Wow! I can’t believe December is here and 2020 is near. Time seems to be progressing faster and faster! Does it seem that way to you too? I hope your holiday celebrations were wonderful and not too stressful. This month offers more opportunities for celebration. Please take the opportunity and take time for yourself periodically during this busy time. Find your center and “happy place” – the place where you feel safe, peaceful, and loved. Deep breathing, walking in nature, immersing yourself in beauty, prayer, or meditation can all work!

I woke up this morning with the refrain of Aretha Franklin’s song “Think” looping through my head. It goes “‘Cause freedom (freedom) stands for freedom (freedom). Oh freedom. Yeah freedom, right now. Freedom (freedom) Oh oh freedom (freedom). Give me some freedom. Oh oh freedom right now.” Are you familiar with it? I wondered why the concept of freedom came into my awareness. So, I found my “happy place” where my thoughts quieted and waited to see what came up.

At first I was reminded of Veterans Day and those who have given there lives and those who still serve to protect our freedom. Then I was reminded that we are free to make choices which determine our experiences and reality. Freedom has been fought for aeons of time and isn’t something to take for granted. Next, I realized that like a traveler who packs their luggage for a trip there are many of us who never unpack. In other words, I asked myself, “How much of my past – past lives, past slights or hurts, anger, resentment, betrayal, etc. are still in my suit case, so to speak? Why haven’t I unpacked them and let go of them?”

You might be surprised at some of the answers if these questions resonate with you. Your answers will be different than mine I’m sure. Maybe some will be the same. Nevertheless I found it “freeing” to go through this process. You might as well.

How often do we let our past define us? I know that who we are, who I am, isn’t what I’ve experienced or done. It isn’t my professional or academic achievements either. The core of who I am is LOVE and Source. Accepting this and learning to express myself in more loving and compassionate ways is part of the journey. All of my experiences and personal growth have helped me “let go” of many layers of the past and present as well as layers of who I’m not. I know that there are other layers that haven’t been revealed yet and that’s ok. I’m choosing to live, love, be loved, happy and remain open to receive. How about you?

As we leave 2019, a year of creative expression and community, and enter 2020, a year of building foundations and strength please ask yourself, “Am I ready to unpack my suitcase and let go of the past? What new opportunities will appear if I do? Am I ready to be free and happy? What will I have to change?”

Thich Nhat Hahn says, “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. . . The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.” Are you ready to take a leap of faith and choose to let go and be free?”

I understand why Aretha’s song refrain was looping through my mind this morning. Everyday is mine to create through my choices! Freedom and happiness are mine to choose if I’m willing to let go and unpack my suitcase!

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Healing with the Messengers of Light

Gisela and I are excited to offer the last 2019 evening of healing with the powerful and loving Messengers of Light on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30p. Take a moment for YOU before the rush and chaos of the holidays becomes overwhelming! Please join us at Storm Wisdom. Reservations are required. To register call 602.334.1204 or click here to register online.

BTW there will not be a channeling evening with Luminus this month since it conflicts with Christmas Eve. We will be ready to begin anew in January!! Thanks for your love and support.

With Light & Love,

Victoria