Stepping into the New Year with more magick, mastery and momentum

Stepping into the New Year with more magick, mastery and momentum

Sent Monday 2nd January 2023


with Rebecca Anuwen

Bringing your magick to life as you create a life you love living


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Happy New Year!

I thought I’d start the year by trying something new.

I want you to experience more magick in your life, not a fluffy, ethereal kind of magick, but a real, everyday, improve your relationship with yourself and your life kind of magick.

People can be so busy focusing on the ‘big’ things, waiting for something different in the future, or hiding from their own dreams, that they miss the magick of the moment, the synchronistic opportunities or the power they have within themselves.

So I thought it could fun to offer you three things each week to consider or try that will add more magick, mastery and momentum to your life.


Magick – This will be about coming back to your own centre and connecting with the magick of you. It will often come in the form of a journal prompt to get you connecting to what’s really important to you.

Mastery – Will be about mindset and your relationship with yourself, your power and magick. This will be something to make sure that you’re being intentional and living a life that aligned with the truth of who you are.

Momentum – Is about taking action and actually doing and living the life you want. This will be something for you to do, a small action step that will move you a step closer to creating a life that you love.

You may recognise these concepts from my book Magickal Knickers and other ways to create a life of intention: Reclaim the magick of you.


Life happens, we get knocked off course, and we end up somewhere we weren’t expecting. My intention for this newsletter is that you’ll receive a little magickal nudge back on track.

Perhaps one activity won’t change your life, but over the course of weeks and months, all these tiny nudges either keep you on track, of nudge you back in the right direction for you.

Are you ready?

1, 2, 3… let’s go!


1. Magick: Something for you to journal about

What makes you feel most like yourself?

What activities make you feel the most alive, fulfilled and connected? What places make you feel inspired or at home? What people do you feel the most true to yourself around?

It’s so easy to do what’s expected of you, or to just go through the motions. Use this prompt to remind yourself of what lights you up and connects you to the magick that is unique to you.


★ Tip: Use this prompt each day for the next week to really dive deep into who you are and what’s important to you. Because it’s surprisingly easy to forget who you are in a world that’s heavily invested in telling you who you should be.


2. Mastery: Something for you to think about

What do you want to embody more of during 2023?

It’s the new year, the perfect time to assess where you are in life and what you want to be true for yourself in 2023.

However… before you jump in and set those new year resolutions, make sure that your resolutions and intentions are what you actually want, and not what you think you should do, or what other people want you to do.

Start by getting clear on what you want to embody more of in 2023, and then set your resolutions and intentions that allow you to be more of that.


★ Tip: Listen to episode 11: How to Set Intentions that work, on my podcast A Pinch of Magick, to make sure that you’re setting intentions that are right for you.


3. Momentum: Action for you to take

Put a recurring weekly reminder in your calendar to check in with your resolutions and intentions.

Often people think setting an intention is enough to create change. However that’s just the beginning.

The intention acts like a compass. It gives you something to regularly check-in with, to make sure that your mindset, choices and actions are aligned and that you’re heading in the right direction.


★ Tip: Remember just because you set the intention or resolution, doesn’t mean that you can’t change your mind. Sometimes our intention isn’t to be realised, it’s just what we needed to get started. Don’t be a ‘victim’ to your intentions, they’re supposed to support you. Give yourself permission to change your mind.


So that’s it! There’s my magick, mastery and momentum for you this week – I’d love to know if you enjoyed it and found it useful, hit ‘reply’ to this email or let me know over in our community.

Let’s create more magick!

Rebecca xo


PS. other resources that might enjoy:

Blog post:

10 ways to rest and restore your energy – Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to reset and restore your energy.

Additional Support:

Fresh Starts and New Beginnings: Try this energy-meditation series to get you starting off the year aligned and ready to weave more of your magick learn more here

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How to set powerful intentions

How to set powerful intentions

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Most people love to set their intentions

The beginning of the intention-setting process is fun and full of potential!

You can dream until your heart is full, and then dream a little more.

But unfortunately, not many people see their intentions actually come to fruition.

That’s often because they set off with great purpose.

They do all the things that they’ve been told they should do. They complete their gratitude journal, say their affirmations and make their vision boards.

But then they get stuck.

They fall short of knowing exactly what they have to do to turn their intentions into reality.

