May our eyes be opened to the magic and emotions
Of the other people around us;
May our words be kind.
May we see, when we look at others, all of their hopes and dreams,
How they try so hard to do what is right,
And may we see their inner light full of creativity and unlimited potential.
We are not our work, although it may seem so at times;
We are not what we buy or the value of our bank account.
Our worth is not determined by the power we exert over others,
Or the quickness with which we rise to fame and success.
We are each a beating heart;
We are a flowing river of emotions;
We are infinite possibilities just waiting to break free and become our highest potential.
We are in constant flow with the universe,
We are the very essence of abundance,
And the magical force of creation resides within every one of our whirring cells.
We are life
We are the miracle
We are the future
We are the consciousness of the universe.
And right now
At this time on Earth
We are called to transform
To become more open and aware than humans have ever been before
So that we can stop harming the Earth, Mother of all life
So that we can stop hurting one another
Stop the wars
Stop the violence in the name of religion
Stop the cruelty, to animals as well as to other humans
We are being called to reconnect on a soul level and join in community to help one another
And what better time than Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, December Solstice, and Ramadan
All our religions coming together in agreement that this time of year is sacred
What better time than the eve of a sparkling New Year
To make a commitment
Every one of us
To make positive, loving, life-affirming change
For all people and for all beings alive
For the planet
And for the future generations to come
The power is inside of us
To create a new way of living
Regardless of the politics,
The religious influences,
Or the fears that make us pause and question our deepest convictions.
The greatest revolution of all must come from the people:
Standing up to say "enough of the violence!" and "I choose love"
And so, in this New Year that opens up before us,
A blank slate just waiting for us to write upon it,
May we all take action
Each in our own way
To work toward and demand the brighter future
That we know in our hearts
Much love, many blessings, and infinite light to you during this most wonderful holiday season. May you be surrounded by loved ones and experience the deepest peace in your heart.