Welcome to 2018! A year of new beginnings and possibilities. I have to say I am finding the astrological and numerical predictions for this year to be intriguing. A colleague of mine forwarded an article written by Simone Matthews1. It was my first introduction to her work and I found her post to be very encouraging. In terms of numerology 2018 is a Universal year 11, a master number which means that it is a year of potential. It signifies that there is an increased energy vibration happening in 2018 that affects all of us. It is a year of increased potential for growth, learning, manifesting and transforming your life. Now more than ever we are being called to be aware of the power of our thoughts and beliefs. The potential is tremendous.
The Buddhists say that every day is a new day. With that in mind I encourage you to embrace each day as a new one, filled with potential, possibilities and choice. Each morning when you wake up why not give yourself permission to thank the universe for this day and all its possibilities. Remember that spiritual law stipulates that the universe’s purpose is to support and manifest whatever you choose to believe. In a master year such as this there is great power in learning how to consciously choose a new way of being every single day.
I am often asked how to handle the negative thoughts that filter into one’s mind despite all best intentions. What I have learned to do is to acknowledge the negative thought, breathe and then consciously shift my mind into a positive thought. In doing this I am giving myself a break and instructing my ego to choose a different reaction. It doesn’t stop the negative thoughts, but it does put me in a more positive mental position of being in control of how I manage myself energetically and emotionally. Don’t kid yourself. The negative thoughts will always be there. It is how you choose to handle them that is the secret. So, learn to be kind to yourself and breathe. This is a year of possibility and miracles can happen in the simplest of ways. You are divinely loved, and the universe wants to help you embrace that.
This is a year of choice.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality.