It is time once again for my favorite year-end reflection ritual. I will spend time this week honestly assessing all of my life events of 2015. Many of my clients, family and friends participate in this annual ritual to yield insight and create space to celebrate the wins of this past year as well.
It can be tempting to plow into 2016 without missing a beat but I hope you choose, instead, to join us for a thorough and honest look back at 2015. New Year’s allows us to clean the slate.
To help gain clarity on what needs to go and what you want to take with you to make 2016 what you want it to be, please do the exercise below.
Create THREE separate lists:
- CRAP YOU’RE LEAVING IN 2015
Write down experiences, feelings, people, circumstances… anything that you do not want to drag with you into 2016. Share this list with a trusted friend who will witness without judgment. Then, burn the list SOMEPLACE SAFE so the energy attached to it can be released back into the universe and out of your experience.
- GEMS YOU’RE KEEPING FROM 2015
Write down what you learned from your experiences, good and bad. Once you honor what you learned, you won’t need to repeat the crappy situations. Even the worst experience has a gem. You just have to be willing to look through the crap to find it. Hold onto this list.
- WHAT YOU’RE CREATING IN 2016
Write what you want to create for yourself: how you want your life to look and feel. This list should be written in the present tense and include all areas of your life: love, health, family, wealth, friends, career, fitness, spirituality, etc. Marinate, meditate, and think on what you have written. Put this list where you can see it easily as you take daily steps to make them happen.
When you look at this list, feel the feelings of having those things. By conjuring the feelings you become a magnet that will draw the experiences to you.
It is a proven fact that writing down your intentions gives them a much better chance of actually coming to fruition. Create some time and space to creatively write your lists. Invite some friends to your 2016 intention setting party and make it fun!
I would love to witness your list. Please share one thing from your leave it list and one from your keep/create it list on my Facebook fan page.
I am wishing you your heart’s desire in 2016 and as always, take care of you.
Love Love Love,
*image courtesy of Briography