An Even Better New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2016 | 22 Comments »

An Even Better New Year's EveSometimes I wake up with an idea for a post.

Except it doesn’t feel like an idea I had, but rather one that was given from above while I was sleepy enough to hear it.

This is one of those posts.

Which is why it seems angels want someone here to let the beginning of 2017 be even better than they were thinking.

Here’s the idea delivered this morning as best I can sum it up …

You’ve probably got something in mind about how your new year’s eve is going to go, right?

  • You might be imagining a quiet night at home with a loved one.
  • Or maybe you’re headed out with friends to a fun party.
  • Or maybe you’re just trying to make it through the final stretch of this holiday season without a breakdown.

Whatever you’re imagining, how about we upgrade it a titch?

Because whatever we imagine is what we’re a match for experiencing.

And I guarantee just about every one of us has an even better new year’s eve in store than we’re allowing.

In fact, here’s a recent personal example:

I had RSVPd yes when a love interest invited me to his place for a holiday party.

I’m not normally a party kind of girl. As an extreme introvert, I actually consider parties torturous. Truly torturous.

It is not my idea of a good time.

Especially when I don’t know anyone there. I was in a state of dread every time I thought about it.

But cancelling didn’t feel good, and I stopped myself from conjuring every legit excuse I could imagine that might prevent me from attending. (Sick dogs, bad weather, broke down cars – you name it, I had to curb myself from going there mentally. Because I know I am completely capable of conjuring that stuff.)

So apparently I’m going to this damn party I don’t really want to go to.

(Trust me, the guy was super hot, and I didn’t know him well enough to explain that I’m a homebody who doesn’t do social gatherings, or I would not have put myself through this!)

On the way there, I used my magical powers to rethink the night. (Conscious creators know I’m just talking about my imagination. It’s the single most powerful tool we’ve ever been given.)

And I decided to use mine for good instead of not-so-good.

Here I’d been conjuring up painful and strained conversations. Awkward interactions with people who were drinking too much. Tense feelings in general. Imagining how soon I might make my excape.

And I switched it up to imagine myself feeling comfortable in this gathering. I imagined huge genuine smiles and lots of fun. I imagined delightful people that I was happy to talk with. I imagined laughing so hard I was doubled over.

I imagined myself having a good time.

Yes, it was a stretch, but I’m good at engaging my imagination for my benefit instead of my detriment.

I’m not going to lie – I circled the place three times before I could bring myself to park and walk in. (When I say “extreme introvert,” I’m not exaggerating.)

But within minutes of making it through the front door, I felt comfortable. These were good people. They were friendly and welcoming. And they were mostly sober, which is a good thing in my book.

They were open and engaging. They were interesting and funny. I was having fun! With them!

I wondered why I ever worried about going to a party! I’m a party girl! This is my idea of a good time! We should totally do this again – soon!

The smiles were big and genuine. I laughed so hard I maybe embarrassed myself a little. But I love that about me, so it’s okay.

I loved these people in a rather inexplicable way. I adored them. I enjoyed getting to know them and loved their stories. They were amazing! Such good people! I felt lucky to have been invited into this circle.

Believe it or not, I was the last one to leave, that’s how much fun I was having. I would have stayed longer if anyone else had.

I hoped that they were having a new year’s eve party and that I might get invited to it, too. lol

Isn’t it cool what unfolds when we use our creative powers for good?!

You’ve probably don’t have the kind of new year’s eve handicap I had for that holiday party, but regardless of what you’re imagining about your new year’s eve, maybe give Universe a chance to make it even better by imagining it so.

Imagine yourself having even more fun. Or more peace. Or joy. Whatever you’re in the mood for.

See yourself smiling and loving and enjoying. Or sleeping contentedly – if that’s more up your alley.

Feel the empowerment or satisfaction or positive anticipation – or whatever you’d like to feel.

Conjure up the vibrations of excitement and delight, or love and connection – even just a super cool surprise! – and Universe will coordinate that manifestation for you.

Let’s at least put aside any negative expectations we might be holding, and make room for something even better.

Seems like a great way to start the new year to me.

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22 Responses to “ An Even Better New Year’s Eve ”

  1. Happy New Year, Jeannette! Thanks for this post, I’m totally going to step into an even better New Year’s celebration now, and after that an even bigger vision of next year! Bravo! 🙂

    • Jeannette says:

      I kind of suspected this wasn’t just a new year’s eve practice, but one that will serve us throughout the entire year.

