Last week during my yoga classes I discussed
how the energy of yang water "Ren" began to shift to yin water "Gui."
For the month of December, Ren or yang water, had us moving at a fast
pace, digesting information in a holographic way and pulling resources
from every which way. In nature, Ren is represented by water that is
above the surface. It is what supports and maintains life.
Gui, or yin water lies beneath the earth. It's deep, slow, methodical
and perseveres through the subtle changes that ultimately creates
growth. There is a process of shedding so new seeds can embed into the
richness of the earth bed. Since we are the microcosm to the greater
macrocosm, we are imbued with this same energy. The time is ripe for the
shedding process to take place so the fertile regions of the mind and
soul become spacious for transformation. For this process to take root a
full release must occur. Ask your self what is hidden away and what
kind of a matrix has it created in your life?
To fully experience the regenerative process that is taking place right
now you must surrender and let go. It is through the shedding process
you can create space to regenerate, grow and eventually blossom and
align with your dreams. You must release what holds you hostage. It will
be uncomfortable at times as you move away from the familiar, but this
is the way to move toward your ultimate vision of self.
Below are some simple strategies to help you release what no longer serves you and to embrace the unknown.
1. Remove unwanted physical items from your environment. This includes
furnishings, décor, schoolwork from childhood that is now ten, twenty,
thirty or more years old. For more information on how to clear clutter
and change your life, see my downloadable clutter removal program that infuses the principles of feng shui!
2. Have a fire ceremony party. Invite friends or family and tell
everyone to bring whatever they want to release from their life. It can
be as simple as writing things down on a piece of paper and then tossing
it into the fire. You would be amazed how much energy is attached to
things even when they have been hidden away in boxes for decades.
3. Learn to fail forward. Instead of harping on your mistakes, see them
as guides that help show the way of creating your future.
4. Give yourself a challenge. Take that class you have been avoiding.
Apply for that position you think is above your experience level. Sure,
it will feel uncomfortable, but do it anyway.
5. Learn to live in the present. There is no better place to release the
past then to refuse to dwell on it. The best way to refrain from
dwelling on the past is to keep your attention firmly fixed on the
As you move through this journey, know that
you are a walking summary of your life experiences everything you 've
taken in, the good and the not so good. Shedding the old is to simply
let things be. This process creates space as you loosen the grip. It is
in the spaciousness that regeneration takes place. Trust and embrace the
guidance from your light workers. You will get all the visions,
knowledge and wisdom you need. You are not alone.
Om Shanti Peace, Mary Jane
"Shed the past, forget the future, and fall into the moment feet first."
Taking That First Step
you are doing with your time NOW is all that matters. Right now is what
determines how you are experiencing life. You can decide to be happy
and be grateful for your life, and to do what you want with it.
Taking that first step in a new direction can be the most difficult but
the rewards for what's to come are worth it. Your inner journey is the
step you are taking right now. Eckhart Tolle in his book The Power of
Now, suggests as you become more deeply aware of this first step, you
realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as
well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an
expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality.
A Brand New Sun
Navajo teach their children that every morning when the sun comes up
it's a brand new sun. It's born each morning, it lives for the duration
of one day, and in the evening it passes on, never to return again.
The adults take the children out at dawn and say this, "The sun only has
one day. You must live this day in a good way, so the sun won't have
wasted precious time. Acknowledging the preciousness of time is a good
way to live, and a great way to remain present.
Feng Shui Tips for January
January marks the last month for the year 2019 in Feng Shui calculations. This is the month of the Ox that steadily
pulls the plow. The ox is strong, dutiful, reliable, determined, well
organized and knows how to persevere under any circumstances.
This month also energetically aligns to integrity, illumination, and to
be encouraged to follow your bliss. With an open heart you can pursue
your path from the light that shines within. This radiance creates
enthusiasm, which fans the flames of the heart igniting forth your
desires. It is a month to discover your purpose and open the door to
your higher calling. When you discover who you are you learn how to live
with clarity and harmony. This enables you to utilize your talents to
uplift the world.
Other areas that are emboldened by this energy this month are as follows:
Family/New Beginnings: Be
open to new and creative things with your family this month. Call forth
your rich imagination and be inspired. Lofty ideas dwell in the aethers
but can be actualized into solid matter of the world. Expect to feel
the labor pains of creating a new endeavor but it will be worth it. Be
joyous in the process and trust what the universe has in store for you.
Financial Success: Seek
knowledge and discipline and you will cultivate a quiet mind. You will
be able to hear the inspirations that move beyond time and space. This
is the underpinnings behind true financial success. Release the guilt or
blame for your financial picture and allow your true Self to step
forward and accept the windfalls that are near. A healthy sense of self
is what catapults success. From this place, you are able to draw
financial rewards that are always available to you.
the earth that is filled with pure abundance, this is the month to
capture this abundance and manifest it into your life by way of your
vision and goals. Engage in healthy choices and practice gratitude
whenever you can. Be willing to do what it takes to hone your skills and
make wise decisions. Recognize you are the channel of abundant energy.
It moves not only through you, but swirls all around you.
month is about paving the way for higher awareness in your
relationships. Expand your abilities and then serve your community. It
is in the giving that we receive. Refine your intentions and trust the
right people will enter your life at just the right time. Synchronicity
is the foundation to expanding your reach. Trust is the key to all
Mentors: Be receptive to those who have taken the path
before you. Call forth your dreams knowing there are infinite
possibilities. Remain centered deep within so you can experience the
core of your being. This is a profound place where your true purpose is
Inner Knowledge: Root down so you can rise up and
connect to your potential. Strong roots enable you to meet with any
surprises. Develop strength of character and a productive sound mind.
Work diligently this month like the farmer who rises early to tend the
land. Everything is new waiting to be brought forth. Cultivate and
nurture the seeds of new things to come.
Mindful of Health: This month the following areas are vulnerable:
Muscles, tendons especially in the hips and legs
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