Yay!!! The countdown is on! It’s almost 2018! In a few hours we will be celebrating, to me, one of the greatest of all holidays. New Years! Such an incredible time of the year for the young and old. A time to make changes in your life. It is the time to take on new adventures and step out of your comfort zone. January is just an amazing time of the year. A clean slate. Fresh start.
What are your plans for this New Year? Are you going to make any drastic changes in yourself? Are you planning to become a better person somehow…some way? Maybe you want to quit a habit that has been pestering you. Maybe you want to look after your body better? Could it be that you want to add more positivity to your life? Whatever your plans are, I applaud you! Change is always a great thing. Challenging, but a wonderful step in the right direction.
I’m on my third year of my spiritual journey and there are soooooo many things that I would love to change, but the only things that I can change is that which is inside of me. I can’t change anything or anyone but myself, so when I look into myself, again, there are still many things that I would love to alter and make better. I’m all about personal betterment. Always have been. Perhaps that is why I love this time of the year so much?
My first year on this new spiritual path my goal was to become a better wife. What a difference that made in our family dynamics! I would recommend this resolution to anyone who wants to see a transformation in their entire household! Husband or wife or life partner. Whoever your live with and choose to call your significant other.
The following year I choose a resolution to learn to love myself for who I am and who God made me to be. Everyone NEEDS to set this as a goal in their lives ASAP! I can’t put into words the importance of falling in love with yourself. Nobody knows you better than you! Once you discover this amazing you, you will never need anyone else.
Last year, I decided it was time to start taking better care of my temple. The only body that is housing this dear soul of mine while I’m alive on this earth. I started watching what I put into my body. I found Kundalini Yoga which my body fell in love with! Little things can go a long way when you start putting something as a priority in your life.
This year comes my biggest challenge so far! Becoming a better wife was easy…just put my husband as my top priority. Learning to love myself was challenging at first, but the more alone time I spent with myself, the more I started to appreciate me for who I really am. Looking after my body…well, that was another no brainer. I just had to make better choices with my lifestyle. It was something that I could easily carry out for a year, and continue to be successful.
This year however, I’m trying to rid myself of my ego! No judgment because that is total ego…thinking you are better than someone else. No more anger. Again, that is your ego not being kind and loving and only seeing situations from your angle. No stress…as soon as you let stress in your life, ego is ruling it. No more defending myself…again, if you have the need to defend, that is just your ego needing to prove you are right. No more guilt…everything happens for a reason and I just learn from my mistakes and move forward, otherwise, that is my ego trying to sabotage me.
Some people may think I’m crazy, but that would be their egos telling them that. I know that this is the way for me to grow closer to my spiritual self. The method for me to get closer to God who lives inside of me. As Luke 20-21 says, “Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. His answer was, “The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen. No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of God is within you.”
Until we remove this ego that puts such negativity into our worlds, we will never find this Kingdom of God inside of us. Our lives will never be as fulfilled as they are supposed to be. Will it be easy to remove my ego? Probably not, but all I want to do is acknowledge when I am being ruled by my ego. Catch myself every time I feel these feelings arising in my body. To me, this is step one. Maybe next year, I can extend this New Year’s Resolution even greater than this, but for now, I will be happy with trying my best to acknowledge and try eliminate this evil side of me as much as possible.
We all have the Kingdom of God inside of us, but our ego smothers it out. How fair is that right? I’m done letting this crazy part of me ruin my life. I’m ready to take this giant leap into cleansing my body from all of these emotions. If it means bringing me closer to God and my life’s purpose than I am in! Is there anyone else up for this grande challenge for a resolution? I’m calling it my New Year’s Ego-lution, which is my solution to make my world an even better place to be for all I encounter!