Poor Richard has worked tirelessly setting New Year’s Resolutions every January 1st.
While he’s not always the best at keeping them, he’s consistent, and he believes this year will be better than ever before.
Here’s a short history of Richard’s progress though the years!
2005: I will read at least 20 good books a year.
2006: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2007: I will read 5 books a year.
2008: I will finish The Pelican Brief
2009: I will read some articles in the newspaper this year.
2010: I will read at least one article this year.
2011: I will try and finish the comics section this year.
2005: I will get my weight down below 180.
2006: I will watch my calories until I get below 190.
2007: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200.
2008: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight.
2009: I will work out 5 days a week.
2010: I will work out 3 days a week.
2011: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.
2005: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2006: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
2007: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2008: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2009.
2009: I will be totally out of debt by 2010.
2010: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2011.
2011: I will try to be out of the country by 2012.
2008: I will try to be a better husband to Marge.
2009: I will not leave Marge.
2010: I will try for a reconciliation with Marge.
2011: I will try to be a better husband to Wanda.
2008: I will stop looking at other women.
2009: I will not get involved with Wanda.
2010: I will not let Wanda pressure me into another marriage.
2011: I will stop looking at other women.
2008: I will not let my boss push me around.
2009: I will not let my sadistic boss drive me to the point of suicide.
2010: I will stick up for my rights when my boss bullies me.
2011: I will tell Dr. Hodger and the group about my boss.
2008: I will not get upset when Charlie makes jokes about my baldness.
2009: I will not get annoyed when Charlie kids me about my toupee.
2010: I will not get angry when Charle tells the guys I wear a girdle.
2011: I will not speak to Charlie.
2008: I will not take a drink before 5:00 p.m.
2009: I will not touch the bottle before noon.
2010: I will not become a “problem drinker”.
2011: I will not miss any AA meetings.
2008: I will see my dentist this year.
2009: I will have my cavities filled this year.
2010: I will have my root canal work done this year.
2011: I will get rid of my denture breath this year.
2008: I will go to church every Sunday.
2009: I will go to church as often as possible.
2010: I will set aside time each day for prayer and meditation.
2011: I will try to catch the late night sermonette on TV.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
As your calendar year completes Dear Ones, remember that in the Realm of the Divine, there is no time. Your New Year’s resolutions, goals, intentions only have the magic that you give them at this time of year, because, in the space of “no time”, you can create a New Year ANY time!
We gently remind you of this only to suggest that there Is ALWAYS time to create anew. And while the energy of the collective consciousness of your planet is directed at the conclusion of the time space continuum you know as 2010 and looking forward to the continuum you are calling 2011, the energy of completion and creation is ALWAYS available to you.
Cycles are part of the creation process of course. There can be no ending so to speak without a beginning and vice versa. So as you review this collection of energy you call 2010, be gentle with yourselves! Everything has been and will continue to be unfolding in Divine Order. That which you feel may not have been completed “when you should” – may not have been ready to be birthed yet. Indeed, it may only have been the inspiration you needed to move you to the very next moment that WAS birthed. It was and IS perfect Dear Ones!
That which you began was begun with the spark of inspiration and combined with physical action to bring It forth and yet – still that may have been ALL that was appropriate in that particular moment. So we recommend you do not spend time releasing regrets for that which did not turn out the way you had expected or hoped, but rather, choose to acknowledge yourselves for all that did come to light, regardless of whether you believe it completed it’s cycle in the way you had imagined.
And as you are visioning into the coming year you are calling 2011, allow your visions to be sprinkled with the Divine Wisdom of your soul, your guides, your angels, all of the non-earthly realm, as well as calling on your Earth Spirits and Gaia herself to provide you the firm foundation and molten fire you will access to bring form to those visions, intentions and goals in their due course of creation.
We encourage you to believe in whatever “magic” helps you move into the Divine Creation birthing place. Fairy Godmothers, Archangels, Winged Ones, the Stone People – all can and will contribute to your Divine Creation at your slightest request.
Allow your Divine Spirit and your Sacred Heart to co-create with you, drawing on the energy of miracles and infinite possibilities. Allow those deepest yearnings and hopes and dreams to burst forth into life now! All that is required is your belief that so-called “fairy tales” do INDEED come true!
Allow yourself to trust in YOUR inherent infinite inner power – the power of your very Soul to continue its expansion as together you create the world of your dreams.
As you are Divine One, so shall you be.