New Beginnings

It Is a New Year

2016 is over. 2017 has just begun. The change of year compelled me to write a credo, a manifesto, for this new beginning. The concepts in my credo aren’t anything new - however, that’s not to say I hear them much or quite like this. Not always have I been able to embody them perfectly - sometimes not at all. But they remain my backbone and they have guided me through time, love, happiness, fear and the loss of my dear sister, Jessica.

These are my intentions. I always come back to them.

I wanted to put my credo out into the world so it can serve as yours too, if it resonates with you and you want it. I hope it helps you further your path, and expands deeper meaning, authenticity and presence in your life. 

I wish you all a miraculous year of new beginnings.

Sincerely,
Marisa


NEW BEGINNINGS

DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO HARBOR LIFE IN THIS WORLD.
EXPLORE YOUR PROFOUND CONNECTION TO EVERYTHING.

DON’T FEEL SEPARATE FROM ME.
WHEN SOMETHING IS BROKEN, SEEK OUT REBIRTH.
LIVING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE EXPANDS YOU.
LET GO OF OTHERS’ IDEAS OF YOU AND LET YOUR TRUTH COME OUT. 
FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN GIVING OF YOURSELF AND RECEIVING. IN MY EXPERIENCE, WISHING YOU HAD GIVEN IS MORE PAINFUL THAN GIVING AND HAVING IT TAKEN.
BE GENTLE WITH YOUR BODY. IF YOU HAVE A SCAB,
DON’T PICK AT IT. LET. YOUR. BODY. HEAL.
APPRECIATE AND HONOR YOUR HEALTH. SUPPORT IT WITH EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT.
YOUR CELLS MATTER. WHAT GOES INTO YOUR BODY BECOMES YOUR BODY. IF THERE IS ONE SADLY OVERLOOKED SCIENTIFIC FACT IN THIS WORLD, IT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS BECKONING YOU.
WORK WITH THE CHALLENGES. MOVE WITH THEM AND MOVE THEM. DO NOT STAY STAGNANT.
GOOD WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH EVIL, EVEN IF IT IS NOT OBVIOUS.

TAKE TIME OFF, TO EXPLORE.
EMBRACE YOUR COMPANIONSHIP WITH MOTHER EARTH. SPENDING TIME IN NATURE WILL HEAL YOU WHEN OTHER THINGS CANNOT.
RETREAT TO THE INTIMACY OF PENMANSHIP. HAND WRITING MAY BE ONE OF THE LAST FEW THINGS WE DO WITH UNDIVIDED FOCUS. 
HAVE GRATITUDE. IT IS A POWERFUL STATE OF MIND; THE UNIVERSE CAN FEEL IT.
PUT PEOPLE FIRST. AND PUT YOU FIRST. YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN A GOOD PLACE WHEN THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE SAME.
TRY TO GENUINELY RESPECT YOUR FELLOW EARTHLINGS AND INTEND FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL.
CAUSELESS LOVE EXISTS; IT IS YOU.
IF YOU WANT A SIMPLE LOVE OR AN OCEAN’S DEEP
AND UNIVERSE-CROSSING LOVE, KNOW IT’S COMING TO YOU BECAUSE YOU SEEK IT.
DON'T COMPARE YOUR LOVE OR LOVE PATH TO ANYONE ELSE'S. EACH PERSON IS WALKING AN INTIMATELY DIFFERENT PATH THAN YOU.
ALLOW THE TIDES OF LOVE TO BRING YOU THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IN ORDER TO EVENTUALLY GET WHERE YOU HAVE TO.

IN THE MOMENT YOU FEEL THAT ENERGY OF ANOTHER PERSON ACROSS THE ROOM, THAT POTENTIAL FOR DIVINE CONNECTION, BREATHE IT IN. SURRENDER TO IT, MAKE IT KNOWN AND ONLY HOPE THAT IT IS RECIPROCATED IN SIMILAR SURRENDER.
WHAT YOU TRULY WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS DESTINED TO BE YOURS, IF IT IS FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL. 

