By: Agnieszka Wozniak
The end of the year is traditionally the time when many people decide to change their lives for the better and may feel that a great way to do that is New Year’s resolutions. So, they plan to start a healthy diet, learn a new language or do the course they’ve always wanted to do, but soon find out that their resolutions are either too vague to propel them into action or too hard to get done.
Statistics show that by February about 80% of people fail to stick to their life changing commitments and are exactly the same person as they were before the 1st of January. Failing to achieve an important goal and feeling disappointed with oneself may lead to a feeling of guilt and a lack of motivation to try again next time. Think about your last year’s resolutions. How many did you manage to fulfil?
There is an enormous amount of self-help literature available to assist with goal achievement. Some techniques put an emphasis on affirmation, others on goal visualisation and ‘living’ the dream as if it has already happened. These techniques as useful as they may be, seem to miss a critical element such as an understanding of unseen energy flows which pass through our energy field, govern our lives and shape our future.
Sue Zange, a pioneer in subtle energy awareness, in her book The Energies of Your Life gives a valuable insight into the most important energetic aspects which influence achieving life goals.
Current energetic state
For most people life has been no bed of roses and at some point on their path they’ve experienced disappointment, difficulty or some sort of emotional trauma. All your life experiences are imprinted in the energy field stretching out around your body. Difficult and painful events offer us lessons to be learned, waiting patiently to get noticed and resolved. That’s how growth happens.
All energy flows coming in and out of this energy field will create your current energetic state, a state of being you operate from in your daily life. It can have a high or low energetic resonance, depending on your life experience and personal growth. Since like attracts like, the condition of your energy will dictate what opportunities and potential come your way. You can only attract into your life what you represent energetically, what you yourself are at that moment in time. If you wish to attract love into your life, you need to resonate love out into the world. Similarly, low and dense emotions such as anger, guilt or resentment may attract more of the same. So, explore the state of your energy and keep raising your vibrations to attract more of what you want in your life.
If your life is busy, rushed and stressful, you may not have the time to stop and think who you truly are and where you are heading in your life. If you don’t know where you’re going, you will certainly end up in the wrong place. To move forward in your life and achieve your heart desires, you need focus and a clear vision. You need to answer the question: what’s the dream? You need to invest your energy in your dream or passion. Energy flows where attention goes.
Every day of your life you engage yourself and invest your energy in many life activities. Some aspects bring you joy and enrich your life, others are just boring tasks or chores that can drain your energetic resources and deflate your motivation. Ideally, you need to start clearing from your life activities which are energetically consuming you and lowering your vibration.
Recognise though that Rome was not built in a day and this “energetic spring cleaning” may be “a work in progress” for a while before it starts bearing fruit. Clearing aspects that consume and lessen you will immediately give you the much needed energetic space to contemplate your life and your true passions. It will also generate more resources for you to start building a happy and fulfilled life.
True motivation and heart desires
There are so many people who you might think have everything a person could dream about, but are still unhappy? How many unhappy and troubled faces of rich and famous figures stare at you from magazine covers as you pass by the newsagent’s on your way to work? How many people today are stressed or suffer from stress related illnesses? Stress is a distressed energy and appears when there is a conflict between your reality and your desires.
People are constantly searching for happiness outside of themselves, but happiness is an “inside job” and comes from your heart. Unhappiness, on the other hand, can be the result of not being who you truly are, deep in your heart. A true life creator takes time to explore their inner heart desires and true motivations before they set the creation wheels in motion. They are also eager to learn how their new choices and decisions will impact on their own life and the life of others around them as no man is an island.
So, start with a clear, meaningful purpose in mind and focus on what’s enriching your life, remembering at the same time that you are responsible for your own creations and contributions. Your heart knows your true passions, let it be your guide.
Everyday ritual of gratitude
And finally, be grateful for the richness and opportunities every day brings into your life. Before you go to bed each night examine your day happenings and appreciate your achievements, no matter how small they are. Make a mental list of people and things you are grateful for. In today’s fast paced world, it is easy to take everything and everyone for granted. Remember that an obstacle may be a blessing in disguise as well. Gratitude like love is of a high vibration. The more you are grateful for, the more opportunities to be grateful for, will be attracted into your life.
Happy New Year and happy planning!