A Message for the New Year

 

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Well, here we are, on the brink of closing one year and welcoming a new one. This year, 2016, has been a full year to say the least, a tumultuous one, full of a great many ups and downs. We end 2016 in a bit of confusion and uncertainty. What do we put behind us and let go of? What should we anticipate, look forward to, expect…in the New Year and 2017?

I had been pondering this…and then I heard a song from many years ago by the folk singer Cat Stevens, from such a different time and culture so long past. But the words struck me…hard…as the perfect message to go forward into a New Year…a year that we are all wondering how to feel about.

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The song is titled: “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out”, Cat Stevens 1972

I recommend listening to it, it has a great melody…but it is the words that will keep you going through the transition into the New Year and beyond it. Because, I want to suggest that we not allow the circumstances we may be facing to keep us from living our own personal authentic lives as we wish…in Happiness, Love, Compassion, and Unity. It can be easy to let the energy and negativity envelop us and lead us to feelings of hopelessness or defeat or thinking that it has to affect us. But it doesn’t…if we don’t allow it.

Here is the first stanza of the song…

“Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are”    Cat Stevens, 1972

So…what if we believe this…and do it? What if we choose to be Free…of anything that isn’t what we want in our own personal space? This isn’t to say we don’t deal with what is going on. It just means we do not allow it to pierce the circle of Love, Happiness, Peace, and Light that we draw around us and our loved ones. Don’t let the negativity get under your skin and win by entering and disturbing your life. YOU have a right to have the life and energy around you that you want, not what is dictated by circumstances that, for now, cannot be changed.

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“Well, if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are”

“And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
‘Cause there’s a million things to do
You know that there are”    Cat Stevens, 1972

THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS TO DO, A MILLION WAYS TO BE, SO MANY CHOICES TO FULFILL US AND KEEP US HAPPY AND CONTENT…AS WE SHOULD BE. THIS IS OUR LIFE. THE WAY NEGATIVITY WINS IS IF WE STOP LIVING OUR TRUE AUTHENTIC LIVES BECAUSE OF IT.

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SO BE YOU…AND BE HOW YOU WANT TO BE IN YOUR LIFE…DREAM UP A MILLION DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE HAPPY, DO GOOD, SHINE, AND ENCOURAGE AND HELP OTHERS TO SHINE. LET THIS SONG BE A MANTRA TO REMIND US THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT AND THE POWER TO BE FREE AND MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE LIVE. IN OUR OWN SPACE, IN OUR OWN LIGHT.

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So if you want to Be Free…

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL!

Greetings and Happy New Year!

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Greetings Dear Readers and Friends! It has been a long time that I have not been able to be here, but you have not been far from my thoughts and my heart. Just yesterday, for the first time in a while, I opened my blog to find a stunning and heartwarming thing…you are still here and reading. I had no idea, and assumed my little blog had faded into the background. Finding that it had not gave me inspiration and hope for the future. It is with deep gratitude that I say hello to you today…this last day of 2014.

A quick update: though part of my health issues have healed well, I am still facing a follow up surgery next month, and so recovery goes on. It has been challenging, but I am doing all I can to come out of this better in health and in spirit…and to make this experience count in positive ways. In such, I have become a Patient Advocate and will write about that later. Good changes have come of it, and more will be realized in the New Year. That I can help others through my experience is a joy and gives purpose to a difficult time.

I want to thank all of you who come by my site, reading and still finding inspiration here. And those who check on me and let me know you are thinking of me…all of you warm my heart and soul. I cannot tell you how much it means to me, and adds to the healing energy that surrounds me. You make my heart sing and my spirit soar.

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You are All…special and unique…with qualities no other has. Never forget that! Always remember you are worthy and valuable and extraordinary individuals…with purpose and gifts to share with the world. No matter how bad it looks “out there”…never let that dampen your Precious Souls. Keep going, keep moving forward, keep doing what you do best, and keep putting that wonderful positive energy out into the world…because you Do make a difference. Believe that! And know you have made a difference in this woman’s life. Your energy lifts me…and does so with others around you, even when you are not aware of it.

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I wish you all a Magical and Happy New Year. May all that you dream and desire flow through your life and lift you too in this coming year. From my heart to yours…

Happy New Year!

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And I will be back soon with new posts as I can. I feel the tingle again…

Thought For The Day ~ Time

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“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”  ~ Arnold Bennett

from The Desk of MarDrag:

This is a perfect quote for a thought for the day in this New Year. With the turning of the year, the energy changes…from a myriad of reasons both practical and spiritual. We think of moving forward and embracing a new, fresh Time. And, that is exactly what we should do. But…we also can consider that, letting go of the past year and our attachments to things that did or did not work, is also timely.

The first line about “Time cannot be wasted in advance” is so profound. Because what lays before us in Time is crisp, clear, clean Time, unsullied by perceptions or attachments…therefore, we can make out of that Time absolutely anything we desire it to be. It is yet unspoiled, or relegated to a certain thing. It has yet to be filled and used…and so it is perfect. Time, ahead of us, is perfect. It is fresh and full of possibilities and potential. Every moment that stands in front of us can be shaped, molded, and filled with beauty, joy, success, and fulfillment.

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The only way we can spoil it…is to drag the past into the future, fresh Time. So…let go of the past year and all its imperfections. Be in the moment of the energy of the New Year. Make an agreement with yourself that you will release what is behind you, let it go with Love, and then embrace the joy of knowing you have a clean slate to begin creating this next year on. Though some things out of the past year may need to still be tended to, you have the choice to tend them with new energy, which can bring new solutions as well. And…another important factor in this…is to forgive yourself if you have thought you ever wasted a moment of your life. We all think we have, but in reality, those moments served us as well, so ultimately, they are not wasted if we are aware of it.

Delight in the knowledge that, today, set before you, is a new Time…new moments open and free to create with, to achieve in, and to manifest our every need and desire.

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Be Joyful…and see the Beauty of Time laid out before you. And I wish you all the Love, Success, and Magic Time can bring you.

Blessings!