10 Ways You Can Create Your Happiest New Year Ever by John Cali and Spirit

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey


New Year Celebration in Rome
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It’s that time of year when many folks make new year resolutions, often to abandon them only days or weeks later.

I no longer make new year resolutions. I prefer to call them intentions. When we create an intention the universe infuses it with powerful energy. That enables us to effortlessly flow toward fulfillment of the intention — as opposed to struggling to stick to a resolution.

This year my spirit guides suggested a list of 10 intentions to easily enrich our lives. Forget the rigid resolutions.


First we’d suggest you intend 2015 to be your best year ever. If you feel the power of that intention in your gut, know it in your heart — so it will be.

  1. The most important intention you can create at the beginning of the new year — or any time at all — is to love yourself unconditionally. No matter what is happening around you.
  2. Intend to greet every person you meet with love and good wishes. Say to them, silently or aloud, “Namaste.” (Which means “The divine in me acknowledges the divine in you.”)
  3. Take time every day, even if only for 5 or 10 minutes, to nurture yourself — with meditation, walking in a natural setting, treating yourself to a moment of luxury.
  4. Intend to take care of yourself, in the best way you can, by nurturing your body, mind, and spirit.
  5. Do something for yourself or another you’ve been putting off.
  6. Intend to let  your light shine, to get your work out to the world — in whatever form that may be. You came to this lifetime to help others shine their light. The best way to do that is let your own light shine. Each of you have a unique gift and vision to offer the world.
  7. Intend to begin every day, the moment you awaken, with thoughts that feel good.You will thereby draw more good-feeling thoughts, and more experiences to feel good about, through your day. This is a simple, powerful way to put the Law of Attraction to work for you.
  8. Know when you are feeling good and consciously choosing more good-feeling thoughts, you are aligning with the Source within you. This is the Source of all that is, God. You will radiate a light and power nothing can diminish or destroy.
  9. Always be true to yourself, knowing the source of everything you have ever wanted is within you. Every day say to yourself “I am the light of the world. I can move mountains.”
  10. Always remember, even in your darkest moments, your inner light can dispel the darkness for yourself and those whose lives you touch.

Laugh more. Have more fun. Be happy.

P.S. I’m taking Spirit’s advice to do something I’ve long wanted to do. On January 1 I’m starting a year-long daily study of A Course in Miracles.

Copyright © 2014 by John Cali

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This video by Ine Braat features music by one of my favorite performers, Irish singer Enya. It starts out with a list of new year wishes. And it has some spectacular shots of wild animals and beautiful scenery. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



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John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Conversations with Spirit: Real Answers To Life’s Pesky Questions, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming, in the USA’s northern Rocky Mountains. Sign up for his free newsletter here. You’ll receive a free copy of The Book of Joy: How To Live Every Day of Your Life Happily Ever After.

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10 Responses

  1. Margaret

    Thank you so much John and Spirit. I am so grateful to have found this site. It’s wonderful to have a source
    fresh and wise ideas to turn to.

    I love these intentions. I have the book the Course in Miracles but not yet read! I think I will make a start now and look forward to 2015 with much joy in my heart.


    • John Cali

      You’re very welcome, Margaret. And thank YOU so much for being a part of this community!

      Enjoy ACIM — I know I’m going to!


  2. Hans

    I just posted this item on Facebook. Thank you for sharing, John.

  3. Susan

    Thanks for another wonderful post, John! The wisdom of Spirit is always so beneficial, if we remember to follow the lead. The video inspired me to pull out my old Enya CD of “Paint the Sky with Stars” — love her voice. Like you, I have also committed to doing the ACIM workbook lessons this year. It’s been several years since I’ve done them and I enjoy the revival idea…

    Love and blessings to you and all your readers this New Year!

    • John Cali

      You’re most welcome, Susan! Spirit is indeed wise. One of my “intentions” for the new year is to listen more carefully to their guidance — it’s always timely and perfect.

      I’m looking forward to starting the ACIM lessons tomorrow. It should an exciting year. I hope you enjoy your “revival.”

      Love and blessings to you, Susan, and your loved ones for a glorious new year!


  4. Sarah D

    Wow, what a great list of intentions! I could do to follow all ten!! I think my biggest intents this year will be to think positively and to treat myself and others with more love and compassion.

    Happy New Year, John. Thank you for all your marvellous work with spirit. Hoping the coming year brings wonderful things for you.

    Love and blessings,
    Sarah D

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Sarah! I could also do to follow all ten! 🙂

      Happy New Year to you too, my dear! Thanks so much for all your support, and the kind words.

      Love and blessings.

  5. Pat K

    I love, love, love this! The message and the video. Thank you, John, so much for putting this together for us.

    And have a blessing-filled New Year!


    • John Cali

      Thank you so much, Pat!

      I wish you a new year filled with much love, peace, and joy!


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