Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Famous Well Known People who Meditate

While in the process of revising Peering Through the Veil: the Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation and Inner Peace, I received an email from the world-renowned-internet guru, Rich Schefren. In it he said that staying focused is imperative to your success. One of his suggestions for improving your focus was, not surprisingly, meditation.

When you think of meditation, you might get images of odd-looking yogis from India sitting in the lotus position for many hours. Sure, yogis from India and their followers all meditate. But so do millions of other people who look and dress similar to you or me.

If you decide to begin a meditational practice, you will be in very good company. Two of the most famous meditators were Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) and Buddha. There are many others.

Some famous well known meditators from the present and the past:

 The Dalai Lama (Religious Leader),
 Albert Einstein (Scientist),
 Mick Jagger (Singer),
 David Lynch (Filmmaker),
 Bruce Lee (Martial Artist),
 Jennifer Lopez (Singer, Actress),
 Clint Eastwood (Actor, Director, Politician),
 Rob Cohen (Director),
 Harrison Ford (Actor),
 George Lucas (Producer),
 Alice Walker (Author),
 Roberto Baggio (Soccer Pro),
 Jerry Seinfeld (Comedian),
 Phil Jackson (NBA Coach),
 Melissa Mathison (Screenwriter),
 Leonard Cohen (Singer, Songwriter, Poet),
 Orlando Bloom (Actor),
 Herbie Hancock (Musician),
 Steven Seagal (Actor),
 Belinda Carlisle (Singer),
 Frank Herbert (Author),
 William Ford Jr. (Ford Motor Company),
 Sting (Singer, Musician),
 Allen Ginsberg (Poet, Author)
 Nathaniel Dorsky (Filmmaker),
 various members of the Beatles (Singers/Musicians),
 K.D. Lang (Singer),
 Andy Kaufman (Actor),
 Cher (Singer, Actress),
 Mark Wahlberg (Actor/Singer)
 Sheryl Crow (Singer, Songwriter),
 Kate Bosworth (Actress)
 Russell Simmons (Record Label Owner),
 Richard Gere (Actor),
 Tiger Woods (Golf Pro),
 Julia Roberts (Actress),
 Gwyneth Paltrow (Actress),
 Tina Turner (Singer),
 Goldie Hawn (Actress),
 Oliver Stone (Movie Producer),
 Elle MacPherson (Supermodel)
 Deepak Chopra (Author),
 Wayne Dyer (Author),
 Paramahansa Yogananda (Guru),
 practically every author and teacher in the spiritual growth arena,
native Americans and those who practice shamanism and earth-based spirituality
 yogis and gurus from everywhere

The following people were known to be Rosicrucian Initiates or to study Alchemy. Since both include meditation as a fundamental part of the practice, I am taking the liberty of including their names here:

 Paracelsus – some consider him the Father of Modern Medicine
 The Count de St. Germain
 Isaac Newton
 Rene Descartes
 Benjamin Franklin
 Francis Bacon
 Victor Hugo
 Goethe
 Plato

Anyone who spends time observing and communing with nature does so in a meditative state. Therefore, Henry David Thoreau, should also be included in this list.

The people who participated in the Transcendental Movement, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, believed in the realization of Divine truth through intuition and direct experience. This movement later lead to the founding of several New Thought churches such as Unity, Religious Science, and Divine Science.

One of the best ways to enhance intuition and encourage direct revelation is through meditation. It is how I have personally gained the wisdom and insights that I share with thousands of readers.

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Have a deLightful day,
Takara

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Wellness - Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands

I recently came across a video on Facebook describing how to make aspirin in the wilderness. I didn't actually watch the video. But I'm sure they were showing you what to do with white willow bark.

This is my response to the post:

As a person who used to work for a major pharmaceutical company making sure that everyone in North America had their aspirin manufactured, and who later became a strong proponent of wellness, herbal and other alternative health products, I caution that if you use white willow bark or any other "medicinal" herb, that you do it in great moderation.

One of the best lines I ever heard was that having a headache is not your body telling you that you are low on aspirin. It's not like being vitamin or mineral deficient.

Yet most people treat it as such. "I need an aspirin," they say to themselves.

