The New Year is upon us and with it comes new energy, new beginnings, and new opportunities. But in order to fully step into the energies of the New Year, we must step out of the Old Year, so to speak. One of the characteristics of universal energy is that lower vibrating energy cannot be maintained in the same space as higher vibrating energy. So when we allow new, higher vibrating energies to come into our lives, we must be willing to release the old, lower vibrating energies.

Many of us make the mistake of thinking we can have it both ways. We say we want to move forward in our lives, into the new energies that allow for growth and greater possibilities, but our fear of the unknown makes us hesitant or unwilling to fully release the old, which is required in order to fully move into the new. It is as if we are crossing a fast-moving stream by stepping from rock to rock. The next rock seems to be farther away than the last one and is quite a stretch for us.

In a situation like that, we have a choice. We can stay on the rock that's underneath us, gazing at the rock that's just out of our reach, desiring to go there but not having the courage to leap; or we can take that big step and risk getting a little wet in the process. Some people stay on their safe, little rock for years, or even for their entire life. Others hear the call to move forward in accordance with their Soul's purpose, but don't know what steps to take. If this sounds like you, then you are not alone.

If you want to shift your energy in alignment with your Soul's purpose for the New Year, there are many simple options you can choose from. One way you can begin to shift your energy is through receiving energy work such as Reiki, Polarity Therapy,Quantum Touch, etc. An Energy Work session will help you to release any energies that are no longer in alignment with your Soul's purpose, and when you are balanced, you will naturally move forward and easily manifest your desires.

Another wonderful method I have found for shifting energy in a powerful way is through Soul Realignment. A Soul Realignment session is a combination of Intuitive Reading and Energy Clearing. A Soul Realignment session can help you see the patterns in your life from a spiritual perspective, help you remember what your life purpose is, and begin to implement it. A Soul Realignment session usually includes "homework" that you can do in order to accellerate the clearing process, which is an added bonus!

Finally, a simple method of clearing and bringing in new energies is to bless and clear your home or workspace. Clearing the energies of your home or workspace can help you to shift your own energy, similar to the old practice of Spring Cleaning. You can hire someone to do a Property Clearing for you, or do it yourself with a ready-made House Blessing or Office Blessing Kit. These kits are affordable and easy to use. They generally involve a tool to clear the home of stagnant energy, as well as instructions on how to form an intention and infuse the energy of that intention into your home or property.

So if you are feeling stuck, realize that there are simple tools available that can help you clear the way for a New Year and move forward on your path. Once you begin to live in accordance with your Soul's purpose, your life will have a deeper meaning and everything you do will align with that, which will help you manifest your dreams in the coming year.

Author's Bio: 

Mary Riposo received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. She is a NY State Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Psychologist. Mary is an Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Polarity Therapist, Soul Realignment Practitioner, and Divinely Guided Life Coach. Her businesses include the Center for Integrated Energy Healing and Alternative Autism Solutions. She has written a book, "Using Reiki with Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals," which is available through her website. She has also created the House Blessing and Office Blessing Kits. For more information, please visit or