The Year 2014 in Review With 2015 Ushering In Opportunity

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WOW what a year it has been. Many may even label 2014 as “crazy”.   However, when we take a moment to pause and reflect on everything we experienced in 2014, we realize this past year was key to preparing us for the next phase in our life.   
 
There is no doubt the energies have been intense this past year with all the solar flares, cosmic shifts, and global volatility with many of us experiencing a grand spiritual awakening or metamorphosis affecting us on all planes – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  

 
As we are nearing the end of 2014, you may feel a big sigh with a realization we survived the wild roller coaster ride as we learned, balanced, purged, surrendered, allowed, and metamorphosized like never before in preparation for the next chapter of our life to begin in 2015. 

 
As human beings, we tend to be resistant to change. And when we resist the change, we encounter more difficult lessons, and more difficult transitions. This is not to diminish that 2014 was definitely a challenging year with enormous volatility. All you have to do is turn on the television to see all the chaos, loss, political corruption, corporate greed, confusion, and divisions happening across the globe.

 
Many lessons have been learned over the year. Many themes seemed to have emerged. So what have we learned in 2014?
  • We learned the art of surrender and accepting what is.  When we accept what is and surrender to the Universe, we open new doors, new chapters and invite into our lives miracles and abundance. This includes letting go people, places, or even things that no longer serve us for our highest and best. 
  • Many of us have experienced the feeling of losing control in all aspects of our lives at some point. What we learned in the process was learning to let go what we cannot control and surrender our fears and control to the Universe, because in the end, we are never in control.
  • We walked in the valley of fear, and confronted it head on. By doing so, we realized we are a lot stronger than we believed we ever were.
  • By practicing forgiveness and taking personal responsibility, we let go resistance and open ourselves up for change. 
  • In the process we learned about trust and faith. We learned to have more faith when it was challenged, and trust in the divine to assist us, guide us, and lift us up. 
  • We also learned we are more resilient that we believed. As a result, we learned to trust ourselves more.


We cannot add new things to our plate if it is filled with yesterday’s junk. Those who have succeeded in learning these lessons, may have felt a huge shift and weight lifted like a rubber band snap. When we follow our divine path, we honor ourselves.
 

The year 2015 is the year for opportunities. So what should we look forward to?
  • It’s all about … YOU … the SELF
  • This is a year of breakthroughs. We have just been virtually kicked, beaten, and tossed to get to where we are at now.  It is crucial you keep the faith, your thoughts positive and above all, be kind to yourself.
  • We embrace the magic and self-empowerment. We just shed off many layers bringing us to our raw selves with lots of difficult lessons learned. We are now ready to reap the rewards of our efforts at an accelerated rate. 
  • The lessons of taking personal responsibility will continue as we evolve and change with all the cosmic shifts.
  • Another lesson to be mindful of as we transition into 2015, is about the balance between free will and divine intervention.  At the end of the day, we can know all the answers, and have the greatest intuitive insight, but it is up to us to choose what we do with this knowledge and changes.
 
For some, you may feel as if you are still in the midst of chaos. The Universe is asking you to remember that with chaos, comes new direction and new life. It is critical for you to stay positive and focused on where you are going and not on the chaos. The light will shine again.

The 2014 stormy weather is passing if it has not already past for you. Your will power and beliefs will be the driving force behind 2015. This is a time to choose faith and trust in the divine and conquer your fears once and for all. The Universe believes in you and waiting for you to let go enough to be your partner. Let’s complete this metamorphosis cycle like champions and begin 2015 together with a brand new exciting chapter. Above all, let’s enjoy this journey called life. 

 
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A Cardinal Message From Spirit

Written: April 9, 2013

The time is 5:35 a.m. and the faint sounds of what could be thunder in the distance get my attention or could it be the sounds of the trash being picked up from the dumpster? The sound happens once more, but once again too faint to clearly identify. Then at approximately 5:55 a.m. a much louder repeated echoing boom happened. Ahhhhh the confirmation it was thunder.

One could take one road to the dark, dank, depressing side of the morning and say, “oh how I wish I were still in bed right now”. However, realizing the rain is required for the earth to flourish … for spring flowers to bloom … and for nourishment to all life, I embraced the rain.

As I begin to leave my home wondering if I was going to be stuck in a downpour, I remind myself that it is April 9th and it will be 70 degrees and sunny later on. So I smiled and left my house.

It is now 6:06 a.m. Amidst the dankness and drizzle appears, red cardinal to my right about 10 feet above me brightly displayed on a limb of a branch as if I were watching a black and white film with a red hand colored painted bird singing his song and bolstering his voice. As I walk by him, I am reminded and in awe of his beauty. I felt as if I were watching a movie reel, but instead of the bird was not moving, I was the one moving and watching him as I slowly walked to my car.

His voice was clearer and louder and more beautiful than all the other morning songs combined by the other birds. This is not the first time I have heard him as I hear him every morning. So why is this day different? It is how he presented himself to me, and in a way I knew without a doubt it was a message.

What does this all mean?

Well, for you, it can mean something completely different. One thing I have learned over the years is that nature and the universe works in synchronicity with our lives and will always present messages to us if we dare to listen. You can do all your research you want and what others say a meaning is. However, in the end, the meanings are customized in your own language that you must learn to interpret.

