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  • Writer's pictureDana Arcuri

What I Will & Won't Bring into 2023 With Me

This year was an eye-opening awakening for me. I had experienced a major shift in each facet of my life. Personally, professionally, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I now see things in a new light. There has been self-reflection. Taking personal ownership of my words, actions, and behaviors. Being accountable and responsible for my life. I take it very seriously. For me, the game changer was when I considered everything that I had been through. When I was open to learn valuable life lessons. Even the ones that were messy, difficult, or painful.

Ultimately, it's all good. I gained wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. I have discerned what is healthy for me versus what's very toxic for me. I've learned about who is meant to be a part of my life and who isn't meant to remain in my life. In 2022, I cleared out a significant amount of toxic energy. I transmuted what needed to be changed. The result was a powerful metamorphosis. Like the chrysalis, I expanded. I evolved. I got my wings to soar. I am not the woman I had used to be. I am a new person who is transformed. I love this newer, braver, stronger version of me. To go from barely surviving to thriving.

There is a lot that I will not be carrying into 2023. This includes:

  • Talking about what insults my soul

  • Rehashing my abuse & trauma

  • Negative energy from people, places, & things

  • What doesn't align to me & my positive energy

  • Creating YouTube content that drains me

  • Compromising my health, peace, & boundaries

  • What no longer serves me or my highest good

In 2022, I came to understand that my peace of mind is more important than reacting to someone or something that doesn't deserve my energy. This incredible insight has given me the opportunity to let go of my past, including relationships that have died. If you are no longer a part of my life, I sincerely wish you well. I hold no grudges. I have made peace with what had taken place with you. I now see that you no longer play a role in my present life. I understand why our relationship wasn't healthy for me. I forgive you for hurting me. My prayer is for you is to have the courage to self-reflect. To be honest with yourself. To take accountability for your own life. To be open to learn your life lessons. To face your own traumatic events and to do the hard work of healing. I wish you peace and happiness.

It all comes down to perspective. To ponder how our past choices have impacted our lives, our relationships, our health, and our subconscious minds. To determine what is best for us and what is not. To raise our consciousness. To walk in the truth. To choose to find the silver lining in circumstances.

2022 had highs and lows for me. Both positive and negative experiences. Trials and triumphs. Tears and laughter. Overcoming obstacles. Doing the grief and trauma recovery work. Healing from the inside out. I am thankful for all of it. For it has truly motivated me to make the necessary changes in my life that lift my spirits.

Despite any setbacks in 2022, I had a major shift. A shift in my consciousness. A shift in my present reality. It did lead me to a wonderful breakthrough. I celebrate this awesome personal development. For it has led me to this precise moment of today. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. I now see things in a new light. My 2023 Focus & Intentions:

  • Trusting my intuition

  • Advocating for abuse survivors

  • Working as a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach

  • Offering emotional support to trauma survivors

  • To be the voice that awakens courage in others

  • Writing my 7th book

  • Having positive energy

  • Raising my vibration

  • Choosing hope & inspiration

  • Using my spiritual gifts

  • Divine love

  • Compassion

  • Self-worth

  • Gratitude

  • Abundance

  • Harmony

  • Peace

  • Miracles

It is no surprise that my major expansion in life has led me to a new path. To new career goals. To step into an awesome season of life for 2023. It has opened up my mind to be the change that our world desperately needs.

I choose to be the positive change. I look outside the box. To shift my focus because what matters most to me is now crystal clear.

Life is short. We don't know when we will take our last breath. We only have this present moment. We only have now.

For now, I am moving forward. I am exploring new horizons. I am filled with anticipation and excitement for the blessings, abundance, and awesome new experiences ahead of me. The best is yet to come.

“May Light always surround you;

Hope kindle and rebound you.

May your Hurts turn to Healing;

Your Heart embrace Feeling.

May Wounds become Wisdom;

Every Kindness a Prism.

May Laughter infect you;

Your Passion resurrect you.

May Goodness inspire

your Deepest Desires.

Through all that you Reach For,

May your arms Never Tire.”

― D. Simone

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