Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.‘”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist

 

Are you holding on to your hats? 2021 in numerology represents the number 5 which supports change, expansion, opportunity, freedom, new ways of being and thinking, and transformation. Many people say that 2021 has welcomed the Age of Aquarius as well. What does this mean beyond planetary alignments? This age is intended to support the expansion of consciousness, human rights, freedom, the Divine Feminine, technology advancements, and the revelation of truth! 2021 is already shaping up to be a wild ride. Hold on to your hats!

This week; however, has been a shocking one for me! I’ve found myself stunned, shocked, outraged, disgusted, judgmental, and still hopeful! Everyday is an opportunity to change and be better. I’ve spent time in my inner monastery finding my center and trying to make sense of what’s happening in our country and what it means to me. I began to wonder about truth but I asked, “What has been reflected through the weeks’ activities? If there are any that apply to me then, what am I willing to change?

What insights have emerged from my time spent in my inner monastery?

I found myself dipping my toes into the waters of judgment. I knew I didn’t want to stay there. Also, being able to “feel” energies, I found myself tapping into the collective fear and suffering, fear of the unknown and fear of what’s different. I chose to release these energies knowing they weren’t mine. The need and desire for power by others seemed to be fueled at unbelievable levels and the fear of losing this illusion of power by many was overwhelming. It seemed that many people were asking the question, “Who will I be and how will others respond to me if I don’t have power?” Further, people representing “power over others”, suppressing human rights, and blindly following with a sense of entitlement ruled. So much fear, hate, and violence! These behaviors aren’t who I’ve chosen to be or want to become.

As I became more the observer, once the wave of emotions settled, I found that knowing myself more and understanding the truth of what I value and knowing what’s important to me was essential for my personal growth and self-awareness. In the stillness of my inner monastery I heard loud and clear, “This is where you begin! The rest will fall in place.” Then I began to release my judgment of what was happening even though I don’t agree with the behaviors and choices that were made. I also recognized the need to be accountable for our actions. Living intentionally and making conscious choices calls for us to be accountable!

Stephen Covey, Educator, author, businessman, and speaker reminds us that, “Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies.” Being the observer and spending time in self-exploration has been quite an adventure and challenge at times for me. Exposing deep seated beliefs and habits isn’t fun but necessary so that we can consciously choose to change them. I’m fortunate to have a few trusted friends who I can use as sounding boards too.

When I began my inner exploration and reflection this week I thought the question was, “What is Truth?” I realized that there are many truths and each one depends on what lens you view them through. I prefer the lens of love! Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and philosopher, reminds us that, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” The better question that emerged for me was, “What is the truth for me?” 2021 will bring many changes and opportunities for each one of us. Are you ready to explore yourself and what you value? Are you ready to continue embracing hope in spite of the chaos surrounding you? I know that I am!

Channeling Luminus & The Messengers of Light

My January group Zoom channeling sessions with Luminus and the Messengers of Light will be offered on Tuesday, January 12th and 26th at 1p PST – 2p AZ/MTN – 3p CT – 4p ET time. During the channeling Luminus invites participants to ask a question. This session will be recorded. If you are interested in participating or receiving the recording please click here to register

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With Light & Love,

Victoria