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2015MagicdeskHappy New Year!

We started off the year in Sedona, Arizona with my word for 2015 — magic! It snowed here — 6 1/2″ worth. We occasionally get snowfall, but rarely this much and it looked spectacular on the red rocks. Really magical.

Have you selected your word? Are you ready to play with it?

My success with my word in past years has had a lot to do with keeping it present in my day-to-day life. Defining it, posting quotes about it and especially creating a vision board have helped to keep my word on my radar.

This year, I tried a variation of a vision board — vision cards — that you can learn more about at http://www.jamieridlerstudios.ca/product/vision-card-workshop/. Essentially, they’re mini- vision boards using particular areas of focus. I made three cards: (1) for self-expression, (2) for professional goals, and (3) for my word. I love the process of intuitively selecting pictures and words from magazines to illustrate my intent and have arranged them in front of my nose this year so that not a day goes by where I’m not reminded of my focus.

Keeping up the energy is part of the process and we don’t want our intentions to fall off the map after January, so I would suggest that if you do either vision boards, or cards, that you place them in clear view of where you spend most of your time.

Another suggestion: When you’re selecting your photos, try not to focus on specific outcomes but rather on the “essence” of those things. In other words, how would having that thing make you feel? Is it something you need to possess, or rather a feeling that you’d like to increase in your life? Do you need to achieve a certain goal, or is your desire more about having a particular level of comfort or freedom or beauty in your life? Think “essence” rather than “outcome” in order to allow the Universe a variety of ways to bring you what you want. Select photos that encapsulate those feelings.

There’s no “right” way to work with your word! It’s the power of your intent that will open the doors.

And most of all — have fun!

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