      I really think we’re being conditioned to allow LOTS of fabulous things in this year. Which means it’s time to stretch and expand our receiving skills!! 🙂

      • Dana Bouse says:

        Jeannette, first … LOVE, LOVE (yes, I’m shouting!) this post ~~~

        Thank you! And, yes this post applies to every moment of every one of our gosh darn, blessed to still be here breathing and kicking days!!! You are a bad-ass blogger; I am going to join you on upleveling my New Year’s Eve (this or more, right?!!!) — because it feels so dang good. 😁

        Cheers to our new, resident GVU party girl and all of the new joy & adventure you/we will all have as we step into the magic of imagining life better than we’ve ever allowed ourselves before.

        Happy New Year ~~~ it will be the beginning of something miraculous & magical! 🎉🍾🎉🍾 -It is done, And so it is, Amen

    • Jokey says:

      Don’t take this as any sign, I just found humor in an old post from earlier in the year. What if J’s ex had found that post earlier in the year and publicly made the sex offer?

  2. Gabi says:

    Pretty sure that’s for me!!! I am at a new in-laws place where drama has run high since Xmas. They are throwing a nye party and I leave New Year’s Day. I’ve been dreading it because the people in this small town that I have met are closed off, not accepting of cultural differences or even skin color (think small town Deep South less than 5k people with segregation still). I have been consistently reaching for the higher feeling vibe and trying to vibrate love and acceptance but am faced with something daily that challenges who I am as a sentient being to the core. I have been dreading this party because I don’t know those coming only those throwing it and since my mom and her new bf (polyamourous) are hosting it would devestate her if I bowed out. Thank you so much for sending this message through!!! I have been grappling with this for days!!!!

    • Jeannette says:

      Universe can sort through all sorts of challenges that we can’t see our way through. SUCH a good time to hand it over with a good vibe, Gabi. I’ll join you in being delightfully surprised at how much you enjoy yourself this new year’s eve! 🙂

  3. sonia says:

    ok this made me cry. thank you <3

  4. Jeannette says:

    You know what I love most about this?

    That it reveals the power of hanging out with people who don’t already “know” you. It makes room for you to be something bigger and better than you were before. Not that we should all be party animals, but I love that the guy who didn’t know I don’t do parties invited me to one, and it gave me a chance to be different than I was before.

    There’s something so exciting about being able to embrace a new identity in the space of people who don’t already “know” you. 🙂

    • Ming says:

      I love that Jeannette, you the party girl 😉

      If you can do certainly so can I Which leads me to going out on a date that I said no to 5 times. I thought to myself this morning, do I really want to go? Then I read your post. Yep, hell yes, I am going to have a blast. Great way to bring in 2017. Something I haven’t done ALL year.

      New us 🙂

  5. Tamara says:

    Such a timely post as I am still figuring out what I want to do since it is the eve of my birthday. I AM trusting the Universe to create the PERFECT birthday celebration for me, better than I could ever imagine, under grace, in a perfect way. And I am listening for ideas/signs…. Thanks, Jeanette!

  6. Monique says:

    Looks like 2017 is going to be an amazing year for love, finances, exciting fun professional adventures! 2016 was just a giant step one!

  7. Jeannette, your holiday party sounds like the one I was invited to, almost didn’t go to, and ended up really enjoying!

    No NYE party this year, though, because I’ll be up early for the Burning Bowl Service Sunday morning at Unity! 😉 Bringing some friends from that holiday party as my guests.

    Happy New Year and may it bring many wonderful blessings to all!

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  8. Noelle says:

    Thank you for this Jeannette!

    Perfect timing as I’ve been thinking about this lately with regards to my daily schedule of work and life in general, and how I’m sort of on autopilot sometimes, and not expecting anything different than the day before!

    Not a great or “exciting” way to live and definitely not the way a “deliberate creator” should live since I KNOW better;)!

    So, again, thank you for this very timely reminder that better and better is just around the corner if I am open expecting it😇!!!

  9. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for posting this Jeannette! I’ve been thinking about my NYE plans and have just not felt happy with them. I’m the opposite of you – I’m normally the outgoing party girl and usually LOVE dressing up and going out. But I’m not feeling like it this year. I just don’t feel like going through the effort of getting dressed and driving across town – especially with all the people drinking. So I was thinking that staying in sounds really nice…but I hated the thought of staying in alone! Especially since I’ll be house sitting and won’t even be at MY home. But I already feel better about it after reading this so thank you and Happy New Year’s!

