All New Hope Sparkles for 2017
By Sandi Anderson
After a year of contested elections, unpredictable weather, and natural disasters (the list goes on), worry has become commonplace. We could use a new dose of hope. New hope for the New Year 2017 is doable. Even a small twinkle of hope can turn those feelings about. It’s time to create new “hope twinkles.” “A hope sparkle is that special event, thought, or words someone said that inspired us to keep going.” Sandi-ism 11-30-2016 Yes, life can seem pretty bleak. Especially when we keep meeting resistance and the goals we set are not reached. We can begin to believe there is no reason to keep going. When we can’t get to where we would like to be and don’t feel we have any control in our life, it can start to seem like “Why bother?” “Who’s going to care?” or “What is the point?” That’s where hope comes in. Hope can turn us from despair. It’s a deep life energy, a reason to live. It’s the fuel for trusting intentions to manifest our desires. When we face challenges in life, hope is the magic elixir that can help us stay strong and persevere. The “I am” statements are powerful makers of the good we do, have, see, and are. Statements such as “I am not,” “I can’t,” “I never,” or “I am always” chip away at our reserves of confidence and resilience. In this state of mind, we begin to lose the ability to see the “twinkles and sparkles” of hope in everyday life. When that happens, it’s time to create new hope twinkles. Here are some steps to creating new twinkles of hope: 1. Ask yourself how would you really want your life to look. What would it include? Think of the absolute best. Be specific. If it’s a job, what are you doing? Where? What are your friends like? Note how these new ideas feel, how your attitude changes. Use statements such as, “I can do…,” “I am worthy of…,” “I can start….” 2. Compare your ideal vision to what you have now. This will give insight into areas of your life that are in line with your vision, areas needing attention. Have any parts of your vision already showed up in your life? Those twinkles tell you hope is around. Acknowledge them. They’re yours. 3. Reflect (honestly) whether this is a realistic expectation. You really expect to be a millionaire, but you don’t know what the job will be. Start with a step you can do and will be able to achieve. Believe you do have the answer. 4. Set Goals. Be Specific. Be open to finding different ways to achieve them. Are they measurable? Remember to celebrate the small twinkles of success. Have short-term, mid-term, and long-range goals. Start and end times. Write this all down. 5. Action. What are some things you can do right now to create and achieve your goals? You are worth the effort. Sandi Anderson, CHTP, RM & Intuitive Life & Soul Coach. Energetic Healing.