By Katarzyna Szumal
Welcome to 2021! Given that 2020 has been utterly unprecedented with change and upheaval, many people are breathing a sigh of relief that we’ve made it to 2021. We start this year off with a new president, and we also begin the Age of Aquarius.
“[In the Age of Aquarius,] the power is turning over to the individual, and giving the freedom for you to choose your own reality based on what aligns with your soul.” — Adama Sesay, astrologer
All of this sounds very optimistic, but we are missing the most important piece of the puzzle—that is YOU! You are the creator of your own reality every moment of your life. Each of you have a soul inside you that is immortal and can create infinite possibilities in life. It is our inside job to create the world we would like to live in. You can read more about this in Phyllis Light, Ph.D.’s article: Taking Back Control: An Inside Job.
In this January issue, we are featuring articles about who we are, change, manifestation, and making shifts in our lives. Turn to Cyndi Dale’s article, Remember the Resolve in Resolution Before Setting New Goals This New Year, to learn more about setting New Year’s resolutions that are in tune with your heart’s needs. If you are feeling like you’ve gotten off track, turn to Dr. Linda Howe’s article, Navigating Transformation: A Spiritual Approach. If you are longing to get in touch with your power, go to our newest column, Activate and Align Your Power with Ania Haas. In this first installment, Why You Don’t Get the Things You Want, she discusses how we can change through self-discovery and awareness. Also, I want to welcome Ania Haas to the Conscious Community Magazine team. Ania will be sharing practical tools to help you become your best self and create the life that you dream of. If you need more assistance or are looking for a one-on-one session, I recommend that you check out our Business Directory filled with life coaches, past life regression hypnotherapists, spiritual advisors, and other professionals.
I will tell you a personal story about change: letting go of the old can create space for new things, which can lead to something even better. When I came to the U.S. in 2002, I collected all the spiritual, conscious magazines that I could read in both English and Polish. After more than a decade of collecting different kinds of magazines, I managed to collect hundreds of issues that took up half of my closet. I had this feeling inside me that someday I would need them. I moved three times between 2002 and 2016, and every time, I took those magazines with me.
One morning, on Friday, May 20, 2016, after we went to print with the June issue of Conscious Community Magazine, I woke up with this fresh idea in my head; it was time to let go of all of those magazines in the closet. It was time for them to go. Without procrastination, I took ALL of those magazines from the closet to recycle. Surprisingly, it felt really good!
One hour later, I received a call from Walter Perschke’s (the previous publisher of Conscious Community Magazine) daughter that he had passed away that morning. Then I discovered that Walter had left me Conscious Community Magazine in his will.
You have everything inside you that you need to succeed in 2021. The nature of a polished diamond is to sparkle. It needs nothing outside of itself in order to do this. The same applies to all of us. My wish for you is that you discover it and shine like a diamond!
Happy New Year!