such a period of change and growth,
emergence is often experienced by the individual
as emergency with all its attendant stress.
Courage to Create
to 2014... this is a year to sink deep. Imagine approaching a kiva
and making the decision to devote the 12 months ahead to taking the
ladder down in. Picture yourself doing this for at least some period
of time each day. Sink into the silent space in order to observe your
consciousness as a bridge. The bridge this year is to the discovery
of your Higher Creative Nature.
transformation is usually experienced as an "involuntary"
process resulting from a crisis in one's outer life... such
as the break-up of a cherished relationship, the death of
a loved one or a near-death experience. Some people, however,
may actually volunteer for the roller- coaster ride to a
whole new level of being by consciously choosing to hit
bottom... suddenly quitting a job, attending a transformational
workshop, and so forth. Whatever the case, when we undergo
such an all-encompassing change, our inner seasonal birthing
process becomes more accelerated. We begin to rapidly experience
dramatic death/rebirth sequences.
this nine year cycle began in 2008 we've been gaining insight. This
year marks a culmination of experience and brings wisdom forward to
help each of us to triumph over challenge... no matter what has occurred
in the past six years.
happens in 2014. At this point there is wisdom in knowing how to be
grounded while also reaching for the heights of possibility.
is moving fast and the seventh year in the cycle reminds us that there
is nowhere to get to; there is simply learning in any moment, in every
situation, circumstance and relationship to BE Here Now.
primary 'tools for change' in 2014 are akin to climbing a mountain
and reaching the summit. From this vantage point you get a long clear
view. Your view is the result of six years of stamina,
To make the most immediate connection consider the ways in which you
learned to take responsibility for your relationships in 2013. Keep
in mind the spiral quality of your journey and build from all the
ways that you learned to 'trust and adjust' in 2013.
journey of the Seventh Global Year brings a peak experience in our
nine year pattern. This is a year for accomplishment... I think of
this as the energy of 'put up or shut up.' We can't fake what this
year will offer because triumph over obstacles requires both focus
twelve months/thirteen moons before us are going to be teaching us
the next steps in having a faith that carries us forward making us
successful in overcoming the problems that we meet along the path.
By September 2014 we'll see where our deep determination and staying
power have brought us. There's a good deal of reaching beyond our
comfort zone to be found within this year so incorporate a daily
practice of seeing the long view. Also be willing to practice
recognizing what conviction feels like in advance of needing it. Seventh
level energy aligns with our Higher Mind and our True Center. With
this combination we naturally yearn to open the door and step into
the Vision Quest.
a long look at your experiences over the past six years. This isn't
about reliving them; it's about standing in front of the open door
of the vision for your life now that you've lived through many challenges.
You might imagine expressing a level of confidence and constancy to
share with those that you come into contact with. Notice the affect
that your well-practiced dedication adds to any situation.
teaches through introspection. Introspection is like a hammock; up
underneath and supporting you. Bypassing this support creates confusion
and as the Buddhist teachings make clear... confusion is the cause
of all suffering. As mentioned, I think of the seventh year in
a cycle as the 'put up or shut up year'; we do well now to take ownership
of the vast and creative field we've walked since 2008 began. As a
vital assist the entire year will prompt you to be in sync with Being
YOUR INNER JOURNEY IS THE FRONTIER
Here Now aligns us with something bigger than the self and greater
than the self and that connection requires dedication. Dedication
can be modeled and in that way we can be taught. This ability is enhanced
by perseverance. As the connection between the mundane and the spiritual/intuitive
is engaged we become like a lightning rod...a channel for what has
not yet been made aware in our experience.
Connection: What do you attract?
What ideas inspire you?
Higher Creativity we advance by seeking the high road, the longer
view, the indication that there is more on the horizon. We feel enthused
and inspired to take it all in and revel in the expansive vista.
What thoughts are unsettling? What can't you stand to think about?
How and when do you deny your experience? What sort of delusions do
contemplate the view from the summit of Being Here Now start with
the way that you think about your current life circumstances. What
possibility do best thoughts show you? In contrast: note what muddles
and depresses your thinking.
point in the nine year pattern teaches us about Presence. It helps
to repeat: Presence is Being Here Now. Presence has dignity, poise,
a bearing and a radiant quality. Presence speaks of an aura of attractiveness
and a charm that can captivate. These are real gifts to cultivate
and share... ask yourself... Do those I love trust me to be consistent?
Do I make myself visible to others.
