There is something powerful about beginning. We feel fresh and full of excitement for what is to come, for what we’ll create. January represents a powerful time for beginnings. We create goals and resolutions for the coming year in January. We like the idea of a fresh start. Why?
A fresh start is a kind of forgiveness of the past. We feel we can move on and leave what didn’t work behind. As long as we’re not running away from the past but have learned from it without judgement, we can move forward with fresh eyes and a clear heart. This is the power of beginnings.
Recently I realized I was still holding onto something I did a long time ago. It was something I am not proud of and am still holding myself in severe judgement for. I know I did it because I was spinning due to rejection…my greatest fear. Inner work I did this past week brought it up again. These things rise in order to be healed. Can I allow myself a fresh start? Can I forgive myself for this finally?
We all need to ask ourselves those questions before we truly move forward into the New Year. The work we do in the world, whether it’s writing or something else, needs for us to be free. We are the only ones who can free ourselves. Think about that and find a way to release and forgive. Your art deserves to have that freedom and so do you.
Beginnings are also powerful because they can enrich our creative work. We can see every moment with fresh eyes instead of falling into habitual ways of seeing. We can begin again when we’ve been distracted. A mind trained to return to the work is a mind made fresh. To begin again, to see again is to fully enter into possibility. Can you imagine how much more inspired and productive you would be by adopting beginnings as a way of seeing and being?
Take some time now and in the early days of January to release the past and yourself. And when you feel ready and as though you’ve done the best you can for now, envision all you want to do and feel in 2020. Then take those first new steps towards your dream.
Happy New Year!
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