Holy moly have we had a raucous start to this new year already!

How are you, my friend? Happy New Year 🙂

Have you been able to lean in even closer to yourself in the midst of the outer chaos, give yourself space to breathe, to feel, and to discern the best right actions, if any, for you to take?

My theme for 2021 is lightness of being. 

This is inspired by a question Eckhart Tolle offers in The Power of Now, and it’s one that I’ve been using as a guiding question throughout my day, where I stop, pause and simply ask:

Is there joy, ease and lightness in what I’m doing?

I had the opportunity to put my 2021 theme into practice just last week. Here’s what happened….

I had a Speak Shine Sell Workshop planned for this month. The past four years I’ve offered this workshop in January with great success. So, of course, I was going to offer it again at this time. Marketing started last month, and wonderful people started signing up. But then… last week the registration number wasn’t where I wanted it to be two weeks away from the workshop. It was starting to feel like a big, stressful push to promote; my body’s energy wasn’t cooperating; and I wasn’t feeling the joy, ease and lightness in the effort.

So in the wee hours of last Wednesday morning, I had a middle-of-the-night-wake-up-thought to postpone the workshop. I realized I had been following the outer drumbeat of more, bigger & faster = better. As I leaned in to the thought of postponing, the more I noticed joyease and lightness washing over me. And to honor my desire and commitment to reach my revenue goal for the month, I asked for guidance. Immediately ideas came to me on the ways to gracefully receive. Plus, I realized the spaciousness would support me to focus on completing a few other projects this month–truthfully, ones I had been neglecting.

Having my year’s theme of “lightness of being” front & center helped me quickly re-establish my priorities, make a clear decision, change my course of action, and come back into the high-vibe state of JOY and infinite possibilities–even in the midst of outer turmoil.

Now let me be clear, lightness of being does not mean just sitting on the sidelines, counting clouds, and watching the world go by (although at times that may be exactly the right action I’m called to take).

My intention for the new year is this: It’s from this state of lightness, joy, ease and presence that I use my powerful feminine voice to speak up and speak out against racial injustice, violence, human trafficking and other societal ills–and emphatically declare my passionate stand for equality, fairness, justice, unity, compassion, abundance, and love.

Have you leaned in to receive your word or theme for the new year?

What are you sensing, feeling and knowing is yours to call in and create for yourself?

Comment below and let me know your word or theme. I’d love to hear what is yours to claim in 2021!

About Rebecca Massoud

Rebecca Massoud, founder of SHINE, is an award-winning business success coach and marketing mentor for soul-inspired women entrepreneurs. She believes it's time for you to move beyond what holds you back in marketing your business and bringing your unique message to the world, so that, individually, you can create an amazing income and amazing joy in your work, and, collectively, we can create an amazing impact.
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