New Year Renewal: Soul Aligned Goals & Your Cycle
Welcome back to your New Moon Renewal with The Agenda. Period! This month’s theme is Soul Aligned Goals, with a special meditation to enjoy. Winter is a time of reflection, settling in, coziness, time with loved ones, and dreaming of spring. With our Winter Solstice only a few days behind us, it may still feel like the night is long, but this is the perfect time to dream of what’s possible in 2023. If you are using your Agenda Period App, you know the power of cycle charting and syncing. Aligning how you move towards your dreams with your cycle and knowing what that is can add another layer of magic.
First, set the mood: Do you need to head out to the park by your house, or climb into your closet or cozy bed? Grab a journal and some coloring goodies. Even burning a candle or incense can help your mind signal to your body that you can relax and settle in. Allow yourself this time to settle and not feel like other things are a priority for 20 minutes.
Take a couple of minutes to sit quietly. Music can also help set the tone. I thought this Narnia music would feel magical and grounding for this theme. Check-in with yourself. How does your body feel? You can shake or wiggle, as sometimes the tension out of your body needs to be moved or stretched out. Try to breathe from your stomach instead of your chest.
Placing your hands on your stomach makes it easier to know when you are breathing deeply, as your hands will move with your breath. Acknowledge any thoughts that come into your mind and let them pass. Allow yourself to be in this moment and not have to do for anyone, including yourself.
When you feel centered in your body, you can read on:
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”— Anaïs Nin
What does the quote bring up for you? Where are you remaining tight? What feels like a risk to bloom? What does the phrase soul aligned goals feel like to you?
Get cozy, lay down, or find a comfortable place to sit. Listen to the Future You Meditation.
Who were you in 7-10 years? What did they have to say to you? What surprised you about meeting them? Where did the two of you meet? What were they like? How do you feel? Is there anything you need to do? What steps may you need to take as you become them?
Creative Endeavor Part II
Grab your pen and paper. We will create a council for you to talk to or look to when you need advice. It doesn’t have to be a woman. It can be anyone you look up to, divine, dead, alive, any age, real or imagined. Make a list of 3-10 people. Once you have your list, pick three, and suppose you were them giving you advice for where you are in your life right now and where you want to go. What would they say? How would they encourage you?
Book recommendations for moving towards Soul Aligned Goals:
1. How We Heal By Alexandra Elle
2. The Lightmaker’s Manifesto By Karen Walrond
Use the search bar to look up other New Moon Renewals we’ve created for you to discover something new about yourself, learn about your cycle, and take a moment to pause, breathe, and reflect.