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Power of Positive Words

Our words and stories are powerful. We must be careful, because we have the ability to create a positive or negative reality with them.

Focusing on negative narrative keeps everyone’s minds confirming and expanding that reality. Have you noticed? Words used in the current COVID narrative too often leave us feeling weak, reliant, and disempowered. But, we’re not. This is just the story that has been thrust upon us, in this moment. We did not create it, but we are responsible if we choose to perpetuate it. We have the power to overcome this negativity with selective word and thought replacement.

Let’s Program Ourselves for the Positive

Start to create a positive narrative now, by actively using expansive and encouraging language. These words aren’t new; we all have them in our vocabularies. We’ve just been using them much less lately. How is this for a short list, just as a start?


When we use positive words, we raise our vibration and increase our power, as well as that of people around us. Positivity in our minds and hearts does affect the resiliency of our bodies. It keeps us in a healthier state holistically. We are then in a place of taking responsibility for our overall health, and, envisioning and creating a better future.

Taking responsibility for our words sounds simple, but it is not necessarily easy. It takes some practice and discipline, particularly when others around us try to engage us in the negative narrative. However, this is a fundamental way to exercise our own personal power to create positive change. We’ve got this!


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Power of Positive Words © Susan L Hart 2021

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The Doorway 2021

Any new year can be a little daunting. There is all that self-assessment of the year past, and realizing that perhaps we didn’t accomplish quite what we intended 365 days ago. There is certainly some of that going on for me today.

BUT, in it I am also cutting myself some slack by realizing that life sometimes dishes out some unexpected surprises, and, we can’t always see into the future (and therefore plan for it) as well as we hope to. I love Isak Dinesen’s quote from Out of Africa, “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

After all, are not the surprises, the unexpected twists and turns in the road, part of what makes life exciting and challenging? It is often the journey and our lessons that hold the most satisfaction, not the destination we think we want. From that point of view and in the fullness of time, 2020 may well prove to be one of our best years ever. It was a turning point like no other. It opened our eyes. It gave us some clarity.

The great realization is that even though I didn’t fulfill all my goals, I achieved enough to encourage me forward on my path. This year gifted me with clarity in the bigger picture of my purpose. That is huge! Today something deep within me whispers, “keep going”. I therefore will push forward with renewed determination, vigor, and vision, whilst making some alterations with my compass.

Every new year holds within it the potentiality and opportunity to create something completely new. If 2020 showed us nothing else, it is that we are ready for some big changes, and I mean that in a good way. The “same old, same old” just isn’t working for us any more.

What will be your vision of life for 2021? What are the thoughts, dreams, intentions, and actions today that will manifest your vision in the coming days? Your life is your story and no one else’s. Own your story. Do everything within your power this year to make it a beautiful and fulfilling one.

I wish for you the realization of your deepest dreams, and I look forward to sharing many more words with you in 2021. Happy New Year!


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The Doorway 2021 © Susan L Hart 2021

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Joy! (and more)

Christmas close approaches, and with it a myriad of memories, feelings, and images. 2020 has magnified the importance of the people in our lives, and also our connection to our greater humanity. I started thinking yesterday of words that are most evocative of Christmas for me. The word that tops my list is: JOY

There is definitely a heightened feeling of love and goodwill around me at this time of year. This feeling gives me great joy as people take a little rest from the regular routines, worries, and burdens of every day life. I love to see joy expressed on the faces of people around me.

I think of joy is a life keyword, an evaluator of the world around me. I’m feeling that if our world was better balanced and society fairer, we’d be seeing a lot more joy on an every day basis. This is something for all of us to contemplate for the new year 2021 just ahead. How will we claim and live our joy? And not just our joy, but all of the positive aspects of life that we deserve. These are, after all, our lives. They are precious and they come around only once.

I realize that many people reading this do not celebrate Christmas. But in your own culture, you have celebrations that are sacred, important, beautiful. My partner and I lived in Thailand for some years, and I loved getting to know and taking part in the important traditions there. Loy Krathong (Festival of Light) was my favorite.

So, take a moment to think of your own culture’s sacred traditions and celebrations. What one word is evocative of how you feel as you share those celebrations with family and friends? If you would like to share in the comments, I would love to hear from you.

I send you best wishes for all the joy and blessing your hearts can hold (and more) in 2021.



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Joy! (and more) © Susan L Hart 2020

Be the Light

The battle between the dark and the light: It’s classic. Some of the greatest stories and movies are based on it. There has always been darkness and light in our world, and in fact both sides exist within ourselves. If it didn’t, our souls would have moved on to “bigger and better” things.

Is it my imagination though, that things are feeling just a tad weighted to the dark side at the moment? When I feel discouraged about it, I take solace in this: In every cycle of this classic battle throughout the ages, when a crisis of the dark occurs, humanity digs down deep to find the best parts of itself. Dark collapses and light emerges.

So, let’s keep on keeping on. Every candle makes a difference. That would be you and I, and every other person on the side of the light.

Be the light.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ~ St. Francis Of Assisi

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ~ Plato

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.” ~ Jodi Picoult


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Thin Veneer of Society

This past 2020, an amazing opportunity has been laid at our feet, ready to claim. We have the opportunity, right now, to create a new society.

Witness our current society breaking down. The veneer is brittle and cracking. The innards of the rotten egg are oozing out all over. The stench reeks and fouls.

Do you remember the old Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme?
“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Yes, and that is a good thing. As we stare horrified at this place we are now, we are faced with some hard choices. Denial will not change it. What now?

Consider this: A new world can be birthed from this brokenness. In historical rhythmical cycles, humanity becomes complacent. We start taking things for granted. We stop paying attention to events unfolding around us. We are lazy about taking responsibility for our own lives.

That’s exactly when The Tyrant rides in on his dark horse. The people are confronted with the choice between freedom or slavery. Humanity realizes it cannot be complacent. It cannot afford to remain asleep. The people awaken and rise to the occasion, reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.

The anger, denial, and betrayal now part of our reality will transmute to intention, and excitement for the opportunity before us. Bulbs will flash on in minds worldwide, creating a glorious Light.

I cannot wait to see it!


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Thin Veneer of Society © Susan L Hart 2020

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