patty-kikos-personal-yearHAPPY SWEET ‘16 LOVERS! I’ve just come back from a wonderful rest and feel very energised and inspired about January. For me personally, this month tends to feel very different each year and I’ve finally learned to honour my body’s natural cycle and rhythms, instead of forcing a flow that just isn’t there. Are you doing the same?

I got to spend time with my family and even got a kick from teaching my 2 and half-year-old niece and nephew to use the word ‘unequivocally’ in a sentence. The sheer cuteness of how successfully they did it made my ovaries hurt.

My ‘official’ day back at work was at an entrepreneur training & speaking event yesterday, and I found this recurring phrase of ‘this year’s resolution for my business is that it’s gonna be better / bigger’ really thought-provoking.

I notice that some people make them at the end of December when they weigh up how ‘successful’ that current year was. Or wasn’t. Some make drunken declarations at midnight on the 31st December and many Australian business owners & entrepreneurs make them on 1 July when the new financial year commences.

I have an interesting relationship and opinion about the pros and cons of new year’s resolutions and how effective they are. Here are my 4 thoughts:

  1. I think they’re great – so long as you keep yourself flexible and accountable – this is why I was initially so inspired to create my e-course. My kundalini yoga teacher training opened up a whole new world for me when I started keeping myself accountable for 40 days (or 6 weeks at a time). My manifesting power increased because I kept myself accountable which in turn made my goal measurable and ultimately, so much more easily achievable.
  2. If you’re coming from a begrudging place of ‘should’, or ‘I-suppose-I-better’, you may very well end up achieving your goal, but in my experience, the journey won’t be much fun and will mostly feel as though you’re pushing shit uphill. The world in our head between our ears is the energy centre that governs our belief systems. It’s also the place where we can experience a sense of lack, or less than, or of not being good enough.
  3. If your desire is something that’s in your heart, it most likely means that you really Really REALLY want it so there is automatically less doubt, resistance and struggle. The sheer love of what you desire increases your positive thoughts and amplifies your personal frequency or vibration. Heart centred desires and manifestations naturally help you to embrace more gratitude for what you already have in your life and that alone can be a magnet for miracles.
  4. I believe your very own personal new year always starts and ends with your birthday and is known as your personal year. In fact it’s something that comes up regularly in my 1:1 sessions with my clients as a way of measuring how in sync they are with the events that are occurring in their life. Your ‘Personal Year’ is helpful in evaluating the trend of the coming calendar year according to your birthday and the year we are in.



For an insight into what lies ahead in the coming year, calculate your personal year using this formula:

First, reduce the month and day of your birth, your birthday, to a single digit. Using my birthday for example, March 8th, that single digit would be 2 (3+8=11; 1+1=2). If your month and day total comes to an 11 like me or 22, in this instance, reduce the number to 2 and 4, respectively.

Next, reduce the year for which you are making the calculation to a single digit. The year 2016 would become 9. (2+0+1+6=9)

Now, add the single digit representing your birthday to the single digit representing the year in question. So, 2016 is a 2 personal year for me, but it won’t really start til March.

A few years ago, I was in a 9 personal year which is synonymous with many endings so on that particular new year’s day, it wasn’t really the best time for me to start new projects and embark on new visions when I was in the midst of wrapping things up.

And before you ask whether your number is good or bad – remember, there is no good or bad or even right or wrong. For instance, my 9 personal year saw many relationships end organically. Some were initiated by me while some were instigated by others. The only time that it felt heart wrenching was when I was trying to go against the grain instead of surrendering to a natural flow.

If you’re curious about how this year is likely to flow – check out my friend Tameera who is a numerologist and wrote this helpful article.

Til next time, Patty xx