Love is the gift today.
You can't buy it.
You can't wrap it.
All you can do is give it.
And, of course—you can let yourself receive it.
Wherever you are, whoever you're with, whatever you're doing—I wish you a heart filled with love this Christmas.
The darkest night of the year gives way to Light.
It is a time of celebration, gratitude and HOPE.
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Are you feeling overwhelmed right now?
Because it's really easy to let the holidays take over your life.
You might find yourself busy with shopping or preparations.
You might find yourself attending more events..
You might find yourself traveling more.
And even if you're NOT particularly busy?
You might find yourself surrounded by people who are.
The stress level starts to creep up—whether it's your stress or everyone else's.
We feel tired, cranky, confused and most of all, we feel like we've lost ourselves.
Because we have.
The thing is:
The Universe doesn't care how well you "do" the holidays.
The Universe just wants you to connect with everything as One.
That's all that needs to be on your list.
I am so honored to be interviewed by Madisyn Taylor, co-founder of DailyOM, about family karma—what it is, why we have it and how we can heal it.
Madisyn Taylor: Sara, what is family karma?
Sara Wiseman: Our family karma refers to the soul lessons we're here to work on with our family members plus anyone who is part of a blended family. Karma isn't a curse or something we can't change--it's an active, expanding awareness that we can shift and heal with our intention. In this way, working with the karma we have with our family members is a life journey that holds astounding lessons. In fact, our family is often where we find our greatest teachers.
We have big karma with our family because our family is what we're born into for this lifetime. They're the souls we'll first meet, the ones we'll be raised with, and who we'll know for our whole lives. Our family also provides the culture or lineage we're born into--it's where and who we come from and what we first identify with. Because we're with our family so closely for so many years, it's the perfect "soul petri dish" for us to learn our soul lessons. And of course, that's the same reason we find our family relationships to be so "sticky." There's so much to work on, and we're destined to work on these same lessons, with the same people, for many years.
MT: Why is it important to release yourself from family karma?
SW: If you don't release yourself from family karma, you can't become free. At some point, every conscious person has to come to grips with their family of origin--at whatever level of drama and dysfunction--and figure out how they can heal. And while this can be intensive inner work, it has enormous value and wisdom when you break through to the other side. Our family often teaches us our biggest soul lessons--the most important karma we're here to work on this lifetime. With soul lessons, you can't go around them, you can't escape them--you have to go through them. Releasing ourselves from family karma is a process that takes us from anger and pain to compassion and healing.
The thing to remember is that almost every family has dysfunction. This could be in the form of really big issues such as abuse of any kind--physical, sexual, emotional. Unfortunately, this is really common. But there's also everyday drama--maybe we don't get along, we fight or disagree, or we carry old grudges. All of this--the hurts, wounds, drama, and dysfunction--are issues we're asked to work through as soul lessons... (more)
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When we're young, we think that it matters what we wear, what we do, where we travel or what experiences we have.
But none of it really matters.
It's fun to wear cool clothes.
It's nice to have interesting work.
It's expanding to travel.
It's desirable to have experiences.
But what we seek from all of these outer aspects—even those we find useful and interesting—well, it's all just story.
Body, personality, belief, experience—these are not our essence.
They're our characteristics and our history.
But they're not us.
Souls are what we really are, and all that matters to souls is our direct connection with the Universe.
So the question is: how much of THAT have you had today?
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I like to fly under the radar when I'm out in the world—I put on my blanket of invisibility and don't broadcast the fact that I'm psychic.
You who are also intuitives, sensitives, mystics and empaths—you probably know this cloaking strategy well.
We often don't broadcast our psychic abilities, because we've had so many past lives where being "different" was dangerous.
But things are different now.
Consciousness has become contagious.
More and more people are suddenly "catching" intuition.
They're experiencing spiritual awakening.
They're becoming more psychic.
When you recall that what lifts one lifts All, you know that when one of us becomes conscious, the whole soul collective expands.
If you are feeling like you're having more moments of awakening—more than usual, bigger than before—trust this feeling.
It's what's happening to everyone right now.
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Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas.
We don't celebrate it much in America, but in Europe and other parts of the world, it's a day children have been waiting for.
