Monday, January 3, 2011

Today's Words of Inspiration - Let more than just old acquaintance be forgot!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Happy New Year Butterflies! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

I just wanted to take another opportunity to sincerely Thank each and every one of you for sharing in what has been amazing journey! 2009 was fun, but 2010 was even better! I spent some time this weekend re-reading the lovely emails and messages I have received regarding Ascending Butterfly and our daily 'Today's Words of Inspiration' feature. While I greatly enjoyed our Holiday Buying Guide, I am super happy to bring back my favorite feature!

For all of our new members who joined during the holiday buying guide, (WELCOME!) our annual review and giveaways buying guide is our way of saying thanks to our readers, but we are not a 'giveaways' blog, our focus is and always will be 'Getting and STAYING inspired' - We are a Body, Mind and Soul blog first!

How was your New Years Eve Weekend and your New Years Day? Mine was filled with family, great food, lots of laughs and a champagne toast (or two, or maybe three) at Midnight.

I know this is everyone's favorite time of year to set resolutions. As for me, I try not to make resolutions on New Year's Eve. I happened upon an article once that said to set your resolutions on the eve of your birthday instead of New Year's Eve, and that really resonated with me. I feel much more motivated once Spring rolls around which is when my birthday falls instead of New Year's Eve. Maybe it's all the holiday stress! I do however make a 10 item 'Life List' it gets re-visited annually, usually on New Year's Eve, I cross off all the things that have been accomplished, and then analyze the ones that haven't. Some don't resonate anymore and get deleted, some get adjusted slightly and make it back on, and then for the spots where something was accomplished, there is room for new goals. Did you make resolutions, what are they?

 Let more than just old acquaintance be forgot!

The healthiest thing you can do for yourself this week is PURGE. Rid your life of items that no longer hold value to you. Anything in great shape, donate to goodwill. Do you have a ton of recent magazines you haven't gotten around to and know honestly that you won't? Bring them to a Senior Center, or a local Hospital on the way to work. The more you can clutter proof your space and your life, the easier the new can reach you!

And as you already know, change will find it's way to your door whether you are ready for it or not. This year, let change find you prepared for it's visit!

I have given this year a nickname, a theme of sorts, this year, is my year of 'walking in knowing' and I mean that in many more ways than one. What's your 2011 theme for yourself?

It's a good day to forget, and not just 'old acquaintance'. Forget the OLD. The old way you have been doing something that has never really worked for you. Forget the bad habit you are trying to get rid of by replacing it, 'over-riding' it with the new behavior you want to cultivate. Most importanly resolve to forget 2010 today. That doesn't mean throw all the lessons you learned from the mistakes you made away, KEEP the lessons, PURGE the behaviors!

I strongly recommend starting your day in meditation, in daily affirmational messages and ending it in gratitude with a gratitude journal if at all possible, it helps to re-focus your perspective. That moment of centering helps you start your day off great and end it in tranquility and harmony.

Today's Challenge: Pretend your a Soprano and just 'Fuhgetaboutit'

You can do anything you set your mind to. You can bend this year to your will. Forget the old, and get with the new! Plan, plot, organize, strategize, and most importantly, breathe and affirm your way daily through this year with Ascending Butterfly!

Today's Words of Inspiration'

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud 'I affirm today that the past year is now behind me and I open my heart to the wonderful year of change ahead!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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  1. Resolutions don't work for me. I know the type of person I want to be; I evaluate that everyday. This is what's important to me.

  2. Hope the New Year is treating you well Tracey!