As I was recovering from the burns, one day, an elderly nun came by my bed. I am a sceptic an I thought to myself; here goes one more of apostle. The nun, came up to me and said, “your life so far is over, you are whole and complete and equipped to begin the task the Lord has for you.” This motif occurred couple of times in my life, but this time round I realized that I could chose to start over that very minute. There was no need to wait for a new year or a new month or a new week
This was the time in my life that lent itself to starting something new. The beginning of a year, finishing school, leaving a job or change house all these are times that run our minds to fresh starts. The advantage of doing that is the energy of the event comes into the intention, creating a tide of change around it, such that we can ride to the next shore line. Yet we can choose to start a fresh any time. The moment we decide that a bad day or relationship that’s gotten off on the wrong foot could be the moment that we start again. The mental shift allows us to clean the slate and approach anything with fresh eyes and we can make that choice at any time.
Another thing I learnt with each of my projects is starting new is the most powerful when we focus our attention on what we want to create.
There have been times when I have been giving attention to the unwanted aspect of my live that made what I resist persist. It actually took me a while to realize that there is room if not I should have to make enough room in the process of new beginnings to be kind to myself, because it takes time to become accustomed to anything new and how much we like it did not matter. I didn’t have to press the reset button I only needed to be kind to myself to allow the new intention to work.
Both at Asma D’souza’s Louise Hay workshop and Landmark forum, creating future intention is integral, and I always found that a little ridiculous, but then when I started writing my book, I realized the choice to start a new has its own energy – it’s apromide to me, by myself. The forward momentum creates a sort of vaccum behind it, pulling towards me all I need to help myself continue moving in my chosen direction. Once the journey has began it might take an unexpected turn. But it never really ends. Like cycles in nature there are periods of growth and periods of dormancy, that awaits the right moment to burst forth. Each time we choose to start anew we dedicate ourselves to becoming the best that we are able to be.