As you take time to look back at the year behind you, our wish is that you would bask in your success. Each one of you has worked very hard to bring more love into your lives. Whether you have done so through joyful pursuit, or angry outbursts, because you desire better treatment, we know that what lies beneath all things, all feelings, all efforts, is love. Love is ever-present – in your old year, your new year, your old you, your new you, in every breath, and every ever-changing “now.”
Love is what lives inside of you and gives you life. Love is what is trying to surface through the the veneer and shell of illusions and lies that try to tell you you are unloved. Love is trying to break through the misunderstandings between you and others and is trying to guide each and every one of you to connect with your heart of hearts.
So as you look back at your proud moments, celebrate! You have allowed love to break through the icy surface of fear and thaw those areas within that were once frozen! You have found the inner light and become the sun that shines upon the hearts of others and brings it warmth into a world in need.
As you look back at your not-so-proud moments, be compassionate with yourself. You were trying. You were seeking love.
Perhaps you got ill this year. Your body was trying to gently whisper… “Listen, love is trying to reach you and through misunderstanding you were a little blocked to its flow.”
Perhaps you went through a breakup this year and love was whispering, “I have better for you. You tend to settle for so much less than I would give you.”
Perhaps you lost someone this year and are feeling sad. Even there love is whispering in your heart, “I have not left you, for I cannot leave you. My form changes, but my existence is ever-present for you, in all of creation. Your loved ones rest in the truth of their greater being and are with you now in ways that are so glorious and beautiful you cannot even imagine.”
Perhaps you didn’t turn into the person you wanted to be at this time last year. Love is whispering, “Its OK. It’s now. We have eternity and I’ll never give up on you.”
Dear ones, Breath! Receive! We love you. The love that gives birth and life to all creation and to you, right here, right now in this breath is trying to bubble up from within you, embrace you, and pour itself into the hearts of a waiting world – a world that has, in may ways, forgotten its nature, forgotten to nurture, forgotten that connection is more important than correction, and that the illusions of your differences are nothing more than a quilt that is the grand, glorious, and beautiful cloak of God.
Happy New Year! Celebrate the Love that lives within you, no matter how it has been expressed in the passing year. Our wish for you in the new year is that you can each experience the beautiful and breathtaking truth of your being, and allow this Love to guide you in every breath of your life.