Recently I read that in Chinese culture the red peony represents good luck and fortune. The red peonies are said to inspire wealth and prosperity…
So I offer you this auspicious fortune flower, as a token of my good wishes for your happiness.
The message of this sweet red bud is, “Whatever life brings, the Sun is still shining, and you can still open as the beautiful flower you are.”
With all love and blessings for goodness,
Photo of red peony bud by Couleur on Pixabay.
How is 2020 going for you so far? Are you feeling like you need yet another fresh start? Well, today is your chance! It is the New Moon and the start of the Chinese New Year of the Rat!
In the Chinese zodiac there are twelve animal signs, and the Rat is the first, so this year is all about new beginnings, and there should be a lot of creative energies for accomplishing your goals!
In my last post (“Maintaining a Balance”) I shared that I was going to take a few days off from blogging in order to re-read the books I published last year… Well, that same day my Dad went into the hospital and he ended up having double bypass heart surgery on Thursday, so I’ve taken a longer vacay from the blog than I expected to… and I didn’t even write a StarFire Friday Blessing post… so please consider my Chinese New Year wishes as my StarFire Blessings for you this week!
In China, to wish someone a happy new year they say “Gung Hay Fat Choy” which literally means “Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”
Happy New Year of the Rat 2020 to you and your loved ones!
May the Force of Good Luck be with you!
May you be happy and healthy! 🙂
With much love,
Photo of Red Chinese Lanterns by Lauza Loistl on Unsplash.
Happy Chinese New Year image found on google images.
Once I opened a tea bag and the quote on the little tag read, “Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.” (Yogi Bhajan) I’m not sure I totally agree with that advice. It seems like many people need to share both. Do you share both? If so, how do you find a balance with sharing your strengths and your weaknesses?
It does seem important to share some of our weaknesses, in the interests of authenticity and transparency, but I have noticed, like on Facebook, that people seem to only want and tolerate a tiny portion of the real grit, and the rest of the time they want positivity.
Recently I experienced that reaction myself. A friend had told me about this guy on YouTube who gives tarot card readings for the astrological signs. Being an Aquarius, I watched some of his videos for that sign. He was very funny and uplifting (although at times he was a bit too crude for my sensibilities), and he seemed very successful. I felt really inspired by him… Until, in one of the videos he shared the truth of his situation. He is 36 years old and is living in a room at his Dad’s house, and even though he has 32,000 subscribers on his channel, he had not given a tarot card reading (and thus had received zero income), for a few weeks.
Well, I certainly understood, as a boomeranger myself, and I left him an encouraging message in the comments section… But, even though I understood, I still found myself feeling disappointed. I realized that I had assumed that he was quite wealthy and successful since he had so many subscribers, and that gave me hope that someday, with a bigger following, maybe I would also be successful financially. (I am still holding out hope! I am not the kind of nun that takes a poverty vow… I am taking the prosperity vow!)
So, even though I think it is important for people to share honestly, in that situation I found myself only wanting to hear a success story! Can you relate to my reaction?
There are lots of wealthy people with health issues, and there are lots of wealthy people with unresolved emotional issues… So it is time to explode the myth that you have to be perfectly healthy in order to attract wealth.
However, it is very important to cultivate attitudes of gratitude and positivity, because feeling grateful and feeling positive elevate your vibration. With a higher vibration, your energy field opens and attracts abundance.
So, no matter how your body and mind feel in any given moment, you can use your beautiful will power to say, “I choose to be happy, grateful, and positive, even when the body or mind feels uncomfortable.”
If you currently have wealth, thank your lucky stars. And if you are currently in need of more green energy (money), take heart.
Happy Up your vibration and open to prosperity.
May you manifest abundance!
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Beautiful blooms image from Pexels
May you be surrounded with peace and possibilities.
May you feel centered in your own being.
May your weekend be blessed with something surprising and wonderful.
May you align with your deepest wishes.
Lately I have been setting 3-5 keywords for each month, to focus my energies and to work towards actualizing my deepest wishes. Perhaps you would like to join me in this simple practice.
For May, my keywords are Possibility, Pro-activity, and Prosperity.
What are yours?