2019 Intentions

 
2019 Intentions
 

With the sun in Capricorn, the stars are on our side as we lay foundations for the coming year. Here are a few of my intentions~

1 // COMMUNITY

This is a big one! I’m such a hermit, perfectly content to not leave the house at all for weeks. (Nature walks are the exception.) This year, I want to see more of the people who inspire me. My goal is one social engagement a week, which is very ambitious compared my usual habits, so… we’ll see. 

2 // STAY SLOW

I finally learned to slow down last year. I learned that trying to “keep up” is part of my deepest conditioning (especially as someone with an open Ego center in my design), so every time I felt pressure to do something, I began to ask myself “why?” If the answer isn’t aligned with who I am, then I remind myself that I have nothing to prove, it’s ok to move exactly at my own pace and say NO (because a wizard always arrives precisely when s/he means to).

3 // TRUST

There were a few scary moments last year. Or, really, one long scary moment that’s still happening, but the wave ebbs and flows and now I’m getting used to it. My business is changing, which is so tied to my identity, and also obviously tied to my finances, and it’s been hard to let go of knowing what the next step will be, how I’ll get there, or where I’m even going. We don’t have to know, and I don’t want my life to just be about getting somewhere. So I’m following my body’s cues and cultivating trust that I’ll have what I need, when I need it.

Of course this is all easier said than done, especially weeks like this when I feel like I’m drowning under a mountain of obligations, self-imposed and otherwise. (Although maybe all obligations are self-imposed and I’m taking the lazy road by acting like I have no control?) But throughout all the ups and downs of the cycle, I want to navigate the waves with grace.

Do you set monthly/yearly intentions? If you have any thoughts or intentions you’d like to share, click over to this post on instagram to comment.

Laurel HillRitual