Light Energy: Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!
New Years Eve is such a beautiful time of year (and one of my favourites) - it is the date where globally the intention is set out by many to find joy and celebration with friends and family as the new year reaches and the previous year draws to a close. This year however has had a different tone to previous years, through the global pandemic which has arguably prevented celebrations and parties to occur as they once did. But this is not to say that there isn't a reason to celebrate, because the very essence of life is worth celebrating.
My New Years Eve, so far, has consisted of me dancing to music from the 70's, 80's and 90's, then walking around in nature, and talking to one of my dear friends on the phone. The energy has been light, and pure - I feel at one with myself, and the need to celebrate no longer feels like a pressure, but more so, feels genuine to the happiness that I feel in my heart.
Beauty exists in the simple moments in our everyday lives. It is easy to succumb to the pressure of performing an exaggerated representation of celebrating the New Year through being surrounded by large groups of people, or needing to consume loads of alcohol or drugs to release and transcend conscious awareness. But I would argue that there is a real beauty and delicacy in being present with your conscious self. The conscious self is one that is free from skewed ways of seeing. This version of ourselves appears as we sit and appreciate who we actually are: for some this can be challenging, but it can also be an empowering space for loving energy to manifest.
Manifesting is another theme associated starting a new year. What do I want to achieve in my life? What new pathway do I want to walk down? What is it that no longer serves me and fills me with happiness? These are the types of questions that we often ask ourselves as we enter the new year (at least I have for the last 23 years of my life). As the new year begins, the theme of newness enters our vibrational energies. We individually start to set out new goals, new mindsets to adopt, and new ways of living. However, if 2020 has taught us anything it is that things in life are unpredictable. This means that despite searching for a new pathway, conceptualising new achievements, and releasing old habits and considering what makes us happy - something in the future may rattle our attention in some way.
So how do we continue to manifest, focus, and realise the new ways of being that we want to experience in the new year?
Well, honesty, realism and connecting with the feelings of happiness that we experience in our everyday lives is the best way to stay in tune with what we really want to manifest. By focusing our attention onto what we are thankful for, we naturally attract more of it, because we are walking and existing in the energy frequency which shows gratitude to these areas in our lives.
The theme of manifestation in the new year should be considered solely in relation to answering the question: What makes me happy?, What makes me feel alive?, and What fills me with light?
When I was in the park I did two things which filled me with light, happiness and a feeling of joy to be alive. Firstly, I hugged a tree. I was in a beautiful country park, in a forest, on my own, with the sound of birds and the wind brushing past my ears to keep me company, and I felt called to hug the tree. I stood there and my heart chakra felt illuminous. It felt right, despite the intrusive thoughts that I had wondering: "what if someone could see me, and thought this looked odd?". But that's the very beauty of thoughts - they don't belong to us - and actually that fear, doesn't belong here!
So I released it and continued to hug the tree. I then stopped and strolled, admiring the scenic landscape of tall, expansive trees, squishy, messy, mud, and cute, joyous dogs who surrounded my pathway.
A swing then caught my eye and I felt compelled to sit on it. It was a children's playground and it was very empty. The swing was free and I decided to sit on it: moving back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth. It felt freeing, fun, liberating, simple, everyday, childlike but most importantly light. It felt right. And it felt like a memory that once was in my childhood.
So as I say Goodbye to 2020, I say thank you for the beauty in my everyday reality which is carved with fun, lightness, and joyous moments - all of which I am excited to experience in 2021.