Happy & Prosperous New Year! Here’s to a joyful, love-filled 2016 where you consciously create the life and experiences your heart is longing for.
And talking about this new year, my guess is that many of you have made some resolutions, and hopefully you’re sticking to them so far? 🙂
Or, maybe you’ve given up on making any resolutions after the large amount of convincing evidence that New Year’s resolutions don’t actually work. For instance, resolving to lose weight can often lead to actually gaining weight.
Perhaps you’ve decided to keep your resolutions between you and The Presence inside your heart. If this is you, then you might be interested to learn that after more than 80 years of research, “people who talk a lot about how they’re going to achieve some goal end up being less likely to put actual work into achieving that goal.”
But there’s another side to this, which brings me to the title of this first issue of The Heart Intelligent. To “resolve” to do something literally means to find a new solution to an old problem. What problem? You.
You see, whatever your heart is most longing for right now, if you’re not experiencing it is because at some level, you’re either blocking it, delaying or denying it. And in my experience, when you start becoming aware what it is you’re doing to keep away what you most want in life, at that moment a new creative solution or path shows up.
To me, this is what it means to author or consciously create yourself. As Ralph Waldo Emerson quote above illustrates, the only person you’re destined to become is the person you decide to be.
One way to focus on personal transformation and growth is to apply my Manifesting from the Heart, system to yourself. This is a process that helps you let go of the life that others have created for you, and instead connect with the deeper desires or longings within your heart.
As you do, you’ll embark on what I call The Path of the Heart, or the transformational journey you embark on when you make the decision to love yourself enough to courageously go after 100% of those projects, goals, and aspirations you believe in your mind and know in your heart are possible.
In the simplest of words, if you’re going to resolve anything this year, let that be to evolve into the next version of you. Aim high by committing to be more you than ever before, more loving, more creative, more committed, more willing, more courageous, and from that place wholeheartedly create the lifestyle, business, and relationships your heart is longing for.
To help you get started on this path, here’s free access to the introductory lesson to my Manifesting from the Heart system:
If you like and resonate with what I share, please consider signing up for the full program. It might just be your first step towards becoming the next version of you!
The Heart Intelligent came later than usual due to me “getting back to work” only yesterday after an inspiring, amazing, and highly stimulating New Year’s experience called Learning Man Festival, in Riviersonderend, where I got to connect heart-to-heart with new and old friends, sing, drum, chant, cook, dance, learn, teach, build, plant, and dream of a better world that works for everyone.
I’m so looking forward to exploring these new connections, and seeing what we can create together in 2016!
Okay, that’s it for this week. As you ease your way into this New Year, remember you don’t have to do it alone. If you need help with your vision, project or goal, I’m happy to create space in my calendar for us to have a conversation and give you clarity about your next steps. You can learn more here.
Please consider sharing this issue with friends or family who might need some help with making 2016 the most joyful, and amazing year. Thanks!
Photo by Annie Spratt
Here’s this week’s TLC’s…
Love: Yourself and Others
Your heart knows it, but does the Universe know?
If one of your resolutions involves manifesting a romantic relationship with a partner, lover or soulmate, then you owe it to yourself to start taking the necessary steps to not only open your heart to welcome new love, but also send a powerful message out into the Universe letting it know you’re ready to make 2016 the year you finally manifest your soulmate.
Create: Health, Wealth and Happiness
Coming Back to Plants!
There’s no doubt that the way we eat is also evolving for the better. We’re collectively moving away from processed junk to more vegetables and other whole foods. It’s not only becoming the norm, but also shaking up the food industry in a big way.
Give your Fitness a Heart Start
Okay, if you’ve let your exercise and fitness slip like I have, and you’re planning to evolve towards a fitter, stronger and leaner version of yourself, this Buzzfeed pictorial article will more than likely help you take the first few steps.
Blessed are the Rich of Heart…
“Money is a way of measuring wealth, but is not wealth in itself. A chest of gold coins or a fat wallet of bills is of no use whatsoever to a wrecked sailor alone on a raft. He needs real wealth, in the form of a fishing rod, a compass, an outboard motor with gas, and a female companion.”
Transform: Yourself and the World
The one-size-fits-all solution that won’t work for you…
“Why do we struggle so hard to change our habits — why do we so often fail? There are a few reasons, but there’s one big one — a popular myth about habits that leads people astray.”