They've set out their shoes the night before—in the foyer or by the fireplace—and awaken to find them brimming with small toys, gifts, nuts and oranges.
It's not Santa with his flying reindeer. But there's the same anticipation, the same expectation, the same twinkling of magic.
And there's something else we find too, in the simpicity of these small gifts.
It's a reminder of what it means to notice things.
We don't think much of oranges now. But at one time, oranges were a rarity—nearly impossible to get in winter. And so to receive an orange from St. Nicholas—a tiny orb of sunlight and citrus—was a special gift indeed.
It's the same now.
Small things still matter.
Simple is often Divine.
Miracles are common.
You just have to notice them.
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2019 is going to be a landmark year.
By landmark, I mean it will be a year that we look back on, collectively and personally, and say "Oh, 2019 was the year THIS happened," or "2019 was the year I understood THIS" or "2019 was the year I changed from THAT to THIS".
I've started working on the 2019 Forecast already, and even now I can feel the energy gathering and the momentum speeding. You can probably feel this too.
But for now, right here TODAY, we have this beautiful window of time where we can do some very active sifting and sorting of 2018. As well as what still needs to be cleared from all those other years in the course of what we call our life.
Now is the time to:
• Heal RELATIONSHIPS or finally let them go.
• Heal OLD WOUNDS or finally release them.
• Let go of DISAPPOINTMENTS and finally know yourself as whole.
• Let go of CONFUSION and finally decide to trust the Mystery.
Sift. Sort. Discern. Decide. And most of all, let go of every single person, place, idea or identity that you don't want to take with you in 2019.
2019 will be a very big year. You will be glad to be traveling light.
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How do you describe yourself?
Most people, when asked who they are, will immediately answer with their relationship roles:
• I'm a daughter or son
• I'm a mother or father
• I'm a spouse or partner
Or they'll respond with their roles:
• I work for this company
• I work in this field
• I hold this degree
• My gift is this
Or they'll respond with still other ways of holding identity, including age, gender, orientation, race, education, culture, nationality and more.
All these ways of seeing ourselves as different from each other!
When of course we are all the same.
As souls, we've had so many past lives together, playing out so many different roles.
After a while in your own evolution, you realize the roles aren't important, and identities aren't a big deal.
Our essence is the key.
Our core is what matters.
The non-wavering, infinite part of us is what we are here to explore and understand. Differences are just illusion.
We're all the same.
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Many animals are in the midst of hibernation for winter.
Bears for example, will go into hibernation in September and October, and not emerge until April. They enter into a suspended state, and will not resume their normal activity until six months later—half their year is spent in this deep state of rest.
Plants have also begun their deep withdrawal, going dormant or underground, waiting for spring.
Why is it then, that PEOPLE feel the need to get EXTRA active in winter? With bustle and shopping and busyness? As if they are fighting off every suggestion or craving or need to rest, with more and more activity?
When did we become afraid of the dark, the night, the stillness?
What if we let ourselves rest?
What if we let ourselves get still?
What if we allowed ourselves to go dormant?
The season ahead is a time when we are meant to regroup, regather, recharge. It is a time for processing the year we've had already, and for sorting and sifting through what we will keep, and what we will leave behind when the new year comes.
If you allow yourself to rest, you will not be disappointed.
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It doesn't matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving.
If you sit down to a meal with family, wonderful.
If you cook up a turkey dinner, great.
But if you don't do anything traditional at all, that's also great.
The day can be whatever you want it to be. There is no right way.
I myself love non-traditional holidays.
For me, on Thanksgiving, the most important thing is to remember to be thankful, which I am.
I am grateful for my family.
I am grateful for all of you.
I am grateful to do this work.
I am grateful to live in this world.
I am grateful to experience the Mystery.
What are you grateful for?
It is a wonderful thing to say your graitudes, outloud, right now.
That way, we can all hear each other.
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So many of you are sensitives, intuitives, healers, empaths. Which means you are very good at sensing another person's pain.
You "read" their suffering immediately, and you instinctively respond to this suffering by sending out kindness, compassion, sympathy or other kinds of healing vibration.
Maybe you don't even think about it—you just sense the pain, and then automaticaly heal.
