Evidently the configuration of the planets coupled with a new moon on New Year’s Day makes it propitious for out with the old and birthing the new. And if you couple this event with some sort of symbolic ceremony it can produce powerful results.
I have lost count of my swings of mood when it comes to New Year resolutions. So many well-intentioned carefully worded I will be better, better, best slips of paper tucked into esoteric books only to be forgotten by the end of January. And many end of the year’s cynicisms – no I never keep them so why make them – only to find the pendulum had fully swung the next year to sit with the new diary and my finest notepaper to write once again my hopes for improvement.
The trouble with most of my resolutions is the rigidity and censoring that I pen as my most desirable attributes for the following year. I’m sure this type of resolution is common to most I will diet and lose 5/10/ 15 kg (this a standard resolution for me repeated on all wishful thinking years) I will give up alcohol, carbs, chocolate and confectionary – I will be more patient, more forgiving – I will walk for 40 minutes a day and do stretches for another 30 minutes – I will be a better partner/friend/mother/sister – I will learn to reverse park better …. And the list goes on.
Of course the dynamic new corporate agers would immediately say the reason they failed was because there was no identified goal, no time frame, no motivation. No picture on the fridge of herself looking a cool babe in a previously owned bikini or no image of her car reverse parked tidily within a cm of the middle of the white lines.
But those on the road to enlightenment would say where are you placing the energy? The brain is not fooled it knows the ego’s pattern’s preferred tried and tested path for promised diets, exercise and reverse parking and will happily takes you for the ride through the well-worn structure. Of course if you implement your will you might yo-yo for a while but in the end the old habits will prevail.
This New Year looks as though it might be a ball-breaker (according to the astrologers) so I’m working on a neat little ceremony to seal the my intentions for 2014. But as I work towards the light I will give the universe every opportunity to do its magic by giving each intention its deserved vibration. Instead of ‘must lose weight/give up the perceived evils and exercise’ it will be –With gratitude I choose to honour my body and health.
Not sure how to get my vibrations going in the right direction when reverse parking though – any thoughts gratefully received.