Hello Beautiful Ones,
Well, we’ve made it…2021 approaches. We are currently stepping into the “New World”. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time…anxiety and excitement do have similar (yet slightly different) vibrations!
2020 has been the year of…challenge? Or growth? On the spiritual level, we know that challenge = growth. But on the physical level, challenge is just that, the opposite of ease.
Have you reflected on what this last year was like for you?
Throughout the challenges of 2020, humanity was given the gift of awareness. You could call it the “Great Awakening”. We were able to shine light and love on a lot of stuff that was previously kept in the dark. This means that we have been dealing with the icky, tough spots (personally and collectively) that we typically avoid because they are uncomfortable, embarrassing, scary, etc. These tough spots are often called “shadow”…and 2020 has been quite the year of shadow work!
The continued quarantine isolation may seem like an unbearable and heavy weight on your shoulders. However, we must remember that we always have choice and power over our own perspective. We, as individuals, hold the greatest influence over our own quality of life, especially during times of challenge and growth. The three words that I’m carrying into 2021 to sustain a positive quality of life are: Simplicity. Love. Health.Perhaps you can think of some that resonate for you.
I feel called to share a few words with you that I wrote for a recent Winter Solstice Ceremony:
Modern western culture tends to encourage a veil of fear, illusion and confusion regarding the deep dark that exists within and without. Darkness, within and without, is especially prominent throughout the season of winter. We rest in the dark every night. We close our eyes and open our minds to dream. The nighttime gives us a chance to vision and renew, re-center, rejuvenate and recalibrate our energy. Many life forms flourish in the dark of night. Love is often made in the dark. Creative bursts occur in the dark. Seeds rest quietly in their place of origin in the dark womb of the earth…and so on…
The universe works in mysterious ways. In 2020, I grew from a deeper, embodied experience of the art of surrender. My business is called Surrender to Soul after all! During COVID times, I developed an unbreakable trust in divine unfolding while surrendering to any possible outcome. This was a gift.
I am confident we will continue to learn no matter where life takes us in 2021. That’s what life’s all about, right? As souls on earth, we are here to learn, grow, and gain knowledge via experience.
I hope you can begin to let go of the heaviness of 2020 and welcome 2021 with a positive, new light. The energetic shift that we have been moving through over the last few weeks marks the biggest collective turning point that we have seen in our lives.
I pray yourself, your family and your friends stay safe and well. Please consider attending one or all of January’s special events. They are listed below.
Shanin | Surrender to Soul Healing & Wellness
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