Surviving Myself A Journey from Suicidal to Happy

31Dec/114

Everyone’s Human

Time for me to come clean about why I haven't made a video in three months. I've learned that I don't have to be perfect in order to help, teach and serve others. I'm human just like you. I'll always have doubts and insecurities to face because the only constant in life is change. I'm not a fraud because I still may struggle at times. In fact, I'd be a huge fraud if I claimed to never struggle.

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31Dec/112

Simple New Year Ritual

Here is a simple ritual from Marci Shimoff to do New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to kick 2012 off to a great start.  A little secret is that you can do this anytime you want to make changes.  There is no need to limit yourself to releasing old patterns once a year.  You ALWAYS have the power of creation.

  1. Start with a 10 - 15 minute meditation in which you set your attention on releasing the old and opening to the new.
  2. On a piece of paper, hand write a list of all the things in 2011 that you'd like to let go of.  This can include old patterns
    that don't serve you, grudges or resentments you're hanging on to, fears that hold you back, or circumstances that you'd like to change. It can also include not-useful habits such as eating too much sugar or not exercising.  Make sure your list is as complete as possible with everything that didn't work for you in 2011.  My list is usually a few pages.
  3. If it's easy for you to burn the list, then you can do that.  If not, you can tear the list up in many pieces.  As you release
    this list, imagine letting go of the energies that are represented on your list.
  4. Now, on to creation.  Make a list of all that you wish to create for yourself in 2012.  Include the habits you'd like to
    embrace, the external circumstances you'd like to create, and the internal experiences you'd like to have (joy, freedom, ease, love, peace, acceptance of all that is, etc).  Be as specific as possible.
  5. Read the list aloud (whether you're alone or with others).  Speaking it out adds more energy to it. Feel each item as though
    it's actually happened.
  6. Put the list in a special place, as a symbolic offering for your coming year.

Notice how you feel after doing this ritual.  Perhaps lighter, renewed, and excited about what lies ahead for you.  Share your experience with others.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and loving 2012.
Andy

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