As the New Year begins, I find myself in a perpetual state of gratitude. I would like to thank everyone who has inspired, participated, contributed, and truly supported the vision of House of Citrine.
I know many of us began this past year by setting goals, resolutions, or intentions for what we would like to manifest throughout the upcoming year. If you are like me, the New Year begins with the best of intentions, but as the months progress, many of us become disengaged or lose focus. As a result, our motivation dissipates. While it is important for us to be forward thinkers (yet take the time to reflect on the year past), I feel it is even more important and vital to be truly present in each moment and appreciate the here and now with the practice of intention…
May we each take at least 10 minutes to quiet our minds in meditation before we begin the day (even 5 minutes will alter your reality) so we may then center ourselves with the goals we’d like to bring to fruition or the obstacles we wish to overcome. A mission to experience each new day with a raw and open willingness, a true fresh start.
I encourage each and every one of you to release and let go of that which no longer serves you. This includes clearing sacred space in preparation for conscious connections with others. Personally, grounding and presence are essential in transmuting and negativity I may have once been consumed by. Setting boundaries is crucial to my well-being and is truly vital for everyone.
Surround yourself with people who you admire, who share your visions, and who are making an impact in the universe in a positive way. Connect with those who will love you unconditionally and lift you up. Those closest to you should only enrich your inner sanctum.
Please remember that everyone deserves some quiet time to more effectively navigate through the hustle and bustle of life. I know firsthand how the noise of the city can overshadow and drown out my intuition. I find my truest relief in nature. To really ground yourself is to actively connect with the world around you. I know this, because each time I am in Sedona, AZ on the red rocks, or during a visit to the ocean, I feel my connection to the vast and limitless possibilities lying before me and become more conscious.
May you find what supercharges you and go there often. Find inner peace and rekindle the excitement of what is yet to come. In all things, carry gratitude in your heart as you come from an open place of vulnerability ready to receive life’s abundance.
So there it is, loves. These pieces of treasured reflections are precious gems I am honored to share with each and every one of you. Set a daily intention to see your yearly goals grow wings!
I wish you a year of health, abundance, blessings, light, laughter, and love.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
P.S. As we move into 2016, I am also excited to announce we will be adding a new element to House of Citrine…
Starting next week, we will begin offering you weekly ‘Citrine Gems’ where individuals in the community highlight conscious living in their everyday practice and activism will be showcased. We are very excited about the new weekly Monday feature and trust these beautiful souls will inspire you as they have inspired us.