content='index,follow' name='robots'/> Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom: Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

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It’s a New Year! 2008 is now here! Hallelujah! It’s a time to let the old go and look to new beginnings. I am excited for what this New Year will bring. In fact, I was reflecting on this and it seems like I felt a definite shift last night when 2007 gave up its reign to 2008. I felt all the challenges I struggled with the whole year finally release and cut loose when the New Year came in. It was like a weight lifted from me. It didn’t seem to matter whether I learned the lesson or not; in the shift it was gone. What do you hold for a vision for 2008? Will you finally see the fruits of what you’ve believed for?

I’ve started reading a book by Marc Allen entitled, The Greatest Secret of All – Moving Beyond Abundance to a Life of True Fulfillment. He talks about when he turned thirty and in need of some major changes in his life. He thought about what he wanted out of life and began to apply some ideas in new ways that changed his life. He decided to sit down and write on paper what he imagined to be his Ideal Scene and what became for him his first secret of manifestation:

“The first step to discovering
the secret of manifestation
is to write your ideal scene on paper,
your dream life five years in the future.
Begin with the end in mind,
and keep it in mind.”

I’ve been thinking about this as part of my reflection of 2007 and 2008 and the possibilities. I haven’t quite got a handle on this yet and need more time to feel and get the picture of my ideal scene 5 years from now. When you dare to think of the ideal kind of life you could have, if you could have anything at all, what would that look like – what would it feel like? How bad do I want this ideal life and what am I willing to do? Marc Allen wasn’t following a self-help book or course. He was following the need in his heart at the time of his life when he needed the greatest change and this was the first step he intuitively was led to do. Just like you and me he had the tapes going off in his head like, “You? Who are you trying to kid? You have no money, and you need money to make money!”

I think 2008 is calling us to stop playing around with the principles we’ve heard and accepted and be serious with our lives and shine. What about you? Is the New Year calling out to you on a different level – something that is life changing? What will you do with it – or will it be another year that will come and go? I want to challenge you like myself to make this New Year different than all the rest.

Blessings and peace to all of you this New Year’s Day and all of 2008!

From the kitchen table - Pat
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