December Plan Day 23: The magic begins today. What do you want?

This December Plan to call in a magical new year has been quite an adventure hasn’t it? The first week, we set our intention and created our personal processes. The second week, we unearthed all the gifts of 2009. Last week, we took a long swim in the cleansing sea of forgiveness. With each stroke we collected more and more of the cash that runs this miraculous universe.

You’re rich right now. Whether you see it or not, your pockets are stuffed with miracle cash. This week, you get to decide what you’re going to spend it on. The really fun part of our December Plan starts right now.

2009 has been a strange year for many. For some, it’s been downright brutal. But we are here. We are standing. We are alive. And January 1st is coming. We have done what we could. Now it’s time to gently tuck 2009 in her bed, bless her, kiss her, and say goodnight. It’s time to close that door and turn our faces toward the rising light of 2010.

2010 could be magical. It could be divine. It could be a year of wonder and joy. It could be. And you have the power to call it in. Truth is, like Dorothy, you’ve always had the power, but if you’re anything like me, you’re really just beginning to absorb that profound truth. Our December Plan is our red shoes. And I, for one, am ready to do some serious clicking.

(Thanks to Beth Boardman for this delightful picture. Guys, I know it doesn’t work for you; imagine red loafers!)

 Click I acknowledge that I am an alchemist. I have the power to co-create my life, my world, my year.

Click I know what I want and what I need. I don’t apologize for it. I state it. I state it loud and clear.

Click My year is alive. It has a name, a delicious, delightful, smile-inducing, heart-lifting, soul-popping name.

Click My year has a symbol. A picture. A thing. I infuse my year’s symbol with the power and joy of my new year. Just glancing at it makes me happy.

Click I believe. I believe in myself. I believe in my purpose. I believe that my soul is unfolding just the way it wants.

Click With my head high and proud, I joyfully take the next step toward my purpose. Toward my year. Toward my destiny.

Click I trust. I trust that I am loved, protected, guided, and led. Led right into into my magical new year.

I told you this week would be fun! Let’s begin with Click One:

I am an alchemist. I am a magical being. As Rev. Lauren McLaughlin of Unity Now states so elegantly and succinctly in one of the Twelve Affirmations:

“I am intimately connected to all the power of the universe.”

Say that. Let it sink in. It will start in your head as an idea, but let the words drift down to your throat, your heart, your solar plexus, your stomach, your bowels and down into your legs. Let the words flow out of your body and into the earth. Then back again. Draw the words up into your feet from the blessed earth that sustains you. For fun, when it reaches your feet, click your heels as you say it again:

“I am intimately connected to all the power of the universe.”

Then let the words flow back up through your chakras and out
the top of your head to connect with and attract the power of this beautiful universe — our home. Now and forever. This is home. This is your home. You belong here. You are one of its power children. Not a bad family to be a member of!

Till tomorrow’s blog, keep clicking!

December Plan Day 6: What do you want?

What do you want in 2010? Please don’t say something vague like a “better” life. Be specific. But not neurotic. I know there are spiritual teachers who say the more detailed the better. But really, if I were in the market for a new car (I’m not), I wouldn’t say I want a 2006 navy blue Lexus 350i with beige leather interior, a sunroof and wire rims. Even though that sounds like a rather delightful car.

I wouldn’t describe my new car with such a level of detail because the universe may very well have something different or better in store for me. I would say something like, “I am driving my beautiful, safe, affordable, and totally delightful car. I love my new car.” Or, if I wanted to find a job, I wouldn’t say, I want an administrative position in downtown Clearwater making $55,000. Why? Because maybe the perfect job is in Largo. Maybe I’m ready to branch out of administration. Maybe I’ll earn less initially but more very soon thereafter, or maybe there’s a job waiting for me with a higher starting salary. So, I would say something like, “I am in my perfect job doing my perfect work and generating prosperity for myself, my family, and all I serve.”

Got the picture? Think of it as a hamburger (or veggie burger) order. Do you have to specify all the ingredients, the cooking method, the temperature and the condiments for the chef? Or, in the hands of a master chef, don’t you feel free to say something like, “I’d like the best hamburger the chef can make for me, a hamburger that will be an absolute joy to eat.” The idea is to stimulate the universe to deliver what you want but not give it such a tight order that the Master Chef’s hands are basically tied.

And why do you want to do this whole I want exercise? Because in our December Plan we are preparing to call in our magical 2010. How will you know it’s magical? You’ll know it when everything you asked for in December “magically” appears in the next 12 months. You may not know when or how, but it will appear.

So, what do you want?
In your home?
Your friendships?
Your relationships?
Your partnerships?
Your business?
Your finances?
Your family?
Your health?
Your dreams?
Make a list. Check it twice. Then, write each I want statement on a small piece of paper or little folded card.

When I went to the craft store to get my Advent wreath, I discovered that the commercial world is a little short on the whole Advent idea. Frustrated, I wandered the aisles looking for anything resembling a candle wreath. I’d just about given up and was planning on getting a few candles and figuring something out at home, when I wandered down a “Holiday Decorations” aisle and saw on a bottom shelf a totally delightful standup wooden Advent Calendar with 25 tiny doors. I know our December Plan goes all the way to December 31. But this wooden calendar is perfect in every other way. (And it was half off, thank you, God.) When I get to December 26, I’ll just go back to door number 1 for a few days.

Here’s how I use my I want statements. Every evening, I light my advent candle (just one this first week) and say my December Plan Prayer. (Day 5’s post) Then I read one I want statement out loud. The statements make me so happy, I can’t help but smile. I instantly feel a little burst of joy imagining this thing arriving in my life. As I smile, I feel a spark of gratitude for this delightful thing. Then I put my little card inside the tiny compartment behind the door marked with the day’s date. By Dec 31, there will be 31 little cards.

If you are using a wreath, you might put a small bowl in the middle and put the cards there, or in a pouch, or a small wooden box. Any arrangement that makes you happy. Remember you are your own priest and you are creating your own December ritual. You are laying the groundwork to call in your divinely guided, lovingly supported, profoundly magical new year.

So, what you want? Do you even know? Don’t be surprised if you don’t. Not really. If that’s the case, ask on the page. “Dear Voice, what do I want? What will make 2010 magical?”