Wishing You a Happy New Year!

Dear Friends,We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the part you played in supporting Cygnus during 2010.

You didn’t have to buy books from us. But you did. You didn’t have to buy Christmas presents from us. But you did. And because of that, we are still here to accompany you on your inward journey.

You didn’t have to send healing and prayers for Ann’s recovery. But you did. And partly because of that, Ann is still here, still learning and discovering so much about life on Earth and how to live in a soul-guided way – discoveries she hopes to go on sharing with you for many years to come.

So now 2011 is about to unfold before us, a year in which – some people say – the need to clear away everything that blocks us from expressing the wholeness of our souls will become even more urgent than it is already.

Dive in at the deep end!
What will that mean to us in practice? Well, in the last few years, many of us have experienced extreme amounts of pressure towards change in our minds, hearts and lives, changes that have left us far more closely aligned with our inner truth, and with our souls. I bet if you look back, you’ll hardly recognize the way you were in 2001! We’ve made such huge shifts, haven’t we? Gone are the days when we could dally endlessly beside the lake of transformation, debating whether or not to dip a toe in! Circumstances have moved in on us with breathtaking speed, and shoved us right in at the deep end! Just look back over the last year alone, and notice just how many of your fears you’ve had to face and turn into friends; how much of a massive clear-out you’ve had to have, in your body, your surroundings, your habits, everything!

Well, no doubt that irresistible impulsion towards inner growth and transformation will not abate in 2011. However, something will be different. We will be different. We understand now how to do this ‘change’ thing; we are more flexible and readily responsive to impulses towards transformation. Practice has taught us how to read the signs that something in our lives needs to be different. We know from experience that we can easily let go of things we used to think we’d never be able to live without. We’ve also learned how easy it is to reach what we previously believed was unreachable. And experience of being ‘knocked down’ by life has made us dab hands at standing right back up again. We have found – from experience – that place within us where we are solid, strong and whole. And that’s oh so very different from just knowing or believing it is there.

Our soul’s adventure
So we will meet whatever comes with much more lightness. Which is why we think that – however it may look from the outside – we will experience the coming year as a clearing up of the ‘last knockings’, so to speak, of our soul’s transformational agenda. With all the cleaning and polishing pretty much done, we’ll just need to sweep up a few corners, and then, with a bit of luck, we’ll have time for a cup of tea before moving on to the next phase of fun and adventure our souls have planned for us!

So, courageously leading from the strength of our souls, through tunnels and over hills alike, let’s make this cheerful song by Johnny Nash (which came to us while we were out walking this morning after asking for guidance regarding this letter to you) our 2011 theme tune:

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that
had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright bright
sun shiny day

Oh yes I can make it now the
pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I’ve been
praying for
It’s gonna be a bright bright
sun shiny day

Look all around there’s nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead there’s nothing but blue skies
It’s gonna be a bright bright
sun shiny day

With very much love and good wishes for a 2011 filled with every kind of blessing!
Ann, Geoff and the Cygnus Team