As the end of 2015 is knocking at our door, we see a litany of lists, countdowns and general miscellanea reminding us that a new year is upon us and we should be inventorying our lives. I certainly appreciate taking the time to reminisce about the past year and reflect on all the changes that have taken place, but the idea that we wait to make resolutions but once a year irks me. Headlines like, “New Year, New You” and articles talking about what to do before your New Year’s resolutions begin, litter news feeds this time of year begging the question of what are you going to change (or not change) about yourself come Friday.
Let me start by saying, I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. I think the concept that the “New Year” will make us change, or somehow make things different is, well, naive. Really, when we wake up on Friday, it is just another day, like any other (perhaps slightly more hungover—if thats your thing). Simply because we acknowledge the Julian calendar, what makes this day different than any other? The idea of making resolutions goes back to ancient times when the Babylonians thought that was the best way to please the Gods and ask for their good favor over the coming year. When we make resolutions for someone else’s benefit or resolutions that doesn’t personally resonate with us, those are often the ones that only last a few weeks into the new year.
While I appreciate the sentiment of wanting a prosperous new year, why should we wait to make a positive change? Every day, each moment is an opportunity to start anew. Why would we wait for a prescribed day if there is something that we are drawn to do in order to improve ourselves? Do we not love ourselves enough to start doing what we know to be in our highest and best good immediately upon recognition? When we resolve to honor ourself, that is when true change begins.
As I sit and write, Moses reminds me that freedom can be achieved at any time, whenever the awareness is allowed to be received. Call on him and ask him to help you with the freedoms you desire — be it from old patterns and habits, relationships, whatever you seek freedom from. Archangel Michael chimes and prods that you can call on him, as well, to help with cutting any energetic cords that may exist. Ask Archangel Michael to stand by you and cut any cords that are not serving your highest and best intentions.
So what do I intend to do differently come Friday? Nothing, absolutely nothing. I wake up each day with the intent to experience more love, beauty and blessings from the Universe. As long as thats on the agenda, I know that each day will be more miraculous than the previous one. In any case, I hope you have a fantastic day on Friday, whatever you chose to do (or not do), and as long as it includes love, you can’t go wrong!
Love and light,
xo Arielle Sterling
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Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.