When a person has a headache or other pain in the physical body, it means something is wrong and you should look for the root cause, not just cover it up with a pain killer. Maybe you have a food allergy. Maybe you are dehydrated. Maybe a million things. The body sends signals for a reason.

I'm not a doctor and therefore can not give you medical advice. However I can tell you a true story about a very healthy person who became quite ill because they heard a little aspirin a day was a great preventative.

A friend of mine was a very healthy fit guy who ran marathons. He came into my office one day and I immediately asked him what was wrong. His color was off. He had dark circles under his eyes. He was bruising. He told me had recently had a cut that bleed for a long time. He was exhausted.

I made him tell me everything he was doing that was different or new. I grilled him about his eating habits, his running program, his stress level. And then finally he said to me, "Well I started taking a baby aspirin every day."

So I asked him why. I asked him if his doctor had suggested it. He responded that the information had just come out that a low dose of aspirin could help prevent heart attacks or was good in some other way. I don't really remember what they said a low dose of aspirin was good for.

I asked him if he had a heart problem or some other issue that needed assistance. The answer was no. He had been exceedingly healthy. He didn't have any diseases that needed medication. He wasn't under some doctors care who told him to take the product. He had just done it on his own.

It made me mad. Here was a perfectly healthy individual who did something stupid because they heard something somewhere and it had seriously affected his health.

Eat healthy, wholesome food. Drink plenty of water. Get enough exercise and rest.

When your body sends you unpleasant signals, figure out why. If you can't do it on your own, then seek the assistance of a trained professional like your doctor, an acupuncturist, a nutritionist, a naturopathic physician, a chiropractor, or some other health professional.

Vitamin, herb, and mineral supplements can be highly beneficial. I take several of them every day. But "medicinal" herbs and medicines are not part of the body's innate makeup. They should be used with caution and care. If you aren't a trained herbalist or nutritionist, then get help when things aren't quite right with your body.

Have a deLightful day,
Takara

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holidays 2011

Holidays 2011



I made this little video as a gift from my family to yours! Just click the link and enjoy.

If you click on the bottom right corner of the little video window, you can watch it full screen.

Have a deLightful day,
Takara

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What Will 2012 Bring You? by Michael Brill

What Will 2012 Bring You?
(c) Michael Brill 2011 - reprinted here with permission

I believe that everyone has consciously chosen:  the letters for their names, birth date, place of birth, their birth or adoptive family, and made certain they had sufficient grace to guarantee a successful life. The written guarantee included built-in soulutions for resolving every life challenge. The purpose of these choices was to allow us to combine our physical-Earthly Self with our Cosmic Self enabling us to remember our own oneness and why we chose to incarnate. (www.awakener.com Articles, “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . .” also the series entitled “There’s Only Plan A….”) 

Western Numerology, it is based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. To study with Pythagoras, one had to pledge themselves to silence for five years.

Numerology is the science of interpreting the patterns of numbers and letters as they interact with other frequencies to create our realities. Whether one is a novice or an expert, using the basic alpha-numeric formulas of Numerology produces consistently accurate results. For example, adding the digits of the month of birth to the day of birth , then reducing any double-digit sums to a single digit, reveals an individual’s core issues and greatest strengths. The formula would be written as M+D=AN (Achievement Number). 

Some brief examples of core issues associated with the AN would be:

1 – Issues Involving the Self
2 – Issues Involving Others
3 – Issues Involving Communications and Social Interactions
4 – Issues with “Getting It Done”
5 – Issues Involving Change and Movement
6 – Issues Involving Family, Community, Relationships
7 – Issues Involving Trust, Skepticism, and Control
8 – Issues Involving Power, Money, Control, or Status
9 – Issues Involving Selflessness
0 – Issues Related to Spirit (trust and faith)

Numbers are the building blocks of potential. Potential is the catalyst for creation. Creation leads to harmony. Harmony is the foundation for unity. Within unity, partnerships are established. Partnerships generate potential. Our most important partnership is with our Cosmic  Self.

Cosmic Numerology, a branch I’ve added to the tree of Numerology, is a melding of the sciences of Numerology and quantum mechanics with the concepts of reincarnation and Gematria. Cosmic Numerology is the study of the patterns and frequencies associated with the numbers and letters that make up our realities. It can identify the behavior patterns of individuals, businesses, or countries. It also identifies the challenges and soulutions associated with those patterns. Whether it’s a name, illness, disease, address, food, chemical, mineral, color or craving, they all have one thing in common; they symbolize the interrelationships of the energies and events that affect our lives. Numbers and letters represent the codes of creation. Cosmic Numerology views these codes being generated by both conscious and unconscious choices.

