Saturday, January 2, 2021

2021 is a 5 Year. What does that mean?


In numerology, 2021 will be a 5 year. What does that mean? Numerology works in cycles of 1-9 because 10 is a 1 again. Essentially we go through a growth cycle that occurs every decade. Each decade defines another chapter in our life story.

So some perspective will help us see more clearly. Last year, 2020, was a 4 year. The number 4 is about our foundations. Example? Most of the buildings in our culture are built on square or rectangular foundations. So metaphorically, this was a year that literally shook us to our foundations. The foundations of our society were tested in a number of ways. Going into the year, we knew that there would be some important changes coming up, but who knew that would include basic ideas about our health care system, system of food production and distribution, education system, the value of our social network or changing that, and finding ways to keep the economy moving when various governments ordered a wide array of businesses to close in order to slow down the spread of the virus?

So that presented new challenges to us. Many of us were forced to restructure our businesses. Some people were not able to find a way to restructure and so they closed permanently. These changes are persisting into 2021, a 5 year.

5 is all about challenges, opportunities, problem solving, overcoming obstacles, and passing these tests to be able to rise to a higher level, both in terms of our increased satisfaction emanating from our sense of accomplishment plus a higher level of consciousness that we achieve by gaining new skills and new knowledge. A critically important factor in how things go for us will depend on whether we are optimistic or pessimistic in our view. Remember that where our thoughts go, our energy goes.

View all this as a process of evolution, that our numbers are insightful indicators of the underlying energies we are living with at this time.

2021 challenges us and tests us to find a way to keep going, while our survival instincts are being sharpened in the process. As a result, some of us have had to keep our business going by doing it differently, others lost the job they started the year with and although many are still struggling to either reopen their business or find a new one, some people have found a different way to earn a living and are happier with their new work.

Other people have experienced this as a time to leave a relationship that has been not going well if they are not able to change the parts that are not working. When the parts that are not working are our partner, not necessarily referring to being out of work, but rather, some of the deficient behavior we put up with when money was flowing smoothly is no longer acceptable, people are deciding that ending that relationship in order to open up to a better relationship may have been triggered by the economics, changing our relationship may lead to a situation where we not only find that our relationship evolves into one of a higher consciousness and greater emotional balance, which in turn, can help us create a better foundation in our personal lives.

Events of this past year have also caused us to consider what are the spiritual values that need adjusting. Greater clarity about what we value, what we believe to be important, which may prompt us to take up new spiritual practices, new hobbies or activities that reflect those changes of heart that we experience. Changes of heart can stimulate a change in our religion or politics, but also in daily at home matters as well. Look at how many people rediscovered the joys of gardening, baking, cooking or preserving food as ways of adapting useful skills that they may very well continue. Others did a lot of home remodeling or home repairs to either make it more comfortable and nurturing and also to rearrange it to accommodate business changes, such as a new work space.

The image below is the number 5 card from the major arcana of Ciro Marchetti's Tarot of Dreams. He changed the name of the card from the Heirophant to Faith. This is our card for the year. It is not about any one religion. You can see in his design that he has included the symbols of a variety of the world's religions, so it is not about promoting any one religion, but rather addressing our need to address our spiritual nature. Think about faith not only being about spiritual practices, but also about having faith in ourselves to advance in life in important ways. We can be holy in our daily practices with other people, our business, our activities, hobbies and fitness. For many, having confidence to proceed is the step that comes before all others.

Some of us may have difficulties with these challenges and need to go back to our foundation level to rebuild, while others will grasp and adapt and break through to a happier level where we find success through teamwork and relationships. 5 is the midpoint where we have the opportunity to forge our new direction and the new level at which we will operate.

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During this 5 year, here are two other aspects of 5 that will help keep us on track, the Five Elements and Five Senses.

We have 5 ways of knowing things through our senses. When we are making changes, what do our senses tell us? Do we get confirmation of our choices through the appeal we find in our senses? How does a situation look to us, feel to us, taste, smell or sound?

When we look at the elements, how do the changes resonate with us through earth, fire, water, air and spirit?

Earth is our sense of touch, which is also our grounding, centeredness, solid feel to our situation or progress?

Does it fit our vision for what we want to create in life? Does it contain the energy of inspiration or passion?

How does it satisfy us emotionally? Do we feel that we are with the best partners in our business or personal relations?

What new knowledge or wisdom are we applying? Have we learned something important that is causing us to change?

Spiritually, do we feel truly aligned with the goals and tasks we are pursuing?

So we all possess the faculties to awaken and grow and we can use these to guide us. Sometimes it is a matter of urgency that is the catalyst, and sometimes it is a slow dawning of a recognition that we consciously decide to pursue? Do we just need encouragement to get on with what's next? Or do we need some fresh insight to illuminate our path?

Let us make the most of our 5 year to elevate our thoughts and actions to make good use of our energies, to overcome challenges and change our lives for the better in these challenging times.

Let this be a year of breakthrough and brilliance. Let us seek ways to not only survive, but thrive!


