Stand Tall and Let the Small Stuff Go September 22 2014

This week begins the 10 day period between Rosh HaShanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement). For those of you who aren't Jewish, I believe this article will still be of interest to you. 

What are your intentions for the coming year?  Whether you think of the year as the school year, from fall equinox for a year or From Rosh Hashanah, It’s about what your intentions are for the coming year and how you can make change. 

Wednesday night begins Rosh Hashanah and I was always told that if you take these 10 days to think about what you did this prior year that you want to change or eliminate and set goals for the coming year that you have a good chance of these things occurring.  It is believed in Jewish law that your thoughts are written in the book on Rosh Hashanah and are sealed in the book on Yom Kippur.

What do you want in your book this year?  Do you want to be a better person?  Whether that means giving something of yourself, being nicer to someone this year, being true to yourself?  Is this the year that you allow amazing health in to your life?  Is this the year you meet the most fabulous partner?  Find the best job or clients?  What do you want for your life?

I challenge you today.  Take some time to make a list of your intentions, your goals and your aspirations for this coming year.  It doesn’t matter what religion you are.  I will tell you that there will be millions of people praying this week so if your intentions can reach the universe on this very intense trail of prayer you may as well take advantage of it.

Write your goals down so that it takes these intentions out of the dream world (pipe dreams) and makes them real.  I like to think about this as an opportunity to think about where you were and where you’d like to go.   It’s a time to reflect on what you did last year that you liked and what you want to change.  It’s time to change your story (if that is what you want to do).

As I think about my own intentions I think about some of the things I did this year that were positive and the ones that I want to change.  Here’s a few on my intentions that are on my list this year:
  • Remember to have a smoothie daily with a green powder in it to increase the minerals in my body
  • Be gentle on myself
  • Attract  the ideal clients that need my help
This is just a few of what is on my list.  If you would like to make your list and send it to a friend or even to me to make yourself just a little more accountable I’ll be happy to take your list (make sure to give me your email address) so if you want to discuss it during the year or look at it next year I’ll have it available for you.  Just FYI, no judgments, this is your list, no one else’s.

It’s your time to start new.   Create your own new patterns.  Whether that new pattern is that you will take a walk 3 times a week, reduce your sugar intake, begin to use herbal medicine, find a new partner, a new job, release excess weight, grow your business or really whatever you want.  No one else can change you, only you.  Remove the old gunk and create a new pattern.

Think about the image of a sunflower.  She stands tall and gets your attention right away.  She loves to live in groups of her friends but is happy just standing alone.  Sunflowers are happy flowers, they will lift your spirit and well as give you nourishment.  Think of the sunflower as you set your inentions.  Will they make someone (especially you) happy?

From my family to yours, I wish you a year filled with amazing health, success and lots of laughter.  L’Shana Tova.