Our name (including businesses, countries, pets, even fictional characters) reveals our emotional and psychological behavior patterns as well as our strengths and weaknesses. Our birthday identifies our destiny, life challenges, mental patterns, and the physical opportunities that will enable us to fulfill our life calling.  We also choose specific life challenges as well as providing for their “soulutions.” None of us would have ever chosen to come here, if we didn’t know beforehand that we have more than enough grace to successfully fulfill our part of the cosmic plan in this lifetime. You may ask “If I have sufficient grace, why has this life been so difficult?” My answer is even though we have more than enough grace to succeed, we have procrastinated for 26,000 years and have finally decided, with the coming of “The New Age,” to resolve our deepest issues in this lifetime.  
                           
In numerology, your use, misuse, or non-use of the energies of your personal numbers influences every aspect of your daily life, including your behaviors at work, in relationships, and with family. Personal numbers can also identify potential experiences, giving us the foreknowledge that allows us to make more proactive life choices and fewer reactive choices.

In this article, I would like to discuss the vibrations of your personal year (PY) for 2012. The PY cycle lasts nine years with each preceding year setting the tone for the following year. The PY begins on January 1 and lasts until December 31. (Some numerologists count the PY as lasting from birthday to birthday.)

Throughout each nine year cycle we are given an opportunity to become less reactive and make more conscious life choices. Whatever patterns we fail to identify and begin working on as we pass through the nine year cycle will recur with more intensity in the next nine year cycle.

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Before showing you how to determine your current Personal Year (PY), let me say something about 2011 which was a Universal 4 year (add 2+0+1+1 = 4.)   The energy of a Universal Year (UY) has the potential to maximize both the positive and negative energies of your current Personal Year. It is a hidden influence.

2011   (2+0+1+1 = 4)
Melding the energy of your personal year for 2011 with the universal 4 energy of 2011 provided an underlying energy that required paying attention to details, focusing on building a solid foundation, not procrastinating, and working hard to make things happen. On a global basis, the energy of the 4 UY had an impact on economics, commerce, housing, jobs, and financial and political stability.

Like water in a tube, many of us will slosh back and forth between the positive and negative aspects of our PY; between doing what we love and doing to be loved or to maintain control.

In 2011, as part of the underlying energy did you did you pay attention to details? Were you better organized? Did you minimize your tendency to procrastinate? Did you learn that trying to control situations was fruitless? Did you complete what you started, more often than not?

The energy of a negative 4 would indicate the potential to be: Prejudicial, a reactionary, a procrastinator, unimaginative, get lost in minutiae, stubbornness, going by the “book”, confrontational, dull, hide in logic, hateful.   (Refer to ARTICLES, An Interpretation of The Numbers 1 – 9 and 0 at www.awakener.com .)

Some of the negative aspects of the 4 UY that we just completed may be associated with:
·       Collapsing political and economic systems
·       Changes in the Earth’s foundation
·       A need to control outcomes amongst corporations, political parties, nations, governments, and individuals.
·       Procrastination, stubbornness, and reactionary behavior patterns by the above parties
·       Confrontational behaviors by the above parties

Some of the positive aspects that could have enhanced your personal year were:
·       Being more organized and systematic
·       Focusing on the tasks at hand and completing them
·       Mixing logic with intuition
·       Making the dreams and visions of the previous year more of a reality

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A Note About 2012: A year of changes and transitions
First, don’t freak out on 12/12/12; it’s actually 12/12/2012. Second, 2012 (2+0+1+2=5) is a 5 Universal Year, change is mandated by the Universe. This is a year that demands each of us to be in our integrity. We must learn to have the courage to make ourselves our first priority by doing what we love, rejecting what doesn’t “feel right”, and having the fortitude to do what does feel right.

Five indicates the potential for second chances and new beginnings; it is a number that impacts our physical and emotional planes. Since five is the half way point of the nine personal year cycle, in one way or another, issues not resolved in the previous four years will return as challenges this year. The first five years of the personal year cycle are for self-development; the second half of the nine year cycle (6,7,8,9 PYs) involves being of service.

