I’ve set resolutions in the past, the typical kind: go to the gym more; eat less ice cream; get more sleep, etc. Only to fail, put myself down for not accomplishing high standards I’ve set for myself (not achieving my idea of a perfect beach body by summer). This year I want to try something different – go into this new year knowing that I am fine, I am enough the way I am, that I intend to be kinder to myself, to find joy in small moments.
For a while now, the same thought pattern has occupied my mind, going something like “If I could only meet the right person,” “If I could only move out of my house,” “If I could only find a fulfilling job,” “If only I could make enough money to pay off loans AND be able to save,” and so on. My main intention for 2018 is to break this pattern, and to stop searching for the next thing to bring me happiness; instead, I plan to search inside myself, to think about goals for my partner and myself, but to ultimately be entirely happy with the way things are right. freaking. now.
A couple of months ago I discovered two people, or maybe I should say one person and one entity, that I believe have already had a huge impact on my life. Truthfully, I’ve been a bit hesitant to share these things on here because, well, they are a little out there – not exactly religious, but a thousand percent spiritual. The person being Jess Lively of The Lively Show, which is an incredibly inspiring podcast, and what actually introduced me to the entity – Abraham Hicks. This is all pretty new to me, so I’ll briefly say that Abraham Hicks is a channeled entity that helps people connect with their inner being, or source energy (I told you – out there). They explain that in order to achieve and manifest everything you desire, you must become a vibrational match to your inner being – in other words, be calm, appreciative, and feel joy in the present moment. I’ll delve deeper into this very large topic in another post if you guys want but, for now, (if you’re interested), YouTube Abraham Hicks to get an idea of what this is all about. It took a while for me to really buy-in, but I enjoy what I’m hearing, and hey, if it makes me feel good and more joyful, I’m on board.
As I said, not exactly a resolution, but something I intend to practice every single day. Please share your 2018 intentions in the comments, and I’d love to know if you have ever heard about or listened to Jess Lively or Abraham!