sculpt an image that envisions what you desire

Another method I have used in the past is to write a future story, that is, describe in detail what your life is like when that 'thing' or 'achievement' is present. A future story needs to be written in present tense as if it has already been achieved.

All the cutting and pasting to make a vision board can create a bit of a mess.
However it is an enjoyable, creative activity.


These processes can be very useful in clarifying your intentions. They can also help with  keep your goals/resolutions/intentions  in the foreground while you go about your daily routine.

I will also be searching out a couple of key affirmations that I can use for 2017 to help keep me focused on what it is I want to bring into the New Year.

Are you intending on setting any New Year's resolutions or goals?

22 comments:

  1. hmm, I wouldnt call them "goals" as such, but I too spend time reflecting on the past year, how it alinged with my "why" and how we can improve routines and things in the new year. :)

    I too enjoy the quiet pondering process. Of stilling and listening to what God is stirring in my heart.

    xx

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    1. That's one of the reasons why I enjoy reading your blog so much Emma. Reading your thoughts and perspectives helps me examine my own.

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  2. I don't usually make New Year resolutions as I forget what they are. Oops! However I have been kicking myself lately for not having my daily walks so I dragged out my pedometer which wouldn't turn on, replaced the battery and it still didn't work so I have bought a new one as I am determined to get back to walking over 1000 steps a day once again. I gave away the Fitbit I won as I just like the pedometer stapped to my waistband as I can't stand wearing anything on my wrist for an extended amount of time for some reason.

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    1. Good on you Chel! Walking is such good exercise, and it is nice getting out and looking at the gardens in the neighbourhood. I seem to remember a thread on the forum about exercising, I haven't seen it for awhile however.

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  3. I never do New Year's Resolutions. Which is just me.

    But you certainly have good plans, since you do enjoy doing them.

    I too noted that it is The Dark Of The Moon, or The New Moon. I like to follow the moon phases, although I did let this one, "creep" up on me.

    Today was a bit on the scattered side, at least, in the morning. And someone who was here for awhile, has been having awful troubles, since last Thursday.

    By early afternoon, my husband and I felt like we needed to sort of "re-set". And we did. :-) Can't let these weird vibes, get too strong.

    Best of luck with your plans!

    Luna Crone

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes. Right now I feel like I need good vibes coming my way.

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  4. This is MY year!
    My goals are centered around decluttering, organising and reducing chaos. Tall order, but I'm at that place where the desire for change outweighs the effort required.

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    1. I read you loud and clear. I need to do a bit of letting go in the possessions department as well. My husband and I are looking to downsize and the amount of furniture and other items we have is a bit daunting.

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  5. It looks like you found lots of pictures for your vision board, Sherri. Where will you put it so that you see it often? I haven't made a vision board before but I keep a journal, of sorts, where I have, amongst other scribbles, a perpetual list of things I want to do/get done. AFter seeing your vision board, I think I'll add a few pictures to my list now. Meg:)

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    1. Right now I keep my vision boards on a cupboard in my bedroom. They can't be seen from the doorway and I can see them when I wake up in the morning. In the past I have kept them on the wall in my study. Meg I have also done some on my computer using images from the internet and then printed it out. I have also been in the habit of pasting images into my journals.

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    2. Hi again, Sherri. I have linked to this post in the one I've written about hope and looking forward as the new year dawns. Meg:)

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  6. I think the idea for creating a vision board is really neat. I think I'll try that one.
    From all I've read, it seems to be an important step in getting to where you want to be.

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    1. So often we know what we don't like and what we don't want. That is the easy part. But so many of us have trouble describing what we do want or how we want our lives to be. I think vision boards are most helpful in pinning down the things and experiences we do want to bring into our lives. And they are a bit of fun to make.

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  7. Of course I have resolutions for the new year, Sherri. My motto is, "those that fail to plan, plan to fail". They are just the usual, to lose weight, save more money, etc. You certainly are very organized in your planning!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. That is a good motto to have Jane. Keeping focused is hard to do with all of life's distractions. Having a plan in whatever form it takes, and referring back to it certainly helps with staying focused.

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  8. Thank you for your comment on my "POUT" post. Thank you so much.

    Oh mercy, I can't "accept" that most blog readers, simply have no intention of every commenting. I believe you. I mean, that just "frosts me." Big time. Grrrrrr.....

    -sigh- That, makes me more want to make my blog Private. And obviously, if one has found my blog, and still wants to read it, they can email me. Private doesn't mean, completely Private.

    Again, thank you. Perhaps, in a day or two, I will get over my Grumpy Mood, and stop letting it bother me. :-)))))))))))

    Luna Crone




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    1. Your very welcome. I guess it is just a case of courses for horses. I feel a certain sense of discomfort if I don't reply to comments on my blog. Other bloggers don't reply to every comment on their blog. Some bloggers don't reply to any comments left on their blogs. And some bloggers don't allow comments on their blog.

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  9. I think I left a comment here, thanking you for your comment, on my "Pout" post.

    Don't remember. If you check your comments, before publishing them, or not. So I will Publish this, and then I will know. :-)

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    1. I do check my comments in order to block those weird spamming ones that have links to a commercial website.

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  10. Hmmm, I was born on an eclipse of the sun in 1967 and often wonder if this has impacted my life - curious.
    As far as goals go I too write them in the present tense as if they were already a reality as this creates tension in the mind. The mind does not like the 'lie' so will find was to accomplish the goal so it os no longer a 'lie'. I also write each goal with plenty of emotion about how I am feeling about each goal - with out an emotional hook a goal is soulless.
    I also write each goal out on a small card and pop it in my wallet. Each goal gets read, visualised and 'felt' morning, noon and evening. This really works for me.

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    1. Good on you. I remember learning that from Jack Canfield back in the 90's. The emotions and feelings part do seem to be the key. Very quantum physics.

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