Happy New Year 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

As all of you who have followed my newsletter over the years realize, I begin the New Year by introducing the new “Universal Number.” For 2019, the Universal number is {{{{{drum roll}}}}} 3.

Calculating the number of the Universal Year in numerology is determined by adding together the digits of the current Calendar Year, and reducing the sum finally to a single digit. So, the Universal Energy for 2019 is: 2 + 0 + 1 + 9 = 12, and 1 + 2 = 3.

Remember, this is the Universal year. To get your personal year, you would add your day and month of birth to 2019. For example if you were born 4/19, add 4+19 to 2019 and you’d get an 8 personal year, as follows: 4+19+2019 = 35 and 3+5 = 8.

I’m sure there are many who are happy to be saying goodbye to 2018, which had its share of trials and tribulations, leaving many of us emotionally spent. Yes, there were lots of challenges on numerous levels for many folks. Those challenges occurred in various areas of our lives, and prevented some of us from being ourselves for a time.

Perhaps you were one of the folks who recognized a relationship you have outgrown, or discovered that a certain relationship was draining your energy and suffocating your spirit. If so, it was time to let go, and allow your soul to soar.

If you haven’t let go, consider whether now is the time. Look around. There are so many possibilities. Why not free yourself and let go of what no longer works for you? I would suggest that you take a breath and feel that new energy shift, the transition into a new vibration — a Universal 3.

The number 3 also is very significant in other ways, a few “3” examples: Mind, Body, and Spirit; Sun, Moon and Earth; Past, Present and Future; Life, Death and Rebirth; Hope, Charity and Faith.

I have always felt, and will always feel, the importance of energy which is what drives us to make important decisions, change our needs and wants, and determine what shall become more important in our lives going forward.

Knowing in our hearts what’s truly important is crucial. Meanwhile, know in the back of your mind that life can change on a dime. And if an unexpected difficult situation does arise, remember that this can be an opportunity for spiritual growth. Embrace the moment, if you can. Do your best, in any event. And remember of course, that Love is a constant that can help see you through.

So let’s welcome our new energetic year of 2019, and have a little fun. Because the number 3 is about creativity, communication, emotional sensitivity, expression, and socializing. In short, “FUN!” A time to allow our hearts to drive our endeavors, feel more passion, become creative, and infuse more play into our work.

As we venture into 2019, I am, as always, looking forward to seeing so many of you in my upcoming travels. I’ll be returning to Albany, Sturbridge, Fort Lauderdale, and Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA in February. Some places I haven’t visited in a while are also part of my itinerary, including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.

Also, speaking of events, be sure to join me on my monthly Blog Talk Radio show on Monday, January 7 at 6 pm EST / 3 pm PST. My guest this month will be astrologer Bill Attride. Bill joins me every January to share the astrological outlook for the New Year. Check out this link to listen to the show live on the 7th!

Bring in the New Year with a BANG! if that works for you. Or maybe just extend or accept and invitation to “Enjoy!” In any event, have some “Fun!”

New Year’s Intentions 2015

A Very Happy New Year, Everyone. Welcome to 2015, a Universal 8 year (2+0+1+5 = 8).

As is said in the Bible, in the book of Ecclesiastes, as noted by Pete Seger and brought to pop prominence by The Byrds, there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.

And everything has a vibration/energy if you will. So as we change years, we change cycles, and the energy turns from one time to another.

So . . . we are now in a Universal 8 year. What exactly does that mean? Well, although interestingly enough, 8 is infinity (standing upright), it also means “as above so below.” What I’ve always found so interesting about an 8 year is that it’s about material, or things or power. But, one thing is for sure, it will be a very different year than 2014 . . . expect some bang for your buck!

While 2014 was more of a quiet and meditative (Universal 7) year, I personally ended 7 going into 8 with tons of social engagements and parties! I expect that to be a prelude to how 2015 will be.

I want to emphasize that the “Universal Year” relates to what can be expected universally. So, while the Universe at large may be going through materialism, you may not be. To calculate what you might be going through would require an analysis of 2015 and how that relates to your personal birth day and year. Personally, I check this out each year for myself. In retrospect, it’s always interesting to look back and see what happened in your last personal year cycle, and observe whether your calculations were correct. It’s all a bit too complicated to get into in this short newsletter.

Although I’ve never been into the “resolution” of a new year perspective, I most certainly do believe in cycles and vibrations, and changes in those cycles. Thus, there will be changes as we move from 2014 to 2015.

I would point out that if there are things you very much want to change or add in your life, then by all means take advantage of the new energy, and beckon it to assist you. You must, however, be conscious of your intent, or expected outcome of whatever it is you want to achieve. This is very important because you must want your goals to happen. Recognize, however, that your goals may not be achieved right away. Brace yourself for moments of doubt, and try to proceed along the lines of faith and courage. Make sure that you really do want your dreams to come true – all things considered – but as the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”

I have over the years had this discussion with so many students, clients, and friends about how we really can manifest our own reality, and put into action what it is we want. Here is a list of just how we can begin to manifest our dreams and desires, and a reminder of what the Universal 8 year is all about. Consider . . .

