2021 Year in Review: CrAzY, Transformative, and Aligning
Maybe I lost my mind this year, but they say you have to lose things sometimes, to FIND them. Right? (I’m hearing Eminem’s song, Lose Yourself, in my head as I write this!)
2021 has been ridiculous for me in many ways. But I’m still here! Dammit! Haha! No. Bless it!
God bless it! Omniscience bless it.
In fact, Omniscience blesses it ALL. Every single one of us. ALL the time. And in ALL ways! Even the shitty ways. Really.
Physically, we moved again. But it wasn’t planned.
I had planned to live in our beautiful $100k+ RV 5th wheel for the rest of my life! But the emotional rollercoaster we’d been living in the woods for 17 months, finally got the best of us.
So, hubby and I left for a month away, and during the course of that “vacation,” we rented a condo for a year! But more on that in a few minutes.
COVID-19 has continued to ravage many of us—if not physically, then socially, financially, psychologically, and emotionally—sadly.
If you haven’t had it, someone you know has, or thought they have, or been told they have… the fear, distrust, mass psychosis, misinformation, disinformation, judgmental attitudes, lockdowns, etc. all taking a toll on us, individually and collectively. Ugh!
It seems all too much now!
The fear porn over an unseen virus has heightened to fever pitch levels to the point of censorship, job loss, businesses going bankrupt, people falling into depression, losing their sanity, friendships ending, relationships suffering, divorce, and even death!
But we’re supposed to be saving people’s lives!
We (as in everyone) were supposed to get a vaccine in 2021 that could end the COVID nightmare and get us all back to “normal.” Yeah, right. (I never expected a thoroughly tested vax that fast anyway, nor would I have been one to get it first. That’s totally what I’m NOT about, and NOT who I am. I am all about doing things the natural way.)
And NOW, I think for many of us, those vaccines coming out so quickly, only made things worse!
We now find ourselves in a fight for our #HealthFreedom – and we aren’t in the majority yet, which baffles me!
Packing it up
We packed it up and moved out. Yes, after 11 years in our RV and 17 months off grid, I’ve let go of something else—my home.
We took all our “prepper” know-how and stuff and moved back to town.
I feel defeated. Guilty. Sad. Like a failure. I also feel mad when I see how much money we threw away on trying to live off grid! (About $25k)
Life’s for Learning
I continue to work on myself (and coach an elder friend, one-on-one, through my Integrated Spiral DE-program), but between job interviews, moving (as noted below), and ultimately changing roles with my employer, I have had to make time to:
- Take care of myself and my husband
- Clean mold off everything, pack, move it by the car load, reorganize it (5 car loads = 5 trips back and forth. 3 hours each way.)
- Talk with my daughter and son
- Video chat with my oldest granddaughter, who graciously includes the twins in the calls sometimes too (and I miss them all sooo much)
- Catch up with much loved extended family (I have less of them now, as one of my aunts passed a few weeks ago)
- Talk with / visit friends
- Take online classes (both for work and for my personal growth & sanity)
- Take Pilates classes (but had to quit after they changed their rules)
- Read (5 books in progress)
- Create courses (created one during 2 weeks off in August: Communing with Trees)
- Market Richard Murrey original music
- Continue writing my metaphysical novel
I have had no time to adequately market Integrated Spiral™—yet these are exactly the times when I know people need the relief and open awareness it brings!
I barely have time to tweet about our original NEW music!
No travel plans
Travel that had been planned for 2020 has either been completely cancelled now, or indefinitely postponed:
- Alania’s Gainesville retreat (prepaid)
- Particular “soul type” retreat that I won’t name—Held in Oct 2021, rescheduled from 2020, but with such restrictions that I canceled. Unbeknownst to me, my cancellation and one post about it, stirred up a lot of angst and cost me “friendships.” Ugh! Huge waste of time.
- 40th High School reunion (They had rescheduled it, but I chose not to go, as I would have had to drive myself)
- Trip to my home state to lay my parent’s remains to rest (which was to occur the week I went home for my HS reunion—I guess there’s no rush. Ugh!)
Family comes to Florida
We were happy to get to see my husband’s sister, Rose, and her husband this year again, as they enjoy (yes, IN Joy), driving around the country towing their 5th wheel behind their pickup truck. And I am glad they like traveling like that, (as I can relate—I towed a travel trailer years ago and didn’t like the towing experience).
We also got to see one of hubby’s brothers, Bill! He stayed in my son’s tiny house and helped me take some drawers out of a cabinet in our RV. Bill is an expert woodworker. Actually, so is Alan, my sis-in-law’s hubby—he made us a beautiful trivet, out of wine corks and stained wood.
My hair has grown quite a lot in a year.
So much so, that before we knew we would move, my son give me an undercut:
I’m still missing my front tooth.
Insert song in your head here, All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth. LOL You can’t get it out of your head, can you? Haha! Pun intended.
I won’t go into it all, but suffice to say after spending another $5k on my teeth in September/October and by December, experiencing a toothache from one of the three new crowns—dentures are in my near future!
If you know an excellent and thoroughly trustworthy holistic dentist, in the Bradenton Florida area, let me know!
Gulfport: Making new friends
When we reached our mental breaking point in the woods, hubby found an AirBnB in the Gulfport area of St. Petersburg Florida.
And since we had not been out much in 17 months, we really enjoyed walking to the Main Street area to the popular nearby restaurants.
One restaurant, I had previously loved when we used to live in Palmetto and would come here occasionally, let us down on our first day out! Not enough help. Too busy. Breakfast was cold when it showed up. And two loudmouth guys wouldn’t shut up the whole time we sat there.
I was beginning to think we had made a mistake coming to Gulfport.
