Pulling back the curtain for you...

Hello Love,

As we stand at the threshold between years, it's time to let you in on something I've held close. 

In the past, the part of my creative process that involves consulting oracles, astrology, ritual and well, magic, I've kept pretty private. 

It's not a secret, per se. It just felt a bit hard to explain and maybe it hasn't felt necessary until now.

The ritual. The love. The magic. 
It feels needed now more than ever.

Part of creating the Life is Beautiful calendar is tuning into the energies of the year in a very special way. 

Those energies guide and inform the whole process. 

You might think the calendar is all rainbow colors and sweet inspiration, but it's so much more.

It's an oracle in itself.

It's designed to be aligned with the cosmos. 
It's designed to unify human hearts and minds. 
It's designed to tip the scales into a more loving world.

It has many layers of love and energy and meaning.

Of course, there's the art. 
Some I paint and some I doodle and some collage. 

The painting that became December 2017

The painting that became December 2017

The Valentine drawing that became February 2017

The Valentine drawing that became February 2017

I make altars and set intentions all year long, too. 

I love using crystals to hold and harness the intentions.

I take my tools to beaches, rivers and mountains to clear and charge them.

I take my tools to beaches, rivers and mountains to clear and charge them.

In my studio I write notes to stay inspired. This one says "you are loved".

In my studio I write notes to stay inspired. This one says "you are loved".

Then I set aside one day to tune in to the energies.

This year it was the full moon in June that the BIG magic came through.

I absolutely love this part!


I bless and charge all my tools (even my markers).

I ask questions of the new year. 

I listen. 

I pull cards. 

This year I pulled 1 card from 9 different decks.

There was a lot to learn about 2017.

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The Dana (High Priestess) card from Doreen Virtues Goddess deck

The Dana (High Priestess) card from Doreen Virtues Goddess deck

The Hera (Queen) card from Susan Seddon Boulet's Goddess deck

The Hera (Queen) card from Susan Seddon Boulet's Goddess deck

The Merlin (Energy Healing) card from Doreen Virtue's Ascended Masters deck

The Merlin (Energy Healing) card from Doreen Virtue's Ascended Masters deck

The Love (Moon) card from Stephica Burton's Indigo Corners deck

The Love (Moon) card from Stephica Burton's Indigo Corners deck

These cards stay on my altar, moving with the moon cycles until January 1st when it's time to hang up the 2017 calendar. 

They infuse the entire creation, printing, marketing and distribution process with their meaning and magic.

The 3 of cups from Michael Tierra's Herbal Tarot

The 3 of cups from Michael Tierra's Herbal Tarot

I record the cards and
their meanings into a very special journal. 

This book holds 8 years of oracles, so far. 

This is when I really start to see the bigger themes of the year to come. 

To distill it down for You the energetic themes of 2017 are
Forgiveness,
Healing, Joy,
Feminine Power,
Faith
and Love.

Card from the Return to Sweetness deck by Dani Palacio and myself.

Card from the Return to Sweetness deck by
Dani Palacio and myself.

I tell you this now because you might need an extra dose of one or more of these energies. 

I tell you this to assure you that it's already unfolding. 

The energy is there. 

These themes have been calling us to this moment since the day we were born. 

This year that's just beginning will be full of many things. My hope is that these energies assist us in living our best lives. 

 

My hope is that we rise up from the illusion of separation, we experience some radical healing, we forgive ourselves and each other. 

A doodle at the beach that became November 2017

A doodle at the beach that became November 2017

My hope is for every being to feel loved. 

My hope is that Forgiveness,
Healing,
Joy,
Feminine Power,
Faith and Love
be ever present as the days unfold.

Call upon these energies when you need them. 
Know that they are present for you.

They will buoy you up, wash away the old and inspire your heart in new ways.

Blessings to you as we begin anew.

Blessings on every step you've taken to get right here to this moment.
Thank you for being uniquely YOU. 

Thank you for being on this journey with me!

Photo by Debbie Baxter

Photo by Debbie Baxter

If you don't have your calendar yet, there are 365 days of inspiration and love waiting for YOU right HERE.

Sarah Love

San Francisco, Jesús Meza D., Zacualpan, NAY, Mexico