Revisit Your Future
One year from now, take some time to recreate this ritual. Once again, you may want to put on some relaxing music, light a candle, or use an essential oil diffuser, and set the intentions of reflection and more awareness.
Get grounded in your space by breathing in and out for at least three deep belly breaths. Then open your letter with compassion, joy, and wonder. It’s important to read through the letter with a child-like sense of wonder. This means you appreciate each aspect and refrain from judgment. Instead, celebrate all that has gone well and note which areas manifested into a reality. Celebrate the little victories as well as any setbacks.
The goal is to see your life as an unfolding creative adventure, rather than a destination you need to get to or check off. This exercise is for nurturing and self-care. It can be a powerful alignment tool to help you stay focused on your best self with integrity, joy, honesty, and fulfillment. Remember to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
If you enjoy the process, repeat it yearly, or even try spreading out the time—for example, writing to yourself five years from now.
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