Here is what I offer you in order to help:

  1. You can get appointments with me days, evenings or weekends. I know many of you have crazy schedules, so I can be flexible to help you with that.
  2. If you are having a hard time financially, you can have any of my services and pay me whatever price fits your budget. I am here to help, so I remove this barrier.
  3. You can see me in person, or do sessions via Zoom, Skype, Facebook or phone.

I always love hearing from you, so feel free to reach out if you are feeling moved to do so. Have a wonderful day!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Looking forward with Jupiter, Saturn and the Winter Solstice

 


  



Envisioning a brighter future? Who isn't? All of us are looking for signs at this time for some hope and encouragement that things will ge better and there will be an end to all the stresses and challenges we have faced this year. When we keep our minds open to signs for spirit, often they are presented to us in simple natural ways.

On December 21, we will have a sign visible to the naked eye. You may have seen articles about this elsewhere, claiming that either this is the beginning of the Age of Aquarius or the Christmas Star. Since various astrologers have named a variety of dates for the beginning of Age of Aquarius, and there does not seem to be any good reason to name an alignment that happens every 800 years for an annual event, I am not looking at it from that perspective. Focusing on a simpler interpretation will serve us better right now.

Let us start by looking at what meanings are usually assigned to the planets of Jupiter and Saturn and the Winter Solstice.

Saturn is about limitations, knowing our boundaries and facing challenges. We certainly have experienced that this year, haven't we? Jupiter is about good fortune, generosity, success and expansion. This is something we all cherish and desire, isn't it? So on December 21, we will be able to look up in the night sky and see these two planets aligned. Hold onto this thought for a moment. Consider how perfectly these two concepts illustrate our world right now.

We are facing great challenges, but there will be ways for us to get through it and find solutions. Challenges stimulate creativity, new thinking, different solutions, fueled by excitement, determination and focus. Dangers often stimulate fears, which we have seen, then in response to fear, our hearts nourish courage, and courage is what we use to break through fear.

Add that to the root meaning of the Winter Solstice itself. Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, a time for lighting fires and candles and affirming that once again, the light will return in our world, beginning at the end of the longest night. This is why people from ancient times have been bringing sprigs of evergreens and holly into the home for decorations at this time of year.We are affirming that we know that come spring, the world will be green again, so we bring these greens in as a sign of comfort and protection. Emerging from darkness into light. Below is a simple ritual that anyone can do at home this Winter Solstice to harmonize with the energy of the season and affirm how we will be bringing light back into our lives.

Considering the meaning of Jupiter and Saturn, combine that with the fact that 2021 will be a 5 year in numerology. The energy of the 5 year is tests and challenges. How well we use our positive mindset and loving energy will help us succeed in facing our challenges and coming out in good shape on the other side. Spirit is giving us challenges to see how well we can meet them and use them to rise to a higher level of love and consciousness.

Jupiter, Saturn, 5, and Winter Solstice all focus our energies on working through difficulties to create a better future. 2021 will be a year of transition for us. 2020 was a 4 year, which has shaken us to our foundations. 2021 will challenge us and present us with opportunities to create new structures and techniques that will carry us forward with ever more light, enlightenment and joy. We will rise up again from our depths.

Look at it like this. If you had to do things differently this year in order to survive, you had to see something different before you can do something different. Your actions follow your visions.

Now look ahead at how can we shift to rise above surviving to reach a higher vibration in our living where we are truly aligned with what we want and need most, bringing us to a higher level of satisfaction. Are you up to the challenge? Want any help with that?



Monday, November 30, 2020

The Spirit of the Season: Warmth & Light

 

The Spirit of the Season: Warmth & Light

If there is one thing that 2020 has tested us on, it is love. With all these changes and interruptions we have had this year, it has been challenging for many to keep things going, but the one factor that pops up over and over again is to notice where love is present between us and those who are part of our lives. Who is keeping in touch? Who is helping?

Many religions and spiritual traditions have festivals that celebrate light and warmth at this time of year. The Hindus just celebrated Diwali, a festival of light, around Thanksgiving. Then Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration of light, followed by the pagan festivals of Winter Solstice and Yule, then Christmas, which is, in essence, celebrating bringing light into the world. And then having savored and basked in the warmth and light of these holidays, we launch into a New Year.

Think how powerful that is for illuminating our path forward. If we look forward using our creative spirits and acting in a spirit of love. During all of the craziness of this year with many businesses being crushed and many people losing their jobs, in addition to people getting sick and dying, millions of people are struggling to pay for food and housing. And yes, some people are doing well and there are examples everywhere in local news about people helping each other in different ways. This will be the key to how we get through this.

I have enjoyed seeing countless examples of kindness and generosity, strangers helping each other. You have probably seen a number of these stories in the news. A number of my clients have been generous and kind to me as well, and these actions have touched my heart. I deeply appreciate your support. My heart is full of gratitude for all of you. Maybe we need crises to remember that it is human nature for people to help each other. When people ask for help, we respond however we are able, if it is something we have the ability to do. This is true human nature.

