I hope that you all had a very good Christmas and I wish you all a very happy, joyful and peaceful New Year.

Before we start 2020 let us pause a moment and reflect on the year which has just passed. At the beginning of 2019 we all had different intentions as to what we hoped to achieve during that year. We may have managed to achieve some of those things, set aside others and changed our intentions as the year progressed. Now we are at the start of another new year and we are all standing at a different place in life.

We cannot go back and change what we did last year as that is now history we can only look at where we are now for living in the NOW is the only way we can live. This year will bring different opportunities to all of us and our only starting point is this very moment.

Let us take a look at ourselves and understand who we are, why we are here, where we are on our journey and whether we are fulfilling our purpose. We know that we are spiritual beings and at this moment we are inhabiting a human body. We are co-creators and as such we are creating our lives in every moment. When we came to earth in these bodies it was our intention to enjoy the experience and to benefit from all the opportunities we attracted to us.

We are living in an every changing, evolving world and as a result we are also changing and evolving at the same time as we are part of the whole. We are not only linked to each other but we are also linked to all forms of life including the earth itself. The changes around us are becoming more and more evident and these changes are being reflected in the way we are thinking about life.

Joy is such a small word but it is very strong and powerful. We can experience joy in so many different ways. Each of us will have experienced joy in our lives from the birth of a baby, baby’s first smile, happy relationships, a beautiful blue sky, the beauty of nature, the love we receive from those around us and the love of life itself.

Let us become more aware of everything that brings us a feeling of joy this year. Let us notice all the wonders of life and really feel the joy within ourselves remembering that it isn’t only what we receive through our physical senses that can bring us joy but the greatest joy we feel comes through our spiritual awareness of who we really are.

As we set our intentions for 2020 let us really put the joy of living at the top of our list. Let us welcome the changes rather than fear them and learn to work together for the benefit of everyone.

When I was a child we used to sing a chorus which went:

Joy, joy, joy with joy my heart is singing

Joy, joy, joy your love to me is known

I’m on my way to heaven

Singing joy, joy, joy.

I always thought that joy was something I would find when I died and went to heaven but now I believe that we are creating our heaven here on earth. We do not have to wait for the next phase of our existence. We can live a heavenly life on earth if we choose to do so. The choice is ours to make every moment of our lives.

We can look for joy and inspiration every moment, wherever we are or whatever is occurring in our lives. It is how we are feeling that is important. We all have many unanswered questions about life but within us lies the answers, within our spirit which is all knowing. We have a great gift which we so often take for granted. We have the gift of life which can never be taken away from us.

During the Christmas period we have all given and received gifts from our loved ones. These gifts are symbolic, they are material gifts and as such they perish as time passes. The gift of life is everlasting and we have the opportunity to make of it whatever we choose.

Let us choose to travel into 2020 with the intention of exploring more deeply our spiritual nature and how we can live joyfully during this year. The more joy we feel the greater impact we will have on ourselves and those we meet. We will uplift ourselves and others. We will experience the wonder and love of life and maybe for the first time we will discover how precious our life is.

It is up to each one of us to decide what we want to create this year. If we start now by creating joy in our lives we will create wonderful lives. We will learn how to accept the changes in our world and the changes we are feeling within ourselves. We will be able to put aside those things which we discover are no longer important and focus on the opportunities that are here for each one of us.

Let us not delay any longer is finding joy. Let’s start now, this very moment. We will find that joy is not as illusive as we thought, we can claim it, it is already within us, we were born with it, we just have to remember. Let us dance to the tune of joy. Let us remember this every day when we wake up. Let us give thanks for it every night when we go to bed. Let us be joyful in living and we will find that we will remember that we are also unconditional love.

With love & light


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Before we start the hustle and bustle associated with the run up to Christmas let us pause for a while. Let us find the peace and calm within ourselves. For once in a while let us think of ourselves first. This is not selfish as the benefits we will discover are not received just for us but extend to all those we come into contact with.

If we want this Christmas to be one of happy memories we have to prepare ourselves first and the best way of doing this is to find our own peace within ourselves. So often we say to ourselves that we don't have time to pause during our busy days and we rush from one thing to another trying to pack in as much activity as possible. We hear and read so often how important it is to pause between tasks and that if we do we will achieve more. Why don't we try it just once to see whether it really does work. After all if it doesn't work at least you will have tried it and you can always go back to dashing from one thing to another without pausing for breath!

The shops are beginning to get busier, Christmas lights are appearing in the High Streets, people are jostling each other to buy their gifts, people are beginning to worry as to whether they will be ready in time. We all experience this every year. So, why don't we do things differently this year and prepare ourselves first?

This year has been a difficult one for many people and there are many who can't wait for the year to end so that they can begin again in 2020. We don't have to wait for the year to finish, we can start afresh right now by being grateful for everything we have in this present moment. When we think of everything we have, not just our material possessions, we begin to realize what is most important in our lives. It really isn't what we own or think we own as these things can disappear quite suddenly, it is life itself, living our purpose, why we are here and accepting that wherever we are at this moment in time we are exactly where we are meant to be.

Consider for a moment what you have learned during this year. Have you taken steps forward in discovering more about yourself and why you are where you are? Have you a greater understanding about the purpose of your life than you had a year ago? Have you found a way of solving problems with relationships, health and finances? Have you achieved a closer link with your Guide, Helpers and loved ones in the Spirit World? Are you using your beliefs to help you enjoy living? Are you setting an example by the way in which you live so other people may begin to question their own journeys through life?

What a lot of questions there are for us to answer! I wonder how many of us question ourselves in this way and whether we find satisfactory answers.

When we find ourselves thinking constantly about what we consider to be wrong with our lives let us stop immediately and look at what is right, good and happy with the journey we are travelling. We will be surprised at the difference this will make. We will begin to realize that there is far more happiness in our lives than sadness and as we start to understand this we will have learned how important a positive attitude to life can benefit everyone.

Who is responsible for how we feel about life? We are - let us stop blaming others, Society in general, the weather and everything else we can find to blame for us not experiencing the peace and happiness that is there for everyone to enjoy.

Let us start this season with celebrating life in all its various forms and the wonderful world we inhabit. Let us celebrate our knowledge that life is eternal and we don't lose contact with our loved ones in Spirit. Let us celebrate our philosophy and ensure that it makes a difference in every aspect of our lives. Let us celebrate the changes we are all experiencing and welcome them as being an important part of our Divine plan. We cannot look into the future, we can only live in the now, this very moment, and celebrate this time in which we are living.

Whether we are preparing for Christmas or any other important event in our lives let us remember the importance of preparing ourselves first. As we are at peace within ourselves we will also experience joy and love in our lives. We will find that we are living our journey on purpose and find additional peace in the knowledge that we are making a difference not just to how we feel but we are also enabling others to make changes in their lives. In this way everyone benefits and life on earth improves for us all.

Remember that what we call miracles really happen. Children know this and anticipate them, we have forgotten. If we begin to look for miracles we will find them occurring everywhere. Let us be grateful for all the miracles we find whether they are large or small. Let us celebrate life this Christmas with peace within ourselves and find happiness, joy and love not just for this season but for the remained of our life's journey.

I wish you all a peaceful, happy, joyous and loving Christmas.

With love & light,


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