Four steps to stop you feeling sad and stressed this New Year

22 Dec, 2022 | Mind, WYLDE Crystals

Words by Emma Lucy Knowles

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Our WYLDE Energy expert, Emma Lucy Knowles, spells out the importance of not feeling the pressure to change yourself beyond all recognition just because it’s January.

No-one knows exactly what this year has in store, so here’s my four-point plan to get the most out of the next 12 months, and to feel strong and empowered as you face the new year with positivity.

Step One: Forget a New Year, a New You! Celebrate what you have achieved in 2023 – who you have become and the challenges you have dealt with.

Don’t buy into the advertisers’ dream, stressing over ‘A New Year, A New You.’ Once Christmas is over society forces us to focus on an arbitrary date in the human diary that says this is the end of one chapter and the bountiful beginning of the next. Often all it achieves is a mass collective disappointment. Think about it. What is a new year?

Instead of stressing yourself with resolutions that you may or may not keep, look at the New Year as the moment 12 glorious months come to an end. View it as a time to wind down and tune in. Yes, it’s a time to celebrate; but to celebrate what you have achieved; what you have completed; who you have become and what you let be.

Take a moment. Steady your mind and slow your vibration. Ease it by feeling into your crystals. Try Hematite to slow and hold a vibe so you can see things more slowly and embrace everything. Use Snowflake Obsidian to lighten your view and your load so that you can step forward with true ease.

Utilise your crystals

Step Two: Discover YOUR true new year

This is where I get excited. For me, the real energetical leap and yes, I mean LEAP, starts with your actual birthday in 2024. The anniversary of the day you launched into the world in all your glory! The weeks and months powering towards your earthly gateway is your time for action and a period that can be full of emotion. From feeling sad and unsettled, to wild and high as a kite, your birthday is the true moment to let go. All that emotion you are feeling is your energy and spirit expelling anything that no longer serves you, so you can launch into your new year.

Have you ever had times when you feel sad, but you don’t know why, or you can’t stop smiling for some reason? Those feelings are a result of your energy rising; memories and feelings taking up space in your system that need to come to surface to release or to be reminded of.

Release what doesn’t serve you

Step Three: Create a New Year of You Ritual

Start this the month before your day of brilliance and light the same candle for each phase of the moon before your birthday.

1. On the New Moon before your birthday, light your candle in a quiet space, and think clearly about what you want this new and energetic year to bring.

2. As the moon waxes, light the candle again and set intentions as to your dreams and desires for your new year.

3. Under the full moon, light the candle and write down every wish and blessing for the year ahead, almost as a birthday card to yourself. Seal that card in an envelope and leave it under the candle with a citrine crystal; the most perfect crystal for abundance; a crystal that will usher and direct abundant flow to and through your door.

4. As the moon wanes, ignite your flame again and tune into a meditation that centres your energy and mind; one that nurtures the garden of you and tends, without thought, to the seeds you’ve planted. A chakra meditation would be perfect, or music that soothes your body and mind. If that’s not for you, hit the bath tub and sink into the feeling. Whichever way you do it, soak up all the good vibes that are aligned for this year without putting mental pressure on your wishes and manifestations. Allow yourself to simply flourish.

5. When the night of your birthday lands, light that candle once more, hold your citrine, or your favourite crystal, open that card, and read it out loud or to yourself. As you feel that warmth and buzz close your eyes and blow the candle out. Trust that just as you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, your wishes are made and that energy flows forward for you.

Light the same candle for each phase of the moon before your birthday

Step Four: Be patient

The biggest tip I can give you now is to be patient. Place that card somewhere you can see it and every time you look at it, acknowledge it. In doing this you are sending it your wishes and the energy of your intentions, and handing them over to spirit and the universe. Please resist the urge to read the card, when frustration strikes or mood dips. When that raises its cheeky head, hold that crystal and sink back with the breath to the moon, back to the ritual of making your wishes for your new year.

Most importantly of all, enjoy it! Give yourself complete permission to ride with the energy…don’t just let the energy of the year ride you!

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Emma Lucy Knowles

Clairvoyant, Healer, Reader, Teacher, Translator, Author and Coach
@​your_emmalucy

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