Happy CHINESE New Year!!! Today is an amazing day: The Year of the Water Dragon! Wiki describes the dragon the best, “The Dragon symbolizes power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.”
People’s positive intentions combined with great new moon energy is a wave to ride on, especially on Chinese New Year. It’s celebrated so colorfully and has so many lucky superstitions. Whether you believe in luck, superstition, or not, they’re still fun to do and it’s about the intention behind it all.
Traditionally, many families in China, clean their homes to sweep away any bad fortune, to make room for good luck. People will decorate their windows and doors in red paper-cuts, and couplets, with themes of ‘good fortune’ ‘happiness’ ‘double-happiness’ ‘love’ ‘wealthy’ and ‘longevity’. On Chinese New Years eve, people generally eat foods that signify good luck or attributes represented by what they eat. The next day, they give each other money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year is about reconciling, forgetting all grudges and wishing peace, love and happiness for the world and themselves.
Although January 1st, people are collectively on the same page, and you can vibe on those energies, too.. and there are so many other new years, I chose Chinese New Year for 2 reasons!
1: People’s positive intentions are playful and fun.
2: New Moon energy. You tap in when the moon grows from little to big! Many cultures do things based on the moon 🙂
What Should you be doing today to reap benefits? Like anything, you can always dive deep into the ocean of a topic, but I chose just an exercise, that’s closer to the shoreline and powerfully beneficial. Make two lists. One of what you’d like to heal or banish and another one of what you’d like to have in your life. Let’s kind of make the ‘banish’ list friendly, not the intention to destroy a person, lol but more like ridding a negative situation, like debt or unhappiness, attachment to something that’s causing you to be miserable…etc. Now glimpse at the list and feel the uncomfort it gives you. Don’t feed into the feeling, or judge it, but just feel it and imagine what it would feel like if you let that go, along with the worry and attachment. Breath in deeply for 20 seconds, pause for 10 and breath out for 20. (Breath out your worries) Do it again. and again! so 3 x. Literally take that paper–and destroy it. Rip it, pyro it, or even flush it down the toilet (make sure it doesn’t clog, that would be a new problem.) While you rip it, imagine that your troubles go afar. It’s a temporary way to feel better, up until you can make logical decisions to fix situations. AAHS, relieve. Life always gives you options, you may not like them, but they’re still options and may liberate you.
This exercise implements a beginning for releasing your past, and letting it go, so you have room for happiness, or whatever else.
Now, the exercise for attracting more positive. Take a red pen (power color), and write what all you want in your life, with the mindset ya’ already got it. For example, a new job, a new love, happiness, peace, etc. now focus on this, and start ‘feeling’ it. The secret to tap into something is to ‘feel’ it. So if you want a new job, imagine yourself as feeling what it would be like to have a new job, Most likely, some form of peace and excitement. Start to feel it! Do this everyday, and actually apply for a job and make the effort towards it.
It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
Wear Black today! it represents water. And eat something sweet to invite sweetness in your life 🙂
The moon gives you a fresh new start every month. Take advantage of it!
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