4 Tips for Creating Magic in the New Year

sforzawheelWe have pushed through the door into a much needed New Year. Yes, 2016 seemed like a wild ride for everyone… individually and collectively. As I have said before, we are in a time of great shadow work. We have come face to face with the lost, forgotten, unacknowledged and unwelcome parts that live in our collective consciousness.

Now is a time to create big change and magic in our lives. A New Year feels like a break in the energy pattern of daily living… the real magic of the New Year comes from you… your willingness to look at and participate in your life and the things you are creating. This magic is available you moment to moment. Not just at the New Year.

I want to invite you to make some magic in your life right now! Learn to tell a new story, link into a new vibration and create a new world for yourself… real change comes one step at a time. As you ignite your inner fire, you help light the way for others on the path. 

2016 was the year of the Hermit in Tarot meaning that we each did a deep dive into the inner workings of our souls. The disconnected, fragmented self was revealed. We got to see the holes in our thinking, in our intentions, in our way of being. For those brave enough to go into those places where it hurts a type of alchemy has happened… a beautiful process of transformation has begun!

Which leads us into 2017 the year of the Wheel of Fortune in Tarot. We have moved into a time of action, progress and change. The energy of the Wheel has given us the opportunity to cycle, and recycle our energies, efforts and intentions. I see this year as a big bang. Meaning that our intentions are the starting place and they are going to grow, thrive and move outward into creation. We are making our way back out, from our journey in! 

Here are 4 simple ways you can create magic in 2017:

  1. Say Goodbye. Say goodbye to the people, situations and attachments that no longer serve you. Yes, you will meet some goodbyes with fear, and trepidation. Change is something that makes most of us uncomfortable. But remember that change opens the door to possibility, and with possibility anything can happen. Make a list of 10 things (people, places, situations, beliefs, etc) that no longer serve you…that steal you confidence, energy, potential and focus. When you have made that list burn it into ashes and scatter it to the wind. (Check out: WORKING WITH THE HEAVY PLANETARY & COSMIC ENERGIES AS 2016 COMES TO AN END).
  2. Create an affirmation. Rather than focusing on individual resolutions for the year, find a mantra that captures the feeling you want to create in your life. For example… do not focus on getting thinner. Focus on feeling more amble, expansive, and well. You might affirm: I am comfortable in my skin, I am comfortable in my life, I am comfortable in my spirit. I create the life, and situations that support my sense of wellbeing completely.
  3. Express yourself. Self-expression is the most powerful form of magic I know. When you can be vulnerable enough to express yourself to the world, or even to yourself in those dark, silent moments alone. You become conscious of what you are creating, of what you are thinking and believing to be true. You amp up your point of attraction by magnetizing your creative abilities and literally creating what you want and need. It can begin with something as simple as coloring in a coloring book, or writing in a journal daily, or just doodling in a notebook. Maybe you want to do some interpretive dance or yoga. Learn something new! Just express yourself. (Check out: The Tarot Coloring Book, or The Right to Write). 
  4. Give more. Giving more of your love, time, energy and resources is an affirmation that you have enough, in fact, it is an affirmation that you are abundant. If you can give, then you can continue to receive. Energy is meant to move, thrive, flow and follow cycles. If you hold onto your abundance then you literally snuff it out! Find ways that feel good to give, and you will see your life opening up in even more ways than you could ever imagine!

Sending you love and light!

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  1. Julie on January 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Fantastic post that completely turned my attitude and thinking around. Thank you, Shaheen!

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