Melissa Hevenor
Thursday December 12 , 2019
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Happy Passover, Easter, the Whole Shebang! In Other Words, Happy New Beginnings!

I LOVE this time of year more than any other, because it is the time of the year when major shifts in energy take place to promote the positive and allow for the blessings of a new season. Sometimes, the Christmas season or that holiday season can bring about sadness because of losses that have been experienced involving family. However, for me, personally, spring and the holidays that take place during this time, bring me great joy, because they encompass so much more than eating, collecting sweets and any other commercial ritual that have taken form to celebrate. In the Jewish tradition, Passover is a time when the Israelites who were enslaved, took a leap of faith with a spiritual man of God named Moses, to find freedom and abide by the wisdom of God to avoid great trepidation. Those people who are willing to believe in this miracle made a statement over their homes, by spreading the blood of a lamb over the doorways to symbolize that they believed in God’s power and his ability to protect them from ten plaguesthat were put in place to befall those who were trying to act as God, reigning over the slaves in Egypt. Therefore, the holiday Passover receives its name because taking this leap of faith and making the declaration visible, about their belief in God’s word, allowed those people to have the plagues pass over them. Once again, I must say how much I love this story! There is such an important message of having faith and forging through whatever hardship comes your way, knowing that, in the end, God has a plan and we are part of that plan who have been blessed with the ability to spread his light and shine upon whatever darkness the world embodies.

From a Christian persective, Easter exemplifies the idea of rebirth or second chances as were granted to Jesus after his resurrection from the horrible, horrific death from the earth plane he endured, due to his dedication to his father, God. God reached down and granted him a most beautiful eternal life. Both holidays breathe life into the idea of rebirth and fresh starts. And last but not least, my next ever-so-quaint day to be recognized, Earth Day, is tomorrow. Yeah! Disney has a new movie, called African Cats, coming out tomorrow, where they documented the life and experiences of cats in the wild in Africa, but the best part is if you go to see the movie tomorrow, the proceeds from ticket sales (tomorrow ONLY) will be matched by Disney and donated towards wildlife preservation. Therefore, do Mother Earth a favor and go to the movies! I know I will.

In doing meditaion this morning, the main message that my guide gave me is that the sky’s the limit. No matter how difficult life may be in the present, you need to look within, find the smallest spark of light within yourself and use that spark to motivate baby steps to turning the situation around. I, like everyone, know how difficult it can be to find that little spark, when it feels like the storms of the world have done everything to put the spark out, but I’ve come to realize that the more trials and tribulations we face the more faith that God has in us, that we can persevere and create something greater for our lives than we ever imagined. It is only living in the depths of sadness and despair that we can fully embrace pure joy and blessings with the same intensity of emotion. Thus, mo matter where you are in your life at this moment, or even in this second, know that this is the time of the year for new beginnnings, and I grant you permission, at whatever level you can, to invest in a new start where blessings will exceed your wildest expectations. The best way to begin this investment process into a brighter future is to write down your goals, and think of baby steps that will bring you even the slightest bit closer to those goals, and I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, at the very least you have access to your computer that allows you to access these words of hope and love and belief that I have in you, for the best life has to offer as we enter this time of a fresh start. Love, light and blessings.

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