They’ve created the perfect environment to nourish their intentions, but they don’t know what they need to do within that environment. They don’t know what to do between setting their intentions and actually achieving them.

So they feel as though they’re stuck in limbo.


You do need to create the right environment

Whilst affirmations and gratitude journals, etc are an essential part of the manifesting process, they’re not the whole process. They play a supporting role by helping to keep you focused and on track.

Think of it as being like when you garden. It’s essential to have the right soil to plant your seeds in, because the right kind of soil nourishes them. It gives them the best chance to grow and thrive.

Without preparing the right environment (or soil), you’re taking a gamble and hoping for the best.

Imagine throwing your seed out of your window and hoping it lands somewhere it can grow. Sure, it may find some soil. It may even land in the grass. But it could also land on concrete or paving stones. And whilst it may somehow manage to sprout between the cracks and then make the best of growing in its new surroundings, it’s not likely to thrive to its full potential.

Of course, that seed you threw out of the window might also never make it to the pavement. It could get eaten, or trampled on or washed away… In any of these cases, it would have no chance of even beginning to grow.

However, if you kept the seed and planted it in a flowerpot, it would have a much better chance of sprouting. And if you then kept it in the greenhouse and regularly talked positively to it (?) it would have a much greater chance of growing strong and healthy. That means it would be much more likely to thrive once it was ready to plant directly in the garden.


But creating that environment is only the first step

To grow a healthy garden, you need to do more than just plant seeds in the right kind of soil. As any seed starts to sprout and grow, you need to weed around it. Then, as it becomes a plant, you need to regularly water it, prune it, keep weeding around it, and eventually transplant it.

Saying affirmations and keeping a gratitude journal are a lot like getting the soil ready to plant the seed of your intentions in. They’re essential, but only the first part of the process.

For example, let’s assume you’ve created a nourishing environment for your intuition. You say your affirmations, and you’re clear on your vision. The next stage of the process forms out of the initial energy of potential and possibility, and things start to become a reality.

But… as you move forward, you may start to feel challenged. As your intention begins to grow, much like in your garden, you may come across some weeds.

These ‘weeds’ may try and slow you down. They may make you doubt yourself or question whether you can actually have what you desire. So, just like with your garden, you may need to do some ‘weeding’ in all areas of your life.

This may require you to (among many other things):

  • Be intentional with your thoughts, energy and resources
  • Be discerning about who you spend time with and how you spend your time
  • Believe in yourself and your ability to ‘do hard things’ or make necessary changes
  • Ignore any doubts you have
  • Ignore the judgements and expectations of those around you
  • Learn new skills
  • Let go of old habits
  • Overcome old stories, beliefs and patterns of behaviour


Ignoring the ‘weeding’ stops your intentions from growing

If you don’t clear the weeds that show up as you start taking action towards your dreams, they’ll slow you down. They may even sabotage any chance you have of successfully bringing your intention into reality.

As a result, you may tell yourself (and completely believe) that your intention ‘just wasn’t meant to be’. You could fall into the trap of living within the limits of your expectations, instead of in the magic of what’s really possible.

Now don’t get me wrong, weeding is hard work. It can be messy, accompanied by blood, sweat and tears… Hopefully, that’s only metaphorical blood, although the sweat and tears are likely.

But there isn’t a single person I know who’s achieved their biggest dreams without also getting messy with this kind of weeding.


How to tell if your intentions have a chance of happening

Not sure whether you’re ready to put all that effort into weeding?  When you set your intentions, ask yourself one question:

“Am I willing to do whatever’s necessary to bring this intention into being?”

Then answer it honestly.


If the answer is ‘Yes’, brilliant. Keep going!

That means you know how important your intention is to you. So when you come up against obstacles and challenges, you’re ready and prepared to do what’s needed.


If the answer is ‘No’, that’s brilliant too!

Now you can stop dreaming about what will never be more than just a dream. You can refocus your time, attention and energy on something that you are willing to make happen.


Asking – and honestly answering – this one question can save you a whole heap of time and energy after setting your intentions.

It also helps you to understand the motivation behind your intentions.

Often, people set intentions based on what they think is expected of them, or what they think makes them sound like a ‘good person’.

But when you set intentions this way, it’s hard to stay motivated in the face of any challenges.

Instead, you become disheartened and confused about why you can’t stick with your intention. The truth is that it was never ‘your’ intention in the first place.

So, are you willing to do what’s necessary?


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