By Tanis Helliwell
I have a spiritual tradition to start the New Year that I would like to share with you. Although I do this on January 1, please do not wait until then to start this practice. Start now.
For as long as I can remember I have done goal setting for the coming year on New Year’s Day. I light a candle, find a quiet space, both inside and outside, and pick up my journal—often a new one that I start that day. In that reflective space I write down 10 things I would like to do, or be, before I die. It is essential not to censure and to write down my heart’s deepest wish. Then I look at my list.
Often I discover my list consists of things that will give both my personality and soul joy. There are perennial favourites to do with walking in nature and being supportive of my friends and family, and there are inner goals to do with developing more compassion and enjoying life. In addition, there are specific goals for that year, such as writing a certain book, or other “to do’s” that I feel my soul calls me to give to the world.
Of course, it is not enough to only write down the list, we must act on the items. I’ve kept my lists for decades and have found that I achieve approximately 80% of my goals within the first year or two. And now to you. I encourage you to make a list of your goals and commit to acting on your heart’s deepest calling. Realize that spirit wants us to be happy and wants to give us that which will satisfy the personality and more importantly the soul.
I have been re-reading Paramahansa Yogananda’s book Auobiography of a Yogi in which he states examples that from an early age he was able to attract to himself exactly what he wanted. Why? Because he had no doubt. He was absolutely convinced that spirit wanted to give him what he wanted and even though his parents, siblings, and friends doubted him he stayed steadfast in his will to manifest his soul’s dream. Only you can commit. No-one else can do this for you. However, once you commit to spirit, spirit commits to you and offers you the tools you need to manifest your goals.
If you have not already participated in our Transform Yourself, Transform Your Work and Spiritual Transformation programs, I urge you to consider doing so. These courses contain the spiritual tools that I have developed over 30 years to help you to manifest both your personality and soul goals. In fact, as I have found in my own life, redoing these courses and using these tools repeatedly increases your ability to manifest.
Hope you enjoy your goal setting. Every day is a new day to refocus and get ourselves back on track.
Tanis Helliwell, a mystic in the modern world, has brought spiritual consciousness into the mainstream for over 30 years. Since childhood, she has seen and heard elementals, angels, and master teachers in higher dimensions. Tanis is the founder of the International Institute for Transformation (IIT), which offers programs to assist individuals to become conscious creators to work with the spiritual laws that govern our world.
Tanis is the author of The High Beings of Hawaii, Summer with the Leprechauns, Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, Embraced by Love, Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose, Hybrids: So You Think You Are Human and Decoding Your Destiny.
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