I wish all of you a very good new year. May it be kind to you in every possible way. How have you entered 2017? What goal(s) do you have for this fresh twelve-month period? What tools and processes do you have in place to make those happen? I’m using Cheryl Thiele’s The Sacred Journey 2017: Daily Journal for Your Soul, a combination date book and journal that acts as a map for creating a life worth living. Combined with her Sacred Journey Cards and the William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination by Ed Buryn, I’ve set up a year-long plan for myself with regard to health, work, money, social life, personal growth, etc. As part of this, I’ve created a Heart Calling Statement for the year: I lead and companion my authentic community from bondage to liberation through purpose-focused “aha!” experiences. This excites me! Where do you feel bound or limited? What would liberation look like for you? What kind of “aha!” experience(s) can I provide for you that would guide you from one state of being to the other? Please let me know and I’ll work with you one-to-one to make this happen.
And now, a two-card reading for all of us to reflect on, using the Thoth Tarot:
- What do we most need to know and learn in 2017? XIII, Death. We need to know that impermanence is life’s great truth, that everything ends so that the next right thing(s) can emerge. We need to learn to release, eliminate, let go, detach from expectations.
- How can we best integrate this teaching? 5 of Cups. Face and acknowledge disappointments, disengage (dis-appoint) ourselves from relationships that are dysfunctional, release ourselves and others from roles and feelings that are no longer appropriate, pursue our desires passionately, and initiate our transformations rather than wait for them to happen to us.
How does this reading apply to you personally? To your household? Your community? Our world? Reflect on these concepts and let’s work together to expand on their suggestions.
May your 2017 be conscious and healthy.
With love, appreciation, and respect,