And so it happens! I am ringing in the New Year with my loved one(s). The ones I love! And of course my bf, my lovely boyfriend who fell asleep at 8 PM sharp! It doesn't matter because I am so happy with him, he is my cosmic circle and Dave totally understands what I am talking about. Surround yourself with love and contentment, because being content is better than being happy <3 <3 Happy New Year!!
Can you give freely and unconditionally? Are you able to encourage others to go for gusto or do you think there will not be enough for yourself? I encourage you to give unconditional for a day or two, without alternative motives etc. Just give yourself permission to give and see what happens and it does not have to be material things. Give your time, love, compassion, encouragement, forgiveness, patience, being present, read a book together, see the goodness in others when it is hard to forgive, stop and give some time for another person for a full day or two full days. And then continue doing it...
It was so nice to make food and bake for the holidays. A great time to connect with friends and family. I loved my time off and thoroughly rested and listened to so many audio books.
This is the biggest secret of life, found inside the tomb. The quote is one of the seven principles of Hermes Trismegistus, author of Hermetic Corpus. As Within, So Without, As above, So below. It can be interpreted in many ways, yet, the most common meaning has been: As Within – what do we think, judge, express about ourselves and others So Without – will be expressed and reflected on the world we live. As above – As in Heaven – (Your own mind) So below – So on Earth – (In your body and environment) If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow. Whatever we think or accept (consciously) will definitely be the circumstances of our life. In addition, I also think it has to do with our subconscious and the frequency we are projecting out in the world. If you expect bad things to happen you bet you will attract 'bad' experiences so be careful what you think about and wish for. Self-sabotage is also another ingredient in our reality. If things are all of a sudden going really smooth and you are not accustomed to that I bet you will self-sabotage to get back to 'your' status quo. At the end of the day you are responsible for your life and what you experience in life.
I can't remember how many times I had both of my feet on the gas pedal and the break pedal at the same time. I am going nowhere!! I wanted so badly to release the breaks but I was so scared to do it. Today I just release and let go, and I let a higher power to take care of the 'problem'. But action is required because before letting go and let 'God" I also took action: I did everything I could and then I gave my problems to the 'universe' and waited to see what would happen. Almost always things happened for my highest good. Getting out of my comfort zone, taking action and getting out of my own way is one of the best strategies to move forward and create flow in life.
I love one of my planners from this year and of course I stopped using it after a couple of months from the day I ordered it in January 2018 :/. I defaulted back to what I was used to and that is how we usually work if we can't create and keep the new routine going. When you introduce a new thing into your life you know it will be hard to keep up the new routine until it becomes a habit. And that is what happened to me and my lovely planner. I was thinking about making a scrapbook the other day and I just got an aha moment where I figured out that I can use my planner for my affirmations and daily reminders, that way I will always have it in my life and not just discard it because it is a 2018 planner :D. I found all the emails that I have sent myself throughout the years and copied and pasted them into a word document with different fonts so I could print it out and glue them into my planner. This is something I will keep up because the content is very subjective and something I want to read and be reminded of daily. Creativity rocks and makes me feel good.
I have been reading all my life. My parents modeled reading at an early age and I just love the feeling when I can read with my loved ones. I have read so many books, completed a degree, researched endless amounts of topics, writing research papers and the list goes on. And now I am listening to endless amounts of podcasts lol. Always learning :P but at some point you have to implement and share some of the things you have studied with others (if you feel that you have something to say that will help others). I can be a huge procrastinator with my own stuff but a perfect student with my job tasks as an employee. I am often sitting in resistance when I want to share or create something that would be very useful for others. The resistance has to do with fear of success and rejections. Will I be able to play big and handle success when it shows up? Will I be able to handle the social media criticism when I launch my business? This is when I have to surround myself with supportive friends and family members who will be there for support even if they do not fully understand what I am doing or can't relate to my business. When I want to play big and launch my business there may be some people that will shame me and project their own insecurities towards me. This is the time where I also have to show up for myself and be my own hero. Staying tall and solid in my beliefs and not taking any 'crap' from anybody. I may even end up cutting off some people in my social life in order to stay sane so I can continue keeping an eye on my target. I am living my life on my terms and my personal power is getting stronger every day in every way. I know many people can relate to this so keep on keeping on :).
I got great advice a while ago where the person told me to be the example, be the benchmark. Let people see you do it so they can believe they can do it too. You never know how your actions can create a ripple effect of positivity. Being the example does not have to be a huge accomplishment, just being yourself can be enough for others to follow suit and be themselves. But then...being yourself can also be the most terrifying and difficult thing you will ever accomplish in your life.
I am trending with the latest interior trend where you do not have to match furniture with each other. It is not my style to match everything with each other and when everything looks perfect I have nowhere to rest my thoughts and I get very restless. I hope I can explain myself clearly here, because I just found out how matchy matchy drives my inner peace nuts. Maybe because I have found inner peace and as a result I don't need a peaceful environment. I don't like clutter so that is not it, I just don't like when everything looks the same. I bought a bench to the dining room area and I was going for the same look as my lovely chairs which colour I love but I took a risk and got another colour. Maybe I chose that colour because a darker colour would hide paint and dirt better :P. When the bench arrived I realized how much I like to mix and max and when I look at the dining room I feel a sense of peace. I think I get bored of perfection, perfect this and that makes life boring (just my taste). I am a bit quirky so I like some quirky accessories around me and I get easily bored when everything is aesthetically pleasing and then I want to change it all. So I am happy with the bench and happy to find this out about myself. Could be partly that I do not like to conform to most things mainstream :O.
“The fastest ticket to Freedom is helping another be free.”
- Lester Levenson
You were born with the ability to change somebody else life. What worked for your healing and health may work for others so pay it forward <3. It may just take 10 seconds for you to have an impact on somebody's life, don't waste it ;0). How about some Christmas pics!
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.