Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A New Year's Resolution: Do Not Drift with The Tide

Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean
If some star had been their guide;
Might have long been riding safely,
But they drifted with the tide.

Robert Whitaker

For the year 2008, find some “star” to be your guide. That star should be a strong purpose or focus for the year which will produce specific, measurable results.

To come up with the purpose or focus for the year, you should first seek to raise your consciousness to the level where it can connect to Spirit, or Infinite Intelligence, or God, or whatever you may call it.

The level of consciousness that corresponds to the Supreme Creative Power is where you can be inspired with the highest and best vision for your life.

Connecting to this Supreme Creative Power involves a stilling of the mind, a calming of the emotions, and a quiet listening to the inner voice. Some people access this state through meditation, others through talking a walk or a run, others through spending time in nature. The key is to enter a relaxed state, which is essential for the creative process to take place. Personally, I do this with long, hot baths that help me completely unwind and de-stress.

Close your eyes and visualize yourself reviewing your life at the end of 2008 and feeling gratitude and joy that you achieved your aims for the year. The more clearly you can see and feel this vision, the more power it will have to change your life.

You should write down the results you desire in 2008 as specific statements and review them at least once every day, since this will keep your mind focused on what you want.

Some examples:

In 2008, I enjoy love and harmony with my family and friends.

In 2008, I attract many helpful people whose wise counsel and assistance help me increase my income (by...................percent). Here you can put in the percentage increase you desire. Pick a number that you believe is possible since "true belief will induce relaxation, lower tenseness and anxiety, and allow the creative process to take place."

Recommended Reading for 2008

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles