A new year won't make the issues go away

Know when I say this, I say this from love.

A new year won't make the issues go away.

2021 won't be better unless we look at the issues at hand.

There. I said it.

I know, I know. Ouch. When I had all these downloads pop into my head writing this for you, I was like omgosh this is some serious tough love. Things even I need to take a look at. Don't worry, I'm going to guide you through what this can look like for you and what I'm doing too.

SO many people were just done with 2020. Ready to be in a new year. And, of COURSE, right?! It was a wild year and so many have gone through some really hard times.

If that's you. Take a moment to breathe. Sit with yourself. Sit with the emotions and everything you have trudged through this year. Allow yourself to be ok with not being ok even just for a moment. You're stronger than you know and stronger than you give yourself credit for.

Let's look at this together.

Here's what came to me: turning the calendar won't make a difference unless we decide to to choose differently. Truth is, there's a TON of things that's happened in 2020 that we simply do NOT have control over.

But what CAN we control? We can control how we respond to what's going on around us. Which is easier said than done when you've been through so much, I understand.

Here's how you can choose differently.

Grab a journal and I invite you to spend some time reflecting. Maybe make a ritual of this with a candle and/or essential oils, incense, crystals, whatever the vibe is. Take a long, inward look at your 2020 and 2021 thus far.

  1. What was good? Why was it good?

  2. What wasn't good? Why wasn't it good?

  3. Where is it truly coming from?

  4. How can you see it differently?

  5. What did you learn? What lesson can you take from this year that's made a positive impact on your life?

You can rewire your brain and train yourself to look for solutions! So when you notice the negative thoughts, flip the switch. Be the gentle observer and allow yourself to see what's coming up, why and how you can see it differently.

I feel like we have come to a point especially through the entire last year now that we can no longer just shrug it off and leave it in the past. Even though it's tough, we've got to get uncomfy with ourselves and do that inward healing THEN release.

That inward healing you do, on ANY level, has a ripple effect. When we heal ourselves, we heal the world. It affects our immediate family, friends, social media following and it's like the Butterfly Effect. Even if it's a small level, can you IMAGINE the impact that can be made by simply just asking ourselves some questions and choosing differently? And can you just IMAGINE how YOU will feel by getting on the other side of what's coming up for you? I know trudging through the mud is tough but I PROMISE you the other side feels lighter.

If you want to hear more about this, check out my podcast episode Ep. 27-How To Leave 2020 Behind You & Make 2021 A Better Year. You can click here to listen or you can listen on any podcast listening platform by searching Rise Within Conversations.

As always, my door is open if you have questions or need support! I encourage you to take some time to reflect and tap into your year. Doesn't mean you have to look at ALL the things. Simply peel back a layer, one at a time, and see what's there for you.

Sending you so much love!

ps-this blog post is infused with quantum reiki. Take a deep breath and enjoy what's coming through. Feel free to read it again and allow it to sink in.

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