Or perhaps you do think about it—you intentionally "read" the person, you instantly understand their story and situation, and then you deliberately send healing energy to shift this.
If you're like me, you've probably been doing this for as long as you can remember—it's just a part of your way of being, to sense pain and tranmute it to Light.
However, I believe we're about to start sensing in a new way.
We're not longer being called to sense people's pain—we already know how to do this. Instead, we are being called to sense people's Light.
This is our next step as souls.
In this way, the first response you have to a person is not to feel their pain, but to sense their love. There is love in every person, even if it's hidden. This will become what we connect with—the bedazzlement of Light that shines from each of us.
I'll be writing more about this in 2019. For now, simply turn it over in your mind, and notice if this something that is start to change for you.
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For the first time in the U.S., we're going to start experiencing political leadership by women.
The dust has settled from the recent elections....
And we've never had so many women in political office before.
This it the herald of change to come.
Things will start to become different, because women lead differently.
A year ago when I channeled the 2018 Forecast, much of the channeling was about The Year of the Woman. Back then, I did not realize how quickly these shifts would happen.
But here we are.
Women lead differently than men.
Young people lead differently than older people.
Marginalized people lead differently than those who've held power.
In other words, a whole new style of leadership has arrived.
This change has happened very fast—in the blink of an eye, it might seem.
Yet really, it has been building for generations.
We can't stop change.
We can only move forward.
We are here to support and serve each other, and this is what the Universe leads us to, again and again.
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What if you could create an entirely different holiday experience this year?
One that was free from commercialism, over-busyiness, over-indulging, over-spending and family drama? One that centered around your own desire to relax, enjoy, connect, have fun and simply be?
The truth is you can create a season like this—and all it takes is your intention.
Every year, as an annual tradition, I offer Entering Stillness: A Winter's Retreat to those who want to learn how to experience the holidays a new way.
This 12-lesson course takes you from mid November all the way to Winter Solstice. It's flexible, simple and there is no "homework". It is designed to simply flow easily with the season and you.
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We carry so many expectations for ourselves and others during this time of year, and it is lovely to release ourselves from all of that drama and stress, and simply relax into the beautiful, quiet, stillness that is the year's end.
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Whenever we experience a lot of adrenaline, we get energized, manic, on fire.
And then, after the event or incident or idea that caused that adrenaline surge plays out, we experience the opposite—what goes up, must come down.
If you are feeling somewhat "blah" right now, or like you can't get your energy together, or like you just want to curl up in a little nest, it can be useful to recall what we've all just gone through.
The election has been a very big energy surge.
We are still feeling the effects.
Whether you participate or didn't, voted or didn't, cared or didn't—the energy still affects you. We all, as part of collective soul are affected.
Now, what most of us are feeling—is the dropping away of that energy.
Even if your side "won" (remembering that one side can't win until both sides win), you're still feeling it.
The adrenaline surge is over.
Perhaps, if we are very lucky, the cycle has been broken.
We're back to real life, whatever that is.
Will things get better? Will things get worse?
These are not the questions to be asking, today.
For today, what's most important is to let yourself feel what everyone is feeling: hitting the wall, needing to rest and recover.
The world will wait for you.
Today is a good day to be still.
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Is it important for spiritual people to be political?
I think so. After all, how else can we support the things we believe in?
In my case, I believe in human rights, animals rights, ecological rights—I believe we have the responsibility to protect each other and to be stewards of the planet, so that this great experience that is life can continue.
I also believe in cooperation, respect, all voices being heard, and working in non-violent ways to achieve consensus. No hate, no fear, no battle, no war. Just all of us understanding our infinite interdependence upon each other—as humans and as souls.
I also believe it is the spiritual person's responsibility to vote, to speak up for what he or she believes.
We are not here to hide out in a cave meditating.
We are not here to work soley on our own healing.
We are here to reach out and help each other.
Our journey, as collective soul, is to evolve.
We are doing that slowly or quickly, with difficulty or with ease—but we are evolving.
If you haven't voted yet, please use this privilege.
If you have voted already, thank you.
If you missed out, please visit www.vote.org to get registered for next time. It's so easy!
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As we move through life, we tend to get more steady.
Not always, of course. But over time, many of us figure out the practical requirements of life, and we start to stabilize.
