Happy 2021! Yes, It is a New Year!

As we clinked our glasses (filled with sparkling pear juice) at the cusp of 2020 to 2021, I couldn’t think of anything else to say to our children (my husband already made the same choice) “Let’s choose to be happy this year!”.

It might be hard to think “how to be happy?” when many are still facing great challenges in their personal and professional lives. I still believe in the world of possibilities (infinite ones!). I remember sharing with you years ago my experience during times of great trials in my life. It was about 11 years ago when I was going through a divorce and facing the challenges of raising three children (two dogs ūüėČ ) alone. My whole family lives in Brazil and my children’s¬† dad decided to move back there as well. Dealing with the challenges of financial struggle, mental health and substance abuse with one of my children, learning disabilities with another. The world of “appearances” was falling apart, but my commitment to my practices was steady and determined (the lives of my children and my own depended on that). During one of my yoga and meditation practices with my community, all of a sudden my heart swelled with joy and happiness. I smiled, I laughed and at that very moment, I knew that anything was possible! And it was! I am writing you this message today to let you know that while we have a heartbeat, there is much we can do. Even if the outcome might not be as we wanted it to be, there are great lessons in store for our souls. We just need to embrace them and not fight with them.

Pema Chodron (Comfortable with Uncertainty) wrote “A teacher once told me that if I wanted lasting happiness the only way to get it was to step out of my cocoon. When I asked her how to bring happiness to others she said, “Same instructions.”… We can do these practices in three simple steps, using the words from the traditional Four Limitless Ones chant or whatever makes sense to us. “May I enjoy loving-kindness.”. Then we include a loved one in the aspiration: “May you enjoy loving-kindness.”. We then extend our wish to all sentient beings: “May all beings enjoy loving-kindness.”. Or for compassion: “May I be free from suffering and the root of suffering.” “May all beings be free of suffering and the root of suffering.” (…) This is what it takes to become involved with the sorrows of the world, to extend loving-kindness and compassion, joy and equanimity to everyone-no exceptions.”

The year 2021 offers us a great opportunity to take inventory of our lives, and lovingly and gently replace old and not so good habits with healthier ones. We all need the community to uplift us, to listen to us, to be the shoulder when we simply need to cry (even if nowadays we might need to lean on virtual shoulders-there is no barrier for energy. As we practice sensing and moving energy, we can feel the warmth and peace from one another).

One day at a time. Consistency is the key. Knowing that the power that lies within us can move “mountains”, we understand that we are truly the healers, the makers of happiness, the producers of joy and contentment, and as Ram Dass said: “We’re all just walking each other home.” So let’s be happy together! And when the uncertainty of life touches us with pain and sorrow, let’s love each other and hold each other up high.

Love, always choose love!

Maria Helena Corrêa Anderson

Happy New Year!

I wish you, your family and loved ones a fantastic New Year!

May you make time to silence the world outside and travel inwards, enjoying the angelical voices of your inner guidance.

May you keep digging deeper and deeper into your heart, into your family’s history so you can uncover the secrets to your healing and well being.

 

 

 

 

 

The tools Mother Nature shares abundantly with us, like crystals, are amazing to help us reach deep into our hearts during meditation.

May you keep dreaming and take each day a little step towards the manifestation of your dreams, having your heart as the compass for the path ahead.

May you be able to make peace with the circumstances ( and people) you cannot control, allowing the unfoldment of life. Trusting that the highest good will come to pass as long as you are true to your heart.

May you make a commitment to yourself to care and nurture your inner child, having fun along the way, so the balance of work and play makes the bumps on the road easier to ride.

May you keep receiving massages often, relaxing more and more so you can open your arms to the blessings the Universe has prepared just for you!

                                                   
             My massage and healing room awaits you!

As for myself, I will continue my own healing journey, deepening my studies(and experimental training)  in holistic healing, bringing more instruments (especially  Singing Bowls and Tuning Forks) and knowledge to my sessions, so together we can release any energy that holds you back, preventing you to have inner peace and live a fulfilling life.

Cheers to 2018! May there be peace on Earth, May it start with me!

Maria Helena