For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
and next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
- S. Eliot
January first is a symbolic threshold from the past to the future, from the old to the new. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to see what was and apply it to what is forthcoming? January first is the first day of the civil year in the Gregorian calendar used by most countries, but definitely not by all cultures. January It is named after the Roman god of doors and gates, beginnings and endings—Janus. , He is depicted with a double-faced head, each face looking in opposite directions, and is remembered at the beginning of important events in a person’s life such as marriage or a birth. Last night you closed a chapter of your life and today you symbolically start a new one, hopefully taking what you learned to support you on what will come across your path this year.
Now is the time to reflect upon your life lessons from last year and write down your intentions and visions for this year. Ink it—don’t just think it. If you want to be a conduit for the abundant flow of life, you need to put your vision in writing. This will move you beyond the mental sphere of just hoping your good will come You are here to live as an abundant expression of God, and everything you could ever imagine is yours for the creating. So plan boldly from what you’ve learned but leave room for the fun surprises of life to lead you even higher in this exciting New Year. Joyous Journey to you!
Spiritual Contemplation: Write down your insights and life lessons from last year and your intentions and visions for this coming year. Make sure to put this where you’ll occasionally see it from time to time during the next twelve months.
Affirmation: This is an abundant New Year that is fabulous to me!