We know what we like, what we're good at, and we have a pretty clear idea of who we are—or at the very least, we know who we are NOT.
But even in steady times, change is happening.
We might be the ones to initate the change—to move or end a relationship or start a new job or head off on a grand adventure.
Or the Universe might step in and make the change for us. This kind of change is not as easy—but it is no less valuable.
We are not meant to hide out. We are meant to grow, to have new experiences, to expand who we are.
When you accept that change is natural, inevitable and the way of things, it gets easier to appreciate change as an adventure and a surprise.
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When I first started doing this work, I used to get nervous around Halloween.
I was afraid that the spirit world would somehow become more "activated" on October 31, or that spirits would be summoned forth.
I used to think that when Halloween rolled around, there was something extra spooky in the air—a different kind of energy because the veil between worlds had suddenly become thin.
But the truth is, the spirit world is always with us.
The veil isn't thinner on Halloween—it's thin everyday, because there is no veil.
Or more precisely, the only veil is the one that exists in our minds.
If you think of the spirit world as existing in energy dimensions—what I call layers and levels—you start to understand that there are infinite layers and levels of vibration.
For example, we can easily sense the energy vibration of people, animal, nature, objects, places and also Guides, Angels and the Departed. But there are many more energy dimensions that we can't even recognize.
All of these energy vibrations exist simultaneously, in the same place. In other words, everything in the spirit world is happening right with us, all the time.
We just don't have the ability to sense it all.
As you celebrate Halloween, remember: if the spirit world seems more active, it's simply because you're paying more attention. It's always active, because the veil doesn't exist.
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The people we love are with us forever.
We arrive as souls, and we are destined to meet those same souls we've worked with many times before. Our family, friends, lovers.
When the karma is sticky—when there is conflict in our relationships—this is a sign that we have more work to do together.
When the relationship is easy, delightful and joyous—this is a sign that we are working through advanced level soul lessons, that we have been together many times before, and that our connection will continue, lifetime after lifetime.
When you are able to communicate with your Departed loved ones, the most immediate understanding does not always come in words or messages. What is key is the emotion that is transferred—a palpable energy of love, comfort and the absolute recognition of this person as soul.
It is beautiful, and it is forever.
Around this time of the year we start to think of spirits as spooky or even scary. But what is truly real is the love we have for others. This is infinite.
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Some of you have been able to see spirit folk since you were children. By spirit folk, I mean Guides, Angels—and also the Departed.
Others of you might havethis gift opening for you now. And perhaps you'd like to know how to do it safely.
There is a lot of confusion about what it means to connect with the Departed, and this stems from past mediumship systems, such as seances, where people would call up "random" Departed—people who have crossed over who we don't know.
Working this way can be a tricky, and can invite all kinds of sticky or even unpleasant energy into your life. It's not a system I recommend.
However, there are also ways of doing mediumship that are safe. Where, with the assistance of our Guides, we can create an energetic boundary so that only our loved ones come in.
It can be so very lovely to connect with grandparents, parents, children, relatives and dear friends from beyond the veil.
In these connections, the heart leads—we can palpably feel the love between us, everytime we connect in this way.
When you remember that the we come around together again and again, you can trust that we are never parted. This connection is not only safe, but beautiful.
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Sometimes we enter stretches of time in which we don't know what's going to happen next.
Maybe nothing seems stable.
Maybe our identity is dissolving.
Maybe we're experiencing loss.
Maybe everything has fallen apart.
Or, perhaps all of these at once.
The markers of this situation may include:
• You are aware change is happening around you
• You are aware you are changing
• You can't see what's ahead
It's easy to fall into fear when the ground is rocking beneath you and you can't get your footing. It's easy to be uncertain if you are used to using your psychic abilities to read the future, and you suddenly can't see clearly.
However, if you can look at transition as expansion, you will have more patience as it happens.
It is normal to change.
It is normal to have things change around us.
When we accept that change is always the reality, we move through it more easily.
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Have you ever wanted to connected with the Departed?
Like you, I'm not very interested in connecting with unknown or random entities.
But I do deeply long to connect with the people I really love and cherish—my father, my grandparents on both sides, some very dear friends.
