Gratitude: How 2017 Was The Best Year Ever & How 2018 Can Be Yours!

The Holy-Day Season is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and express our gratitude for our blessings.

2017 was QUITE a year, wouldn’t you agree?

On a scale from Amazing to Extremely F’ed Up, most would probably say it fell somewhere deep in the f’ed up area.

I am not even going to itemize all the reasons why we could crown 2017 “Worst Year Ever.” There will be plenty of others to remind you of all that in the next couple of weeks.

Actually, I am writing this to share something really strange. I did a little reflection on the microcosm of my personal life and was surprised to find that in spite of all the chaos the world, I actually had the BEST YEAR EVER!


I know, I was shocked too.

Every year in the weeks leading to the New Year, I assess my life. I look to see what went right and what I’d do different, and I ponder the things I want to manifest in the coming year.

During this process, I realized that 2017 was radically awesome for me and I can point to ONE specific reason why.

Stick with me here.
I promise there is no MLM spiel or Big Ask at the end of this. And I am not trying to save your soul. 🤣😂🤣

What was so great about 2017?

Well, when it started I was pretty depressed. Not only was the state of the world seriously stressing me out, but I was dissatisfied with several aspects of my life, especially in the area of relationships, money, and achieving my goals.

I really didn’t want to continue feeling and living this way. Something had to change.

Early in January, I had what Oprah would call an “A-Ha Moment.” It was during a meditation…and it was about meditation…and it completely changed my meditation practice, and my life this year.


Trust me. I know.

But this is not your typical meditation. I don’t sit in lotus, or close my eyes, or clear my mind, or take an hour out of my day, or even have to do it every day. I don’t have to get into a ‘spiritual space’ for in order for it to work.

It takes 10 to 20 minutes and I usually do it in my car while I drive to work.

To be honest, it seemed completely ridiculous, at first. But I felt compelled to test it.

So I started doing this strange, simple technique and found that not only did I start feeling significantly better, but the areas of stress and dissatisfaction in my life began to shift drastically.


I’ll start with money. I have always stressed about money. I fall into Scarcity Consciousness at the drop of a pin. I wake up in the middle of the night with panic attacks usually about money. All the things I wanted to do in 2017 were going to take money, so I was sick with anxiety about not having enough.

I started using this technique around my money issue and immediately noticed that my anxiety went away. Not only that, as I look back at this year I can see how abundance manifested in my life…in no effort. I didn’t start a business or add more hustle. It just naturally happened.

My income increased. I was able to invest more. I was able to pay off bills. I took a 10 day trip to Canada with my daughters. I got a couple of unexpected checks in the mail. I got discounts on things exactly when I needed them. I even manifested the puppy I have always wanted!

And I had fewer panic attacks at 3am.

This is all really incredible to me as I look back at it!

It isn’t that I desired money, per se. I wanted to relieve the stress that I felt around it. But this meditation manifested both.


Another huge stress in my life at the beginning of the year was the state of my relationships.

I had a falling out with my family in 2016 that caused me a lot of grief and anger.

I also went through a break up in 2016 that I wanted to heal from.

So I took all my relationships into this meditation technique.

This year I will be spending Christmas with my family AND my boyfriend.


For the past 5 years, I have been suffering creatively. In 2012, I wrote a novel. It was supposed to be the first in a series of 3, and I had every intention of writing the next two right away. Until I came down with a serious case of writer’s block. Every time I tried to write book 2, I would become physically ill or pass out. I finally gave up and tried to stop thinking about it completely.

But it haunted me, this unfinished story. FOR FIVE YEARS! I really wanted to complete what I had started and really felt it was an important story to tell.

So I used my meditation technique on it.

The words, 98,000 of them, literally poured into my head and through my fingertips.

I wrote, edited, designed and published Time Walker in 7 months…working 13-hour days at my job AND taking that vacation.


I want the best for people. If my loved ones are happy, healthy and blessed, I am as well.

Instead of worrying about them all the damn time, I took them into the meditation technique.

Looking at what has occurred in their lives this year, I see nothing but blessings showered upon them.


I am overflowing with gratitude and joy this holiday season… for all that 2017 has brought to me and my family. As I look forward to 2018, I know it will be full of joy, creativity and abundance.

One of the things I would like to manifest in 2018 is a small group of people interested in trying this simple technique for themselves. I am thinking that it will start as a short, free workshop to teach the concept and technique, and then continue as a monthly “Mastermind” group where we can share and co-create our miracles.

I am calling it The Miracle Experiment.

Would you like to join me in the experiment of manifesting miracles? Like I said in the beginning, there is no hidden agenda here. No get rich quick scheme or downline bullshit. I truly want to see just how much SHIFT we can make happen in our lives in 2018.

If so, contact me. Let’s talk.

Until then… blessings to all of you this Holy Season!


About Shannan Sinclair

Shannan Sinclair is a writer, artist, Intuitive Consultant & Soul Coach. It is her soul-driven calling to collaborate in the spiritual blossoming of her fellow Evolutionaries. She offers live and online workshops, coaching, intuitive readings, and creates Soul Systems to help fulfill that mission. Download a FREE copy of "Soul Flow: A Workbook for Creating a Lifestyle the Nourishes Your Soul" In her free time, she raised up two soul beings into beautiful, strong, capable women, teaches Zumba & is a 911 Dispatcher.

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