In two days’ time we get a fresh new year, a chance to wipe the slate clean, a chance to make changes. It is a time of renewal, a time to shake off what does not work, a time to step into new possibilities.

I decided many years ago to not make RESOLUTIONS. I decided instead to let the year prior run through my head, and to pick areas of concentration about things I would like to be different.

There are so many things to choose from! I have narrowed the field and the following are my “TOP FIVE NEW YEAR’S CONCENTRATIONS!”

I will be more AM AWARE.  I want to “be” in every moment and honor that time for what it is not what it could have or should have been.

I will BANISH JUDGMENT.  I will view things just as they are without labeling events as good or bad.  My new mantra is: It just “is!”

I will LISTEN to the voice of my soul.  I will allow that voice to be heard over all the other sounds and feelings that run interference to what is truth.

I will SURRENDER my false need to control and allow the beautiful flow of life to peacefully caress my soul.

I will continue my journey learning how to LOVE MYSELF.  I want to feel for myself the way God/Spirit feels for me.

In the face of so much change on our planet earth and with so much chaos erupting around us, I truly believe that we balance that energy with the love, compassion, kindness and empathy we extend to the world.

I thank you, my brothers and sisters, and I stand united in love with each and every one of you. Believe we make a difference because I know we do!

I wish you all every good thought for a NEW YEAR, a 2016 filled with LOVE, PEACE, AND PROSPERITY.





Lorrie <3


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  1. I am overjoyed by your post! We love you as much as you love yourself…that comes from what is alive within us from His blessing of love and grace. Happy New year, may it have a lasting blossoming every day in every way Lorrie! Hugs and blessings!

  2. I LOVE the way you crossed out the word will … which denotes a time in the future and of course that day does not come. Great stuff, Lorrie!! I AM learning the exact same thing, really measuring my words and thoughts bring all under the umbrella of the NOW MOMENT. May your New Year of 2016 bring such Great Blessings upon you, Lorrie, that by the time of next year’s end, you will look back in total awe of the MAGIC that transpired in your Life. Bless you for all you do!!! Love, Amy <3

    1. Hello beautiful Amy!! I just want you to know that you ALWAYS make me cry beautiful tears of joy when we connect!! I am so grateful for every step in the journey and I will continue and pray that your words come true. I wish beautiful love and light for you, Amy. I know you have had a challenging year, but I also know that the challenges have made you stronger and your love deeper. Here’s to a 2016 ripe with possibilities….much love <3 <3

      1. Covered in goosebumps and now I am in tears, Lorrie. Yes 2015 was an extremely challenging year for me. I just realized today that I let go my deliberate focus of keeping my energy high in Heart and 3rd eye and in so doing, I focused today to bring that energy up. The fatigue, the stress, the losses, all led to a lowering of my energy. In raising it today, it was diffiucult much to my shock …. Oh wow! Rusty elevator needs some lube. So between now and News Year my one Intention is to get that elevator in good working condition again. And breathe!!! I Love you, Lorrie!!! (((HUGS))) Amy <3

        1. Ah!! Amy….I LOVE the elevator analogy!! Yes…lube…lots of lube…love…yes…lots of LOVE!! Amy…we walk through this journey and when we connect everything is better…and no matter how hard the circumstances we face…we LEARN…and we LIVE!!! Much…MUCH LOVE!! <3 I love you, too!

  3. Beautiful!! I love all your areas of concentration 💖💖. Things we all could benefit from and become better at I think. 😊. Happy New Year my dearest Lorrie! ✨🎉✨🎉✨🎉. I am so much looking forward to all your beautiful posts in 2016!! 🌬💕💕💕💕💕

    1. How are you my friend? I tried to send you so much beautiful energy when I knew you were homesick! You are such a joy for me and I thank you for the light you bring in to the world! You were born into circumstances that could have dimmed your light, but that was not possible! No…dear Trini…you are a beacon of love and I am so grateful to have you in my life!! Best wishes for 2016! <3 <3 <3

      1. Oh, sweet, Lorrie!! 💖👼🏻. I felt your love! 💝. And I am so grateful for you too dearest soul! ✨👼🏻✨. Sending you a huuuge hug and lots of love…always! 🌬💕💕💕💕

  4. Lorrie, I really like this idea of “concentrations” rather than resolutions. I am going to come up with mine today. 🙂 I am also going to suggest my stepdaughter do this.

