NEW DAWN, NEW DAY, NEW WAY is the focus for today in America with the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America. With controversy brewing from some disappointed people and total excitement from all of the ones who support the President Elect, it is speculated to be a historical day. With the first African American President Barack Obama passing the torch to the Non Politician Donald J. Trump, America is watching. The thought of those few minutes where our country has been traditionally peacefully transferred the highest power in the land brings forth a message for the blog about a new dawn, a new day, and a new way.
As you have guessed, I will take the message away from politics into a life lesson for us. With the first light of the day, the rays of the sun working its way in the sky to announce the beginning of a new day and with this projection of light and brightness comes an opportunity to start a new way.
Life can become mundane with the same routine with the same results. I would like to elaborate on my experience. Even as a teenager, I wrote poetry and stories so the talent was present but due to working, I never devoted much time. It was a hit and miss task and a form of escape from my routine. As I became older, it seemed more important to express my thoughts through writing. I began writing “that” book I had talked about writing since I was a young adult. It seemed to take me forever and it almost did! Several years in the making but at some point, I woke up to a new dawn, a new day, and apparently a new way. I began dedicating my nights and especially the weekends to completing the book.
With this change, pages began to multiply and within a year of dedication, the book was not only written, it was published and I had my first book signing. This was one of the most exciting events in my life (birth of my daughter being at the top of the list) and it spurred another new dawn, new day, and new way and now the second book is published. It solidified that changing the routine and accepting change has proved to be a productive addition. I will continue to look for new days and ways to enhance my life. Writing the blog is for another day’s blog and I am willing to share how applying the same dedication worked.
Here is an except from an article THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO CHANGE YOUR ENERGY.
Stephanie Zamora Huffington Post 05/08/2014
Three Simple Steps to Change Your Energy
1) Change your environment.
One of the easiest things you can do to transform your energy is to make changes to your environment!
If the energy of a past relationship still lingers in your home, causing you grief and sadness, change things up! Get yourself a brand new comforter, some brightly colored throw pillows you love and paint the walls. Bring in fresh flowers, play a completely new kind of music and declutter. Hang new photos and buy yourself new dishes.
If work leaves you feeling crappy at the end of each day, make a change to your environment where you can… such as your commute home. If you drive, buy a hilarious comedian’s CD or a fun and lighthearted audio book, even if you’re drive is only 10 minutes. Buy yourself some super comfy driving slippers (fuzzy, of course), keep a healthy after work treat in the glove box and maybe get some new colorful seat covers.
Even something as simple as changing the wallpaper on your computer or smartphone can immediately alter your energy. We’re creatures of habit, which means we quickly become accustomed to certain things in our space. Without realizing it, we also attach memories to, and trap energy within, colors, smells, images, sounds, lightness and darkness in our environment.
By changing something as simple as your comforter or desktop background, you create a disconnect that allows your brain to start rewiring your emotions and dissipate the negative energy associated.
2) Change your location.
This is all about mixing things up and creating a new environment for yourself. Sure, sometimes it might mean moving to a new job or apartment, but it doesn’t have to be a big to-do!
Start taking the peaceful, scenic route home from work. Maybe instead of heading straight home, you stop off at the gym, a coffee shop or a friend’s house. Instead of shopping at the same grocery store, mix it up and hit a different brand name or just visit another neighborhood’s farmer’s market.
By physically changing your location, you open your senses up to new experiences, smells, sights and sounds. Again, being creatures of habit, we tend to fall into routines that keep us stuck in a cycle that feeds negative energy. By changing things up, you’re forced to create new experiences, meet new people, see new things and, most importantly, get out of your routine!
When you begin to disrupt your mindless routines, you start to open up. Opening up helps you to release old energy and attract new, positive energy.
3) Change your mindset.
This is about more than just “think happy thoughts,” though I highly recommend you practice positive thinking. It’s about creating the space and opportunity for new ideas and growth. Growth forces us to release limiting beliefs and try out new ways of thinking, being and processing our world.
If you’re feeling stuck or unhappy, get out there and learn something new. Read a book about cultivating amazing relationships, starting a business around your passion or how to be happy for no reason. Take a class, workshop or hire a coach or counselor. Take action towards learning a new way to view, process and work through situations.
ALL of the most transformational changes in my life can be traced back to simple mindset shifts such as positive thinking, forgiveness, compassion, trusting in the universe, listening to my intuition first and taking personal responsibility for everything that manifests in my life. Learning a new way to look at any feeling or situation will immediately transform the energy that surrounds it, and your life.
It is a NEW DAWN, NEW DAY, AND HOPEFULLY A NEW WAY! May we symbolize this special day in America as our personal day to make positive changes in our lives. Live Life; Love Life; and Live Life to the fullest by being a positive person!
Photo of Sunrise courtesy of Mark Lott 2015
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