2013 was the Year of High Heart and it certainly held opportunity
to trust and adjust within the context of relationships. Many of us
were offered the chance to move on and find where we truly belong.
review the past year in meditation. Trust what is shown and turn to
face the coming 13 moons.
the relational shifts that took place in 2013 allowing for a broader
outlook and awareness of a greater Presence.
Encourage your well-being. Support your mind.
the seventh year we are well prepared to BE okay with who we are now,
in this moment. There is a doorway before us, a bridge to cross and
a vista to gaze out upon. This is a potent 'thinking year' and
a time to consider how the mental state can be clear or muddy; changing
and morphing under different circumstances. Make connections...
rise above fog and see a long view. Clear thinking is expansive. Create
a fresh vision as though standing on a high point and taking in the
energy is set, on the global stage, to assist each of us to take personal
vision simultaneously higher and deeper... with clear thinking we
are free to consider another way.
on course with what you have invested in over the last six years (2008
- 2013). It's time to value your vision. Own your worth. Meditate
on all that the seventh year offers: hone in on your talents resulting
from your study and your interests.
Tarot offers a rich and creative way to view life's journey. The
Chariot: Key #7 is the primary archetypal guide this year.
The 7th archetype is referred to as Warrior in Carol Bridges'
your vehicle for movement is symbolic of your mental discipline.
It is the personality through which you carry out the Great
Plan of Creator Within. Having experienced the energies of
(levels) one through six, you now hold the reins of your life
in your own hands. You will have the feeling of "being
in the driver's seat" or "at the wheel".
challenge is to appreciate how far you've come. The tendency can be
to continually fall back on past patterns of obsessive distraction.
This keeps you from actualizing your vision. Last year the lesson
was to trust and adjust relationships. The physical spotlight this
year is on the crown chakra, the seventh of the seven major power
centers in the body. In the chakra
system this seventh level can be viewed as a bridge into true
relationship with Higher Creativity.
I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
VISON QUEST STORY
actually happened some months ago however I'll keep it in present
tense to suit the opportunity:
last night I was opening the door to step into my cabin. I quickly
realize that I am held back by a stream of individuals who, out
of nowhere, appear and enter before me. Each person is an apparition
dressed in a style reminiscent of the time in which they would have
lived. They are some young, some old, many in the prime of life.
They fill the space and begin to mingle, clearly enjoying one another's
realize, AH, I am inside of a lucid dream. I become very happy witnessing
all of the many forms that 'I Am able to take throughout time. Jung
refers to this multidimensional construct as 'Old Friend'. He counsels
an elderly gentleman (who is gripped by problems); 'Before you go
to sleep tonight, lie very quietly in your bed. Place your head
upon your pillow and say these words;
Friend, Old Friend, what would you do?"
explains that 'Old Friend' is all the yous that you have ever
been throughout time and that 'Old Friend' is waiting to be
asked so that support and assistance can be provided.
to my dream... I am surprised to see my mother in the group of visitors.
She approaches me and begins to play a childhood game.
young I would sometimes moan or groan that "I can't!"...
this declaration could apply to any topic at any time. If I would
attempt to get out of doing something with this tactic my mother
would suggest that I:
the T off.'
first few times she presented this lesson it was made visual and
dramatic. She would turn to the kitchen drawer and take out a pair
of scissors. I would be sent off to find a sheet of paper. She would
ask me to print large the letters:
A N ' T
would then bring the paper to her. She would hold the word in front
of me (just high enough that my head had to tilt upward to see what
would happen next) her scissor would find the lesson and with slow
and deliberate movement she would:
the T off C A N ' T
offending letter would float effortlessly to rest on the linoleum
square at my feet and she would smile and gently demand; "Now
what's left!?" Ever the dutiful student I would hunch my shoulders
up to my ears and reply:
night in the lucid dream mother plays a similar game. She walks
up to me in the cabin crowded with all of the incarnations I have
ever lived and gently she whispers:
the T off T H E R E."
smile and embrace.
feels good to Wake Up...
E R E
be present and imagine that we're setting forth on a pilgrimage to
meet our deepest vision. What an honor to travel together. We turn
inward, and like well-trained archeologists we'll respectfully dig
with our delicate pick and brush in hand, excavating gifts and talents
in a most natural manner all through the year. We would expect to
remain here for as long as it takes to uncover the treasure.
In this case we will unearth the gold within.
do this with great focus. Being here together will make this
a journey of magnitude and beauty.
last Level Seven year was in 2005. Take a look back.
