2012 Predictions for You

The first breath you draw in the New Year ushers in complete forgiveness for yourself: every mean thought you ever had about your talent, your body, your potential, dissolves. You are so light, you float off the bed.

The reason you were born, the thing the world aches for and can get only from you, is written across the sunrise in orange, pink and periwinkle. You read the message with a shiver of remembrance. Oh yes.

Good start to the year, yes?

I see you showered with spunk, powered by verve, on fire with desire. Stuck and stagnant, my friend, are junk in the trunk you drop off at Goodwill. Bye bye.

Here you are, shining the love light of the present moment on lurking fear monsters.You know, the ones who keep pouring concrete around your fleet feet. This year, you’ve been given a magic jackhammer. With two bam-bams, you are free.

Magic tools are on hand again when any clutter appears. Any and all clutter that threatens to anchor you to the past gets the old heave ho with  your magic shovel (or forklift if needed). Now you have the clarity to make the changes you have so longed desired.

Speaking of desire, in 2012, healthy desire coaxes you away from perfectionism and fear, into the open field Rumi loved, where you are safe enough to name what you truly want, and brave enough to know that the exact getting of it matters little compared to the power of taking inspired action.

Then you don a crown of resilience powered by your creative sovereignty. You take action from a place of life-giving expansion that is sometimes so much fun, you’re not sure it’s legal.

This year you listen first to your own knowing and then to what They know (or what They think they know). No more looking for the magic answer outside of you. Your sacred question is “What do I know?” And you have the quiet inside to hear your answers.

Your eyes get an adjustment in the coming months so you can see your gifts not through the lens of how someone else may or may not value them but through the eyes of love – in other words, holy batgirl, you are a miracle! You always knew it but now you know it.

That project, that dream, that desire you’ve abandoned a few thousand times before? With gratitude and complete self-forgiveness you pick it up and cradle it, and ask it what it needs to come into being this year.

Cradling happens often this year as you remember the call of your own rhythms and each time you are tempted to say, “No, I can’t. I have to push myself, do more, be more, make more,” you pause, put your hand on your heart, and turn toward that which is bigger than you (nature, god, goddess, love). You breath in that otherness and remember you always, always have a choice.

Retreats are woven through this year, hours to yourself by an ocean or river, a weekend away with girlfriends to paint, dance, giggle, even perhaps a week devoted to you and your creative desire.

The force of “YES!” permeates your life as you are able to be with what is – without pushing it away or making it wrong. By saying yes to life as it is, you are experience a wholeness that expands beyond you to bless everyone you know, have known, and will know.

Finally, whenever you have the need, you become a still pool of water, reflecting the sky, deep blue, cloudless. Completely at peace.

Sounds like a good year to me. You in? Please add your own vision intentions and bless us all!

P.S. I’m over at Amy Kessel’s place being goofy talking about unfurling, fiction, and putting art before money. Come watch me be profoundly silly.

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jes - December 21, 2011

Wow. Beautifully written and inspiring. Thanks.

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    thanks!!!

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    thank you for telling me that Jes!

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Grammarwitch - December 21, 2011

From your lips to God’s ears, Jen. I needed this so much just now.  Thanks.

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    she is listening!

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Paula - December 21, 2011

This piece gets better and better from beginning to end and even better when I read it again. I’m putting it away for safekeeping and remembering to ask “What do I know” again and again – and I’m not waiting for 2012…
Thanks.

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    heart hugs and thanks!

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Jill Salahub - December 21, 2011

There are a lot of end of the year review/big dreams & plans & goals for the future, what you will let go of or leave behind and what you hope to create in the new year end of year reviews and new year planning practices floating around, many that I’ve bookmarked or printed out and plan to play with, but this one is the shit. I am printing this out to read to myself every day next year. I am going to pull quotes from it and tape them up, like this one: “holy batgirl, you are a miracle! You always knew it but now you know it.” I am ALL in!

My guiding word for next year is “retreat,” (longer explanation is here: http://thousandshadesofgray.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/message-from-the-universe/) 2012 is going to be the end of the world as I know it. Thank you for writing me this map.

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    you are so very very welcome!!!

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Paula - December 21, 2011

Or maybe even better (just occurred to me), my intention for 2o12 is answering the question, “What do I WANT to know?”

