January 2015 In this issue: ▪ Tanis is Now Podcasting!▪ Article: Making Your Dreams Come True in 2015 Happy New Year! Dear Friend, Welcome to 20

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January 2015


Dear Friend,

Welcome to 2015!

Another first for IIT - we are now podcasting. There are only a few podcasts so far, but we're having fun working on it! Check out the titles in the article below.

And, in this month's article, Tanis talks about her process for goal setting in the new year (or at any time during the year). See Making Your Dreams Come True in 2015.


"Life is a journey, not a guided tour.”


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Tanis is now offering free talks and visualizations via podcast HERE (if you're an iPhone or iPad user, you can also subscribe to these podcasts on iTunes through this link.) Talks available so far include:

Spiritual Transformation and You
If you are undergoing a spiritual transformation it might feel as if you are losing control of your life, and perhaps even questioning your identity. This feeling, however, is just your personality’s fear of losing control. In actuality it is an indication of strength and spiritual and emotional maturity when a person undergoes this spiritual crisis.

Nature Spirits & Elementals

Understand why it is essential that humans learn to co-create with natural and spiritual laws in order to become guardians of the Earth, which is our purpose. This podcast is an excerpt from Tanis' DVD "Elementals and Nature Spirits".

Tanis Helliwell's Spiritual Journey
In this first podcast episode, learn about IIT founder Tanis Helliwell's spiritual journey.

Subscribe HERE!

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January 1 is the most important day of the year for me. That day I set aside to reflect on what I’ve accomplished the previous year and decide what I want to do in the coming year. It’s a day of contemplation and reflection, but it’s more than that. It’s also a day of commitment to action for what I decide to do on January 1 determines my path for the next twelve months. I’d like to share with you the goal setting process that I’ve developed over the past 20 years in the hope that you too will find value in it.

Setting the Stage:
First after either fasting or eating a light breakfast sit quietly with your journal near you. I usually begin a new journal on this day. For folks that don’t have journals have some special paper or a nice pen. All this is to signal your subconscious that an important event is to take place.

Step One:
Close your eyes or keep them open, whatever works for you, but wait until you reach a calm, detached place before proceeding. In this calm state ask your higher self, “What are 10 things I’d like to do before I die.” When the answers start coming pick up the journal and write them down.

Step Two:
When no more items come easily to your mind, regardless of the number, stop writing. Force nothing. Now look at what you have written. Are there any patterns? Is anything or anyone conspicuously absent. Decide which items are your top 5 priorities for the year. Maybe you will be able to do all 10 but prioritizing is good practice so that we learn to focus and not spread ourselves too thin.

Step Three:
Examining your 5 priorities make a list of what pushes you forward to get them, the driving forces, and what holds you back, the restraining forces. The greater our driving forces and the lesser our restraining forces, the better our chance of getting our goal. Determine how much energy you will put into increasing your driving forces and decreasing your restraining forces. If your restraining forces are the greater, you may wish to consider dropping that goal and focusing on another one. Having unrealistic goals is one of the ways we sabotage ourselves in life.

Step Four:
Examine your goals to make sure they are within your power to make happen and that they are concrete and specific. This step will help you to eliminate goals like “I want to win the million dollar lottery” and “I want my family to be happy.” The first goal is not within your power and the second goal is not concrete and specific. Instead of saying, “I want my family to be happy”, you could say, “I will devote one hour daily to do whatever my son would like to do.”

Step Five:
Develop action plans consisting of several steps that will move you from where you are now to your goal. Give yourself a date to start and a date to accomplish your goal. This step is your commitment to action. Lists will not get your goal only action will do that. Starting is the hard part. Once you have accomplished a few steps you will gain momentum and it’s easier to reach your goal than not to reach it.

Step Six:
Close your eyes and visualize yourself getting your goals. Practice this visualization every day. A study was done at an American University with basketball players. They were measured to see how many baskets they could shoot and then divided into 2 groups. One group who was told to practice for an hour a day improved 24% in a month. The second group just visualized getting baskets and improved 23%. Let’s hedge our bets and do both the visualization and the practical steps of our action plan. Who knows maybe we’ll improve 47% that way.

Step Seven:
Save your goal list and after you have written your goals next year, look back at this year’s list and see how many goals you accomplished. You will be incredibly and pleasantly surprised.

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For more assistance on how to manifest your goals, we recommend that you read Pages 41 to 56 in Tanis' book, Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose.

Find the Kindle version HERE.

Find the print version HERE.


Wishing you abundance in all ways in this new year!

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Tanis Helliwell
International Institute for Transformation


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