TAKE TIME TO PONDER AT THE STARS YOU ARE STILL CONNECTED TO.
YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH IS YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD WITH YOUR HEART AND YOUR LOVE.

IF YOUR HEART IS BROKEN, HEAL.
NOT EVERYTHING FEELS GREAT, BUT YOU GET TO EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ALIVE.
ALLOW YOURSELF THE SPACE TO FEEL PAIN AND MOVE THROUGH IT WHEN YOU OR YOUR BODY IS READY.
LOOK AT PAIN AS A CALL TO BE KINDER TO YOUR SOUL.
TAKE A STEP BACK TO FEEL HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO BE ALIVE ON THIS EARTH AND NOT IN SOME OTHER TIME ON A SPACESHIP HEADED SOMEWHERE ELSE.
DO NOTHING FOR TEN MINUTES. YOU’LL FEEL THE BENEFIT EVENTUALLY.
ANALYZE A THING LONG ENOUGH AND IT IS A PIECE OF ART.
YOU ARE ART. EVERY DRIPPING THING ABOUT YOU.
SET YOUR THOUGHTS FREE, WHETHER OUT LOUD OR ON PRIVATE PAPER. IT ALLOWS THEIR LIFE TO BEGIN, OR END.
HUNT DOWN YOUR PATH AND WALK IT. NO MATTER THE PEOPLE THAT CROSS, THE WEATHER OR JUDGEMENTS THAT BREW, THIS WILL NEVER STEER YOU WRONG.
CONNECT WITH THE DIVINE. SPEAK WITH IT. KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS LIFE.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO FEEL PURE JOY. STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND FEEL IT. DON’T FILL IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE. DON’T ADD ANY LAYERS ON TOP OF IT.
DON’T PUT FALSEHOODS INTO THE WORLD. SPREAD TRUTH AND INTEGRITY LIKE WILDFIRE.
EXUDE GENTLENESS AND SOFTNESS AS A WAY OF BEING, SO THEY MAY PERMEATE EVERY BEING TOWARDS PEACE ON EARTH LIKE WATER OVERCOMING ROCK. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PUSH AND FORCE YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE. BE GENTLE, NOT HARSH AND CRASS. BE GOOD AND KIND, AND HELP EVERYWHERE YOU CAN. 
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP ABOUT JEALOUSY AND COMPARISON. TRY TO COME BACK FROM GETTING CAUGHT UP IN IT. IT’S VERY SMALL IN THE BIG PICTURE. IT WILL COME, IT WILL PASS.
LET MUSIC BE YOUR SWEET, EMOTIVE COMPANION.
THERE IS SOMETHING UNSPEAKABLY SACRED ABOUT THE WAY IT FEELS WHEN YOU RELEASE TO THE WORLD SOMETHING YOU HAVE CREATED AS A TRUE EXPRESSION OF WHO YOU ARE. WITH IT COMES A MAGNIFICENT FREEDOM AND SENSE OF PURPOSE LIKE NO OTHER AWARD OR “I’M PROUD OF YOU.”
NO MATTER HOW BAD THE SITUATION IS, NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR LIFE AND TRUST YOUR SACREDNESS AS A BEING IN THIS WORLD. KNOW THE AMAZING MIRACLE OF YOU AS A CONSCIOUSNESS, CREATED AND HERE. THIS UNDERSTANDING WILL KEEP YOU AFLOAT WHEN IT FEELS YOU ARE DROWNING. YOU HAVE A PLACE HERE. YOU DESERVE.

AND KEEP GOING. LIKE NOTHING - NO MATTER HOW BIG, NO SHAME, NO JUDGEMENT, NO APPROVAL - IS WORTH STOPPING YOU FROM LIVING THE LIFE YOU WERE BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD TO LIVE.
IN ALL OF THESE ASPECTS OF LIFE, BE PRESENT. FEEL
IT ALL. DESERVE IT ALL. YOU MADE IT TO LIFE, SO ALLOW YOURSELF TO HAVE IT.
LET YOURSELF BE
FREE.


WRITTEN BY MARISA MARULLI © 2017

 

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