Monday, December 31, 2012

5 Tips to an energetically aligned 2013

I don't know about you, but this year has whirled by me like A fast forward button!

So many wonderful experiences and opportunities have graced 2012 for me that I often times wished I'd had a pause button so that I could stop for awhile and savor them!

I hope that your holidays were also filled with pleasant memories of this year and that you were able to reminiscent with the one's you love.

As 2012 comes to an end, and I begin my ritualistic, year end cleansing, I find myself reflecting on this past years accomplishments and lessons. I am also preparing my home(the place where I spend most of my time), so that it matches my desires for 2013 on an energetic level!

Here are five tips that you can use, to create a shift in your home as well!

5 Tips to an energetically aligned 2013!

Clear the clutter

Many of us have adopted the practice of giving our living space a good scrub down in the Spring & Fall, but how many of us think to give the home a top to bottom clean for the New Year?

For me, a good old fashioned house cleaning has always followed the holiday season. It was only recently, however, that I realized the significance of my New Year tradition.

Make it your tradition this year, as you clean up and put away the holiday decorations, to give the energy of 2012, a special send off! Clean with the intention this year, that you are making way for new opportunities, new memories and a new energy to the sacred space that you call home!

You can even adopt some "New Year" cleaning traditions of your own like cleaning with special water that has been blessed, or even playing some fun and energetic goodbye music as you scrub away!

Clear The Energy

Clearing and cleansing old, stale energy is a perfect way to remove the energetic remains of 2012 and make way for the new!

I love to burn White Sage in my house on a regular basis, to clear the energetic debris. During my new year cleanup, you can bet that the newly cleaned home gets a complete smudge!

My preferred method of smudging is to begin at the front door and walk around the house in a counter clockwise circle, traveling from room to room. As I come to each room, I follow the same pattern by walking around the room in a counter clockwise circle and moving on to the next room until I am back at the front door again.

If you do not like the smell of the burning sage, you can use braided sweet-grass instead, or cut out the smoke all together by using a room clearing spray mist.

Set your intentions

What type of New Year rituals do you usually follow? For many, I'm sure that welcoming 2013 will involve attending a New Years celebration with friends and family, and that you'll probably make a resolution or two

I suggest that you bump it up a notch this year by creating your own personal ritual filled with focused intention for 2013.

A personal New Years ritual to set your intentions for the new year, do not have to replace your special celebration with family and friends. Instead, adopt a special ritual that you can do in addition to them. Something that is specifically focused on your goals for the new year.

You could light a fire outside and quietly reflect on the past years accomplishments  while focusing on what you'd like to bring in to your life for 2013, or perhaps you could make a Vision Board and create your own unique work of art that proudly displays your goals throughout the year.

This year, I have my altar all ready to burn my special New Years candle created by The Mystical Moons very own, Crystal Childs! I am really looking forward to adopting this new ritual to set my intentions for 2013!

Set the mood

I like to use feng shui in my home to help create a healthy flow of energy throughout the house and During the time of New Years, I like to re-vamp and refresh the feng shui to reflect my intentions for the year to come.

Here are some of my favorite feng shui tips for smooth flowing chi, throughout the year:

  • Place a live plant in the far left corner of your house to bring abundance and prosperity.
  • If you are looking to bring in or enhance your love life, set the mood by lighting a candle (supervised of course) or hanging a crystal in the far right corner of your home.
  • To bring success to your resolution of weight loss in 2013, steer clear of reds and oranges in the kitchen. Instead, create a less stimulating environment by toning it down with light blues and yellows. This will calm the appetite, while enhancing the cooking and eating experience.
  • Be mindful to keep your toilet seats down, to help keep your money from flowing out the door.
  • These are just a few examples, use your imagination and have fun!

Put a plan in place, to keep you focused throughout the year

Whether it's a calendar that you have created, that outlines your 2013 intentions for the New Year, your vision board, or a special program that you subscribe to - having a plan in place is key to successfully manifesting your desires for the new year!

I have used vision boards in the past, and have had some great results with them, but this year I am eager to get started with Goddess Leonie's 2013 Create Your Incredible Year workbook, planner & calendar!

Goddess Leonie has inspired much of my growth this year and I look forward to keeping you updated on my progress throughout 2013!

If you'd like to adopt any of these tips into your New Years traditions, you can find everything you need in my online store! Most of all, have fun, enjoy every moment and love without reservation this year!

Wishing you and yours a blessed and prosperous 2013!

Be Well,