2015 was a year of abundance. I’ve had many new life experiences, met a lot of new people. I learned a lot of lessons, and had my strength tested on many occasions.
Last year, I set some intentions for 2015 in my manifesto post. I’m going to continue those intentions into 2016. For me, these are values that I want to just be a constant part of my lifestyle. They are ever-flowing. They don’t have an end date. They aren’t single tasks to be checked off a list. I don’t succeed at every intention every day, but they are always present.
Besides still honoring this manifesto, I am identifying some goals for 2016. They aren’t resolutions. To me, that word implies a problem, and an opportunity for failure. It sounds so black and white. I’m setting some goals that will guide me, whether for the next 30 days, 6 months, year or two years. These goals will change me, and I will change them. My life path will require adaption, flexibility, purpose, passion and strength.
I’ve written in the past about Danielle LaPorte and her core desired feelings. I’ve done the work before and I’ve identified what my CDF’s are. Until now, I’ve used these to help me notice where changes in my life needed to occur. If I was always doing or receiving A, but I needed B, then I knew something needed tweaking. Becoming aware of that did take a lot of strength, patience and navigating, so I’m not discounting that process. But now, feeling the energy of the New Year, that approach seems so passive and reactive. I want to start using these indicators when I actually make a choice. Start off with that guidepost, instead of only considering them when it is time to change course.
To commemorate the transition of the new year, I had my palm read. I’ve been seeing my palmist for 5 or 6 years now. She is incredible and I always leave our sessions so enlightened. The areas in my life where I was feeling discouraged, she was able to provide insight on the purpose of those trials. She made sense of the chaotic processes of my nature. The timing for this reading was so great. The start of a new year is a symbolic time to achieve clarity and perspective. She shared with me that 2016, in numerology, is 9, which in tarot is the Hermit. This symbolizes internalization and becoming a seeker.
So, I’m going to take the time to do that. To look inside as I approach what may come this year. I am going to take the time to make sure me and my core desired feelings are at the center of my process. I’m going to purposefully choose my direction. I’m going to adopt a new attitude when making decisions, taking action, pursuing passion and setting goals. In 2016, I’m going to make a commitment to be led by my intuition, my inner voice. I’m going to give myself permission to have a bigger say in my life. I’m going to get comfortable with vulnerability, asking for what I want, and honoring what I need. I want to continue being flexible and going with the flow, but with more clear boundaries. I can’t constantly be adapting. I need to balance that with mindful action, seeking answers, taking chances, facing fears. We are the writers of our own story, and my goal for this year is to take a bit more ownership in that. Be fierce. Bold. Brave. Courageous. I’ll shine bright. I’ll honor my inner goddess warrior, and not be ashamed to do so.