How did you view the world?
back to 2005 can give you a clear view of what to let go of now. What
were your thoughts focused on? In 2005 we witnessed the politics/terror
of that time along with the desire to create depth and make big changes.
What do you stand for? How has your vista expanded? What do you think
is possible? This is a good time to quietly review your own journal
and then reflect upon 2005; here in a 15-minute
inspired you then? Who inspires you now? Contemplating the gifts received
from these role models can expand your world view.
wisdom of the Tao Te Ching has been a touchstone of stability in my
life for many decades. Here is William Martin's poetic contemporary
translation of the seventh verse of the Tao Te Ching from The
Sage's Tao Te Ching:
ARE FREE AT LAST
older brings detachment
from temporary things.
But the more detached we become,
the more passionately we live.
We even become detached from ourselves,
and enjoy ourselves more than ever.
the Tao we have no desires for ourselves,
yet all our desires are fulfilled.
We have no more need of accomplishment
yet we accomplish everything.
We accept the fact of death yet find we are always alive.
detachment of the sage
is not a stoic withdrawal from life.
It is a delightful immersion
in every aspect of living.
But we no longer need to take ourselves
so terribly seriously.
We are free at last
to live with joy and love,
instead of fear and distrust.
your eyes. Visualize the past six years trials and challenges. See
through the Soul's eye how enduring these challenges has helped you
grow into your present Presence.
2014 expand and deepen your thinking so that you can imagine life
as connected to something Bigger and Greater than the often distracting
and small concerns of the day.
WITH A LONG VIEW
work this year is expansive. Look at the past six years and make a
commitment to trust that you are spiraling upward in a direction that
serves you, others and all of life. You can recognize when your own
thinking process is off kilter. Take the long view. Consider the vista.
Through meditation and relaxation consciously connect to your Crown
Chakra the bridge to Higher Mind.
You are able to connect yourself to "the Field beyond right
doing and wrong doing". You can consider the bridge that takes
your Art/Life to a greater purpose. You can triumph over the obstacles
that have jumped out of the bushes onto your path.
is a year of great importance. Apply the following keywords to each
ninety day quadrant:
3 Northern/Winter 'MYSTERY' moons:
quest: for purification through cleansing physically, emotionally
and spiritually distracting patterns
February quest: for renewal of your greatest sense of identity
by naming the patterns that support your deepest thriving
March quest: for integrity through purity of purpose finding
your way to be the Heartist that you came into this world to be
3 Eastern/Spring 'ME' moons:
May practice: wisdom
June practice: being light
the 3 Southern/Summer 'OTHERS' moons:
August practice: trust
September practice: love
3 Western/Autumn 'LIFE' moons:
November practice: introspection
December practice: strength
THINKING ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL YEAR
Universal Year (UY) for the previous twelve months (2013) brought
the energy of Level Six placing a spotlight onto balanced relationship
within and around us. If you gained an ability to trust and adjust
as you opened to a higher connection with your heart... then welcome
in 2014! It's a vision quest year ... and your inner self... those
around you... and the world need the height and the depth of your
addition to spiritualizing the past six years this 2014/7 level of
energy also provides the opportunity to think different about your
life...the word think is of utmost importance since your thoughts
will determine the part that you play in the Bigger Picture that we
are collectively creating.
2014 the collective energy provides a bridge to that Bigger Picture
of possibility. This past year most certainly helped you to endure
challenges regarding your ability to balance your own dark and light
aspects. Challenges endured bring you to this year's energy bridge.
Will you place your foot on this crossing?
the 12 months/13 moons before you. Ask,
I ready to think different?'
I acknowledge my relationship with my Higher Self?'
I willing to bridge the distance between my human personality and
my Higher Creative Guidance?'
I able to bridge the gap?'
Most importantly this year:
I trust what I hear resonating from Inner Presence?'
yes... perhaps no. Making inquiries can bring a bit of uplift helping
us to unwind. You can cross the bridge and model the way that 'we're
all in this together'. You can BE the present moment.
practice of bridging the gap and Being Present is admirable provided
that while on this adventure there isn't any ignorance or denial regarding
the shadowy parts of the self ever calling to be illuminated. Did
you, over the past year, discover or uncover relationships with the
self, others or life that had aspects of the fear-filled dark-side?
Good for you. All people have monsters, dragons and strange beliefs
that are found lurking and hidden in the physical/mental, emotional
or spiritual zones. We need to be brave and look these aspects in
the eye. These collective shadows are dancing wildly about on the
world stage but we don't have to be distracted. The seventh year in
the cycle is the time to bridge the gap becoming connected to the
Higher Presence or Potential or Possibility of our Creative Intelligence.
