It’s that time of year again: resolution time! The time of year where many people make plans, set goals, and map out the course of a new year. Although this a inspirational process, filling the heart and mind with new possibilities for carving out a healthy and prosperous new year, studies have shown that more often than not people do not follow through.
Why is this? According to author Deborah King, people tend to stick to their resolutions when they are designed to help your soul thrive. Says King,
“A resolution is more likely to stick if it resonates with you on a spiritual level. Even goals like losing weight or quitting smoking require that you work on healing yourself from the inside out, going deeper to get at the root of the problem rather than only treating the symptoms.”
This means that along with your written New Year resolutions that you need to also nurture your inner self in order to help your soul to thrive. Universal Law states, “As within so without”. What we see in our inner world reflects into our outer world. If you want to be congruent, and match up the inner world with the outer you need to take a few conscious steps that will allow you achieve what you want without any resistance.
Deborah King shares the following 3 great ways to help your soul to thrive in 2015:
1. Make spirituality a priority.
In your busy life, spirituality may be something you sometimes set on the back burner, abandoning it in favor of the more obviously pressing concerns of daily life. The problem is that spirituality IS a pressing concern—it is just quieter than bills or your family when it gets ignored. Without making time for your spiritual routines and energy healing practices, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Daily meditation, journaling, taking healing courses, getting outside to connect with nature, staying grounded—these activities are things you need for your health and wellbeing. Without them, your stress levels will rise, your relationships can suffer, and your chakras can become blocked, which can create physical illness or injury.
Taking time out of your demanding schedule to meditate might seem like a selfish act when you have fifty things on your to-do list, but you can’t function optimally if your energy field is weakened. You can’t take care of anyone else, or do a good job at work, or be a good friend, partner, or pet owner if any part of your being is unhealthy, so helping your soul to thrive by taking care of your spiritual health is just as important as brushing your teeth or exercising.
2. Turn over a new leaf.
Letting go is one of the major tenants of energy healing, and it is a valuable practice at this time of year. Letting go of detrimental behaviors, toxic relationships, limiting beliefs, and negative voices is a great gift to give yourself for the coming year. With all that baggage dropped, you can start the next year of your improved life with a clean slate, a blank page to fill with what you want. Not what your parents or partner want, but what is best for you and your life purpose. Clearing out all that negativity opens up space for fresh positive energy to fill up your chakras and energy field, uplifting you and carrying you toward the light.
3. Give to others.
To help yourself, you need to help others. It’s as simple as that. Being of service heals your soul more quickly than any other method, and is the fastest way to move up in spiritual consciousness. Now, this does not necessarily mean you have to volunteer at a food bank or work with at-risk youth, though those are certainly wonderful ways to give to others. Being of service is a daily practice, a general selflessness, a shift in perspective so that you are thinking of others before yourself. This is difficult to maintain, but like anything else, the more you do it, the better you get. And the better you will feel.
Help your soul to thrive in 2015! Take time to focus on your inner world first so that you can match up inside out! Whatever results you’re getting, be they rich or poor, good or bad, positive or negative, always remember that your outer world is simply a reflection of your inner world. If things aren’t going well in your outer life, it’s because things aren’t going well in your inner life. It’s that simple!
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