What the heck does it mean? Well, it means "days gone by" or "long long ago" or "times gone by"....however you translate it, it's appropriate to be the song we sing to bid farewell to the days that made up the past year. And in this case, the past decade! I can't believe we're heading into double digits of the two thousands!
What a year - I'm sure we've all had a lot of change, some good, some bad. I like to focus on the good and try to learn from the not-so-good. I really enjoy reflecting back over the year on New Year's Eve. There were many years I spent it alone and it was a sacred time for me that I really enjoyed. I would look over my journal from the previous year and begin my new one for the next year, writing down all my goals for the coming year on the first page. It's such a great time to take inventory of your life, of who you are as a person, where you are now and where you want to be.
What did you accomplish this year? How have you or your life changed this year? What do you want next year to look like? It's always very powerful to write down your goals, dreams and desires. It sends the energy of that goal out into the Universe like an order in a restaurant - as soon as you write it down, the Universe goes to work to fulfill it for you. But if you doubt that it is being taken care of for you (imagine running to the kitchen every five minutes to see if they are preparing your order correctly...or if they have even begun at all) you're interrupting and disrupting the energy flow toward your goal and therefore delaying it's arrival.
Write it down, let it go, and get excited about receiving whatever you have asked for! Prepare yourself and your life to receive it. Live in full expectation that it is on its way to you right now and don't get discouraged if it takes longer than you think it should. Sometimes your meal takes longer to prepare in the kitchen of life :)
And if your goals and desires change during the year, which they inevitably will to some degree, just write a new order - tweak it and send it off again. The Universe is ready and eager to serve you to make your dreams a reality!
Expect great things to happen for you! Imagine looking back on 2010 this time next year and think of how happy and fulfilled you feel knowing that you created the life of your dreams!
I'd like to share some tools that I use daily that will keep your expectations high and your belief system strong throughout the year -
www.tut.com - Personalized notes from the Universe delivered to your inbox every day with reminders of your magnificence and that It is there to support you in whatever you want to create.
www.abraham-hicks.com - Daily messages about the Law of Attraction and how to access this amazing power.
www.ramdass.com - Words of wisdom in simple messages from the amazing Ram Dass to remind us of our divinity and the basic simplicity of life.
www.drwaynedyer.com - A wealth of great information, books, events, blog and daily inspiration from one of my very favorite inspirational teachers!
www.guideposts.com or www.ourprayer.org - Daily messages of inspiration and hope with many beautiful stories on their websites to restore your belief if it is faltering.
www.hayhouseradio.com - Louise Hay's online radio station with a constant stream of inspirational teachers, speakers and authors. Great to have on your computer throughout the day while working to feed your mind with constant positive, uplifting information!
www.insightoftheday.com - Inspirational and motivational messages from Bob Proctor to remind you of the health, happiness and abundant life you were meant to live.
And lastly - the Living Peacefully in a Big City Facebook fanpage, accessible just to the right of this blog or
I post daily messages during the week that range from the practical to the spiritual as a little bit of support and inspiration to help you find balance, reduce your stress and create more happiness throughout your day.
I wish you all the best in 2010! Many blessings of health, happiness, success, fulfillment, abundance and of course, peace to you, every day of the New Year!
Living Peacefully in a Big City Now available to get a peaceful, powerful start on your new year at www.barnesandnoble.com!