You probably have people you miss too, that you would love to communicate with beyond the veil. The thing is, anyone can learn how to make this connection!
You can learn to work this way—safely and with protection—so that you can communicate with your Beloved departed—the dear family and friends who have crossed over.
It is enormously comforting to have this connection, and it arrives to most people quickly and easily. Many of you will discover that you are "naturals" in this particular realm.
There are so many ways to work in this realm—as an intuitive, channel, clairvoyant, shaman, medium, healer, more. Whenever we work in love, there is always more love waiting for us.
If you are interested in learning how, I'm honored to offer my NEW course How to Contact Family & Friends Who Have Crossed Over. It's an 8-week self study course. And it's just $10, sliding scale!
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Part of becoming spiritually awake means letting yourself evolve.
You're not who you were as a kid.
You're not who you were 14 years ago.
You're not who you were last month.
You're who you are Now.
As a Divine human, you are in a state of continual change and growth—always expanding in your understanding of yourself as soul.
And all this chaos in the world?
It's hear to teach us soul lessons.
How you approach the chaos, is where you find your lesson.
Each of us is here to experience our true essence—who we really are as souls.
Part of this process means we must sift and sort through our beliefs, our emotions, the way we respond from mind/ego/personality—over and over again.
Not just once, at workshop or retreat.
But as a continual practice of soul growth.
As chaos swirls around us all, it is a wonderful time to recommit to your soul inquiry, and take yet another look at who you are now.
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There is a lot of chaos swirling around us.
But that doesn't mean we have to connect to it.
If you don't know what to do, do nothing.
If you don't know what to think, think nothing.
If the uproar is too much for you, detach.
If you are feel overwhelmed, relax.
One thing that is good to remember: all of us have done this dance many times before.
We've seen this cycle of chaos in many past lives.
We've worked through karma then.
And we'll work through karma now.
If you are feeling angry, depressed, numbed or anxious, now is an excellent time to detach from chaos by doubling down on your spiritual practice:
If you don't know what to do or think, just breathe.
In through the nose.
Out through the mouth.
Remember yourself as soul.
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In the past decade—since the internet and social media became part of every day—you may have noticed an uptick in people working out their KARMA in a very public way.
Politicians, royalty, actors, models, atheletes, business owners are just a few of the categories.
Everyone seems to be doing their SHADOW work.
What's been hidden is being revealed.
The thing is, this LEVEL of this public display is a new experience for us. Yes, there have been magazines and television for decades—but this onslaught of information streaming into our very phones—this is only the last ten years.
So, what does it mean to witness this level of karma?
When you start to undersand karma as "soul lessons learned over time", it can help.
You disagree with the shadow behavior, if there is one.
But you also understand the process.
Because what is really happening, when a person is so very publically working on karma in front of the world, is that this soul is learning a soul lesson.
The lesson is provided by the Universe.
If you don't feel need to work your karma out on the world stage, that's great. It also probably means a lot less suffering for you. However we all have karma. Nobody's exempt from soul lessons—it's why we're here.
And finally, a thought to ponder as you reflect on everything going on right now:
The more advanced you are, the more subtle your soul lessons will be.
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The last few years have been incredibly difficult to deal with if you are an EMPATH, which all of you are.
Why is this so?
It's not about which political side you're on.
What it's really about, is the overwhelm that comes from our CONNECTION.
The internet and social media have made us AWARE of our interconnection.
In the past, we didn't know what everyone was thinking every moment of the day.
Now, it's in the comments section.
The thing is, our interconnection has always been there.
We're just becoming conscious of it.
This can very hard to manage emotionally, when collective soul is doing such vigorous SHADOW work, as it is now.
Right now, if you are FEELING everything, it can be confusing and overwhelming to sort out how to respond.
Should you be angry and enraged?
Compassionate and peaceful?
Hopeless and depressed?
What is the spiritual response to everything that's going on?
Is there a way to stop this SENSITIVITY?
If you can accept that you are part of ONE, and that we are all together—even the people who you might be in disagreement with—it can open a window out of overwhelm.
We are One, and we are growing.
Growing pains can be very hard.
Shadow work is very hard.
We must do this, personally and collectively, in order to evolve.
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