New Year, New Vision

New Year
Family, Self

There is nothing like the first day of a new year. For me, this is the time where I am able to begin a clean slate with which to create something new. It is the perfect occasion to take some time for reflection and introspection. It's time to let go of the past year and make a vision for the year ahead.

Visioning is one of my favorite topics and a creation tool that I have used more than any other. Visioning works because it bypasses our logical linear mind. Our minds are very good at many things, but our minds can get in the way of us making our dreams come true...and that is the place where our fears and doubts hang out. Feeling Worried Or Uncertain This Holiday Season?

The inner critic and fearful ego can take a hold of a heartfelt desire and turn it into mush. Luckily, you can use the visioning process to bypass the mind because your mind doesn't know the difference between reality and imagining things. You do this all the time when you imagine negative things. The imagination is wickedly vibrant in that arena, isn't it?

You might as well use your imagination to help you create the future you desire. Visioning is simply using this natural talent and accessing your imagination in a way that works to your benefit.

Since this is one of my favorite subjects, I have experimented with hundreds of ways to create a vision. Over the month of January, I will be sending out my top tips on this subject so you can pick the one that will help you make 2012 a year to remember. You might want to get a jump on that right now!

Imagine it is New Years Eve 2012 and you are reminiscing about the year with a good friend. Soft focus for just a minute.

What would you like to hear yourself say about this year?
What are the new elements in your life?
What changes have you made?
What new habits did you begin and then stick with all year that added up to a satisfying amount of success?

Whether you want to have a new romantic partner, let go of a current romantic partner, have success in your work life or do something adventurous, starting with a vision is always useful.

Before I go any farther I want to give you the one most important element of visioning that many people miss. It is meant to be fun!! Visioning will not be effective if you make it one more thing you have to do. This is playtime people! Let go of any serious thinking about this process and I promise you will have fun and create something seriously amazing.

I will be highlighting ways to go about using these exercises in upcoming Kat Flash messages. I would love to add your experience to the mix. Please let me know your favorite ways of visioning or questions you have so I can share them with my readers.

Below are just a few of the visioning processes I think are fun:

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Journaling: A daily or weekly writing about the aspects of your life. Why Writing A Memoir Will Change Your Life
Collaging: Your ideal life vision, through pictures, that are put together as a visual inspiration for yourself.
Writing: To begin, put yourself in a particular setting 5 years in the future.