Make Your New Year Meaningful & Amazing!

Updated: January 6, 2019

We’re at the beginning of the year and if you’re anything like me you’ve got your intentions all set and raring to go! But, sometimes the “new year new you” vibe can create too many expectations that can weigh heavily on you especially if you haven’t put closure on last year!

Imagine that you stepped into the new year still dragging along a big bag of invisible stuff you don’t actually want, nor is even vaguely good for you Yet here you are trying to jump up and down with glee about all things new however your jump up is so lame and everything feels so slow and heavy? It’s like you’ve taken a detour in your mind and you find yourself all wrapped up about a future outcome that can’t make lift off! This can leave you feeling like you are fending off negativity at every turn. Or maybe your mind has run willy-nilly to a past hurt as if it just happened? Or, perhaps you are wandering in the potentials that seem so far away from where you are now, that you get confused as to how anything could happen to move you forward? It’s a big ol’ New year Hairball!

While obviously and physically here right now, many people barely visit the present moment because they are rushing from past regrets and the potential of future trauma. The human mind has the incredible capacity to draw you back into the past and/or propel you into the future, all while you go about your day-to-day life.

Just like you, I love to relive old memories and dream about the future, in fact, daydreaming and visualizing your desired outcome is advised. What you want to watch for is repetitive cycles of self-defeating thought.

As I describe in my best selling book, The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in Your Life, you are living out a narrative of your life. Some argue once they take a closer look at the stories they are actually running in the back of their mind, they would not ever tell their story this way! Maybe heartbreak has crossed your path. Maybe you are in a life or career challenge that you didn’t see coming. What story will you tell about it?

In the book, I lead you through a profound process to discover the inner landscapes you inhabit on your path—the unseen patterns, hidden motivations, and family legacies—and show you how to break free of whatever is holding you back from the super amazing and meaningful life that is your birthright.

If your thoughts are stuck and you can’t see the next logical step, you might be doing a little ‘Time Wandering’–living “some-when” other than the present moment.

Here’s a short quiz to find out “when” you’re often living:

1, Have you ever found yourself back in frustrating situations that are eerily similar to your past and make you feel powerless?
2. Does your mind often wander to past relationships or old frustrations or “failures”?
3. Do you ever run scenarios in your mind about conversations you’ve had with someone or are about to have with them, taking your attention off, say, driving your car?
4. Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting and running through scenarios that have nothing to do with your surroundings?
5. Do you sometimes find yourself anticipating the worst to happen, just like it once did in your past experience? (i.e. thinking He/She will leave me, just like the others.)
6. When you’re frustrated with something in your life, do you tend to focus on your past or future rather than deal with your current emotions and experience?

If you answered yes to any of these questions (and I don’t have to be psychic to suspect you had at least one yes!), it’s a sign of being “some-when else.” And, when you’re some-when other than the present, you are never in the now.

Right now is where all your power is! In this moment alone is where you access the magic wand to direct your life. Of course, there’s absolutely no shame in having slipped back into an old landscape or in getting caught up in anticipating a future event, we are all story-telling beings, after all.

You see that you have the power to choose your perceptions about whatever you’ve experienced.

Stop and go back. Read that again. You can learn to change your perceptions about your past. You must choose it.

Here’s an exercise to help you get started:

1. Close your eyes as you focus on your breath.
2. Let all your thoughts fade away and then ask yourself: Where am I? Allow your inner awareness to show you where you are and this features of this place.
3. Then, in your journal, take some time to describe the landscape you were just pointed.
4. Answer the following questions:
Have you been here before?
Are you in the future or past?
How do you feel here?
What lessons are to be learned here?
Have you been here before?
If so, does it feel like you keep coming back for a reason?
How can the experience of being in this particular landscape help you today?
What place would you choose to inhabit today and what would it feel like to be there?

Remember, now is where all your power is to shape your Map—past, present and future! You always choose the story.


Showing 19 comments
  • Robyn

    Beautiful new deck!!! Congratulations and Thankyou

  • Donna Campbell

    I love this new deck Colette. Can’t wait to purchase it. Awesome reading too.

    Thanks so much.

  • Deborah Tibbetts-Tumiel

    Great Reminder Blog !!
    Wishing You A Magical 2019 ….
    filled with LOVE !

  • Rhonda Skallan

    Gorgeous new deck – can’t wait to get it!
    The reading was just what I needed to hear and delivered so lovely and full of information.

  • Nancy

    Perfect in Every Way <3. Love You !

  • Karen

    I used to live in all the mistakes I made when I was younger, almost everyday. It was exhausting.
    I realized that the mistakes and experiences are what I am now.
    I try not to slip back because the past was my early learning and now I’m applying my learning.
    And I’m SO much happier and peaceful.

  • Rosalind

    Beautiful deck!!

  • Sherry

    Thank you, Happy New Year! ❤️

  • Debbie Tate

    Ooh I just bought the Spirit Animal Deck and now I want that one too 😄
    Was reading your blog, have saved it as it have not finished yet but what I read was so inspiring, will definitely being doing that process, thank you so much 😊 Happy New Year 💖

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Collette , an amazing reading for our new year 2019!!! Love the new Goddess cards,

  • Laurie

    I love your work, I love your spirit! I would love to see you do a calendar that has your messages and your collaborators art. I would buy it and put it on my wall where I could see it every day. A simple 12 month calendar would give me my fix!

  • Kylie

    Thank you Colette and I’m so excited about both these decks 😊. May this year be fully blessed for you 💛🌟🌟🌟

  • Liz

    I had an amazing connection with your reading for this year. Have just shared it with 2 of my friends who are caught up in the same crisis situation as I am because your words will help them understand and deal with the issue at hand. Thank you!
    Looking forward to purchasing your new Goddess cards to complement the Spirit Animal deck.
    PS love the outfit you were wearing for this reading.
    You looked awesome, Colette!

  • Lynn faulkner

    I recently received my first deck, Mystic Shaman. I love the deck but wonder if it will not be featured now that beautiful new decks have been published. I hope not!

  • Faye

    A great way to start the year on a positive note.

  • Rose

    Beautiful! Thank You Colette

  • Renee Sugar

    “There are far greater things ahead, than any that we leave behind “. C.S. Lewis
    What I love when reading a book that I have read before; is that I always see new
    information that I wasn’t able or ready to comprehend before. Can only absorb/process so much information. Currently re-reading the “Map” and like any
    journey, it isn’t ever the same twice. If it is, then robot-mode is likely narrowing our
    field of vision/potential. Sometimes “freeze” mode is affecting our ability to be present to “experience” life in a completely new way.
    I am on the edge of stepping onto a plane this week; going to a place where I have never been before. It will be interesting and inspiring to watch what unfolds. As I have heard it said before; ” Who am I without my story”? Good question.
    I don’t know what to expect, so I will attempt to be open, and receptive to what/whomever presents itself. An opportunity to practice, a different way of living; being. Sometimes that is how a new pathway is forged by departing from the “known” and embracing the uncharted. Haven’ t felt this nervous, and out of my comfort zone in a long time; so I know it will be a very different environment than I am accustomed to. A new friend recently said to me, ” time to shake things up a bit”. Even though it can be lonely on the growing edge; as that beautiful quote states, ” Come to the edge; no we can’t we’re afraid;
    Come to the edge; We can’t; we might fall. So they came to the edge, he pushed them and they flew”. Guillame Apollinaire
    Remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when they stepped off the edge of a cliff holding each others’ hand. ” Ah sh–t ” was what they said.

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