If you’ve been feeling any overwhelm or stress about the start of 2016 or pressure to figure out what you should be, could be, or would like to be doing or being differently because it’s a new calendar year (because I know I certainly have), then this message is definitely for you.  And, if you prefer to listen instead, go ahead and hop on over to the podcast here.

Let me start by asking….have you figured out your resolutions yet?  Or your new year intentions? And then all your goals for your health, your relationships, your career, your family, your self-care, and every other category of your life?

I know, as I’m just thinking about it and writing it all down, I can already feel my stress level and heart rate rising.

The turn of the new year is such a rich and fertile time for reflection, re-evaluation, healing and forgiveness, closure, gratitude, and then reigniting our inspiration, desires, and dreams to empower and fuel our direction, expression, and purpose.  And, what I know to be true for myself, is that it can also be a time when we can easily experience feelings of pressure, disappointment, shame, failure, longing, and confusion, especially if we haven’t arrived at where we hoped we would by now or we haven’t gotten the clarity around our intentions and the exact roadmap for the upcoming year to the degree that we would like and perhaps expect of ourselves.

Can you relate?

As I was going through the various layers of my own solstice and new year process, I remembered meeting a woman over a decade ago who truly was living a charmed life – one that was peaceful, expansive, and soul-fueled.  And then, few years later, I heard her being interviewed.  She candidly talked about never having been one to do intentions or work with the law of attraction or deliberate creation kind of tools that we are surrounded by and led to believe are essential to living a bigger life and getting what we desire.  I was surprised and inspired to hear her say that she knew in her bones, and that it was definitely her lived experience, that she was living a life more magical, more magnificent, more abundant than she could have ever imagined and created with any tools or manifestation process out there.

Can you think of people who are outrageously happy, deeply at peace, and doing their sacred, soulful work in the world who have never set a goal or written an intention in their life?  And, yet, life goes their way. Things work out for them. Their joy is contagious, contentment, and alignment is palpable.

So, if you’re feeling any kind of incompletion over what last year was or wasn’t – or any angst about not having figured out exactly what you want to do, be, feel, have, experience, embody, or step into – or that you didn’t get all your answers and reflections done on the winter solstice or by the time the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31st………

I invite you to take a deep breath – exhale – let go of the effort – and rest in the knowing that, above all else, your soul knows where it is going, where it wants to go, and exactly what it requires to get there.  Your soul is vaster than a certain time of day or a date in the calendar.  Your soul’s journey is not at the mercy of the planets and stars either.  As a divine being, you can’t get it wrong, you can’t mess it up, you can’t be too late, or miss the deadline, or be held up by what planet is where in galaxy.

I’m curious, what difference would it make for you to connect with the wisdom that what is meant for you is always available in the exact right timing? The question is……are you ready, open, willing, and available to receive it?  In other words, are you energetically aligned with having, being and experiencing it?

No, this is not a trick question.  But, it is definitely tricky and challenging to answer for ourselves moment-to-moment, because of the blind spots we all have.  This is what I love supporting my clients in developing more clarity around.

For now, return to that place in you that knows this truth…..that knows she already has everything she needs and that she is the source of anything she desires to create – with or without a goal, intention, or resolution.  She lives on no matter what.