The rains

Symbolically, the rain can be a reflection of emotions and can symbolize rebirth, sadness, or cleansing. What it means to you is different than what it means to me. For me, it is symbolic of cleansing and rebirth and to know I am safe and protected. It is also to remind me to call upon my angels and ascended masters more as confirmed by the times which in numerology are reflected by the four and five. The four is about the angels and the five is all about transition.

Thunder

The rumble of thunder was to get my attention and to help me realize the inner power and strength I have to overcome this latest obstacle in my life. Thunder is symbolic of great energy and power and is also associated with Zeus, the god of all gods. Hearing the thunder in the background is a reminder to harness my inner energy and power.

Cycles and Numerology

We are nearing the end of one cycle and beginning a new as represented by the date, which in numerology is a ten number. It is also a time of spring which has a long history of spiritual significance throughout the world. Spring is a season symbolic of rebirth, resurrection, and a time when great confrontations and polarities occur in nature: darkness and light, death and rebirth. For me, it is an important stage of self-realization and empowerment and a reminder that the darkness is fading and light is returning.

What does the cardinal mean?

The cardinal may be a small bird, but it is strong and rich in color and voice, which happen to be the strongest characteristics of this bird. Because this bird is a year round resident, it is associated with the number 12. This can mean a host of things from changes occurring within the next 12 days, 12 weeks, or 12 months; or it can mean communication. Since this was a male cardinal, it is associated with perseverance. Since I am female and if I were to call on the female cardinal inside, it would be associated with intuition.

The color of the cardinal is also very significant. Once again, what it means to you can be different from what it means to me. The bright red color has associations to the base chakra, to the Cardinals of the Catholic Church, and to the kundalini in yoga.

The message

The message for me is a simple reminder to listen to my gut and rise above the situation no matter how dire it appears to me. The message is reminding me to see the bigger picture and sing loud enough for the whole world to hear me in a voice that is strong, confident, unwavering, and louder than all the other voices around me. Keep singing until someone hears me and never give up. It is time to activate the personal power within and leave behind all fears and excuses.

Considering the very challenging events that have transpired over the past two weeks, I am grateful to spirit for this day and for this confirmation message I needed to empower my strength and courage and quell my fears. Thank you for helping me walk the walk, speak my true voice, and have the strength and confidence to do so.

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With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
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Reflections in Divine Syncronicities

First Published:  4/4/14

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning, April 4, 2014.  I decided to take the back country roads to take care of some personal business per court order by Brockton Family Court Judge Lisa Roberts.

While en-route travelling west, I was reflecting on all the tragedies and especially triumphs in my life when the song, “The Broken Road”, by Rascal Flats came on the radio at the same time I passed by four swans at approximately 12:42pm.

I’m not a big Rascal Flats fan, but this song is beautifully written and very symbolic of my life and all my friends and family who have been my life lines as I have battled a war for survival from repeated domestic abuse and now legal abuse.

The system and the family courts are repeatedly failing to see or acknowledge the abuse despite police reports, medical records, DCF records, and witness testimonies documenting the abuse. I encourage you to listen to this song and to the lyrics as well.

There is no coincidence the song and the appearance of the swans happened simultaneously.

Swans are waterfowl that are generally very territorial. I was amazed and surprised to see four of them nicely congregating in a very small area of a large pond. We generally perceive swans as graceful and elegant with a close connection to water. They live harmoniously with three out of four Aristotelian elements. With the element of earth, we are reminded to ground our self. With the element of air, we are shown the ability to soar to great heights. With the element of water, we are shown grace and beauty.

I am also reminded about the tale of Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson that I read as a child. Just like the Ugly Duckling, I have been mislabeled, bullied, outcasted, and abused by those I thought I could trust and believe to protect me and my family from repeated abuse. These swans are reminding me that I will emerge a strong, beautiful and graceful swan as well with the help of great relationships. I am grateful for each and every one of my friends and family who have been by my side through thick and thin as I attempt to permanently sever the ties with my abuser once and for all. Despite my repeated attempts, I view my abuser like a pit-bull that just will not let go of his bite or grip.

These strong majestic swans appeared today for a reason just like the song “Broken Road”. Since swans are very loyal and they will mate with the same swan sometimes over a life time, they served as a reminder to have faith in the blessings soon to come. Just like in the fairytale, these new nurturing relationships have been helping me to become stronger again, to be set free and transform into the majestic swan. Both the fairytale and the symbolic meaning of the swans serves as a reminder of our inherent glory. I am reminded to have unwavering faith with persistence of heart while pursuing the truth and gifts I was born with confidence and grace.

The 12:42 is another divine message that this 10+yr karmic life cycle is about to come to an end. The date 4/4/14 is confirmation symbolically to know that I am divinely protected. Both sets of numbers are telling me that now is the time to faith God more than ever before, because positive change is afoot. Believe it.

I don’t believe in coincidences, but I do believe in divine synchronicities. As the song “Broken Road” goes “This much I know is true, That God blessed the broken road, That led me straight to you.”

And today was very synchronistic of my reflections, this song, and the swans.

And As the song “Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts goes …

“I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you

[Chorus:]
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
(Yes He did)

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true.

[Chorus]

Yeah.

Now I’m just rolling home
Into my lover’s arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you. ”

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With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
Spiritual MediumSpeakerHealer

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