“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’”
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet

2021 has arrived and I’m feeling optimistic and hopeful! Holiday celebrations were very different for us and most of you this year. I took time to reflect on the difference and I realized that the holidays this year were just different – not good or bad! Opportunities for inner reflection and feelings of gratitude emerged and soared during this time. I guess, you might say, I leaned more into acceptance rather than resistance. Instead, I acknowledged the many blessings in my life and now that the energies of change and transformation are supporting us in 2021 I feel new levels of hope! How about you?

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions; however, I was struck by a reminder that was shared by Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, “Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.” In fact, it reminds me of the intention I say when I wake up in the morning, “I get to be here another day with the people I love and help others. I get to become more of my truest self – LOVE!” Being here at this time is truly a gift!

I am the author of my life and each day with twenty-four brand-new hours to live gives me an opportunity to write a new story and live my life in ways that bring peace, joy, and happiness to myself and others. I’m filled with hope and optimism! Each day I learn to accept and love myself more! I choose to answer the invitation from the Universe to continue to let go of my old baggage, so to speak, and make room for new and wonderful experiences and opportunities. After all, our reality is ours to create, isn’t it? Are you open to living a more conscious and intentional life this year? The energies are there to support you if you do!

Let’s find more reasons to laugh, giggle, and lift one another up! This doesn’t mean that there won’t be challenges at times but the burden of them will seem lighter if we support each other. Remember, you’re not alone. We are all a part of the whole and what a gift we’ve been given to re-discover our inner strength and access to universal wisdom when our busy minds and thoughts are quiet.

I agree with Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author, philanthropist and speaker, who encourages us to, “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” I believe! I’m filled with hope and optimism! How do you feel? Sending lots of love to each one of you and wishing you a magical and wondrous 2021!

My January group Zoom channeling sessions with Luminus and the Messengers of Light will be offered on Tuesday, January 12th and 26th. Please register to join us from 2p-3:30p AZ/MTN and if you would like to connect with me or schedule a private session please go to victoriabarna.com

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