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    also Paula “what do I want?” very very powerful

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Sue Kearney - December 21, 2011

Thanks, Jen. You inspired me. I just sent out my 12 intentions for your 2012 blogpost: http://www.magnoliaswest.com/morninggratitudes/?p=1440

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    thanks Sue! I unsubscribed today from your list because I didn’t know how I got on it 🙂 but I will read your blog with pleasure!!!

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christinecastigliano - December 21, 2011

Here’s a resounding, gospel-style Yessssss to your succulent New Year vision. 

Adding only this: We will carry the water from the still pool to all who thirst.

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    look that addition!

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Tea Silvestre - December 21, 2011

I’m with Jill…sharing and keeping and repeating to myself and others…thank you, Jen!

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    oh thanks Tea!!

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Lynne - December 22, 2011

I am waiting until the Eve of 2012 to send an email with your post, Jen, to all the women I know ~ the ones who are poised with purpose to be who they are meant to BE in the world in this year, upcoming.  I picture this “Bouquet of Vision Intentions” taped to oh so many bathroom mirrors and office bulletin boards!  Your writing is superb, inspired and inspiring. 

Blessings your way,  Lynne
http://www.GROwithLynne.com

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    thanks for sharing! Please invite them to get all my “goodies” by signing up, there’s a lovely New Year Focus Creator kit as well as all the other goodies! http://jenniferlouden.com/blognews/

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Lswaudi - December 22, 2011

Oh Yes!!!!! Love it.  Jusr reading it made me feel so good and so positive. Already I am laying the foundation for 2012.  I’ve signed up for THE RETREAT, I have teaching opportunities I’ve never had before and they seem to keep popping up! Come on 2012.  I’m ready for y!

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    Anonymous - December 22, 2011

    sweeet!!!!

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Jenn/musemother - December 22, 2011

lovely list Jen, I think we can all fire up the imagination and attract something equally luscious towards little old ‘me’.  “safe enough to name what you truly want” says it all for me. I might add, concentrate on how I want to feel, not what I want to do 🙂

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Melissaiquintero - December 25, 2011

take my decissions based on what do I know? 
feel more prospere , more safe ,more loved,  be more alive !

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Heatherh - December 28, 2011

In 2012 I will overcome my recently diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis using other methods than toxic medication, I will get the musical I have written “Will the Real Me Please Stand Up” produced somewhere in the world, and I will be full of joy, love and vibrancy, as I enter my 60th year on this Planet.  Thank you for your Blog, it’s very empowering.  Greetings from London! 

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    Anonymous - December 29, 2011

    I hear you sister!

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    Juliahayes88 - January 1, 2012

    Hello Heather, Rheumatoid Arthritis isn’t hard to deal with once you connect it to the diet. It was diagnosed for me 20+ years ago. I searched everywhere for solutions. When a German doctor steeped in Chinese medicine introduced me to fasting I found the answer for me. It’s hard to believe that even your knuckles can reduce in size. Contact me if you want the longer story. Julia

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Claire - December 31, 2011

Wow! This connects with an amazing meditation I did yesterday, where I was stood on one spot in complete darkness and then all this colour came to me. The message I got was to stop pushing and trying to control, trying to force my path in the way I thought it should happen and just be. The best things in my life have always just come to me out of the blue. So my intention this year is to stay in the moment, listen to my internal stillness and let the beautiful things happen!

Thanks for sharing.

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Juliahayes88 - January 1, 2012

Tea shared this and I picked it up. 
It is beautiful piece which dissolves fears and nourishes our inner selves. Thank you for this gift of inspiration and confidence that will keep on giving.It’s a share-with-everyone post.

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Katherine Carey - January 3, 2012

It may be January 3rd but it IS a Brand New Year FULL of Possibility and with that in my soul I found myself discovering this.  It absolutely resonates with my heart and I thank you for reminding me to allow myself to coax myself out of perfectionism and fear.

Last year, for me, was an AMAZING Year of taking leaps!  Leaps that took me from a contented, beautiful, cozy life in Maui, Hawaii to following My Dreams guided soul by my heart to the heart of NYC and Living My Dreams!!! 

This Year is a Year of Taking Chances!

SO grateful to have Your Spirit in my life…

Thank You and to Your Blessed New Year!!!

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Karen - May 26, 2012

I happened upon this a weeeee bit late to the party, but this is exactly the perfect timing for me to see this.

I am in love with these gentle yet pervasive notions, with how this made me feel.  At this transitional point in my life, it was a warm embrace and a “you can do this” whisper that my soul is incredibly thankful for at this moment.

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