  10. Joanne says:

    As an introvert like you married to a total extrovert who loves to socialise at any given opportunity and persuaded me to have another nye party at our home, this post is serving me well today!

    I have been a bit down at the prospect of more to do around clearing the Christmas clutter around our 2 boisterous boys and longing for 1st January to get here so I could retreat cosily for a month or two….

    This is a great reminder for me to stop, take stock and set the intention to be present and enjoy this time. Creating a night of fun, ease and laughter.

    That feels good…

  11. Brenda says:

    Hi all,

    I’m relatively new to this site and I’ve never posted here before. First I want to say that I love this site and thank you, Jeannette, for creating it.

    Second – I wanted to find out how I can think, happy prosperous thoughts when my world has literally crumbled before me. Long story short, I’ve been battling an addiction for the last 7-8 years; I had 2 years sober, but 2016 was one relapse after another. I’ve lost my job (and am waiting for unemployment to kick in), my relationship with my fiancee, and my finances are a mess. I literally have about $200 dollars to my name. If my aunt and uncle hadn’t offered me a place to stay, I could very well have been homeless right now.

    I have suffered from an anxiety disorder for most of my life, so feeling good (at least right now) seems nearly impossible. I don’t even know how I’m going to have enough money to pay basic bills like my cell phone or car insurance. I feel like I’m living in basic survival mode.

    If anyone can relate – or if there’s any suggestions people have, I’d really, truly appreciate it. Thank you so much. Brenda

    • Jeannette says:

      Brenda, I hope you can feel the big virtual hug I’m sending your way right now! I know many others here are as well.

      I’ve never been in exactly the situation you’re describing, but I know this much: at times this like this are not necessarily for finding happy thoughts. They’re finding thoughts that feel BETTER. Anything that offers you any relief is what you want to shoot for. (Because happy thoughts might feel really far away and out of reach right now.)

      And that’s okay. We don’t have to feel fabulous – we just want to orient ourselves towards anything that feels better. Anything that offers relief.

      The thoughts that do that for you are likely different than the thoughts that do that for me, but one of mine would be who wants a stupid cell phone anyway? I personally love being unplugged. I love not having that direct connection with the rest of the world. I love being a bit removed and hard to reach. I doubt that thought would work for you, though, so it’s important for you to find your own thought that feels better.

      No matter the situation, though, it can be done. Especially when you let some of those thoughts include swear words. Case in point: https://youtu.be/DVdKQ0I35qo

      • Brenda says:

        Hi Jeannette,

        Thank you sooo much for your quick response. It really means a lot to me. 🙂 And one of the things I love most about your approach is that it’s so practical – if that’s the right word. I’ve been part of some manifesting groups where if you expressed any negative thoughts or feelings, that was seen as “bad” or a “sin.” And I would think – but I’m a human being, how can I not ever get angry, depressed, etc.

        So I’m going to work on the feeling better thoughts – that’s something I can do. Also, I have been trying to work on a gratitude list. I mean, I’m not homeless and I have lots of friends and family who still love and support me.

        And I love the link you shared! I’ve wanted to read that book for a while now. The video made me smile.

        Thanks again and I’ll keep you and the group posted on how things are going. I do have lots of wonderful things I want to manifest in my life. 🙂 Love, Brenda

        • Jeannette says:

          I’ve noticed that the better I get at having a proper hissy fit or pity party – the quicker I move out of it. It took a long time to develop those skills, since we all get so much training about being nice and feeling good. So I’m rather proud of how well I can have a bad time. 🙂

  12. Regina says:

    Hi Jeannette, I’m new to your website. I am introverted, too. I have a bright future in becoming financially independent, however I do have difficulty marketing myself because I am introverted. I also do not resonate with a lot of the marketing advice out there. I see that you are very knowledgeable, compassionate and successful in your life. Might you be able to direct me to useful content on your website so that I may be able put myself/my work out there to help others in a way that I can be true to me but also attract all my rightful abundance and freedom?

    Oh and by the way, my new year’s eve was so much better than I ever could’ve imagined. I received so much love and gifts that I never expected. 🙂

    Thank you!!!

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