Years ago, I decided to stop making New Year’s resolutions in the traditional sense. Instead, I focused on predicting what the upcoming year had in store for me so that I could be prepared and act accordingly.

Doing so transformed the way I approached life, change, and goal setting. Instead of creating a checklist of the same self-improvement items every year, I took a more personal and soul-based approach and put my intuition to work.

Does my new strategy work? Absolutely! I feel more in control of my destiny that ever before. I can assess where I want to go and understand what actions will get me there. I even know who I can call upon to help me along the way. Instead of making resolutions based on what society expects of me, I now have a vision that reflects my true soul-path.

You don’t have to be a medium to predict your future!

I can hear what you’re thinking. “Sure, James – you’re a psychic medium. Of course, you can see into the future and know what the year has in store. But what about the rest of us?”

Intuition is a wonderful gift that we are all given at birth. Because young children are still so connected to Source, they are amazingly tuned into their inner wisdom. Some stay that way their entire lives, but many allow their gift to go dormant because other things get in the way- like trying too hard to please family and teachers, morphing into someone else to fit-in with friend groups, and wasting time worrying about things that don’t really matter.

As you get older, you might not hear that little voice – but it’s still there. Intuition is like a muscle, and it can be strengthened simply by slowing down and paying attention.

But intuition is just one tool to help you predict what’s ahead. For the whole story, you must consider your past, present, and future.

Looking to the Past to Map Out Your Future

Let’s go back to the beginning – before you were even born. As a soul, you arrive in this life with a blueprint that maps out the lessons you must experience. The blueprint includes destiny points, which are like “places of interest” on the roadmap of your life. These destiny points include significant people, places, jobs, challenges, and successes that will make up your life and help you complete this portion of your journey.

Your soul is aware of these significant destiny points, even if your brain is not. For example, when I was about 3 years old, I overheard my mother talking to a friend. He casually mentioned California, and I immediately looked up at my mother and said, “I’m going to live there someday.”  Sure enough, Here I am! I moved to California to be a screen writer, and although my plans changed, it was here that I met the teachers and mentors that helped me fulfill my true destiny. There’s no doubt in my mind that 3-year-old James recognized this important destiny point as soon as he heard the word “California.”

EXERCISE: Decoding Patterns in Your Past

When you look back over your past, clearly and without judgment, certain patterns will emerge. Understanding them will help you to predict and influence your future in the very best way! This exercise will help you decode the messages in your past.

First, spend some time thinking back on your past from your teens to the present and see what patterns come to mind. Remember what activities fed your soul, what did you enjoy learning about in school, what kind of people made you happy? What was the criteria for the choices you made?

Now, take a piece of paper and write down major events that happened from age 15 on.

They might include things like going to high school or college, relationships, children, jobs, vacations, moves hobbies, friends.

Now score each event from 1 – 10 based on levels of fulfillment. On this scale, a score of 1 is very negative and not fulfilling, and 10 is the most satisfying and positive.

At the end of this, you will add of the total and calculate the average score.

 Most of the choices we make come from either love or fear. This exercise will help you pinpoint events that were not right for you so you can see them coming and avoid them in the future.

 When you come from love energy, you will have higher scores because those choices are aligned with your soul self.

Awareness of your past will help you make the right choices in the present.

Be Mindful of the Present Moment

Exploring your past helps you identify patterns. Understanding these patterns will help you make the right choices today to influence your future and fulfill your destiny. The key is to be still and observe what’s happening, and how you feel. When you slow down, you’ll see signs and synchronicities that will guide you.

So, hit the pause button. You’ll miss important signs if you’re racing around worrying about everyone else. Be careful of your immediate reactions. They might be the reason you keep repeating old destructive or disappointing patterns. For example, empaths often switch into savior mode when they encounter certain people, allowing those people to control them and steer them off course. By being present, they can recognize destructive or narcissistic people and create boundaries.

Creating a Future in Harmony With Your Soul-Self

Understanding patterns in your past and being mindful of the choices you make in the present will set your course to live your best life. See yourself as the beautiful, limitless, divine being that you are, and your confidence will lead you in the right direction. Listen to your heart and come from a place of love. You can predict – and more importantly influence – your future with your words, thoughts, and actions. Thoughts are things, and the more force and intention you put behind your thoughts and desires, the more they materialize.

Create your most fulfilling, prosperous, and happiest year ever.

There’s a treasure chest that holds everything you desire in life, and you can have access to it whenever you want. The key is in your own heart.  In my course, Predict the Future With Your Soul Self, you’ll learn how to navigate the roadmap of your life and achieve the happiness, health, and success you deserve. So this year, instead of making resolutions, predict your future and follow your soul to achieve your true destiny.