Many will continue to hallucinate and project their demons outward.
Look the other way. Continue to move deeper into the new millennium
noticing and focusing on the unspeakable beauty. Work to repair what
you stand for rather than reeling after what you can't stand.
twelve months will offer people globally the inevitable potential
of a peaceful world view. In fact, this is a perfect year to be the
peace that you wish to see around you. Last year the opportunity to
trust your deepest in-sight was manifest through your ability to make
adjustments in the relationships that hold the most meaning for you.
Now you might consider inviting those relationships to cross the bridge
so as to connect with the Highest Creative Presence and notice how
brilliantly alive will be your shared world view.
2014 Lifecycle Forecast describes the Universal Energy that acts as
a support force, again think bridge, spanning the globe. The energy
suggests that it's time to bridge the gap. Hold a vision of what that
connection looks like for you. You could consider this the year of
was the year to practice balancing relationships, to trust and adjust
and to have clarity of vision by intuitively aligning with Inner Guidance.
From here we can hold a long view of what's possible as we fly across
the bridge into conscious connection with the Field of Greater Possibility.
ALL IN THE NUMBERS
reading the vibration of energy fields, for the year ahead we find
2014 to be a Universal Year # 7. The universal quality of any
given year points in the direction of how best to align with the role
of being a conscious Planetary Citizen. The UY also lets us see, sense
and feel when we miss that mark. No shame there... we fall and we
get back up.
the Seventh year of a cycle you are asked to feel the security that
can only be created from Within.
YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND?
is a year to practice seeing yourself as a point of poise and peace...
standing in your power.
daily connection with the Higher Creative Presence 'across the bridge'.
that will assist in bridging the gap throughout 2014: analyze,
bold, clear away the cobwebs, consciousness, Creative Intelligence,
depth of thought, dignified, Divine Mind, functional, independent
action, intuitive, initiative, logic, meditation, mind power, plenty,
quest, quiet mind, regroup, rest, self-examination, silence, steadfast,
studious, success, THINK, triumph, victorious, vision quest.
that will discourage crossing the bridge throughout 2014: aloof,
anger, anxiety, denial, depression, deprivation, dread, fearful, guilt,
lack, phobic, poverty, sad, scarcity, scared, secretive, struggle,
temptation, terror, trepidation, unapproachable, worry.
any of these words or phrases and look them up in the dictionary or
thesaurus. Don't judge the words rather experience each one in its
ability to help you to bridge the gap between your 'small self'/personality
and your relationship with Higher Creative Presence. Ask for insight
and guidance to tell you about the way in which each quality lives
through you. Journal, draw, paint, dance, sculpt or craft your responses.
Gain awareness as to how to move forward being a model for what you
stand for as peaceful, balanced and stable. Listen for clear guidance
in relation to your personal year goal.
... a gift to you... simply send me your birth month and day.
for the year ahead:
the debris of the last six years (2007-2013)
breathe in the healing spirits that surround
to the summit and take in the long view
THE UNIVERSAL YEAR: 2014
This is the space where I would normally post the month by month Luna
See unfolding through the coming year. However, like all of us, I've
been experiencing the uplifting lunar energies in very imaginative
and inspired ways that are leading me forward. As a result I will
no longer be posting the monthly Luna See newsletter in the format
that you have found here moon by moon...
am turning my attention to the wonderful creative ideas that have
come to meet me as I deepen my commitment to living in harmony with
I put aside my monthly Luna See entries here at ZodiacArts, I lovingly
bow in the direction of Sandra's voice as she speaks and shares the
clarity and beauty of her lunar view. You most likely love what she
brings here at ZodiacArts and if you follow her on Face Book you know
that she posts the moon phase indicators every three days. Also remember
to purchase a download or hard copy of the beautifully designed Zodiac
Arts Moon Phase Calendar and you'll have 'natural time' at your
fingertips each step of the way round the Wheel.
you've read this far... thank you! I send you all best wishes for
a grand quest as you are crossing the bridge in 2014. My gift
to you at any time this year is your 2014 Personal Year Energy descriptor.
wish you a year of flying across the bridge and sealing the gap...
tending to your conscious connection to your Higher Creative Presence!!
love and Metta to us all
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Metta to Your Beautiful Art/Life
May you be at peace. May your heart remain open.
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature.
May you be healed. May you be a source of healing for all beings.