Writing your ideal scene is a fantastic way to focus on what your priorities are, as well as giving you a guiding light to navigate your way through the turmoil this year will bring. It is a way to keep yourself grounded, forward-looking, and living with authenticity.
Over the years I have seen the most incredible changes take place in my life in just one year, and obviously as those incredible years shape into a decade, its a big deal!
Your ideal scene does not have to be full of lofty ideals, though it can be. Nor does it need to be ambitious or full of targets and goals, through again, more power to you if that’s what you want! I have found each year to be different; when I first began writing them back in 2005, I was so far from my ‘ideal’ that it was indeed full of fantastic goals and dreams (all of which came true). As the years have gone on, I have had less external goals and dreams and more internal wishes for presence, patience, and inner peace – partly due to many of my external dreams having already come true!
My suggestion to you is to get yourself ‘in the mood’ first – the higher your vibration when you write, the better. Every month when we complete our Reiki Share we close with an intention circle, over the years the group has seen incredible success with our intentions, and I am sure it is because we are all in such a high energy state as we sit together and share our dreams and aspirations. Our thoughts and wishes zoom into the universe with such light and love surrounding it, its really a done deal!
If you are doing this on your own and you have Reiki, it would be fantastic to do a self-treatment first before you start. Otherwise try meditation, yoga, dancing – whatever puts you in a happy state, a place where you are more flowing, more expansive and more optimistic than you would normally be. The bigger you can dream the better!
Law of Attraction is really about setting authentic intentions, and then moving towards them. I remember years ago listening to Dr. Phil talk about his mother and the fact that he cannot remember one moment where she raised her voice at him in all the years he lived with her. At the time I was stunned, it had never occurred to me that, as a mother, I could also have such a lofty ideal. Over the years I have striven (and struggled) to temper my tone with my children and have always had something loving to say about our relationship in all my ideal scenes. Over the years I have also seen myself improve and my tone soften to the point that this year I feel ready to stop shouting altogether. I simply no longer see the benefit or point. Still, its a massive ask as its been a parenting skill passed down through many generations! But that is the point of ideal scenes – to stretch yourself into new territory that you otherwise would not have thought possible.
Its important to remember though, that ideal scenes do not create themselves. Once you write them, be sure that you believe in them, and you believe in yourself. Write about things you truly care about, that you are committed to, and that make your heart sing. If you want a salary raise to get your partner off your back, or you want a better relationship with your parents because you feel guilty, then trust me, you will not have the motivation to make the changes in your habits to make it work. Better to focus on areas of your life that you know will make a real difference to you, not to those around you.
I hope this helps make this the best year for you ever!
For an explanation of how to write your Ideal scene, please see my earlier post.