Dedicate to Your New Year’s Resolution

When making your New Year's resolution be gentle and kind to yourself. Think of your resolution as a dedication to yourself. A dedication that calls upon your inner strength, empowers you and causes you to rise to the occasion. We are drawn to dedication by our own desires.

Our desires are requesting dedication, and dedication is requesting a change. When change is present we may feel excited, and curious. We may also feel uncertainty and doubt. Use these emotions as an incentive to move you closer to your dedication. Be optimistic about your outcome, even through the difficult moments. We need those difficult times to triumph over and revel in victory and achievement!

How to Manifest Your Resolution According to Western Research

According to Western research, each desire for change is a request for your cells to wire together in a new way. The more attention you give your desire, the stronger your wire becomes. We give attention to our desire through thought, spoken word, physical action, and visualization. 

Here is an example, let's say I want to quit eating refined sugar. Rather than focusing on the choice that I can no longer have sugar, I am going to focus on what I can have, like sweet apples, dates, and honey. When I eat those foods I'm going to enjoy them and really taste their sweetness. As opposed to getting mad or frustrated that I can't have the refined sugary foods. In this instance, I am training myself with taste and thought alone that those foods are more satisfying than the other. 

To learn more about this concept, I encourage you to read, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza.

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How to Incorporate Chinese Medicine into Your Resolution

In Chinese Medicine, we use several tools to support the body and mind in achieving our dedication. These tools assist in the process by supporting and reinforcing your own desire. They include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, essential oils and movement therapy. Chinese Medicine can be used effectively for a number of desires including weight loss, healthy eating, stress, pain, or to break a habit or pattern.

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Imagery and Symbolism for Your Resolution through the Five Elements

Below is a bit of imagery and symbolism to take with you as you travel with your dedication into the New Year.

When we spark the match to light the fire, we must add wood to help it burn, and then use metal to direct the wood. It is the earth that provides boundaries for the fire, and water that gives fire its flexibility.

Comment below and share with me share with me your New's Resolution and how you will dedicate to it!

If fear is getting in the way of achieving your desires, read my post, Working with Fear! A Fresh Perspective on Engaging with Fear

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Disclaimer: This information is intended for general reference only. It is not a replacement for professional health advice. The content in this post intentionally does not provide dosage information or possible interactions with prescription drugs or other medications. Please contact a certified health practitioner such as a physician of Oriental Medicine or Herbalist before considering use. To schedule an appointment with Malerie, visit the services page.