New Moon, New Year, New Beginnings

My daughter informed me yesterday that our New Year will begin tomorrow with a new moon. In pagan terms, a new moon signifies new beginnings. I find this to be most appropriate…and more than a little comforting, because, friends, I will not be sad to bid adieu to 2013.

Oh, the year wasn’t without its high points. Many good things came of it, actually. Nonetheless, it was an extraordinarily trying year…and not just for me. I think nearly everyone I’ve spoken to—online and off—has felt the same way. Personal challenges seemed to arise faster this last year, and with less recovery time between them. Generally speaking, I’m all for accepting challenges as opportunities for growth—but too many of them in a seemingly long, unending string tend to leave me feeling pulled, twisted, stretched, and bent somewhat out of shape.

So yes, a little recovery time would be nice…and I’m expecting 2014 to deliver on that.

In past years, I’ve tended to go into a new year with high expectations of both the year and myself. This year, whether it’s me personally or the whole universal energy thing, it feels different. Calmer. More settled. Despite all the horrific and terrifying things I see and hear on the news (and despite what I write!), I like to think I feel a shift happening in the world: a new awareness of our interconnectedness; a movement towards simplifying our lives; a general determination to be a little kinder, a little more accepting, a little more about ‘we’ and less about ‘me’.

And that’s what I’m striving for in my own corner of our world, because I’m pretty certain that a kinder, gentler me will make for a calmer me…and a calmer year. Or at least it might give the illusion of one.

New moon, new year, new beginnings…does that sound as good to you as it does to me?

Happy New Year, everyone!

P.S. Rest assured that my ‘kinder and gentler’ aspirations are personal and won’t extend to my writing…my characters and the world I’ve built in the Grigori Legacy will still suffer greatly. I promise. 😉





4 responses to “New Moon, New Year, New Beginnings”

  1. Darlene Duckworth Avatar
    Darlene Duckworth

    Thanks for this Linda… Happy New Year to you and to your family. Hugs

  2. Mich Avatar

    Thank you for the reminder, Linda. A better year begins with you (and me)! ~ Hugs ~

  3. Diane Avatar

    Happy New Year!

  4. Rebecca Avatar

    That sounds wonderful. And yes this past year was very hard on me and mine. Looking for better to come. Happy New Year

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