  5. Wonderful post and concentrations my dear friend. I love your concentrations which are similar to my intentions for being more present, trusting, allowing and loving. May we embrace more of ourselves and each other in a warm blanket of love and compassion. Thanks for sharing your wonderful self Lorrie. To more love for all! 🙂 <3

    1. Amen, dearest friend Brad! This coming year will be one of much growth for you. Remember there are growing pains, but in the end it is all worth it!! Blessings and love ♡

  6. I love this Lorrie! Very similar to my visions for the new year. Focusing on the beingness of every moment. Accepting what is, without judgement. Paying better attention or being more mindful. As I age, this becomes more important, haha.

    I have tried to cross out words but still be able to see them. How do you do that? I haven’t been able to figure it out.

    I hope your new year is just fabulous, Lorrie, always imbued with deep peace, Love and happiness.

    Happy New Year (jumping up and down blowing party horns – the kind where the paper rolls out)!

    1. Thank you my friend!! I am jumping up and down with you 😉 I’m happy my intentions. ..or ‘concentrations’ speak to you 🙂 They really just flew out of me…it was like I knew exactly what I need…that is a good feeling. The crossed out words are in your tools…I think on the line above ‘font’ and ‘color’…it has ABC with the line through it. Highlight the word (s) and click on that icon…it think if you hover over it it is called strike out (but I may have made that up!) 😉
      This is the first time I used it…I had written it in the “I will” mode and then remembered I needed it to be present…not something that would always be in the future…so I decided to strike them out!! I hope I gave you good info…let me know if not. Best wishes to you…I am so happy we connected!! ♡♡

      1. Thank you so much. I will try that. I have often had the need for that – for similar reasons that you used it for. I always try to encourage my clients to language in the present…ie I am enjoying as opposed to I will enjoy, etc…just as you did. I feel it is really important because otherwise – just as you said, it stays in the future. Love the cross out lines.
        Me too, Lorrie. Really really happy we connected!! <3
        Blessings and Peace

  7. Lorrie- this is fabulous!! I love how everything you have stated is “present tense”…things you are doing now! This is lovely and I wish you the very happiest New Year!! Much love to you ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you dear Julie!! I just told someone how I had originally written it in the “I will” and when I read it…it didn’t feel right. 🙂 Many blessings to you and your beautiful family…Happy New Year!!
      P.S. I have visions of your girls banging on pots and dancing for the new year!! 😉

  8. I love your concentrations Lorrie. What a wonderful way to keep our intentions ongoing and alive as we transition into the new year! Wishing you a 2016 of love, light and lightness ❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Val! I was just over leaving a footprint on your blog…love that we are in similar energy 🙂 I wish you many blessings…and even more understanding ♡♡

  9. Here’s wishing you good health, well-being of heart, and much contentedness throughout the coming year dear Lorrie. And thankyou for all of your inspiring creations throughout the past one. H <3

    1. Hi Hariod!! Thank you for your heartfelt well wishes…I am ever grateful for the connection we have and I wish you beautiful things for this new year on the horizon. I thank you, also, for your creations which ALWAYS give me reason to really think and to co-mingle what I hear in my head as well as feel in my heart! Happy New Year, Hariod ♡

  10. Wonderful list of concentrations you came up with Lorrie! I will not need new ones for next year… So much “overflow” from this year still to work on 🙂 I wish you a wonderful year with blessings of love for your hear, joy for your spirit and good health for your body!

