New year, new beginnings
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Yes, all the amazing holidays have just been upon us, but did you know astrologically it is Capricorn season? It just so happens to be when I was born, too. 😁 Right now there is such a call to be grounded. Capricorn is notorious for hardworking, ambitious, practical, disciplined, and well...earthy, stubborn little goats. This is a time where I tend to fall into the trap of being ultra critical and feel like there are still so many things left to accomplish before the year turns.
The cool thing about Cappy season is that it aligns with Winter Solstice and the new year. The shortest day of the year has turned and more light is being brought into the world, YAY! It’s a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Goodbye taking ourselves so seriously and hello celebrating all the successes!
This year I spent a lot of time stripping away what was not serving me and realized many nifty things about us as humans, one of which I dug deep on was the power of choice. Just because our zodiac says we are brought into this world with these attributes, doesn’t mean we have to succumb to them. Honestly, as I have reflected on the purpose of these said traits, I believe they are there for us to become aware and choose whether or not we will allow them to define us.
Each year I have a few practices I do before the year turns to help keep me on the track of progression. It’s such an energetic time and it’s so important to have your intentions completely clear so you can have the best year yet. The more detailed the better. I also have added a new one that I will share with you so you can try it with me.
If you’re seeking clarity, peace, and more self love in your life, I know you’ll love these practices!
As always, I LOVE to hear back from you! Please shoot me an e-mail back if you try these out or connect with me over on the gram! Happy manifesting your dream life and being a limitless hairdresser, you totally deserve it.
The 4 rituals for the best year ever.
Setting the tone with a guidance word.
Think of this magic word as your personal mentor for the year. It has all of the answers, it always knows best, and it ALWAYS RULES. For example, my word for 2018 was FREEDOM.
Every single time i was faced with a decision or I was beginning to create something new, I referred back to freedom.
Does this choice make me feel free or is it resistant?
If the answer was not a feeling of freedom….it was a hard no. If i found myself feeling yucky and out of the flow I would sink into a meditation and ask my higher self, what is out of alignment from allowing me to feel freedom? The answer always comes in and then I lean into my ultimate intention: choose the path that leads to freedom. Freedom of fear, regret, shame, guilt, old thought patterns, etc.
This year 3 words came to me: Love, allow, surrender. This is the process I use to choose. Everything leads back to these, no matter what.
(If you need some help with your meditation you can use one of my guided meditations from the Limitless Hairdresser album or one of these from the Limitless Hairdresser podcast. On the podcast check the show notes for the 30 min episodes I record to see what has a free meditation in it! If you’re feeling it, just try this simple exercise 👇🏼👇🏼)
Take a few deep intentional breaths in and out through your nose. Relax into your body and allow your mind to adjust to a peaceful state.
Bring your awareness to the center of your chest. Breathe into your spiritual heart (heart chakra) In this precious deep space of pure love and light ask the question to yourself in your mind. “How do I want to feel moving forward into 2019?”
Whatever word comes into your mind, that is the one. Don’t judge it, don’t question it, that is it. I had three come to me so I didn’t deny it, I just went with it….don’t worry, it will all make sense as you start to use them as your guides throughout the year.
2. Gratitude list
This is so simple, yet so powerful. Light yourself some candles, grab your favorite cup of tea, and have yourself a little love fest. Write down with pen and paper everything you were grateful for in 2018. (written word on paper is so much more powerful than an iPhone note..trust me) I wrote gratitude for the physical and spiritual things that happened for me.
For example: I am grateful for my expanded awareness and I am grateful for all of my clients
Just keep writing one after another until your heart is satisfied! Smile a little nutty or cry tears of joy while you are doing it. I found myself ugly crying and laughing at the same time...whatever feels good to you, let it out babe!
3. Visualization intention setting
I have been doing this practice for several years now and let me tell you what. This.is.powerful. Getting clear and very detailed about what you really want in life is one of the most important things we can do to attract abundance.
Not sure what you want? No prob. Close your eyes and get settled into your dream 2019. Again, I totally recommend using my guided meditation album if you’re not used to doing this. Or just guide yourself through with these simple prompts.
Take a few deep breaths in and out through your nose.
Allow your body to relax into the moment.
Use your imagination to envision your ideal situations for the year to come.
-Where are you?
-What are you doing?
-Who is around you?
-How do you feel?
-What do you have?
-What do others feel like around you?
Take note of every detail that you can and allow them to just paint a picture in your mind.
Allow yourself to feel all of the nuances of the moments as they happen.
Maybe you want to open a salon, build your clientele, start a family, travel, make a certain amount of money, pay off your debt. Maybe you want to feel happy, at peace, powerful, confident, excited, connected, relieved, joyful, or accomplished.
Get out your journal and write down all of these things in as much detail as possible--feelings, materialistic things, just paint the picture. Nothing is too big or too small as long as it feels good to you. Don’t judge it against what you think anyone else might do or what you “should” be doing. This is your life you get to create, make sure it’s what YOU want.
4. The DONE list
This is the new ritual I added this year and I will do it again and again and again…maybe even during the year if I start getting antsy. Remember how I said I can be a bit tough on myself because of my Capricorn nature? Well this just shattered so many of my attachments. I sat down and took a good look at my year in a positive light only---for literally the first time ever. I would typically rip it to shreds and focus heavy on the things I failed at or things I didn’t do good enough (in my critical mind).
All you have to do is bust out the ol pen and paper again and reflect on your awesome existence. I Started in January 2018 and worked my way up to now. I wrote down positive things that happened or that I accomplished in each month.
I was shocked at how many things I actually did. Writing them down and seeing it on paper was so eye opening, I can’t believe I have not done this for my whole life….what a freaking difference that would have made!!!
The best tip I can give you is to not judge yourself for not doing enough or doing things “good enough” just give yourself some credit because ya did it.
Here is a little picture highlight reel of my 2018 in a nut shell. It was an incredible ride and I’m so excited to see where 2019 goes!
Cheers to you, you amazing human! Remember... you are limitless and everything you are seeking is seeking you--so get out there and live the life of your dreams! #LimitlessHairdresser2019