An Even Better New Year's Eve
Sometimes 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.