As part of my spiritual practice at the end of every year, I look to six key questions to honor and celebrate 2016.
So far, we’ve covered three (click on them to read those blog posts):
Question 1: What surprised you this year?
Question 2: How did you grow?
Question 3: What made you feel alive?
Today, I share with you the fourth question.
What can you celebrate in 2016?
Bring to mind the months from January until now.
Contemplate the changes and growth in the different areas of your life, from relationships to your health, your career to your finances – breathe it all in and reminisce.
What were the milestones? What accomplishments did you make? What experiences make you look back and think, “Wow, that happened!”?
Celebration is a form of gratitude. You get to breathe in and breathe out a life-affirming Thank You!
Celebration marks a movement in a journey where you started off at one point and achieved reaching another point.
From a spiritual perspective, celebration reflects a spiritual journey as well – the journey of you becoming more receptive to good.
Before any good can show up in your life, there must be a part of you that is open to receiving it.
It’s a simple concept. Imagine someone trying to hand you a gift and your fists are closed and your arms are crossed. No matter how much this person tries to give you a gift, if you are not ready and open to receive it, you won’t be able to accept it.
That’s how the Universe operates. There is an infinite storehouse of good always wanting to make itself more available to you. Your ability to partake of this good is dependent on your own consciousness of receptivity.
If you can think of one thing you can celebrate in 2016, then that means you enlarged your consciousness of receptivity.
Celebration is a signal that you have become more open to abundant good in your life!
Here’s the other spiritual lesson about celebration.
When you openly celebrate and acknowledge the good in your life, you affirm to others and to the world around you what matters to you.
You say to the Universe, this is what’s important to me and I want more of this in my life.
And guess what? The Universe, always listening, takes note and says, Yes.
So take a moment now and celebrate. And be comforted in knowing that there is an eternal and infinite Presence that is right there celebrating with you.
For my next blog post, I’ll share the final two key questions to help you honor and celebrate 2016. I hope you’ve been keeping notes. These first four questions are building up to these final two questions that will help you feel more complete with 2016 and open to possibility for 2017.
I’d love to hear what you are celebrating in 2016. Please feel free to share in the comments below.
I’m putting together an online class called “Vision Your Best 2017.” If you’re interested in getting notified when this program is available, fill out the form here. You’ll also get notified of the early bird special.
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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