Sweet Relief From The Typical New Years Resolutions

Plus: 11:11 significance and the 1/11/11 countdown for Secret Sauce Society

by Kris Ward

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How many times have you suddenly stopped what you were doing––just for a split second––to glance at the clock (for no apparent reason, kind of like an impulse or reflex), and when you did, the clock read 11:11, or maybe 1:11?

For me, it’s an almost everyday occurrence.

Now I’m not hugely into numerology (and I’m certainly no expert on the subject), but this has always intrigued me.I’ve read a little bit about this phenomenon, which apparently happens to buckets of people, and there are a few theories out there. (Note: When it comes to stuff like this, I always take it with a grain of salt and use it more for entertainment than anything else. But I must admit, it is good fun.)The most common theories I’ve seen say that the sightings of 11:11 and 1:11 tend to occur during times of heightened awareness and that it can be a sort of spiritual confirmation that the person being triggered to see these numbers on the clock is on the right track, aligned with her highest truth. That’s pretty cool.

But my favorite of all these theories is that, when the 11:11 or 1:11 appears to you, it is your wake-up call; a reminder to reflect on whatever you are doing for a moment and remember the Big Picture; to take a good look around you and see what is really happening; to see the opportunities that surround you to step into Greater Love.

That makes me smile.

Because it’s such a feel-good theory, I’ve always loved the 1/1, 1/11, and 11/11 dates on the calendar. I tend to schedule really special, fun, and transformative events and outings on these days. Which is why the Secret Sauce Society officially kicks off on 1/11/11 and wraps up 10 months later on 11/11/11.

In my last email broadcast, I explained how I was doing a special little countdown leading up to to the the kick off on 1/11. And that countdown begins TODAY, officially 7 days out.The content I’ll be sharing as we lead up to the big day is dedicated to YOU––geared towards helping you make 2011 the most glorious, delicious, earth-rockin’ year you’ve ever had on this planet.

So here is your first little tidbit. Take it to heart:

We’re at the origin of a brand new year. It’s like you have a fresh new ball of clay in your hands and you can mold it any which way you choose.
So now is the time to:
  • Make amends;
  • Ditch 2010’s bad habits;
  • Decide on what you really want; and
  • Map out your plan of action.
Right?Not exactly.You can do that, but only if you’re okay repeating the same process all over again at the end of THIS year!

Look back at that list.

You’ve attempted something pretty close to that in years previous, haven’t you? Perhaps more than once…

So, just for kicks, how about try something DIFFERENT this year?!

Instead of forcing the old, “buckle down, focus, strive, and commit to fixing what’s broken” technique, try this on for size:

  1. Find all the things in your life you have to be grateful for NOW… because what you appreciate, appreciates.
  2. As for all the OTHER STUFF, look at it and say, “Thank you for the lovely contrast. Because of it, I now know what I REALLY REALLY want… and I’m READY for it!
  3. As you define this experience, this circumstance, or this thing that you REALLY REALLY want, focus on WHAT you want, and WHY. Trust that the HOW will show up at the perfect time, in the ideal way, and that when it does, you’ll know it because it will feel so “in your flow”. Claim your desires, own them, feel proud and worthy of them… because you are.
  4. Take action as inspiration, insight, and inner hunches lead you to (never out of obligation). You really can’t get the action part wrong as long as you follow your pleasure, trust your gut, and do what excites you and makes you come alive! And if you ever hit a wall where you don’t know what to do, just engage in something… ANYTHING! And remember to be easy about it because nothing you want is upstream.
  5. At all costs, DO NOT sit and “spin”. Spinning in your monkey mind––worrying, doubting, comparing, fearing, what-if-ing––it’s never your truth. Your truth is likely right behind what scares and excites you the most. So run, don’t walk, straight towards it with an open heart.
If that’s the Secret Sauce Society for you, click here for your next step.
If it’s something different. Go get it.2011: Take it…. take it… it’s YOURS.Mmuah!

P.S.You know that teaching what you’ve just learned, discussing it, or writing down your thoughts on it helps you integrate it, right? So I suggest you do it… NOW.

Thinking about it is one thing, but expressing/sharing this desire of yours brings it another step closer to you. And I want to support you in that so spill the beans. 🙂

Leave me a comment below and tell me about YOUR “lovely contrast” from 2010, and what, as a result, you’re now SUPER CLEAR that you’re READY for now…. in 2011!!

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Kris Ward
Kris Ward is a Lifestyle Design Coach™ Trainer and the president and founder of AbundantYogi.com. She has helped to educate and inspire over 100,000 people worldwide out of painful conflict around money, self-sabotage, and inhibited self-expression into having the freedom and abundance to do what they love every day, and ...read more

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  1. Johnetta

    Disclaimer: I don’t do much BASH any more.Number 1 and the character one are not the same. Bash types variables in their context. Changing the context changes the type, which is not happening in what code I see. You are calling the _value_ of the variable, not the vail&bre.Ia#8217;d have to play with the interpreter and man for a real solution.How about a case statement with 15 conditions? Avoid the problem altogether?

