Today I was asked to deliver a meditation that spoke to new beginnings and old releases at the spiritual center that I attend.  It was so well received and was of benefit to so many that I thought I would post the meditation as well as make it available in audio on this blog page by clicking on Interviews button above.

Surely realigning ourselves with our goals and dreams is a gift we give to self.  This time of the year seems to be a time of personal  introspection, allowing us to go deeper within and examine the aspects of ourselves.  It is a time to ask the real questions about what is really standing in our way to attaining the visions that we hold for lives, the day dreams that we desire to be truth in our reality. What is holding you back?

It’s truly crisp and cold outside but it seems to offer an opening to just be with ourselves and ponder the real questions.  I say, “there is no need to fear what may show up.”  Enjoy  the meditation and the journey as you release that which no longer serves you, with gratitude and a smile.  Put on your headphones  and be with yourself in the quite moments….You may just like who you see….

Meditation for New Beginnings

Take a few deep breaths and allow your body to take in all the air that it needs. Imagine your entire body softening.
Begin by thanking the divine for all the gifts in your life right now. Appreciating where we have been is a magical key to moving forward. Every situation and relationship from your past has taught you something useful, purposeful and intentional. It has made you who you are today.
Now notice those things that have outlived their usefulness. What keeps you stuck? What stops you from living your deepest dreams? Recognize the obstacles to achieving the changes that you choose for your life. Begin to make mental notes of all of those things that you are ready to release. (Breathe)
Where are you still holding resentment toward another? Possibly towards yourself?
Let all your fears, worries, doubts, disappointments, and anger surface in your mind… envision them as a muddy stream which flows out of you as you breathe. See yourself releasing old hurts, sadness, imbalance, and injustice in your life from the past and present. Feel them dissolving, pouring out of your body right here, right now…
Just let them go. Release all the “should haves,” “could haves,” “if onlys.” There are many layers to let go of, so for now, simply let go of those things that you are able to. Take one last glance at them. Just release them effortlessly.
Now see what items, relationships or situations you have outgrown or that need to shift in some way. Take the time to express gratitude for the lessons learned, and then visualize them gently leaving or changing form to promote your new reality. Perhaps you see them in beautiful vibrant colors now…
As you free yourself from the past you open up space for fresh, honest relationships and exciting new opportunities to come into your life.
As the old energy flows out, experience a new lightness, feel a new power and vitality entering into your mind and body opening up space for compassion, for forgiveness, for health, for prosperity and success. Invite in those people who are able to respect, honor and support every aspect of your growth and change. You are shifting now! Feel this in your physical body, it’s real…I promise it’s real.
Dwell in this new space for a short time, opening your heart and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to grow and move forward. Honor and acknowledge yourself for the courage to clear and clean your house and let go. Just BE with yourself and love the empty moments you spend here..
Now imagine that you can breathe in the qualities that you need for this new part of your life. Breathe in courage to be true to yourself. Just breathe it in. Breathe in patience, discipline, spontaneity; anything that you feel would assist you in this new beginning. See yourself as strong and positive, clear and courageous, certain and yet serene as you desire to be.

In your mind’s eye, picture what you would like to receive in your life and imagine yourself easily receiving these gifts. Feel yourself radiating with positive energy as you attract new people, ideas and situations into your life.
See yourself joyful and content with this new reality.
Slowly begin to deepen your breaths. Gently move your fingers and toes. Gently begin to turn your head from side to side. Keeping your eyes closed, I invite you to take three final deep breaths. When you are ready, you may open your eyes. Many blessings for a “Happy New You!”

I wish you a life filled with great love, joy and wondrous beginnings—
All things and all people now inspire us as another year unfolds in an early winter stretch of storms and strains and now confounding cold and ice. All this stimulates and moves us as we enjoy the beauty finding safety and comfort in and from the cold. And now, the January march of increasing light toward seeds and saplings and spring that lay buried now, yet brooding in hibernating reverence and patience. So let us too be ever so grateful with patience as we remember who we are, where we are going and how we are getting there… There is a voice that doesn’t use words, just listen….
And so it is….

Debbie Mechley