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the power of making intentions for the new year

December 20, 2011

i am continuing to enjoy a little time off. the girls are sick which is confining us to the house. crossing my fingers that they will be better before christmas. the nice thing is that we are all being a little bit lazy around here. i am finding myself thinking and planning for the coming year. i love having time to reflect and plan. it’s part of my creative process and business. i am trying to take the lid of my dreams this year and dream bigger than ever before.

the power of intentions

new wings

it’s amazing what happens when you make intentions.

just start with something simple.

  • this year i am going to be happy and fulfilled.
  • this year i am going to dedicate more time to being creative.
  • this year i am going to make more money than last year.
  • this year i am going to be published.
  • this year i am going to sell my art.
  • this year i am going to share my art.
  • this year i am going to let go of fear.
  • this year i am going to loose weight.

it really can be anything! so take a small step toward your big goals by making one little intention.

but i want to take a minute to speak to all of my friends out there who are terrified that they will always be stuck. i know you feel like you will always be in this same dark place. i remember being there myself. i want to tell you that this is not true. choose to hope this year that things can and will get better. make one small intention. find one small truth and put your whole self into believing it. and if you don’t believe, just speak it out.

when i first started to come out of my depression, i would talk to myself every day. i would recite to myself, “i choose to believe that god is good. i choose to believe that things can get better. i choose to believe that i won’t be in this place forever. i choose to believe in the promises of god for my life. i choose to believe that there are good things in store for me.” these are the kinds of things i would say over and over again until i would start to believe them.

as i am writing this, little nemo is playing in the background. dori and nemo’s dad are in the whale being sucked down. dori says “it’s time to let go, everything is going to be alright.” the dad doesn’t want to let go. he says “how do you know something bad isn’t going to happen?” dori says, “i don’t”. if you have ever been through a trauma you can totally relate to nemo’s dad. you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop, for something bad to happen. so you hold on for dear life and miss out on everything going on around you. and the truth is that you don’t know if something bad will happen, but you have to let go.

so do you need to let go this year? what do you need to recite to yourself? what promises do you need to speak over your life? what small intentions do you need to set for your coming year? please share.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2011 2:36 pm

    Thank you for such a lovely blog today, very inspirational.

    I have not really given a lot of thought to next year but two words that I am using for my art is Believe (in all areas) and Give (to bless people with some of my creations). Also to really look at life through eyes of gratitude and to really do this no matter what the situation.

  2. Deb permalink
    December 21, 2011 10:00 am

    So true! When I was suffering from depression, my counselor made a great recommendation that goes along perfectly with what you were saying:

    Keep going through the motions until the emotions return.

    Thank you, Wendy, for your courage in sharing your story and making a difference, even in ways you may never know. 🙂

    Blessings and best wishes always!

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