It’s never too late: engaging with determination and Beauty

Happy New Year Lovely Reader!

How fortuitous that this year begins with a new moon in the sign of Capricorn. According to spiritual astrologer, Jan Spiller, “on this day wishes concerning the following categories that are related to that sign are especially potent: ambition, goal orientation, sensible approaches, success, accepting responsibility, authority, taking charge. Now, we can focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture our dreams in a realistic manner.

Here are some Sample wishes from Jan’s WordPress blog:
“I want to easily find myself successfully taking charge in every area of my life”
“I want to easily find myself managing ambition in a way that is in my overall best interests”
“I want to consciously and consistently experience a quiet sense of my own authority in every area of life”
“I want to easily find myself accepting responsibility in the situation of ________ in a way that empowers me to win”
“I want clarity concerning ________ so that I can make sensible decisions that lead to security in my life”
“I want to easily reach my goal of ________ by breaking it down into smaller goals and accomplishing them one step at a time.”

Whatever your resolutions and wishes for the year ahead may be, do take time today to write them down or even to collage them,  and then tonight just after sunset, look over your list and let the power of the new moon infuse your intentions with extra energy. In the spirit of this new year and new beginning, I wanted to share Diana Nyad’s powerful, funny and just plain awe inspiring, TED Talk, with you.

For a late bloomer, such as myself, it is particularly potent reminder to “never give up”, and that it is only too late if you think it is. So to all you dreamers and seekers out there, let 2014 be the year you decide to harness the immense power and intelligence of your senses, and use them as portals to appreciation and connection!

Let this be the year you mindfully stop and smell the roses, both symbolically and literally. Let this be the year you hear and follow your heart’s whispers and deepest desires. Let this be the year you truly taste all of life’s sweetness. Even in the midst of great sadness or struggle these things are still available to us! We always have the power to choose the light and to mindfully engage our senses. To let the power of Beauty in all its ordinary and extra-ordinary forms transform us and re-connect us to our the Beauty that is our True Nature. So dear ones, my wish for you is the same as my wish for myself- May we walk in beauty as easily and naturally as the sun shines and the birds sing, and may the road rise up to meet us with every step we take!

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