  2. Betty Haring

    Hi Kris – Have you missed me from your Wednesday evening yoga class at Blue Turtle? I have missed you – my schedule has changed and I am not in Charleston on Wednesday nights any more – I am there Monday and Tuesday nights. I wanted you to know why I’ve not been coming – I really enjoyed your classes, and miss them, and hearing you talk so beautifully about your philosophy. I will certainly stop by if I ever can – in the meantime, good luck! Namaste – Betty

    (I try to keep my attention open for when the Monkey Mind creeps in.)

    1. Kris

      Hey Better!
      I HAVE missed you! I was SO wondering where you were!!

      So glad you stepped in here and let me know. Whew. That’s a relief. Please come by whenever you get the opportunity, and I’ll keep you posted as to other classes I may pick up soon.

      I’m working towards eventually opening a studio here, so I’ll keep you posted.

      Any interest in coming to hip hop on Thursdays in IOP? 🙂 It’s a blast! We had 30-40 women last time, all ages… so much fun and a great workout!


  3. Kelly

    After we spoke during a coaching call and continuing to read your material, my real estate business started changing … going and developing in a positive direction.
    I hope you will continue to have your Secret Sauce Society … I’d love to indulge when the time is right for me.
    You are awesome!

    1. Kris

      That’s fantastic news, Kelly. And it doesn’t surprise me. You’re a quick study and I knew from our one talk that you had MAGIC in you that was very close to shining out in a BIG way.

      We actually had a few girls come in SSS AFTER the deadline because they just HAD to be a part of it. If you’re in that same boat and you REALLY REALLY want in, we can pull strings. Reach out to Amber at support@abundantyogi.com if that’s the case. It’s at least worth a conversation. 🙂


  4. Stacey

    Hi Kris,
    What a lovely thought. My birthday is 1/11, and I’ve always liked that. 2010 was a really hard year for me, so thank you for reminding me to take those special “1’s” and use them to remember who I am and who I want to become.

    Also, thank you for posting the preview call about the Secret Sauce Society. I listened to some of it last night and found it quite inspiring. Your light and passion really uplifted me, and all I can say is “keep goin’, girl!” You’re making a difference!


    Stacey Angel

    1. Kris

      Ooooh what a awesome Bday to have. I’m jealous. Our have another client who’s on 11/11 and my husband’s and my best friend’s daughter Willow is on 11/1. Love all you magical sweeties.

      Glad you found us, Stacey. Amber passed your emails on to me and you are definitely in the right place sister.


  5. Hillary

    Love this lady and 11:11 my hubby and I actually sat for that minute in gratitude. Just wrote a post on another tip why NY Ressie’s don’t work that I think you’ll love – Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work! (And What Does To Make Your Goals A Reality.) http://bit.ly/frsDYO

    Can’t wait to play with these steps and put them into action! xo

    1. Kris

      Very cool. Will check it out. Enjoy your time in Israel mama!

  6. Kendel Pink

    This is very serendipitous- my friend (@The Modchick) has been seeing 11:11 for months- Ive been looking for any and all explanations and then this shows up today!
    Thank you for this- Have a blessed day!

    1. Lindsey (aka modchik)

      I have been seeing 11:11 for the past 6 months I post my photos of it all the time on facebook looking for answers – Kendel just forwarded me the link to this story. Its so surreal to be reading about this same phenomenon with another person who was also experiencing this!

      I’ll make sure to send you some link love 🙂

    2. Kris

      Very cool, Kendel and Lindsey. Thanks for the link love.
      Big love to you both!

  7. Kala

    Chris, can I use your quote #1 above “Find all the things in your life you have to be grateful for NOW… because what you appreciate, appreciates.” with a rave and link back to you! I love it espcially the last part. WOW. I blog on the: The Yoga of Manifestation! Practical spiritual tools to create change and live your dreams!
    Honestly I got value just from your intro-to the Secret Sauce Society video were you talk about “emotional ecology.” THanks so much.
    And you are one of my guru’s! Namaste, Kala

    1. Kris

      Hey Kala.
      Of course you can. Thanks for spreadin’ the love. So happy you’re finding value here and sharing with it everyone else.
      Keep rockin’ it.
      The better it gets, the better it gets.

  8. Alison

    Lovely post! Intuitively, even as a younger adult…resolutions never seemed “me.” i always found them odd. I would think to myself…I know I’m gonna eventually stop/what’s so different about this one day? I believe we all perpetuate these myths in our culture. Like everyone is supposed to change. Like everyone is so flawed. Love your take on this. What’s going right, right now…!? I’m a blissfully loved Abraham-hicks follower for about 4 years now (sounds like u r 2)…and it even amazes me the myths ppl perpetuate about law of attraction. But that’s for another post. Inspiring stuff! Have a blessed 2011!!!! xoxo Alison

    1. Kris

      Hey Alison.
      Thanks for your insights, mama. And so true.
      We intuitively know the myths and practices are BS. We can feel it, but automatic pilot kicks in based on the societal norm. Lovely to see how we’re waking up to it though. I have a feeling things are shifting faster than we even realize. People are understanding that we’re not broken, we’re just exploring and choosing and unfolding. Very exciting.
      And YES, big A-H fan!
      Love to you, sweet lady.