Hello 2021, and au revoir (and good riddance) 2020! Am I the only one that thinks it’s so very ironic that a year called 20-20 ended up with a not so perfect vision? Most of us would likely agree that shortly after the year began the world became a very murky and uncertain place, definitely without a clear vision and direction.
Please forgive my absence away from this blog for the last several months. I didn’t intentionally mean to sit out most of 2020 and be so silent in writing or posting on social media. Like many people this year, I did step back from social media because what I so often saw there was not helpful or uplifting, and certainly did nothing to sooth the uproar that continued to gain momentum around the world. I found myself plagued by inertia when it came to writing. Oh, if I don’t get it done today so what, I’ll still be stuck at home tomorrow, there’s plenty of time. SO easily distracted, I worked on numerous home projects and I think I read over 100 books. I became a sloth. That’s how I escaped reality in small doses. Did this happen to you?
I read recently that most astrologers agree that 2021 will be less tumultuous than 2020, and it will be an especially good year to draw abundance into your life. I don’t know how accurate they may be, but I’m all for attracting more abundance into a life that this year often felt devoid of connection, happiness or love.
For many years I have long believed in the Law of Attraction. For me it’s very real, and appears to manifest itself almost daily in my life. If you’ve never read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, I highly recommend it (it’s also been made into a movie). The concept of visualization has also been written about by Jack Canfield and other authors and it’s simple: What you need and want can be delivered by the universe at work, you simply need to believe in it and see it and it will be fulfilled. In one way or another. Sometimes the way it works for me can be a bit unsettling because it’s just uncanny; I’ll be thinking about someone or something and the person will call or I’ll pick up a magazine and bam, there is an article about the subject I was just thinking about.
I’ve written before about not making resolutions. Instead, I will be welcoming the new year with Purpose and Intention for what I want to manifest in my life during the coming year and beyond. I’m working on creating a Vision Board that reflects all that I want to have happen for me in 2021. Have you ever created a Vision Board? I’ll confess that for years I just stuck pictures on a bulletin board but have never put it all together. But now I’m going to do it. It will be full of intentions and putting visualization to work.
The Great Conjunction
A few days ago Jupiter and Saturn came closer than at any time in 400 years in the event dubbed the Great Conjunction, prompting people around the world to turn out and try for a glimpse. The orbital paths of the two huge planets ensure great conjunctions every 20 years, but many are impossible to see with the naked eye because they happen during the daytime.
Great conjunctions happen when Jupiter, which laps the sun in a shade for 12 years, and Saturn, which orbits every 29.5 years, come into near alignment with the Earth. It will be 2080 before the planets align so closely again.
For this celestial occurrence to take place at the end of 2020, undoubtably the strangest and scariest year that most of us have ever experienced and also while the world was celebrating Christmas, seems to me as prescient a sign if there ever was one.
I can’t help but believe that this rare alignment, this Great Conjunction, was a sign that Everything Is Going To Be Okay. There is a greater power than us in control of the universe, and as the future unfolds and our earth revolves around the sun, everything is going to go as planned. I have faith that those in our scientific and medical communities will succeed beyond their wildest imaginations and the health of the world will return to normal, or at least the new framework of how life will be going forward. I will be free to hug again (oh!), kiss the cheek again of those I love as well as strangers I meet, and I will not be afraid to shake hands in greeting. Getting on a plane or a train will be the next step, the doors to the world will reopen and we will approach our fellow humans with renewed engagement, curiosity and respect. And love. Lots of love for each other.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
~ Robert Frost
In 2021 I want to be hopeful, fearless and exuberant. I want to be carefree, spontaneous and generous. What do you want to be? Set your vision for 2021. Leave a comment and share with Chez Suzette readers just one word or as many as you want and claim your hope for the New Year. Together let’s release from the past and find and attract abundance into each of our lives in the coming days!
So cheers to your health, happiness and prosperity. Love and peace to you all, along with a massive hug that I can’t wait to give you in person soon.
Merci and bonne année!
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Nancy Farr says
Suzette thank you sooo much for this! How uplifting to my spirit as well as so many others, am sure of it. Morgan’s fairy painting is amazing & loved all the other pictures as well. Yes I’m very hopeful for a much better new year & pray for peace & more love for our fellow man. Your friend, Nancy
Suzette Bannister says
You are so sweet to comment, thank you for your very kind words. See you in 2021!
Very inspirational blog post, Suzette! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and visions for 2021. Much love and peace and a great big hug to you too.
Suzette Bannister says
Thanks Amy! Wishing for us all an amazing 2021!
Payal Patel says
Oh Suchi – how incredibly articulate and emotionally written. Your analogies of life’s cosmic events in comparison to what we have faced on the ground literally brought tears to my eyes. Those years were fueled from what has happened, and the hope and simplicity of the resonating words “everything will be ok”. I truly believe it as well. I’m not pressuring that this year will necessarily be “better” than 2020, rather I want to take each passing day into this new calendar year as an opportunity to take a step forward and make today better than yesterday. Love you big! You’re my hero – so glad you’re back to writing.
Suzette Bannister says
Oh! Thank you my dear friend for your comment and YOUR amazing words. If there was ever a situation that affects us all the same and differently at the same time I think 2020 has been it. But you are so right, it’s what we do going forward that will matter. Love and admire your approach! I feel so incredibly fortunate that I and my family are all safe and healthy, and I know the same for yours. You and I will find each other soon, somewhere in the world, and fair warning, I just may not be able to stop hugging when we do. Love you!