Today is Chinese New Year so I want to wish you a prosperous year with health and happiness. It is the Year of the Fire Monkey which for me symbolises a time to jump in and kickstart ventures that have been on the horizon for a while. It seems that this is the year for it.
It is also a good opportunity to let go of anything that no longer serves you. As you lighten the load it makes that jump far easier and helps to bring a new perspective to things you may not have seen before.
When I think of the monkey, I think about how life can go many ways depending on the choices we make. We could end up slipping on the bananas so to speak which I’m sure many can relate to at some point in their lives or we can eat some of the right bananas available to us and allow all the goodness to nourish our bodies. We can somehow make the best of what we have and whatever happens, I believe it is all good really.
Experience is everything…
To the soul there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’, only experiences to which we gain what we need in this lifetime to grow. Like the trees from which the monkeys swing, we can stand tall with strength and courage to do what has never been done before and to be who we want to be rather than who we think we ought to be.
Like every year, I want to make it all count.
“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to
start living the life of your dreams today,
in every little way you possibly can.”
Kung Hei Fat Choi,
Gratitude is the heart of all Life
Sometimes in order to open a new door, it requires leaving situations behind that no longer serve you. It can mean leaving a whole life behind and although it may be all you have ever known, you know that does not mean that this is all there is. There can be so much more if you believe in yourself and have faith in what you cannot see with the naked eye but see inside every nerve and fibre of your being. It is there waiting in the wings to set the world alight, ready for you to be who you have always been.
I feel so deeply moved right now that I really wanted to share that energy with you. There was a time in my life I never thought I’d make it through alive and here I am living a new life that is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. During that time of transition, clearing the pathway to my own soul has been very hard and took me to places that were uncomfortable and upsetting, yet magical and miraculous all at the same time. I cried and I laughed and then cried and laughed some more, always feeling grateful for my experiences and the people around me who have supported me through it.
While I may never forget, I can see clearly the gifts and the wisdom from the overcoming. It was all meant to be to show me the way to my own heart. I do feel a little sad because I am going through a very big ending right now. However, on the other side of that is a very new beginning which fills me with so much joy too. It gives me hope for a bright future that is already shining on me and I make a choice every day no matter what to see that. I smile as I write this, knowing that everything I need is already here. I am that I am.
Thank you for being here and being you.
In love and light,
a free spirit and a true spirit
within each of us.
Our free spirit wants to kiss the wind
whenever it gently touches our life.
It wants to sail away to some
Our true spirit wants to embrace
the moon and the stars
and cherish the magic.
It is the combination of both
our free spirit and our true spirit
that enables us to discover
the mysteries of our soul.
– Deanna Beisser –
I saw this beautiful passage and it really speaks to me. I believe there is an intelligence to life that knows more than we do. It helps us connect to our spirit no matter where we are in our lives when we take the time to listen. It is this place of deep listening that enables us to tap into the mysteries of all there is and bring forth the potential within us.
As much as I would love to know exactly where I’m going and what the future holds I love the idea of magic and enchantment. To know that this is in my life and that life will always fully support me is somewhat comforting. Sometimes when we make a change or follow a different path it can feel like we are all alone or that no-one understands us but the truth of the matter is, we are always guided and loved. We live in an abundant Universe that wants to give only love. To listen is to feel this love and energy that heals not only our own lives but the lives of others too.
Sending you blessings wherever you are in the world.
Love and light,