Friday, January 13, 2012

Getting In Sync!

   Happy New Year! 
    Here in the SF Bay Area, we enjoyed clear blue skies and mild temperatures on New Year's Day.  
I'd stayed up so late for New Year's Eve that I didn't actually get outside until well into afternoon.  
So sleepy that I almost didn't go anywhere, but the redwoods tugged at my sleeves to come for a much needed recharging visit, so off to Muir Woods I went.  
    Mmm, sweet air, soft paths, silence.
      There's always a calm and a hush enveloping a redwood grove and all who venture near.  
      The brilliant sunlight from above danced through pockets of space between trees. A few birds darted about with little chirps. Breathing deeply, walking at a comfortable pace, my mind cleared, my heart settled. I felt revived, ready to jump into this new year.

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     How about you?  
     Are you recharged and ready for the dynamic ride of 2012?  
     Because quite aside from anything you may have heard about the Mayan Calender, 2012 is a 5 Year in Western Numerology, and a Chinese Astrology Year of the Water Dragon, both of which carry certain energies.  
                                                But first....May I tell you a wee, true tale?

Photo(C) by Alisa Rose Seidlitz
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       Once upon a time there was sensitive, exuberant little girl. She delighted in the world around her as little girls are wont to do, her curiosity abounding.
       She loved talking, and started telling and preforming her own original stories for her classmates in nursery school (this was many, many years ago, in the olden days before organized "preschool").
       But there was a secret that she never, ever mentioned to anyone.
       She has given me permission to tell you now.
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  Numbers     had     meanings.
       They had colors and qualities and    "emotions". They were all around, and could influence how the little girl felt. Numbers were very powerful.
   Some numbers felt comfortable and friendly to the little girl. 
Others felt the opposite. There was one mystifying number - sometimes it felt wonderful and "tasted" delicious, other times it upset her, and felt very, very bad.
        Years went by. The little girl grew up, still never telling a soul, because, well, she thought she must be crazy to think such things.
        One day she had occasion (meaning need) to read a book which someone else directed her to, about something called "numerology". There in that book was everything she had thought about numbers as a little girl, exactly as she had thought it!
         That little girl was me, and now I'd like to share with you some qualities of the numbers of 2012.
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        In brief, we each have our individual numbers, and everyone is also immersed in the Universal Number of the Year.
        2012 is a 5 year because 2+0+1+2 = 5. Every year carries the energies of its individual digits and its total. Each number is associated with an "element".
         Some KEY ENERGIES/ATTRIBUTES of 2012:
: AIR: Communication, Adventure, Freedom, Excitement, Variety, Movement, Exploration, Discovery, Playfulness, Dancing, Uncertainty and Turning Point/CHANGE.
: WATER : Sensitivity, Reflection, Receptivity, Togetherness, Diplomacy, Balance, Harmony, Intuition
: Nothing, All-Encompassing, Essence of All Things
         1 : FIRE : Independent, Beginning, Creative, Ambitious, Determination, Courage, Impatience, the Beginning of a New Phase
         The dynamics of 5 are the overriding energies of this year.
         As we collectively sense/know, "things" are at a turning point for Life on this planet. Each in our own way, we're working to make changes for the better, and this year is a GREAT Opportunity for that!
         Many terrific things are possible and are happening in Healing, Well Being and Eco Design.
          (Stick around here to learn about lots of them! Among much more, we'll look at how we can use the 5 elements for great Well Being. )

          This year's two 2's support Togetherness, Diplomacy and Re-Balance. The 1 supports determined, courageous, ambitious beginnings. (Last year, 2011, had two 1s and one 2, so we saw a particularly intense, "eruptive", initiating energy, within a 4 Universal Year. 4 builds a foundation.) The 0 holds us all.
          So this is a year to playfully enhance active communication, for coming together, listening, being receptive and sensitive to each other and to the shifts that are happening around our world. The Chinese Year of the Water Dragon begins on January 23. Its energies underscore and enhance the western interpretation of the numbers of 2012.
These are some of the dynamics that will flow through Nature and our lives during 2012. Just knowing something of these dynamics, we're better prepared to go with the flow.

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          ~ What changes would you like to make in your life?
          ~ What changes can you chose to make, that support your heart's desires?
          ~ How can we all communicate more openly and how can we join together to make the changes we all need?
           From a Feng Shui Perspective, when you change your spaces, you begin to change your life!
           The numbers of this year highlight that We're All in This Together. Starting right now, let's be sure to be kind and gentle with ourselves, each other and the natural world around us!  :-))                                            *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

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