    1. Ah! Music to my ears dear Tiny!! Thank you 🙂 I understand…I am certain I have a bit of overflow from last year 😉 Last year I really concentrated on one thing…and that was to really listen to my intuition. I had times of great success…and times of massive failures! I am involved in a life event that requires me to be finely tuned right now…and I had a bit of a hiccup in the beginning, but I am fully accessing it right now…and I am grateful!! Blessings, Tiny ♡

  11. Wonderful intentions Lorrie similar to my own that make up my ‘vibration of joy’ that I know will bring them into being. Lovely to meet you (came from brads blog)… and love your blog, your passion for living… May we be great friends here too… Love barbara x

    1. Hi Barbara!!! WELCOME 🙂 I am so happy you entered my home 😉 Thank you so much for your very kind words…I’ve a feeling we will be wonderful friends!! I can feel your energy in your words here. Many blessings for a year filled with light…and love!! ♡

  12. Dear Lorrie, such a beautiful List of Positives my friend that should act as a guide for many who want to see changes erupt with the Light of Love in 2016..

    Many thanks for being YOU and for the wonderful gifts you share with us..
    Have a great and Happy New Year and Beyond..

    Love and Blessings my friend..
    Sue x <3

    1. Ah! “The Light of Love in 2016″…yes…Sue!! I wish every soul to be lightened and for this change of energy to sweep away the dark recesses…to stimulate the growth of love energy! I know we’ve talked before about this…but I really do believe that our light makes a difference!! I send so much love and a giant huggie (doggie speak for hug!!) to you. May that New Year ring in surrounded by the energy of LOVE!! ♡♡

  13. Beautiful and wise resolutions dear Lorrie, I must learn that Lesson! Thank you and “bonne année” to you and to the ones you love, and as said Sue “Many thanks for being YOU and for the wonderful gifts you share with us..” ♥♥♥

    1. My wonderful friend, Fre’de’ric!! You will always speak directly to my soul…I hear you even in silence!! I send so much love to you and yours, and solid gold wishes of beauty for your life in the new year!! Thank you dearest…I am with you always ♡♡

  14. Love the crossed out “Will”s. It’s amazing how powerful that is. To take ourselves out of a passive voice into an active one. I shall join you in your resolutions. Perfect!

    1. I’m so happy you will join 🙂 The more the merrier! And yes, the whole “will” thing has to go…I feel like I’ve been stuck on that “going to” energy for a long time. Best wishes to you for a wonderful new year…if it’s anything like this past year it sure will fly by!! ♡

  15. Happy New Year Lorrie! Your concentration areas seem to be very well chosen, I hope you can focus on these and get the results you wished for. Happiness, good health, fulfilled dreams, peace, joy and inspiration to write and create!

    1. Yes!! Inese…Thank you! What beautiful wishes 🙂 I know this may be hard to believe but I will answer a few comments here and then I plan to start my first acrylic painting!! Thought you might enjoy that! 😉 ♡

  16. Dear ( deer ) Lorrie …thankyou from my heart for shining your loveliness into my world this past year …it has mattered so deeply in the way I feel and understand Life so beautiful ! ( I feel about to cry ) ….love , megxxx

    1. Oh…Meg!! Thank you my friend! We are so alike and we are so connected. I can feel your energy and I understand that kind of cry…it is the cry of connection…the cry of love!!! Many blessings dear Meg <3 <3

  17. A very inspiring way to approach the New Year and not feeling the pressure of change but creating a pathway so that positive change has room in your life to thrive – and I support the belief that it will.
    You have an incredible ability to “do it alone” and figure everything out yet you remain present with all of the aspects of life – and I see joy and courage. HAPPY 2016! XO Harlon

    1. Thank you my friend ♡ There feels like so much love in this comment. I embrace it and accept it wholly! I really love the way you sense my soul. I wish peace and healing and noodles of love for you Harlon!! May 2016 be a year where many things are revealed to you and where many of your heart’s desires come to fruition! Many blessings ♡♡♡

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