How is your 2016 going to work out for you, my Butterfly?
Are you going to get to the end of this year and say “another shit year, it was crap, x, y and z happened to me, bring on 2017”?
Or will you uphold the promises that you made to yourself when the clock struck midnight and all the world felt shiny and new?
I ask you these questions, not to make you feel bad, but to prompt you to think.
At the start of a new year, you forgive yourself.
Even if it’s just for a moment.
And in that very moment – nothing feels impossible for you.
It certainly feels like a “new year and a new me.”
It feels very real.
In that moment.
Fresh and alive.
Bright and new.
A new year filled with promise…
Because you haven’t done anything to fuck it up yet.
In the moments after the clock strikes twelve, in between thoughts of “I might have another champagne!” and “Ahmahgahd it’s so late, I need to go to bed, the kids will be up bright and early” – you have a few brilliant seconds of complete peace.
(Eva says: These few moments gave me goosebumps this year! Freaked out the people I was celebrating with. I will take it as a sign that 2016 is going to rock my socks!)
And within that peace, absolutely anything is possible for you.
You only feel it for a brief and absolute moment – but it is the purest moment you will have all year.
It is the moment where you will feel uninhibited and not held back by anything.
And you will allow yourself to feel your deepest desires, even if it is just for a moment.
How do you know if you are feeling your deepest desires and not just a crappy new years resolution?
Let me tell you this: ANY promise you make to yourself within the minute after the clock strikes midnight in a new year IS your deepest desire.
No matter how silly.
So far removed from the life you live right now, that the steps would be far too innumerable and WAY too difficult to do.
How about selfish?
It’s amazing the lies our brains tell us to keep us ‘safe’.
When you push against your comfort zone and consider doing things that will either improve your enjoyment of life or your health and wellbeing or (heaven forbid) BOTH –
Your mind will push back and remind you of all your self-imposed limitations and “reasons why you can’t” do the very thing that your soul is crying out for you to do.
Let me tell you THIS, Butterfly, with my hand on my heart, in 100% honesty:
Those thoughts that you think, in the first minute of a New Year, are the calling of your soul.
No matter how silly, no matter how unrealistic.
This one single minute is the time that you allow yourself to tap into the fresh Universal energy of hope and wonderment (which frankly is available to you all the time, if you would allow it).
So here’s an exercise for you:
In your mind, go back to that first “free minute” after midnight of 2016.
If you were asleep, think of that minute – you know the one – it was either right before you went to sleep or pretty soon upon waking.
Or maybe you gave yourself your “free minute” around your last Birthday.
That single minute, where anything is possible and the energy is brand new.
YOU feel brand-new.
What promise did you make yourself?
Be brave, and write it down.
Love + light