It’s that time of the year … Time to reflect on the amazing gifts and accomplishments from 2014. Take the time to celebrate and honor the things that have made you happy, proud and grateful.
And then take more time to ask what you most want for your life in 2015?
Abundance may not be the word you use to describe what you seek but I bet you want it. Abundance means:
- Enough! Enough food, enough money, enough health, enough friends, enough joy, enough peace, enough laughter. Enough!
- Deep-rooted contentment.
- A feeling of space (openness) that fills and surrounds you, at all times, in all circumstances.
- Knowing (and feeling) you are loved, wanted, needed.
- Bringing the four corners of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – together in harmony and balance.
I believe there is an unending flow of bounty in this life; ours for the asking, the taking and the sharing and I believe it takes attention, intention, and work to remain open to abundance, wherever it may be. Setting an intention for an abundant 2015 may be perfect for you but sometimes abundance sounds big, huge, even overwhelming and it can help to start smaller and open your heart to the bounty in the every day slices of life.
What might this look like?
Personal examples from above:
- Enough health – I don’t have a desired weight or health goal. Every day I make one choice healthier than it has been in the past – drink more water, take the stairs, increase my vegetables, decrease TV time. Being healthy is one of my biggest priorities and every morning I pray for guidance and support, every evening I remind myself of the one better choice I made that day.
- Feeling loved – For me this feeling comes from showing love to others. I have been sending quick texts with photos or dropping a card in the mail to those I love. If I see an article a friend might like I send the link with a short note. It has deepened my connections and increased the love in my life.
- Balancing life – I spend lots of time and energy in the physical and mental realms, less in the emotional and way too little in my spiritual practices. To recalibrate, I make my walk a meditation (no music and constantly bringing my mind back to the present), I aim to drive kindly, I look each person in the eye and smile to create more emotional connection and perhaps the most important – I filter what I allow into my world (limited TV and internet, only uplifting movies or documentaries, organic food when possible, great books/writing, etc…)
Like you, I want an abundant 2015 and like you, I am willing to work on being fully present to my life. Let’s travel together, share the joys, buffer the pain and celebrate each breath; wishing you a joyous, peaceful, abundant New Year.
Please share the steps you are taking to live more abundantly in the comments below.