Believe in the New Year
Some people say, “Oh, it’s just another day. People pretend something changes at midnight on December 31, but really, nothing happens.”
Others point out that there are actually any number of New Year’s Days each year, depending on what you celebrate. For example, there is the Jewish new year in September, and the Chinese new year in February.
January 1 is random; it’s not even the solstice.
So they say.
But when that big number changes, we all feel it. Regardless of what we profess to believe, or what holidays we do or don’t celebrate, we’ve all been watching those ubiquitous four-digit numbers flip over just once a year our entire lives.
It was 2020 just hours ago, and now it’s 2021. It’s a new year.
When a world of people all celebrate a single moment of transition, I think it’s safe to say that something happens.
There is a sense of letting go of the old, and anticipating the new. A sense of the world born afresh—or at the very least, hope born afresh.
Perhaps every day brings new and limitless possibilities, but New Year’s Day is the one day on which, I think, most of really feel and know this in a profound way.
And So . . .
So, we’ll add our humble Higher Thought wishes to all those you’ve already received for 2021:
May this be a year for you of tremendous health and vitality.
May this year contain much inspiration, and may you find ever new and exciting reasons to live.
May you feel lots of love this year for others, and may you feel completely loved.
May this year bring many surprises that are wonderful and unimaginable right now.
May peace abide in all our hearts this year.
May the people of the world act collectively to protect our biosphere for generations to come. May there be a great awakening to what is at stake.
May we all have “2020 hindsight” and come to perceive the strange lessons and gifts encoded within the unique challenges of the extraordinary year that has now ended.
May we all live with less fear and more freedom.
May you deeply connect with your sense of the sacred, and carry this love and connection out into the world.
Happy New Year!
–Susan, Jill, Marc (the Higher Thought team)
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