  1. You know what you want, but ask yourself, “How deep is my desire?” I think you may find it very interesting just to sit down alone and ask, “What do I really what to have happen in 2015?” Whatever it is, you must feel it very deeply or have an emotional inner-connection to that desire. Remember, everything is about energy. Connect with your emotions and deep desires. It is very important to go into your subconscious which affects your thoughts, which in turn attracts that which you want, or the results you want to achieve. You cannot manifest your dreams without a passion for them, in my view. So when asking or focusing on this or that, make sure that you have an emotional bond to that which you wish to connect.
  2. Your motivation. Your motivation may be supportive in numerous ways. The Universe will support you when you’re doing the highest good for all concerned, and/or the planet. When you shift your consciousness from “MY needs or wants” to “What can I give or do to benefit others or the world?” you expand your thoughts, consciousness, and power, and that travels far energetically.
  3. Fears and Beliefs . . . I talk about this factor in detail in my book A Medium’s Cookbook: Recipes for the Soul. There I discuss in full that the two key things that stop us from connecting with our loved ones in Spirit are our fears and beliefs (maybe the latter should be referred to as “disbeliefs”). If you continue to feel the way you feel about not being able to connect with loved ones on the Other Side, or the possibility of whether it can or can’t happen, most often it is because of your fears and belief system. If this is you, this mindset will require some healing on your part, perhaps engaging in forgiveness (which often benefits you more than it does the forgiven person). For example, let’s say you’ve had dreams about your deceased parent but then you remember that he or she was very discouraging and said that you will never be able to achieve a precious goal of yours. Those were powerful negative thoughts being thrust upon you, and you may have to look at them in a forgiving way, considering the mindset of the person from where those negative words arose, in order to make the connection with the parent you still love but who also hurt you so.
  4. Patience. In short, be kind to yourself through this and every journey. Everything happens for a reason, in its own time – though it may take a while to figure out the reason why something happened.
  5. Be in the now! Enjoy where you are now and count your blessings. I know this is a bit of a cliche, but there is a reason cliches last so long – they are often on the money! Being present helps open up more doors for your motivations and the purpose of your process.

Most importantly: ENJOY!

All of these steps can be parts of your spiritual life and help you to begin manifesting whatever it is you want to have happen in 2015. Consider giving it a shot! And may the Force be with you!

Just as a reminder, I always look forward to reconnecting with so many of you I’ve met over the years, and with new folks with whom I may be connecting for the first time. So please feel free to share your thoughts, experiences, and questions with me. You can contact me through my website.

As always, I hope everything you want maybe yours. Just be generous in your desires.

Special memoirs and tips for Holidays

We’re coming up to the end of another year, and boy what a year it has been! It is always my hope that in the middle of all the hoopla that surrounds us in the world today, we remember what is truly important — connecting with the people we love and remaining positive. Of course I am not implying that this is easy, especially lately with all the financial turmoil here and abroad. But what I’m saying is that through all the fears, it is important to see all the positives — the people and things that remain important in our lives.

Like being with family and friends. This is especially important with children nowadays since they are so distracted by video, audio, and electronic gadgetry, to the point where nothing seems to hold their interest outside of their high-tech toys. I just recently read an article in one of those Nature magazines that focus on endangered species. It was written by a photographer who travels all over to the greatest natural parks and wildlife preserves. He shared in the article that while flying on a plane recently, he sat next to a young obese boy who was about ten years old. On the plane, the boy immediately took to playing with his electronic toy. What struck the photographer was that even while they were flying over the Grand Canyon — one of the most spectacular sights in the world — not once did the boy want to lift his head from his game to look out the window to see this awe-inspiring natural site. The photographer went on to share that for him, the greatest memories were those when he was with his father camping, fishing, and taking walks up the mountainside — enjoying Nature to its fullest. These memories more than anything else remained the strongest in his mind. Unfortunately, boys like that are now themselves an endangered species.

Remember the scenes of our families gathering during the holidays? I bet most of us can remember those connections even more than the presents we received. For matters of the heart are always with us. They truly never leave. Those special moments of connection stay with us we pass through life, forever sealed in our memories.

An elderly woman working in Utah told a story of when she was a child during the Great Depression. She said it was one of the most fun times of her life! Friends gathered to play games constantly. They shared meals, laughed, took walks on the beach (she was from California), had sunset parties, and generally cherished every moment. That’s how these folks survived the Depression. To be sure, they took to heart that message from FDR: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” And they could always remember how special those times of sharing were while they chose to have fun despite their situational environment.

With all this as backdrop, there are some simple but meaningful things I’d like you to consider assigning yourself to do during the holidays — to give back and say thanks:

  1. Hug those you love and those who need love. Thank them for being in your life.
  2. Stop DOING and just BE at least once every day. Create and then touch the magic.
  3. Purchase candles to burn throughout the month to celebrate your loved ones in spirit.
  4. Plan and carry out random act of kindness, perhaps one that was dear to a loved one in spirit.
  5. Visit friends. Invite those who could use a meal over for dinner. Connect with as many as possible!
  6. Decorate your house in a way that reflects your beliefs. Remember, angels don’t have to just go on the top of the tree — they can go on a mantle or table with flowers or photos.

Take a moment . . . cherish it . . . respect it . . . and keep it close to your heart. The special moments will remain in your heart, and in the hearts of those you love, forever.