“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.” Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
It’s December– and it’s been quite a year hasn’t it? In only a few short weeks, we’ll all witness and participate in the end of this year and the beginning of a new year filled with great possibilities.
Endings and beginnings, opportunities and challenges always trigger periods of profound reflection and soul searching. Did the year work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d foreseen on January 1st of this year?
There’s great satisfaction and power in living a creative life. When you do, the world conspires to be creative with you and magic happens. Each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds, of displaying a creative energy so vital and vibrant, that everyone who sees us recognizes and connects with that same creative energy force within themselves.
As you take a look back at yourself and your 2015 journey, how will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2016, your best year ever?
Your message this month is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a key that will help you use your experience of 2015 to reflect on your perspective of yourself, your goals, your commitment and your willingness to live and thrive in an authentic life.
The empowering questions below are a guide in your review of 2015 and your preview of 2016:
* Is there a message for me in this experience?
* What’s the gift in this situation?
* What can I learn from this?
* What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
* What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
* What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
* What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “You have done what you could– some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Nothing is lost upon a person who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for… life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, people, books, experience… What they gather serves them at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.” Hamilton Wright Mabie
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a person is to become– to be at last, and to live and die in the fullness of their being.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “It is enough simply to pay attention and trust the process: Whoever comes are the right people. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. When it starts, is the right time. When it’s over, it’s over.” The Daily Guru
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “We are as full of potentiality as we are of impotence.” George Santayana and “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “The most important philosophical question is not ‘What is the meaning of life?’ but rather ‘What is the meaning of my life?’” Dr. Mardy Groethe
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.” Diane Ackerman and “Sometimes the only transportation available is a leap of faith.” Margaret Shepard
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating– and absolutely useless unless we choose to use it.” Richard Bach
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted, but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” Garrison Keillor