Reflect, Release and Recharge

As we enter the new year, we find ourselves reflecting on the status of our lives. We look back on where have we been, what we have we done, whom have we interacted with and why things turned out as they did. We find ourselves happily rejoicing over successes, mourning over losses, rethinking those things that were not to our liking and often discarding that which does not serve us or makes us feel less than good. It is as if a period of life as we know it has come to an end, and therefore we are provided with a natural opening for transition and reinvention.

Change is the constant that moves us through life, and conscious change is one of the most powerful tools we possess.

As you enter the new year, may you judge yourself gently and with kindness. Acknowledge all the good you brought to the world and remind yourself of the loving gifts you shared. Give yourself the kudos you deserve. Forgive yourself and others freely for any transgressions, and forgive and release any negative and unhealthy emotions that you harbor for yourself or others. Now is the time to release all that weighs you down and holds you back. Now is the time to let go. Now is the time to move forward free of regret and dismay. Open yourself to the beauty of life and allow yourself the same fresh start that you allow for others.

You are a beautiful child of God, and as such you are a masterpiece. Move forward with this knowledge and you will have a truly Happy New Year.

Now, that’s Powerful!

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  1. Argaille A. Di Matteo

    Hi Sue,

    I so needed what you wrote today, of all days, as I recuperate from stomach virus and general flu symptoms this week. Ironically, I should have had time during Winter Break between 12/23 and 1/4 (I’m a Music Educator in a Public School District) after Winter Concerts, Church Advent/Christmas Eve services, etc. to regroup, carve out time for my Self, but every day/moment was taken up with doing/going/achieving, even going with husband to Boston for follow-up tests and check-ups for treatment in 2007 for a nasopharyngeal tumor, which no longer exists, thank God. Sunday, 1/3 my body just said “No more”, and collapsed.

    It kind of feels like fasting, when you can’t hold anything down and have literally thrown up all that no longer serves. My mind seems sharper, although I’m experiencing a fever and aches and congestion, etc., so my body is still saying “No more, rest, regroup”.

    An overachiever and high-powered Music professional, I do remember to take early a.m. time for journaling and spiritual reading. I am into New Thought and the Transcendentalists, Thoreau and Emerson, etc. and while we were in Boston, I crafted a “retreat” at Concord and at Walden Pond. Seemed my Higher Self is home whenever I visit there.

    During this healing sojourn at home, getting rid of all that no longer serves and preparing for a new school semester, and church year, I am listening, Sue. I am listening. Thanks for Your Wisdom, Dear Person. Happy New Year! Argaille

  2. Sue Urda

    Hi Argaille,
    I am so happy that this message is one you were ready to receive. Our journey’s are each unique as we navigate through life, and I love to share what I have experience and observe as I move through mine. I wish you ease in your release and joy as you move forward.
    Happy and Blessed New Year!
    with gratitude,

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