It’s December and in a few short weeks, this year will have come to a close. Did 2014 work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d hoped on January 1st of this year? Did you enjoy the passage or was it a slog through what seemed to be very dense matter?
As you close the door on one chapter of your life and open the door to unexplored territory and new experiences, take a look back at yourself and your 2014 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2015, your best year ever?
Your message this month comes in the form of a quote or affirmation that will help you analyze and understand the experiences of this year and the value you received from them.
By so doing, you’ll learn how to use your 2014 experience to energize yourself, your hopes, wishes and dreams in 2015. Use the empowering questions below to guide you in your review of 2014 and your preview of 2015:
* Is there a message for me in this experience? * What’s the gift in this situation? * What can I learn from this? * What’s the most loving thing I could do now? * What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now? * What would I do if I knew I could not fail? * What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “You have done what you could– some blunders and absurdities have crept in.Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. What have you consented to?” Richard Bach
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20)“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” Roger Babson
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” Benjamin Disraeli
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” L. P. Jacks
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” James Russell Miller
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.” Benjamin Disraeli
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19 “Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs
MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Bard