January is here, and you’re probably getting inundated with sales pitches and articles on how to make this your greatest year yet. Some of you may even had tried these “life-changing” approaches in previous years with varying results. I applaud you for not giving up on trying to improve your life.
For those of you who have never succeeded in reaching your goals or maintaining them long-term, I offer this: It’s possible that your goals are not rooted enough in service. Goals which focus on individual success rather than universal success and happiness have a short shelf life. They may allow us to prosper for a short time, but the most sustainable visions are ones that include us all.
Here are some ways to bring service to your manifestations, creating prosperity both for yourself and others:
1. Ask why.
Once you have a goal in mind, ask yourself why you want it. Try to recognize when the ego is involved. Find the places where your dream connects to the greater good.
2. Look for the holes.
Sometimes, we think we are doing good but there could be variables in our plan which could negatively affect others. Explore your vision from multiple angles and include different perspectives in your evaluation.
3. Always give with an open heart.
It’s how we give that’s most deeply felt by others. Resentment always leads to a cycle of loss. Work on yourself first, so that you can give freely without expecting anything back in return.
4. Work with others.
You’ll find encouragement for creating your own manifestation circle on my website, where you can work with others with similar values to motivate, challenge, and help one another manifest for the highest good of humanity.
Here are some meditations to help you home in on your higher calling and true path of bliss:
Have your journal handy so that you can write down any insights and divine downloads you experience after each meditation.
Intro to Finding Your Life Purpose
Life Purpose Bliss Meditation
Finding Your Gift
Connecting to Past Experience
People I Admire
Lara Land is Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and author of the Bliss Book, a life-purpose planner that will help you achieve your true bliss state.