A new year is a wake-up call infused with a sweet invitation from destiny to take the next step up. Ideally, we should be in the habit of examining our lives weekly, asking the questions: What works, what doesn't, why, and what is needed? But most of us are not as diligent.
The New Year will flash a sign of "Stop and Think" in front of our eyes and whisper: "The clock of time keeps ticking away silently; you are not here in this version of yourself forever. It is time to take stock of your life and yourself." I invite you to take a minute and ask yourself: "What area in my life is clearly out of balance and needs more attention right now?"
- Is it your family?
- Your creative projects?
- Your health?
- Your spiritual evolution?
- Your emotional freedom?
- Your finances?
Write down your answer on a sheet of paper. This is the item highest on your priority list. The one you are most passionate about. The second question to ask yourself is: "How committed am I to creating a new level of possibilities in this area?" If your commitment is wavering, the third question is: "Why, what's standing in the way?"
Strong emotional commitment is the key to manifestation. Actualized desires spring from our inner being. "As within, so without": if you want love, you need to be love. If you want health, you need to envision health, etc. To achieve growth and balance in the area of your life that you chose, you need to nurture your whole being. All aspects of our lives are closely connected. Your state of being is the soil in which all dreams grow and blossom, and you are the gardener. Make sure you provide a fertile soil for your inner being if you want your dreams and wishes to come true.
Our inner being expresses itself through seven channels. I call these channels The Seven Gates of Power®. When all seven channels are open unblock, expressive, and energized; and when they work together in harmony, you are whole, powerful, and expressive. You then enter into a state of being that supports the manifestation of your visions and desires.
Imagine yourself as a flower with seven petals. All petals have to be nourished and open for the flower to fully express its beauty. In the same way, all of your Gates need to be nourished, cleared and energized in order for your inner light to shine.
The Seven Gates of our being are:
- The Gate of The Body
- The Gate of Emotions
- The Gate of Dialogue
- The Gate of Creative Expression
- The Gate of Life Path
- The Gate of Silence
- The Gate of Knowledge
If you neglect any one of these Gates, you compromise your inner balance. All the Gates are connected and work together in synergy. Here are some tips for creating wholeness in preparation for the New Year: