I think 2022 has been one for the books for me. I’ve learned so much this year. I’ve felt at some of my lowest. And, honestly, I’ve probably never spent so long suspended in a transformation that is trying to move through me. I was listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza the other day and he was saying that no human can live in a state of uncertainty for long. I really felt this.
2022 has been a wild year. It’s the year I stopped drinking the government/big pharma kool-aid and stopped condemning wide swaths of people who made different choices. I too am sorry for the pain I caused thinking I was so righteous and “the others” were morally flawed, uncaring, selfish people. Oooo wee. I got that wrong.
This is the year I stepped into my power, told my ego to take a back seat and trusted my intuition. The year I elevated my skills of discernment and boundaries and released volumes of old stories and decades of old programming to embrace ME - the real me. The year I let my soul lead. The year I trusted the timing of the Divine and stopped (mostly) forcing things to happen. The year I embraced ALL my emotions. The year of self-respect, self-love, self-care. The year I let go of so many of my people-pleasing ways and stopped playing small. I learned some hard lessons about who to trust and learned how to hold both competing emotions/thoughts as well as really sit in uncertainty. I finally believe that my feelings matter as much as everyone else’s. I spent many hours figuring out what I want and what I need and asking for it. And I also got to practice (a lot) feeling and letting go when others didn’t do as I had hoped or expected. 2022 has been epic for me. I’m beyond grateful for all of it. I feel more me than I ever imagined I could. And I’m so excited for 2023!
Thank you for this prompt! And congratulations on the baby! That’ll be a wild ride!!! 💗💗💗
This really resonated w me. While most of my family are free thinkers I’ve been ostracized by a few, plus close friends and coworkers.
My reality has been rocked.
By how eager some loved ones were to condemn, bully and actually think they should have say over other peoples bodies.
And by how blind I’ve been. To have once trusted public health, and think the government had our best interest at hand. Realizing how corrupt our systems are to the core.
It’s seems too big to see fixed in my lifetime and I’m left with this constant feeling of uneasiness.
Our government had no consequences to their actions. How can things possibly change?
Thanks for using your platform to remind people like me that I am not alone.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This is the year I unfollowed you on Instagram for a moment. This is the year my dad was hospitalized with Covid and he is forever changed because of an underlying vulnerability he already had, and the loss of control and power that I had to help him was a transforming experience that I am still processing— too personal to really share here. It wasn’t just the idea of losing him, or even that. It was the surreal experience that no one would visit him in the hospital because of fear— we were allowed to but he was utterly alone except for my visits — and I was terrified I might again get Covid because then I would no longer be allowed to visit and he would have no one at all looking in on him— reminding him to hold hope. I was angry at his isolation, angry at the inhumanity of it, angry ant the damage he will live with because of Covid, and when you expressed resistance to vaccinating I was resistant to you.
Thank you for staying open. I returned to following you on social media because I value what you provide as far as progressive and open thinking about relationships. I don’t like some of your more generalizing or blanketing statements about government, liberals, or Covid, but I also understand the pain and isolation and fear behind your thinking. Thank you for continuing to be curious, to think, to encourage discourse, to apologize, to love and move through life reaching out instead of pulling away. I appreciate you and what you are putting into the world about human vulnerability and connection. How can we keep reaching each other across divides? Let’s keep thinking about that.
My 2022 has been much of the same. I chose not to have the V, i didnt understand the data however, i'd survived C in Nov. 2019. The way the UK applied the pressure to having the V sucked me right back into an unhealthy coercive and cobtrolling marriage I'd fought so hard to detangle from, all those feelings came back. The governement made rules to gard for single parents that my only life line during the whole affair was to that same abusive ex i was trying to put distance between. It was jarring and confirming that that government doesnt really care.
2022 has seen me become more secure with who I am, trusting myself and building secure friendships. Friends who are also on their own journey, who asipire to be better in all they do.
2022 has been a time for me to resolidify my relationship with my children before their abusive Dad requests sharing their time. I feel I have done enough, or all I can do within the law, to prepare them for the double standards he applies to everything. I trust my children will see through it and come back to me with a clearer insight than anything my words could have told them.
I am looking forward to 2023 and all of its possibilities
I started this year at the lowest point I had ever been. A devastating and unexpected break up lead me to emotional grief and even to physical breakdown - I was covered in a rash no one could understand, and back pain kept me flat on my back for what felt like months. I drank too much. I couldn’t sleep. I woke up every day crying, disappointed I had woken up at all. But I did therapy. I listened to every podcast I could find on breakups and grief, including yours, Mark :). I started a new workout program. I clawed my way out of it. I forced myself to go on dates and see what was out there. And I’m happy to say that, one year later, I am the most at peace I have been in a long time. Thanks for putting your content out into the world, and also, congratulations!
I’m really impacted by your experience of the pandemic I’m sure because it’s touches some things of my own.
I got COVID19 in March of 2020, when little was known and I thought the whole thing was blown out of proportion. It was the sickest I’ve ever been and living in New York City, neighbors, relatives, clients, and friends either had it or knew someone that did. People were dying in large numbers each day.
Unfortunately COVID19 activated a blood clotting issue I didn’t know I had, even though it typically is caught from having miscarriages, complications in childbirth or surgery. I never had a miscarriage and have birthed 2 children and had surgeries without issue.
One day a few weeks after I recovered I couldn’t breathe. I held my 2 children before I left for the hospital, knowing that most of the family and friends I knew went and didn’t come back. I spoke with my partner, who had given me COVID because someone at work gave it to him, and told him what my wishes were for our children if I didn’t come back. Luckily because I developed a problem with blood clots a month and a half later, the hospitals, although over capacity, were able to pinpoint the issue and saved my life.
I’m alive! And I have long hauler complications that have lead to a very different life for me. Although it’s frustrating, I know I could have died from what happened.
I’m so appreciative that people understood the real complications and danger of spreading the virus to protect others. The thing about COVID is that you don’t know what it will do to whom. It’s a gamble. I didn’t have any complications before I got COVID. I’ve since gotten COVID a handful of times even though I’m vaccinated but I’m so thankful that it doesn’t seem to have caused further complications than the ones I had after first getting COVID.
It was a hard couple of years for sure. But your diligence and care wasn’t for nothing. I appreciate the way that we tried to protect each other even though our government surely didn’t. There are so many lights the pandemic shined on ourselves and others. For that I’m thankful too.
I guess I just wanted to comment to be seen. There are people who might not be here because of others consideration and care and I think that needs to be said. I appreciate it.
Thank you for sharing. I'm in Australia, moved out of the city & into a smaller town when it all started. I was lucky to have activated that resilient & patient "muscle" earlier on so i feel like my nervous system wasn't AS activated by the affects of not choosing to take the vaccine. It did however change everything externally in my reality and i felt like my higher self was just watching it all go off around me. And it was.. well, shitty! Unfortunately the original explosion of "covid" was indeed a man made creation to take out certain genetics & those deaths were on a large scale & real. Because the death was real & so many people dying i can see why a "vaccine" felt "safe" for so many. What made me disheartened and continues to dishearten me is; the trust and faith people have in systems. It's beautiful that some people have such trust however just like relationships we must get curious & observe a little & ask questions before entertaining a commitment. Look at the history - and human history is scary. If 'history' showed up on a date I'd be hesitant to go on a second considering their past. The choice to take "IT" or not literally severed/changed people's relationships however I did notice that it clearly outlined who was in and out of resonance. And this was simply interesting (when taking all emotion out of it). My higher self has been watching and listening & guiding as we continue to move into a new age. My biggest test in all of this was "letting go" ~ of every-thing & to sit in no-thing. Of course i took action to align with my choice & beliefs & i will continue to as we embark on another interesting few years. My biggest wish, as an energetic healer, is for all humans to start familiarising themselves with their energetic bodies & not just the physical one. Once you connect to this part of you EVERYTHING is possible & you are truly free. To remember, to reawaken ~ BLESSINGS to your wide awake babe.