Spirit gives us challenges so that we can rise to the occasion. When we are faced with a difficulty, we need to learn something different or do something different in order to continue on our life path. So many of us have had to change the way we work, what we do for exercise, how we relate to food, whether we grew some, got into gardening or canning or purchased directly from local farmers.

What could be more heart centered than someone volunteering to help get food to people who need it? Heart centered people help others who are strangers, not just family helping family, get what they need. There are countless people who have helped others in all kinds of ways. We have all seen or heard of some heartwarming stories of that kind.

Warmth and light that evolve from heart centered actions will be how we all get through this by helping each other. Our hearts feel warmth emanating from them when we feel love. Humanitarian love, generosity, kindness, cooperation, empathy, kindness.

Romantic, isn't it? Opening our hearts with kindness and empathy, opens up that other aspect of the heart which is love for other people. In that spectrum of love for other people, our hearts fall in love with life, which is the real essence of romance and this vibration opens us to partnership and romantic love.

Odd as it sounds, all this craziness and hardship can open up new avenues for love and compassion and romance. We are presented with the opportunity to develop a relationship with other people we never met before and learn things we did not know. These crises can open us up to both give and receive more warmth and light.

Magnitudes of sentiment are attached to this time of year because all of these holidays contain warm connections to other people and bringing light into our lives with love, laughter, music, seasonal food and drink during the coldest, darkest season of the year. And these connections warm our hearts.

Today, with various restrictions and difficulties in place many people are not traveling to be with family and far away friends right now, but we still feel that heart warmth that this season of light stimulates. And that feeling and desire is what prompts us to make connections with others who are near us and create new pathways and new relationships.

Spirit changes even basic things to challenge us like how we work and how we play. This is causing us to reexamine what we value and how we spend our time and who are people who are popping up in our lives unexpectedly.

Who would have thought that walking the dog would become the most social time of the day? Working mostly from home and going to stores or other places of business when necessary, walking the dog is the one constant opportunity to get some fresh air, exercise and say hello and chat with other people. It is a whole different level of reality than talking to people on Zoom or Facebook or something. I wouldn't be out walking the dog so much if I was able to do my usual things, like go to the gym or go dancing. And I think it is good to see so many more people out walking and having at least moments of social engagement. It is a good feeling when that happens. We have to find ways to keep going, and that will mean doing some things differently. Imagine how our world will change for the better when we open up to the warmth and light of new connections, opening our hearts and seeing how making heartfelt decisions changes our priorities. That will be a good development coming out of difficult events.


Here is what I offer you in order to help:

  1. You can get appointments with me days, evenings or weekends. I know many of you have crazy schedules, so I can be flexible to help you with that.
  2. If you are having a hard time financially, you can have any of my services and pay me whatever price fits your budget. I am here to help, so I remove this barrier.
  3. You can see me in person, or do sessions via Zoom, Skype, Facebook or phone.

I always love hearing from you, so feel free to reach out if you are feeling moved to do so. Have a wonderful day!

By the way, the photos above and below I took last year at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They are doing this light show called Blossoms of Light again this year. You are walking around outside in the midst of fabulous displays of lights. Dress warm!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Every Day

 How often do you recharge your battery with gratitude? I do it every day, and as a result, things get better every day.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because it is so simple and beautiful. It is focused on simply sharing a day with family and friends with a good meal, conversation, games, and just enjoying each other's company.


On Thanksgiving, we are pausing to appreciate the people and events in our lives and it is good to have this tradition.

So just see how good it feels when you just continue this tradition every day. Every morning when you wake up, see how you feel when you say this. "Thank you for giving me this day. With your help, I will make the best use of it. Do you have any new ideas for me? Anything that you want me to know?"

See how it feels when you start your day this way. Notice how you notice more and among those things you notice are some helpful ideas and good guidance.

Notice too, how there are people you have grown closer to during this crazy year, and how grateful you are to have them in your life. Notice that these might be some different individuals than you thought would be there. Thank your spirit guides for guiding these people to you.

It is great to see so many people enjoying walking and using our parks and public spaces more these days, which has a lot to do with so much else being shut down. So it was a negative motivator which produced a beautiful result that we can all be grateful for.

Another thing that some of us can be grateful for is that the changes we made that were not our idea to begin with might end up well anyway. For example, many of those who now work from home rather than commute really like it.

For myself, doing more small private events and private sessions for people is a real pleasure. It is a new chapter in my business development since so many big public events are not possible right now. I am grateful for all of you. Gratitude opens us up.

Can you feel how you are now more at peace after you have expressed it? You are now ready to welcome in more. When you are happy with what you have, your aura expands, and that feeling touches everyone you meet, and that feeling opens them to you.

Gratitude is the lubricant of the universe. Look how it works in your life. We feel good when someone thanks us for something and others feel good when we do the same. We are more inclined to help someone who expressed gratitude next time they ask because we have a good feeling about that gratitude. And that kind of relationship is the same with our spirit guides. Gratitude is gracious, and always appreciated.

Look at the turkeys in the picture above. They are grateful that they are not on anyone's table!

I always love hearing from you, so feel free to reach out if you are feeling moved to do so. Have a wonderful day!