Wednesday, September 14, 2011

THE NEW MOON CYCLE CAN HELP YOU MAKE LIFE CHANGES

 A more fulfilling life is always a possibility for us. But, often, we hesitant and can't seem to turn our heads away from our well-worn routines and see a new path. We can always opt for change. All in all, we are responsible for our lives. Universal power is out there forever flowing around us. You can access new levels of awareness and power by using positive thinking. Begin by visualizing the way you want today - and tomorrow - to go. Then try to live your day the way you want. Everything happens for a reason - no coincidences allowed. So, don't wait. Start now to use the power of daily reflection and the energy of the lunar cycle to help you achieve new goals.




Well, you’ve heard a lot, I know, about those new products that are sent out to you for a-30-day trial. That’s a concept that let’s you try out something new to you on a risk-free basis for one month. Sales people know that if you get started with something useful for 30 days, the chances are high that you’ll be buying their product for a long time. The same idea can help us develop new habits that improve our lives. There's strength in your convictions and, in a short period of time (28 days, new moon to new moon), you can launch yourself into a healthier and more successful life.  

Let’s say you want to seriously cut back on fried foods or sweets or give up cigarettes. And, of course, you're aware that getting started and maintaining new habits are hard things to do. On the other hand, it makes sense that if you can get past the initial inertia, the going will get much easier.

So, if you’re not sure where to begin, here’s a list of positive changes that people sometimes make in their lives:

- Exercise daily
- Keep a personal journal.
- Read for an hour a day on a subject of interest.
- Take part in a charitable activity that’s helpful to others and fulfilling to you.
- Have time for prayer or meditation every day.
- Establish an earlier bedtime.
- Work to maintain healthy and deeper relationships with other people.
- Take a long walk every day with someone (or with your dog).

 Also, you might like to review a couple of my earlier posts where I’ve commented on the advantages of beginning new endeavors during the new moon, and how the earth, moon, and sun relate in the following 27 days to help you achieve your goals. By using the energy of the new moon cycle, you’ll increase the chances that your efforts will be productive.

So, here’s the deal. Make a pact with yourself to establish a positive change in your life on a temporary basis – just 28 days or one new moon cycle. And, of course, it makes sense to concentrate on just one new habit at a time. After those 28 days, you can evaluate your experience and decide if you want to continue with that change. Could you do it? Of course, you can. It requires a bit of effort and commitment, but, hey, it’s only a bit less than one month out of your life! So, go for it.

As they say: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And if you actually complete your objective, you’ll have 28 days of success behind you. And that should give you the confidence that you need to continue. This approach lets you test new habits even when you have real doubts about whether this change will be a permanent feature in your life. It will probably work out better if it’s something that you'll be doing daily or almost every day of the week. But it should also work if you think about your resolve for change each day, even if you can’t apply it on a daily basis.

Don’t worry so much about what you’ll do beyond those 28 days. Consider this a trial period and give yourself a chance to grow as a person, even if it turns out to be something temporary. Just think about the benefits you’ll gain from your effort in the meantime, regardless of the long-term outcome.

Now, here’s your chance to embark on one of life's amazing adventures — to find more meaning in your own life and, in turn, be a better influence on others. Creating new habits takes focus and attention to the details. So, concentrate on where you’re headed and what the benefits are – both along the way and where you want to be when you get there. Take your motivation from a source of power, inspiration and peace - whether you call that God, Universal Love, Celestial Law, etc. And remember to stay humble - you're not doing all this good stuff by yourself. You have help and you should be thankful for it! 

Beyond that, do your best to keep on course with your new commitment. A part of your success can come from reflections on your experiences that you write down in a personal journal. So, for one entire new moon cycle - 28 days, use journaling to help you visualize your goal and find the strength that can guide your progress. Here’s a sample journal survey that you can fill out each and every day of the lunar cycle. It will only take about 15 minutes in the evening to fill in your reflections. And it's sure to make a big difference on your feelings and actions the next day.
 


28 DAYS TO A LIFE CHANGE
Day __ Phase of the Moon ____________ Calendar date _____________________

My new habit/resolve is to:__________________________________________________

·   What did I do today that helps me succeed in my objective? How can I do it even better tomorrow?
·   What, if anything, did I do (or someone else do) that might harm my eventual success? How can I minimize that negative influence?
·   What did I learn (read, see, feel, etc) that I didn’t know about before or wasn’t sure of?
·   What one happy, unexpected thing am I especially thankful/blessed for today?
·   What one thing could I do tomorrow to make my life (or someone else’s life) better?


Related posts
IN THIS FIRST FULL MOON OF SUMMER: TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES.

PHASES OF THE MOON - MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU MAY THINK.
VISION BOARDS AND THE NEW MOON CYCLE.
REDEFINE YOUR PRIORITIES, REMAKE YOUR LIFE
BENEFIT FROM NEW MOON FASTING
LOOK FOR WAYS TO BE MORE AWARE OF THE NATURAL WORLD.


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