I used to be pretty sentimental about starting the first day of the year out right. But the last few years, I am usually faced with a pretty terrible hangover. Feeling like death is not necessarily starting your year off right. I had been thinking a lot about 2017, more like overthinking but you know how it goes. Where I want to be, what I want to be doing, who I want to be doing what with, goals, spreadsheets. My mind was a clusterfuck of thoughts. I needed clarity. I am not a huge manifester (still have my floaties on) but I swear, this I manifested. I kept thinking about clarity, obsessively like most of my thoughts are, and out of nowhere I found this account scrolling through Instagram, while I was trying to take a nap and immediately thought, YES – this is it. I pinged my friend to see if she knew of them, and she happened to be shooting their store front as I texted her. Chatted with the owner and next thing you know, I have an appointment to meet a tarot card reader at the Good Spirit in Vancouver.
My last experience in this realm was with Bree Melanson – read here – and that was an unbelievable experience. I usually try to not set any expectations for these types of things. I don’t necessarily believe the worst is gonna happen but I keep an open mind and take everything with a grain of salt.
But then I was greeted by a goddess named RaeAnne. There was just something about her that clicked with my soul (I know, I make myself barf too sometimes lol), and any skeptic thoughts were out the window. “Do you believe in Magic?” was her first question. Yes, yes I fucking do! And then magic actually happened.
The tarot card reading was the validation I so desperately needed for 2017. I left the store (btw it’s GORGEOUS) feeling empowered, connected and incredibly intuitive. I have been told multiple times by multiple psychics, mediums and soul sculpters that my biggest flaw is that I don’t trust my own intuition and the day I do, the stars will align. That is how I felt about my reading. It was like she kicked my soul to the curb and said, you got this kid. All you need is you, your passion and intuition and you will be just fine.
I could bore you will all the personal, INSANE moments that happened but figured I would tell you three things you can actually take away today and think about as you set your goals for the new year. Side note though: within five minutes she said she felt a Cheetah vibe coming out of me and then five minutes later I pulled a Cheetah card. MAGIC. And let’s just say, now I am considering getting a Cheetah tattoo. Don’t think I don’t see the humor in all of this.
Ok so here it goes…three soul kicking thoughts for 2017:
- Let go of anything/anyone in your life that feels heavy – ask yourself: does this add value to my life, does this thing or person make me feel light?? This was an important one for me regarding people, specifically friendships and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to figure this out but friendships should not feel heavy. Especially at our age, we are all busy chasing our wild dreams, some have families at home and time is a lot more limited than when we were 22. With true friendship, you should be able to pick up right where you left off. It’s not longer about talking every day to make sure our ego minds are being nurtured, it’s about being there when it matters and if you can’t because you’re out chasing your dreams, that’s ok too. Not feeling guilty for doing things you want do is a big one for me. Do more of what you want, and less of what is expected of you. Basically, trim the fat when it comes to people, the more you are held down by heaviness in your life, the less you are able to produce light around you and others.
- Always go back to your WHY, your purpose – ask yourself: is this, whatever I am currently doing, or whoever I am talking to, in alignment with my purpose? Especially when it comes to business, this was a biggie for me. Constantly asking yourself if it makes sense for you to do x deal or associate yourself with x brand, isn’t necessarily doubting yourself, it’s actually making sure you don’t veer off your path and stay focused, so that you can fulfill your purpose. Even if you are currently stuck in a job you hate, ask yourself if there are skills you are learning that will help you get to the next level. If you can’t think of any, time to reassess and make the appropriate changes.
- You need to believe in magic to see or feel magic. Maybe I should have this tattooed on my forehead cause it soooo resonated. Believing in magic means believing in opportunity. And believing in opportunity means that you are no longer constricted by the day to day that you’re currently going through, that you may not like. It means you believe is something greater than your current state. Don’t dream from you current state of reality.
I always giggle at all the #NewYearNewMe posts on social media, but I have to say, I have a feel 2017 is going to be a transformative year with lots of exciting opportunities. I feel extremely grateful to be exactly where I am today and to continue to grow, personally and professionally. 2017, BRING IT ON. Happy New Year everyone xo