2020 is here! Can you believe it? Energetically the number 4 can symbolize home, creating structure/foundation; or educating self or others. Does this make sense? At the universal level there’s a lot of movement going on. Each one of you has your own personal year energetically as well. I’ve been reflecting on the journey of awakening and how it relates to peace. 2020 is a perfect time to consider our current or new  foundation as we continue the journey of awakening and feeling more peaceful. I like to think of it as the journey of going home – home to our true nature which is a spark of God/Goddess/All That Is/Source or Oneness – LOVE! When we experience ourselves as LOVE then there is nothing else but feeling peaceful. So far, I have more frequent moments but it’s not a 24/7 feeling yet!

What does “awakening and give peace a chance” mean to me? I believe that the journey of awakening brings about opportunities for more conscious awareness, living, and making conscious choices. This journey is individual and unique for everyone. For several years I didn’t know what I was experiencing. I only know that my soul yearned for something more and seemed to respond to music and prayer in the beginning. These were signs that meant something was happening within me but I had no words for it. Over time, as I began to follow my intuition, I found that I was attracted to classes, programs, and experiences I never imagined. 

I began to meditate, journal, and eventually write channeled books, and co-created guided meditation CDs among other things. Then I offered classes that were co-created and experiential as well as see private clients. Looking back I see how things connected to help me “remember”. Hindsight is wonderful, isn’t it? Now, my journey continues to expand and unfold. Through the years I’ve “let go” of many old beliefs, attitudes and perceptions which created limitations. I no longer feel like I “need to know” the outcome or what the next experience will be. I have to admit that occasionally I slip back into “wanting to control and know”; however, I no longer judge myself when this happens. I recognize it for what it is and love and embrace that part of me that still wants to be in charge! LOL.

I’ve also learned through the years that the only thing I can control are my choices and how I respond to others’ choices. I know you’ve heard me say this many times before. It’s true for me. I’ve also learned that peace begins within each one of us. If you believe that we are the universe and the answers reside within us then this isn’t a hard concept to accept. All change begins with every individual person first. This is how we contribute to the expansion or contraction of consciousness and Oneness. We’re all connected! The journey of awakening more consciously to the truth of who you are opens doors/opportunities to create a more peaceful life as well. The Dalai Lama has said, “world peace begins with inner peace . . . Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” Remember, it’s a choice!

In spite of current world events I invite you to reflect on how you might create more peace within and around you. Timely, yes? I believe that the weapons of war and violence are found within each one of us. These stem from our own minds and hearts through biases, insecurities, judgments, beliefs, and attitudes. These can be changed but it takes making a conscious choice to change them. Are you willing? 

I agree with Thich Nhat Hanh, “The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” What if your smile makes someone happy in the moment? Have you created a peaceful experience? I believe you have! Keep it simple. It really doesn’t have to be complicated and you’re still progressing forward on your own journey of awakening and creating peace! How cool is that?

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Gisela and I are excited to once again offer evenings of healing with the powerful and loving Messengers of Light beginning Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30p. Reservations are required.

I will be channeling the loving and insightful Luminus on January 28, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00p!! Please join us then and make your reservations now.