But then, we tried the Irish pub one afternoon for dinner and it fast became our hangout! Live music everyday and friendly staff, musicians, and patrons!
Our early evenings at the pub almost made me forget about the plandemic for a minute!
I got to meet one of the gals whom I had met on Clubhouse (and was supposed to meet in person at a particular soul type retreat), and we had a great time!
Enjoying time with her really helped me heal the hurt I had felt over all that had transpired from me simply choosing not to attend the retreat (and posting that information on Facebook—without tagging, or directly naming the event and its organizers). I had sought only to inform my friends, but some took it personally anyway. (That’s on them.)
I chose not to play their game (I simply canceled my hotel reservation and said, “No”—but oh, some people can’t hear that word)!
Speaking of Clubhouse, I joined, got fairly involved, brought a few others in, learned a lot, and gave even more, and QUIT all within a year. (Mostly due to my own time management and because there seemed to be a lot of scammers showing up on there!)
And speaking, or rather writing, about small businesses, yes, I continue to support many holistic health and other small businesses—more on that here.
As for our little efficiency duplex AirBnB rental unit in Gulfport, we would go back! It was quiet and clean. And very close to the Main Street area and marina. Though I worked 2 weeks, and only took 2 weeks off (to create the Communing with Trees course and clear out 200+ notes from my Notepad app), we enjoyed our time in Gulfport WITH hot water and ELECTRICITY very much!
Honoring the Sacred Past
I feel the Winter Solstice that didn’t shine sunbeams into the Newgrange chamber in Ireland December 2019, was meant to warn me of the tumultuous years ahead. And that I would continue to integrate my shadow self this year as I began this task last year. Apparently, it is ongoing work. ☯️
Somehow I feel the Live Oak trees in Hollister told the Banyan and Palm trees in Bradenton that I was coming, because after our current rental home (a one bedroom single story condo) fell into our proverbial laps, by way of a friend, I found myself surrounded by trees! And in the city?!? Go figure!
I discovered this amazing and huge Banyan tree in our 55+ community by getting out and walking everyday! You can’t possibly know how thrilled I was to find it!
After 5 drives back to the woods to pack more belongings into our car, it was Thanksgiving, which I also call, Thanksliving time.
Aaron and Abby had us over for a grand Thanksgiving feast—even better than last year! Aaron’s turkey was the best!
We just brought two pies (from Fresh Market in Bradenton), as our easy contribution! And my son’s girlfriend, Rachael, arrived in time to spend the last hour of our visit with us (as she had spent Thanksgiving with her kids). Family. By blood or by choice—either way, find some. What else is life for?
Because we are limiting our time out of the house, I’ve had more time to participate in online groups and programs. I’ll share a few next:
The Green Smoothie Girl
As well, I continued making shakes for breakfast and lunch with protein powder from The Green Smoothie Girl.
The first time around, I enjoyed doing this fasting type cleanse with my daughter, which helped me mentally, as I had felt down because we couldn’t visit in 2020-2021. Doing this detox together was emotionally supportive and a bit fun!
I highly recommend Robyn’s products.
I buy the protein powder in the big bag now. I also think the flax is amazing too.
If you’d like to give this plan a try, here’s the link: https://shop.greensmoothiegirl.com/pages/food-supplements?affiliate=895
The Sacred Science
I started the year with a course from The Sacred Science called, Inner Alchemy. It was very deep and healing.
I spent several months watching the videos and doing the homework in this course, about the same time I signed up for Dr. Joe’s offering, so it took me awhile to complete. And I highly recommend both.
I learned new tips and gained insights into my Self that brought more peace and appreciation into each of my days. (And I can get “in a mood” with the best—or worst—of them, so to speak.)
In humility, I am always working on my Self.
Dr. Joe Dispenza
I got through all Dr. Joe’s videos fairly fast, but then it came time to do the daily meditations. Hmm.
I love to meditate, but something in this course got me stuck. Was it Dr. Joe’s pace? His vocal tone (which differs from his speaking voice)? I don’t know. But I will return to the meditations at some point.
I abSOULutely resonate with so much of the information in Harry Massey’s book, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine.
After 3 weeks of dealing with a cold/flu bug a few weeks ago, I called my NES Health practitioner and got some Infoceuticals. After the first dose I felt 50% better! They are amazing!
If you get through everything else and still feel poorly, or want to see what else you can do to improve your health energetically, then I highly recommend reaching out to a NES practitioner:
Hubby and I continue to work on showcasing his original new music—getting it out to more musicians who play Live. And we’re working with a new distributor to get the songs on all the major music platforms:
- Amazon Music
- iTunes / Apple Music (link below)
And Richard has created new visuals for each of his songs, to be played on a screen behind the musicians or online, etc.
Here’s the link to our new music for Apple listeners:
I know with his genius talent and experience, plus, my tenacity and perseverance (not to mention my co-creative and positive outlook), we can reach far and wide.
We write music for new artists! ❤️🦋🌀🎼
Can you dig it?!?
I setup a new website: MurreyCreations.com this year and a shopping site, so there are more ways to reach us.
Missing my girls
I am still missing seeing my girls… my daughter and granddaughters in New Hampshire. Dammit! No. Omniscience BLESS it! I know things can change!
I miss my girls sooo much! I look at the pictures and videos from our last time together, and have to quickly dry my tears when we Google Duo video chat because I see how much they’ve grown and how much time as passed! Oh, how much I have missed due to some unseen virus!
I work my DE-program though, and know that’s MY issue to clear and release. To heal. And perhaps as I heal myself, I heal others. I don’t know, but it’s a nice and very FREEING thought!
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A bit about me, your Spiral Sister
An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.
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