Two Simple New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2014, folks! I’m pretty pumped. You’ll see why as the year goes on (or as this post goes on). But this year is BIG. There’s some serious “out with the old, in with the new going on.” It’s actually “out with the old, in with the older that has always been there but has just been covered up for a long time.” That’s more accurate, but I guess it doesn’t have the same ring. It’s a bit long, too. We’re simply letting go of the BS we’ve made a habit of identifying with for so long, and our innate inner wisdom is able to come through more and more. You were born with this wisdom, and there’s nothing you could ever do to change that. Isn’t that good news? Doesn’t that feel so good?? Just relax into that for a minute…

Speaking of which, one very simple New Year’s Resolution that you might want to try this year is to relax more. I don’t necessarily mean going and getting a massage more or doing something external like that, although that’s great, too. I’m talking about simply relaxing your body whenever you think of it. It’s a 24/7 thing. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, just take one deep breath and relax your body and let go. Then continue doing what you were doing, even if it’s super stressful or “serious.” This is so simple that you might not see the immense power. If you look more closely, though, you’ll see that with this relaxation comes acceptance of what’s going on. You can’t relax and be resistant at the same time. So you’re kind of saying, “Okay, this is what’s happening right now, I got this, one thing at a time, no big deal.” This alone can change your life. Really.

The other New Year’s Resolution is to use your intuition more. If you are already living this way, then that’s great. You’ve seen the results, so keep it up as you wish. If not, though, then that’s fine. Just try it, though. Go with your gut more. This is like a muscle that can be developed with practice. Your intellect isn’t going anywhere, so don’t worry about that. If anything, it’ll become sharper because the noise will be turned down over time. So go with your instinct, your feeling, more and more and notice the results. You might find that it’s usually right. Many of us are afraid to trust this, though. We might have control issues or something like that. You are definitely letting go of your control when you do this, but remember that it’s actually an illusion of control. You aren’t really in control (read Control Freak!). And that’s a good thing. Why? Because I’m not qualified! I’d rather let something much bigger, smarter, and more powerful take the reins.

If you aren’t used to using your intuition and letting your inner feeling lead the way on decisions, it might feel scary at first. If that’s the case, then you can start by trying it out with small things. Where should I go for lunch? What should I order? Which route should I take to work today? Exercise that muscle and it’ll grow. You’ll also find that you can balance this with your thinking mind as well. So you won’t just become an idiot. Your mind might protest and tell you that you will, though. Your mind is wrong.

Those are my two New Year’s Resolutions, and I invite you to try them out as well. They’re pretty simple. And of course there’s no success or failure, and there’s definitely no beating yourself up about how you’re doing. No big deal. You might also notice as you do this that these two things tie into each other. The more you simply relax into the moment, the more your intuition can come to the surface. It’s pretty cool. So relax this year and have fun! We’re going to have a lot of fun here at A Clean Mind. I’m very psyched about it. My clients are, too. They’re shedding stuff left and right. Old patterns are dropping like flies. That was the old way and we are done with that, people! It’s a new day and there’s a much better way to live, and we’re doing it now. So… Happy 2014!