I’ve spent 20 years writing daily about pain- our collective pain- and I deeply honor all the wounds people had to face these last years ! The wounds of betrayel, rejection, hatred, death threats, annihilated, abandoned, worthless, not heard or cared about, seen as evil and the ‘virus’ itself! These wounds we have all carried since the beginning of humanity - I’ve watched the world and this ‘community’ face these wounds, grow, and learn to thrive. I’ve watched the strength of so many be born from the awakening to letting another have power or control over us. I’ve watched people like you Mark, face the absolute astonishment of how this world operates and learn to take back our power from the places we gave it away. I applaud all who faced tremendous fears by standing up for themselves in the face of the worst treatment of humans ever! We as a collective are waking up to our personal power and free will to still have trust in what looks like a hopeless situation! Thank you all who are on this journey - it’s so scarey & so worth it !!! You are all indeed warriors💫
Re-calibrated...wow that resonates! To explain it would take volumes. In a nutshell, this was a year of fine-tuning, deeper awakening and celebrating and loving myself in every step of the messy journey. I feel like this New Year's I'm hitting the reset button and finally ready to begin again. I love your writing. It amazes me how many people are such a similar journey. Happy New Year!
I just want to say "thank you!" The sharing that you did this year and prior has been incredibly eye-opening as well as confirming! I have been so very frustrated, angered, disappointed, amazed, confused -- gosh the emotions keep coming -- of the realizations of the deception, manipulation, propaganda and corruption in our world. It is so big and feels overwhelming...but maybe enough of us will illicit positive change in the future. We must have hope.
Letting go of the impact emotionally of the shame towards those of us who choose to not get jabbed has been tough... the judgement was harsh and unfair. I will work in 2023 to fully release those negative hits on my soul.
I have so enjoyed your "fired up" videos - I was right there with you!! I'm in California, but I sure have felt bad for Canada as it got crazier -and it is crazy here! Lol!
Congrats to you and Kylie - what a blessed baby you will have!! ❤️
Mark- thank you for this and for standing up for truth. I’ve always loved your content and you were one of the few ppl of influence that I knew that spoke your truth this entire time - which made me feel so much less alone. I also work for pharma, almost lost my job over this damn vax, and got written off by many in my circle including my family for being a ‘conspiracy theorist’ and anti-vax (and to top it off it’s made dating and being single extra extra hard- haha plenty of good guys out there but the pool just got really really small for this girl ). Your bravery gave me hope - so thank you for that gift this year. Congrats on the baby on the way- you and your partner will be incredible parents and the world needs more people like you both. God bless and stay strong and filled with light!! Praying this will all be our best years yet ❤️ Bridget
I absolutely loved reading this and def needed to see this today. I forget how easily we can fall into patterns of feeling alone when we are in pain or dealing with difficult emotions. I too, feel angry with the judgement for being an “anti-vaxxer”. I was isolated from previous jobs, not allowed to attend company events or the HQ (I work remote). I was fired due my lack of productivity & performance and the day I did, I danced. I felt free & ready to pursue my coaching biz full-time. However, I’ve been in a state of numbness from other events that I’ve been processing. I’ve been trying to free myself from the chains of distraction…all while reminding myself, I’m doing enough. Your newsletter said a lot of things I resonate with deeply. 2023 is a year to continue taking our knowledge and sharing it with the world. Stepping into the box of speaking truths and shedding the mask of fear. Thank you, Mark. Thank you for being bold and speaking your truth in a society that does not always support different perspectives. Thank you for providing tools & resources that help so many of us continue the beautiful/chaotic path of transformation! 🙏🏽✨🌎
Thank you for your words. 2020 has been a traumatic collective psychological experiment for us to go through, learn from, and heal from. May we recover from that shell shock with compassion and the wisdom to build a better world. You've inspired me to take a closer look at Dr. Joe's work.
I think for me in 2022 - the greatest takeaway is one of radical self acceptance. So I'm gonna work on cutting any rotten roots of self limiting beliefs around that and double down on me in 2023. Cheers to witnessing and being witnessed.
Much love and a Happy New Year.
Awww congrats Mark. Your courage and clarity in speaking out has helped me so much.
I appreciate your support and encouragement in critical thinking. Thank you for modelling a way of being that so needed right now.
Thanks Mark for sharing your experience. I appreciate your work in the world and your courage to share it. You are definitely not alone in your experience. I live in Costa Rica where many Canadians and others from around the world have fled to find and create a different type of social experience. This past year I also found my voice, and I am excited to continue sharing it... speaking up and bringing the world inside of me out. It's full of nuanced emotions, compassion for humanity, desire for connection, and a profound knowing that we are the creators of our lives. As each of us step into our power, and share our voice, we become an embodied example for others. Thanks for being a beacon of transformation. I am excited for your journey into parenthood...it's an incredible learning path as well❤️