by Marcy Heller

“Life is brutal but it’s also beautiful -brutiful,I call it.Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven so tightly together they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Embrace both and live hard and well and real.” ~ Glennon Doyle

Dearest Star-Seekers,

Happy New Year! Welcome aboard! Please take pause and know you have now landed in the new and improved Universe. The sky is the limit! We have made the great shift and now we have become relentless and unstoppable! As the poet Hafiz quoted, “I wish I could show you…the astonishing light of your own being.”

Before going further the new rule is: if you’re in your head, you’re dead! We must become UN-fethered from our beliefs. (The mind is a slave to the emotions and the trauma in life that we have experienced are the origins of those emotions that keep us from experiencing a higher level of living. Our minds can and do underpin our reality.) Therefore, this new universe is not about thinking – it is all about being. No matter how much our hearts are eclipsed by the flaws of our mind we must cultivate the courage to keep moving forward as we are emerging into our newer selves. The past is history. Don’t look back – that is not the direction you are going in! We have never lived a year/decade like we are going to starting in 2020!

According to Lorna Bevan, “Welcome to a New Year, a New Decade and the start of the 2020-2030 Great Transformation. 2020 is going to be a year for the memory books-something truly unprecedented is occurring: there are no fewer than 5 new Outer Planet cycles-3 of them exact conjunctions! This will trigger the Re-Set of the Zeitgeist and the collective mood for the next decade. By year’s end, we are making a transition from the political and corporate Capricorn, driven by Pluto and Saturn, to the social and humanitarian Aquarius, animated by Jupiter and Saturn. These new cycles interweave all year, seeding a new energy climate, ecology and frequency. With 6 (!) wild card Eclipses + 5 (!) Super Moons, 2020 does not let up in intensity – there is no more recovery time between evolutionary stair steps. From the first days of the year until the very last ones, each month adds to the critically important planetary cycles that will define the next decade and far beyond. This deep space Saturn/Pluto/Eclipse Wave is not head stuff – it’s somatic, physical and raw. Before anything else, your body needs your full support during this utterly transformational passage. Transformation isn’t sweetness and light but an unraveling of the untruths, the debris, a complete uprooting before becoming. Clear your ecology-your personal space, your physical, emotional and energetic environment. Prioritize sleep + hydration. Choose to be grounded and rooted in New Earth mode. In this Zero Point Zone before the January 10th Lunar eclipse and the January 12th dramatic single pass of Saturn/Pluto, those of us who are outliers haven’t just entered a new chapter in our lives. We have begun an entirely new book……”

We are moving from the past, the present and the future, into now, which is the aim of spiritual practice. As we stay in the Now without judgment we can feel clearly about what is happening for us in each moment. This is where our power lies. When we become the observer, whatever our intention is in that moment, we can change and up-level into something or someone even greater. We are at the precipice of a huge quantum leap and since there is strength in numbers, the more of us who are awake and conscious on this journey of self-healing, the more we can elevate not only our individual vibration but the collective’s as well. As Leonard Cohen rang the bells, “There is a crack, in everything…that is how the Light gets in!’ As a dear friend wrote, “We’re not the Originator, but the Receiver!”

Moreover, please be aware that with this quality of change, just as if you would feel giving birth – these times are raw, brutal and can can be intense. This is not for the faint-of-heart. We are being initiated into something bigger, better and wiser than we could have ever imagined possible. As much as you can, please have mercy for yourself and others. The energies can affect us in so many different ways. It is imperative to stay in the upper room, not the basement. In other words, as much as possible stay in gratitude and joy. Commit to a practice that will help you stay alert, grounded, grateful and hydrated. We are being offered incredible opportunities that will not only benefit ourselves but all of humanity.

Scientists tell us we live in a holographic universe, based on that level of energy, the whole is contained in every piece and every piece contains the whole. In essence, a healing between or among any of us literally helps to heal all of us. Any time we can eclipse that illusion of separation the world is brought closer to the reuniting of hearts, which is the whole magical goal of our existence.

Robert F. Kennedy often quoted George Bernard Shaw in saying, “Some people see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I think of how they could be, and I ask, ‘Why not?’” On New Year’s Day, as we entered the millennium what occurred is that we gave ourselves permission to behave like brothers. We reached for unconditional Divine Love and wholeness, beyond the confines of separation. We eclipsed our egos and our minds and entered a different zone with one another. There was Unity. It was a day for peace and blessings not a day for war, strife or unhappiness – a day for celebration. Let’s tilt that power back again and change our perception. From this shift, we can give birth to a different world. That day, we got it right! And if we could do it again even for a day, then why can’t we do it for a lifetime?

In 2020, as you allow one decade to end and another to begin, may you allow your own Being to be the source of your very deepest happiness. May you begin to Love yourself so fully that you create the most miraculous shift. May you continue to align with Divine Love no matter what happens and May you allow the Universe to catch up with your dreams. Last but not least, may you celebrate your miracles – after all you are the Power that created it all!