2021– the theme song for this moment in time is Etta James’ anthem, “At Last!” But we can’t rest on our laurels, there is still great work to be done.
This year, 2021, is a “5” numerological year. It’s a year of change, choice, communication, perspective, perception, and possibilities. In preparation for this year, we’ve all been and continue to go through deep transformation. The circumstances of the last year provided us with opportunities we’d never had time to take before AND the time to take them. How did you do with that? Did you take the opportunities? Did you grow and progress in ways beyond your wildest imagination? Or did you try to ignore or postpone the inevitable?
We’re all capable of being the most wondrous expression of passionate, creative, loving life there is. Life knows that about us and 2021 will hold us to the fulfillment of that promise. Where ever we go, whomever we meet, whatever we do, we’ll continue to be presented with opportunities to fulfill that sacred obligation.
Anything can happen in a “5” year– its signature quote is, “you never know.” Your message for this month (and this year) is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a guide that will help direct you on your soul quest of manifesting and embodying your brilliance. Print out your quote and put it where you can see it and reflect on it– the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, dashboard of your car.
For all of us:
“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
And for now and forever:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” Roy T. Bennett
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Lao Tzu
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality– not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being– adventure!” Roy T. Bennett
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” Steve Maraboli
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “It seems that the real objective is to be true to yourself, no matter what. Those people who can’t or won’t accept you in your entirety have only been presented to you to test your commitment to that truth. They are, in fact, only illusions. If you had betrayed yourself just to keep them around, they would have vanished like a puff of smoke and you would have been left with the knowledge and repair work that comes with selling yourself out. As painful as it may be, the pain will pass and this experience will solidify into a love, respect, and acceptance of yourself that is priceless.” Sheilaa L Hite
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon