How to Start the New Year Empowered

Before stepping into the new year and saying ‘HELLO 2021’ – taking some time to unravel the current year and looking at the things that made you happy, the things that you accomplished, the things you did not, the goals you reached or didn’t reach…will enable you to start the new year feeling empowered and in charge of yourself. It’s like doing a decluttering of yourself, you’re making room and freeing up space within, to be open and to receive the new that the new year has to offer.  It shows you where you may want to make changes, what you don’t want to bring into the new year, what you want to let go of, and what you want more of.

One thing to remember in the process of going over your year is to forgive yourself, let go of things that don’t serve you anymore, and be proud of yourself, you did the best you could, the best you knew how, when you’re done celebrate yourself, you’re awesome!!!

My yearly ritual is to first look at the current year and then ask myself what do I want in the new year. I like to make some time on the weekend or during the week, I don’t do this all at one time. I like to write it down, it gives me a better view, so i have a notebook with me, and I ask myself questions, here are a few:

^^^ Questions for 2020 ^^^

What am I most proud of myself for this year?

What was holding me back?

Where did I let myself down? What can I do to change?

What was my biggest challenge?

What am I most grateful for?

^^^ Questions for 2021 ^^^

What part of myself do I want to nurture?

What is my one big dream and what do I need to do to achieve it?

How can I better take care of my health?

What do I want to learn this year?

How do I want to feel in December of 2021?

A search on Google will yield loads of questions to ask yourself in order to unravel yourself and live at your highest best.

Bear in mind that getting to know yourself and changing yourself takes work, it takes dedication, it takes forgiving yourself and loving yourself unconditionally.  It takes a conscious effort, a wanting and willing to dig yourself out from the illusion that you accepted as the truth, in order to transform yourself into the grandest version of who you truly are. 

Your life is a gift, meant to be lived by YOU

don’t just let it move past you, take charge and live it consciously and aware. 

You are the one creating your reality every day, make it – extraordinary!!!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Hello December!!!! a message for you

This month is the gateway into a new year…a new energetic time is opening up for us, a new beginning is waiting for us to embrace it, and the message that came through to me is that December invites you to rethink ‘you’ – honor your self, celebrate your self, take this month to be proud of your self, look at all you’ve gone through and accomplished in 2020. Give yourself some credit you’re more resilient than you think.  Give yourself a BIG HUG and a big I LOVE ME!!!

Be open to what wants to show up for you, clear the way and let go of all that you’re holding on to that says you’re not enough. Let go of all the thoughts that make you feel small. Let go of all that keeps you from believing in yourself, and loving yourself.  You are a miracle not a victim, show up for yourself in a way that supports you, elevates you, comforts you and brings you joy. 

This month is inviting you to step into your life with a renewed sense of love for your self, and an openness to receive all the blessings the Universe is holding out for you.

You are amazing, you are brilliant; YOU ARE A MIRACLE!!!

Happy December Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Thanksgiving Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Let’s remember that we are human and we have our faults,

and we are also the LIGHT in this world and we can be LOVE!!!

And from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for being here, you inspire me, and I am deeply grateful and really appreciate every comment, every like, and your loving energy.

Many blessings and much love to you all!!!

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The Queen of Swords Message for the Week

Hello friends,

Look who showed up the Queen of Swords, her message is exactly what I need for this week, does her message resonate with you too?

Keep your head above the clouds and away from the storms of the lower mind. See things for what they are, get clear on what you want, focus on your own growth and desires and move towards them unapologetically. Seek wise advice when you need and be open to receive.

Hold on to the energy of this queen and build a strong foundation for what you want and desire.

And how perfect is this card from Super Attractor deck, a reminder to trust you’re being guided.

Happy week!

Blessings

Cards used –

Radiant Tarot by Avia Venefica

Super Attractor, Gabrielle Bernstein, artwork by Micaela Ezra

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The Magic of Having a Word for the Year

Hello everyone, hope you’re having an awesome month. My piece that appeared in last months The Inspired Guide Magazine (here), I hope it inspires you.

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I just love the freshness of a new year, don’t you?  There’s so much possibility you can just feel it in the air.  It’s a brand-new year, a brand-new slate.  It’s an invitation for new beginnings, there’s a renewed sense of hope.  Anything is possible.

One of the most powerful tools I have found to help me navigate through the year, is to have a word for the year.  A word brings meaning, focus, joy.  It shines the light on what I want to create, a gentle reminder that brings me back for when I lose myself. 

I started the practice of having a word a few years ago and for the first couple of years I chose my word, but for the last five years, words have been choosing me.  I now leave it up to the universe.  Every year my word shows up in October and every year it’s the perfect word.  My 2020 word is empowered, and empowered has been my saving grace this year.

The value of having a word

Your word is your comeback place, your center point, your companion.  It will help you to stay focused on your goals, make decisions, and bring you back when you lose yourself in the every-day hustle.  It sets a theme and paves the way. It’s your constant.

How to get a word

You can ask the universe for a word, stay open to receive, and trust that the perfect word will show up.

You can choose your word.  One way is to first review the year, and then decide what you want for the following year. 

Some questions to ask yourself –

What do you want to let go of?  Change?

What do you want to invite more of in the coming year?

What do you want to nourish?

How do you want to feel?

You can write out a list of words as they come to you, highlight the ones that stick out, narrow it down to three, from these which one tugs at your heart?  Once you find the word, hold on to it, see how it stays with you, carry it around for a week or so, see how you feel with it.  You’ll know when it’s the right word. 

Look it up in the dictionary, I’m always surprised at how much more meaning the word takes on.

What to do with your word –

Give it some love, bless your word and thank it for coming into your life. 

Keep it visible, you can make it the wallpaper on your phone, write it on an index card, color it, decorate it, stick it on your bathroom mirror.

You can also use it as a mantra, in meditation, say it in an affirmation.

Some words to get you started

Empowered.  Love.  Mindfulness.  Grateful.  Success.  Open.  Focus.  Space.  Calm.  Boundaries.  Clarity.  Movement.  Health.  Confident.  Simplify…

You can also have more than one word.  This year I chose ‘joy’ in February, because I wanted to feel joy and infuse joy in all I did.  And ‘purpose’ showed up in July. 

And at any time during the year if you feel your word no longer matches you, you’re free to change it. 

You’re meant to feel good, to have a spectacular life, to experience miracles

You’re designing your life every day, live with gratitude, treat yourself special every day and have a magical word, a word that empowers you to achieve your desires.

Your word is a force of the universe, it’s powerful and joyful – it’s your magic potion.

Do you have a magical word for the year? I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

I Gave Myself a Challenge

I don’t know about you but getting inspired and creative has been a real challenge for me this year.

Today I got inspired to photograph these flowers, these are the last of a beautiful bouquet of flowers my granddaughters got me for my birthday and I’m sorry to say, I didn’t take a photo of the bouquet.

Towards the end of last year I bought a watercolor set, fully intending to learn how to use it and so far, I only used it one time with my granddaughter when i first got it. And I have other projects that I was intending to get going on and have done none.

I now decided that for the rest of the year I’m challenging myself to do one creative thing that makes me happy, every day.

How about you, have you been able to be creative, are you doing one thing every day that makes you happy?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020