I went back and read the new years’ newsletter from January of 2020, and was floored to see the angels’ words:

“In the face of the world’s contrasts you come to know and love your own perspectives even more clearly. Rather than looking at the world and judging others as “right” or “wrong,” “good” or “bad”, instead use the diversity of opinions and activities as a backdrop against which you can more clearly see and acknowledge your own heart and your own truths.”

They also encouraged us to live and let live, and to focus on our own hearts and dreams rather than getting sucked into what the world was doing.

At the time I channeled it, I didn’t have any idea how clearly those words would be needed in a year that inspired so much divisiveness and chaos. It was quietly been festering under the surface for a long time. We used to turn a blind eye to many things, but in 2020 we had to look at everything a bit more clearly – 2020 vision indeed! We started to look through the eyes of our soul. What do we value? What is really in our hearts? What do we want to create in the future?

It was hard for anyone to hide from their own hearts in a year that threw us out of our minds and drove us deep into feeling.

Ultimately that is a good thing.

I have never seen such resourcefulness and care as the quiet heroes came to the surface to be noticed and appreciated. Neighbors sewed masks when there were none. Grocery store workers, delivery people, nurses, doctors, teachers and others who have quietly been pillars of society were appreciated in a whole new way.

We were put into quarantine and got really creative about how we connect. We started to take more charge of our minds and our habits so we wouldn’t feel at the mercy of our bodies. We came to appreciate Mother Nature in a whole new way. We were motivated to deeply appreciate the simple things in life. I will never be able to walk past a stack of toilet paper in Costco without wanting to dive into it headfirst with gratitude for its presence!!

More importantly, the appreciation of diversity has taken a huge leap forward as large corporations began to take seriously the need to get rid of systemic injustice and represent all races and perspectives more equally. I know we are far from where we want to be. There is still horrific injustice to be resolved, but there has been more progress in acknowledging diversity this year than I’ve seen in my entire life. It is about time.

We have changed, and mostly for the better.

With our heart’s calling for better, we have used our free will to mobilize the heavens. Angels and supportive other-worldly beings are beaming high vibrational frequencies to the planet. Amazing children are being born who will help us bring our mother earth back to balance, and show us that we’re all God’s children. Amazing parents and teachers are creating the space for these souls. Amazing leaps in science and social justice will be made during the course of our lives. More people are in touch with their hearts, and with the heavens. The veil seems thinner. The desire to connect stronger. These are exciting times!

2021 could be a challenge if we get sucked into the world’s view, and choose to look at it as a challenge, or it can be a wonderful year. We can use all our spiritual tools, go within, create, and trust in the power that breathes life into universes can help us move our dreams forward in creative ways.

Whether we quarantine or not, we have the company of angels and the Presence of the divine within.

Whether vaccines excite or upset you, we have a light within that can protect us more strongly than any substance, and a will that can choose to take in only the energies that help.

Whether the economy goes up or down, we can give thanks for all we have and thus tap into an abundance that is independent of human economy.

Whether the world seeks to suck us into fear and divisiveness, we can quietly live in love with life and remain undivided within our own spirit. We can get up, appreciate the sunrise and each new day. We can go to bed and give thanks for life.

And we, in our understandings of a world based on energy vs effort can create a wonderful vibration within that will be reflected without.

Here are a few pointers to move into 2021 in grace:

1. Count the blessings of 2020

For some it was your best year ever, for others the toughest. In any case, you can look back and start to list the many blessings – great and small – that resulted from its challenges and contrast.

Maybe you had to look at something that requires change. It might not have been easy but it will lead you to happier life now that you dare to dream.

Maybe you found you could work from home and even when the world opens up you’ll choose to create a new way of working that feels balanced and good to you.

Maybe you explored new interests – took online classes, learned to bake, or learned to zoom so you could attend virtual happy hours!

Maybe you got outside more and came to appreciate mother nature more.

Maybe you appreciate the little things more.

Maybe you learned to care about the perspectives of others more.

Maybe you overcame fears.

Really spend some time to acknowledge yourself for all the blessings and ways you have grown.

2. Thank yourself

For each of the ways in which you’ve grown or improved, stop and thank yourself. Acknowledge yourself. Say something like, “I acknowledge and appreciate myself for growing. I acknowledge and appreciate that I have grown by…”

Really take time to bless yourself with your own appreciation. It took courage to be alive this year and to remain on this earth. You are mid-wifing a new world for generations to come.

3. Examine who you want to become

Instead of the usual new year’s resolutions (or in addition) ask yourself, “Who do I want to be at the end of 2021?” Imagine your personality as you’d love it to be. Imagine that you feel excited and passionate about your dreams. Imagine you are gracious, kind, non-judgmental, kindly powerful. Imagine you have learned the art of compassionate boundaries, self-acceptance, and self-appreciation.

Imagine that you have learned to discern rather than judge. Imagine that you no longer care about what anyone thinks so you can live according to your inner compass and listen to the Divine within. Imagine you feel abundant in all ways. Imagine you are in love with life.

What would this feel like? Imagine you are the person you wish to be. There’s no need to imagine the circumstances around you, just imagine instead, the kind of person you wish to be, and how you want to feel about yourself and life.

I’ve talked to many of you in 2020. I’ve seen your hearts, your courage, your struggles, your joys, your fears, your creative inspirations, your hopes and dreams. It was a year for letting whatever was lodged deep inside come to the surface so we can decide what to carry forward into a new reality.

Be gentle with yourselves as you move forward. Envision a post-covid world, but not one where the virus is merely gone. Instead imagine a better, kinder, cleaner, and clearer world – one in which we truly embrace the fact that we are all different, all guided, all cared for, and all here with a desire to expand and experience the Love that gives us the very breath we breathe.

Happy New Year. You are all bright and shining beautiful lights!

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