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Creating Blessings for the New Year

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee, And light shall shine upon thy ways. Job 22:28

Happy New Year! The Holidays are over when we put away our decorations and go back to our regular work and school routines. Many people find January to be a letdown, but I like it because it is an opportunity to begin anew, set goals, and be open to new good. The Burning Bowl ritual – writing down what I am going to release, what I want to embrace, and throwing the paper into the fire is a cleansing experience.

When setting goals, there are four areas of life – relationships, health, finances, creative expression, including career. Creative expression doesn’t necessarily mean employment. I derive fulfillment from drawing, Toastmasters, making greeting cards, and writing. Also, I set my intentions for personal enrichment such as travel, workshops, classes, or retreats. I made reservations for Europe next year – something that has been on my “bucket list” for years.

For animal guardians like me, it is good to have goals in this area. Do I want to adopt another cat? When making financial goals, I consider my cat’s upcoming healthcare, food, toys, and pet health insurance. Last year, I bought pet insurance for my cat.

What about action steps? Naturally, we treat (pray) and “move our feet.” Instead of spending time in my head or trying to “figure out” what to do, I meditate and do Spiritual Mind Treatment for clarity and guidance. I have an affirmation for guidance, The presence of God is everywhere, because God is all that there is, so whatever I need to know and do is immediately revealed to me. I used this affirmation when I decided to travel to Europe, went online, and found the ideal tour for me.

Happy New Year, and as Rev. Mike says, “Set yourself free in 2023.” Therefore, I’m setting myself free from past limitations, and I give myself permission to experience the very best this year! Rev. Kathy Lyons


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