The turning of the calendar year
brings hope of new things, but the truth is that new things occur every
moment in time. And just as we have the tradition of making resolutions
on New Year's Day, we can also resolve to change how we express
ourselves at any moment in time. New Year's Day celebrations are meant
to remind us of this.
It is a time to remember that we can leave
behind that which we wish to leave behind. What is it? Sickness?
Hate? Resentment? Pain? Bad habits? Addictions? Negative thinking?
Jealousy? Greed? Gluttony? Gossiping? Or on a larger level, how
about war, poverty, cruelty, crime? There are many things we might wish
to leave behind. Attitudes, acquaintances, fears...the list goes on
It is also a time to think of that which we'd like to
attract into our life. What will replace these negative aspects of life
we've chosen to leave behind? It's all too easy to fall back into old
ways if new ways are not embraced.
Let's make this a year to
concentrate on what it is that we want out of life. Is it love? Then
concentrate on opening up to the presence of love by giving it whenever
you can. Think of small ways to give it, such as giving a smile to a
stranger or giving a donation to someone in need. Give love by doing
things for others which are helpful to them. Give it by speaking your
affections aloud. Give love by considering the affect of your choices
upon others, even in the consumer's choices you make. In speaking of
others, speak only positive and loving words. How can you expect to
find love in your life if you're not willing to give it away? Treat
others as you'd wish to be treated. That is the Golden Rule.
it health that you're seeking? Make healthier choices in all that you
do! Think health, breathe health, eat health. If it's not healthy it
shouldn't go in your mouth. Exercise, get proper rest, eliminate
exposure to toxic chemicals in all areas of life. You won't find health
by continuing with the same habits that brought ill-health about. When
it comes to medicines, too, look to natural remedies which promote
health rather than just dealing with symptoms. Drugs do not promote
health, they simply hold the problem in check but side effects always
occur. With natural means, true healing occurs. Healing is natural
under natural circumstances. Focus on that to bring about health.
Create a new life for yourself!
Is it weight loss? Don't focus
so much on what not to eat, focus more on adding healthy items into your
diet and then letting the unhealthy items go one at a time. There are
most likely addictions involved. Start first with adding more water.
Don't drink sugary drinks until after your water. You'll find you drink
less sugary stuff that way than by telling yourself right off the bat
that you have to stop. And while on the subject of drinking, don't
drink diet pops! They're counter-productive to weight loss and health!
Move to juices. Fresh juices is thousands of times better than
concentrate or pre-made juice. Add in organic herb teas. Always
organic to get what you need from them, otherwise they're usually dead
insofar as benefit goes. Add in lots and lots of fresh fruits and
veggies. Whole raw nuts are good, too. Not roasted, but raw. Eat as
many raw plant-based foods as you'd like! Raw whole plant-based foods
are very nutrient dense. The problem with overweight issues is usually
lack of nutrition, rather than simply a problem of eating too much.
Gradually change what you eat and you'll find that the healthier choices
require much less volume to feel satisfied. Start taking non-food
items out of your cart. You can contact us for more individualized
Smoking? Water. Exercise. Change of habits. Lobelia.
True willingness. Prayer. Hypnosis. Everything in the rest of this
writing applies to smoking as much as to anything else. Read on.
it financial security that you're in need of? Start looking to what
you can do rather than what you don't have. Believe it can be done.
Don't live a life full of fear regarding your finances, for that shows a
great lack of faith. If you focus on fear then your problems will
become magnified. Focus on solutions instead. It is likewise a mistake
to become greedy when you are needing funds for it stops the flow.
Give what you have surplus of. Perhaps it's not money, but maybe your
closets need cleaning out, or your garage. Get rid of whatever is
stopping the flow, for abundance is likewise natural to us. Disgruntled
thinking will not bring abundance about; gratitude will. Hoarding will
not bring it about; generosity will. Make a list of all that you have
and divide it in two; that for which you are grateful and that which you
are willing to sell or give to others for free.
Is it addictions
your wishing to rid yourself of? The first step is to admit there's a
problem. I would suggest a 12-step support group if there's one
around. A program is needed. Fledgling around is just asking for
relapse to happen. There are many aspects to ridding yourself of
addiction. The best approaches are ones which address concerns of the
spirit, mind and body, all three. The body, of course, is involved in
addiction. Many think it's just in the mind, but it's not. Even in
gambling addictions and addictions to relationships, there is brain
chemistry involved. Whole fresh raw foods can help, as can juicing,
exercise, meditation, aromatherapy, sound therapy and other natural
methods of changing brain/body chemistry. Abstinence from the substance
or addictive behavior, of course, but something needs to go in its
place. Find out what it is that will help. For individualized help
you can write to us here. Mental pieces, too, are part of the puzzle,
as stinking thinking will take you back every time. An attitude of
honesty, willingness and open-mindedness must be taken on, and an
attitude of gratitude, as well. Spiritually we have to focus on
honesty, purity, unselfishness and love if we're to become the person
we're meant to be, blessed with the strength to build a new life.
much of our life depends on the choices we make. All of them are not
easy. In fact, many of the choices we're faced with in life are quite
hard. But we know when we're on the right track because we'll start to
see better results. Sometimes it takes perseverance. That's when
support groups, mentors and like-minded friends are especially helpful
to have. Surround yourself with positive people who want to see you
succeed in the changes you're trying to make in your life. To hang with
the same old crowd who still does what you're trying to not do is just
asking to fall back in the pit. Surround yourself with people who
emulate qualities you wish to develop inside yourself.
making excuses! If you want to be excused, then stop saying you wish to
change. Change does not happen without change being enforced. Staying
the same keeps you the same. Excuses do, too. Change will accept no
excuse! Change is determined to change! Change is not always easy.
Change can be very uncomfortable and even painful at times. But if you
always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got. If
you want to change, then you have to change. It's as simple as that!
and stop thinking you already have all the answers. You don't. Nobody
does. If you did, you would not need change in your life. Humility
opens the door to learning what you need to learn.
Decide to be happy! There's one decision you can easily make! Have a very Happy New YOU!
Rev. Dr. Jody Evans, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.
Founder, Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center
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