New Year’s Process – Opening to the Future

In Blog by Patricia Albere

For many reasons, I love the last few weeks of the year. The coziness of the shorter days draws me inwards to contemplate this past year and also, give an even deeper, wider focus to what it is pulling and propelling me forward. Taking the time to appreciate the journey and accomplishments of the year is important to me. Being complete means allowing everything to be as it is so that the past is fully integrated and we can move forward free and available for the full potentials existence is inviting us into.

It’s hard for me to believe, but over thirty years ago I developed a course,  called VISION, which enabled people to manifest lives in deep alignment with their essence or soul. A lot of the work had to do with listening to the deepest longing and then creating the space, opening to the forces of manifestation and creating structures for the fulfillment of the soul’s longing. In our current understanding it was very effective for spiritually aligned self-authoring development. I offer this simplified process from that work, for you to complete and open yourself to 2018 and all its potentials.

It’s useful to write this process. Look at the following areas of life and write down what has manifested in this past year. There’s no need to look at everything, the notes that go along with each category are just there to help you pay attention to what you might not have considered. There’s no need to even look at each category – just what feels important.

Take each area and appreciate how you have approached each area of life – what you have done or made yourself available for and also what has been given through others and through life to you. Also consider anything you need to learn from, forgive yourself for and integrate for the future.

Once you have completed 2017. Sit, meditate and hold it all and the mystery of your own existence and let the various memories and energies move through you until you are returned to stillness and silence.

Then at another sitting, begin to open yourself to 2018.  Sit first, opening yourself up to listening for and feeling into the liminal – the space before manifestation, where the forces and visions of the future already exist.

Write what comes and then begin to focus on the list and see what else arises and write it down. It’s not a plan – they aren’t really goals – just see what is there. More than that we can’t really do through an email. But I promise that just doing this process will invite and open you to more of what existence is already inviting you into.


RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF: Self-image, sense of identity, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, personal integrity, personal power, responsibility, energy level, etc.

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Capacity for relatedness, intensity, intimacy, transparency, love, care, commitment, mutual respect, empathy, psychic ability, mutual support, quality of relationships with family, friends, lovers, spouses, children, etc.

RELATIONSHIPS TO GROUPS: Membership and participation in social, professional, community, religious, spiritual groups. Capacity for collective awakening and accessing higher states of consciousness, intelligence, cooperation and creativity.

WORK, CAREER AND CREATIVITY: Job accomplishments, career vision, creative projects, creative expression, etc.

SEXUALITY: Inner freedom, levels of intimacy, depth and new experiences & possibilities

SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION: Consciousness, spiritual growth, relationship with God/Higher Power, religious learning, meditation or spiritual practices, soul qualities, transcendent experiences, etc.

HEALTH, WELL-BEING, PRESENTATION: Physical health and vitality, energy level, sleep, light body, appearance, exercise.

EDUCATION: Gaining competence and skill in particular areas, languages, computers, writing, art, music, finances, real estate, etc.

PLEASURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND VACATIONS: Recreation, museums, opera, plays, shows, concerts, vacations, travel, weekends away, restaurants, parties, hobbies, culture, dancing, etc.

HOME AND POSSESSIONS: How and where you would like to live that is fully aligned with growth and contribution.

FINANCES: Financial viability, savings, investments, income, credit worthiness, attitude about money, charities, net worth, tithing, generosity, healing, etc.

CONTRIBUTION: Relationship to society, environment, government, world peace, hunger, neighborhood, etc.    ™Patricia Albere

Happy New Year to you and yours..

When I feel into the potentials waiting to manifest in 2018, it feels strong even though it’s a chaotic and turbulent time for the world.  We can come together with solidarity, love and newness – that which we really can’t imagine until it arises in the space between us.  Something powerful is beckoning us to give ourselves as never before.

With deep love and appreciation,

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Patricia Albere

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Patricia Albere is at ground zero of an evolutionary stream of spiritual awakening. She is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective and an internationally known contemporary spiritual teacher and author.