The presence of a five can bring changes in personal and universal cycles lasting 12 – 18 days, weeks, or months, along with opportunities to take many short trips. There are also lessons to be learned about balance and flexibility . . . one can be either too ridged or too flexible. Five is about maintaining a centeredness as everything else begins to accelerate. A positive five has the confidence and flexibility to accept the transitory nature of all things. A positive five also accepts that someday Mt. Everest will be nothing more than grains of sand on the beaches of an unnamed ocean. 2012 is about change. It is about recognizing your reactive behavior patterns, resolving abandonment issues, and making more conscious choices. The presence of the universal 5 brings opportunities for new beginnings regardless of the personal year. Use this universal energy to surf the currents of opportunity that will appear throughout your personal year. 2012 will bring big changes and many opportunities for new beginnings. Whether or not you take advantage of these opportunities, is your choice.

 When I analyze the number sequence (from left to right) that composes 2012, I see: Let go of emotional and/or sentimental attachments . . . speak up in a timely fashion . . . cooperate with others . . . seek harmony (2). The 0 as the next digit calls for forming a partnership with Spirit.  The 1 represents the Self. The positive 1 knows it is part of a cosmic oneness and moves forward making conscious choices. The second 2 represents working in partnership with both celestial and earthly beings/energies for the betterment of the humankind. 

Every number has a challenge and solution. Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, corporation or nation is experiencing in 2012, the universal yearly solution for everyone is 1 (e.g., move forward with your life.) The one universal solution calls for every individual to have more self-confidence, come from your center not your fringes, take the lead (whether it is at work, in the community, or with family. This underlying energy can either assist in building your confidence or act as a catalyst that drains it away. It can help you release fear (Failure Excuses Avoidance Repetition) and replace it with faith (Fervor Acceptance Intuiting Trust Humor.) Being both a 5 UY with a 1 Universal Solution, we are being offered a second chance for new beginnings.

The anomaly of a universal solution applying to each year of the nine year cycle is Spirit’s way of honoring our free will while offering us a solution for enhancing universal harmony. (Mathematically, it has been proven that if 15% of a group changes their base patterns, it is enough of a change to influence the other 85% to begin making changes.)

As explained in my article on abandonment issues (www.awakener.com), we hire “trainers” to push our buttons to the point that we say, “Enough!” We realize that doing to be loved or doing to maintain control generates a great deal of stress. When one of these trainers show up this year, it is vital that you recognize them. The second you feel your heart race, stomach sink, or head pound recognize that this is being caused by your reaction to the negativity directed at you by your trainer. In that moment of recognition, take a mental step to the side and say “Ah, one of my trainers has shown up; let’s see which abandonment button they will try to push today.” If you can step to the side with this recognition, their attack is no longer personal it becomes an opportunity to opt out previous behavior patterns and to start doing what you love.

How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2012
The PY is found by adding your month and day of birth together; this is called the Achievement Number (AN). Reduce the sum of your month and day of birth to a single digit. Add that digit to the current year, which has also been reduced to a single digit.

For example, 08/05 (August 5) added together equals 13. Add 1+3 for a total of 4. Then add the digits of 2012 (2+0+1+2 = 5). Next add both totals (your AN) 4 to the 5 (universal year) = 9 (personal year.)  Beginning January 1, 2012 you are in a 9 personal year.

NOTE
If the sum of adding your month and day of birth together generates a second double-digit number, reduce that number to a single digit prior to determining your personal year.

Example:
October 18.  10 (Oct) + 18 = 28, next add 2 + 8 = 10, finally 1 + 0 = 1.
Your AN is 1.

To use the following chart, read down vertically from the Achievement Number, to the Personal Year, to the Universal Challenge.

For example, if your AN is 2, you are in a 7 PY with a 3 challenge and a 1 universal solution. If you’re AN is 8, your are in a 4 PY with a 9 challenge and a 1 universal solution.

With an Achievement Number of: 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

2012 as a Personal Year is a:
6   7   8   9   1   2   3   4   5  

Your 2012 Personal Challenge:
2   3   4   5   6   7   8    9   1

The 2012 Universal Solution for everyone is:
1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1

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Interpretations for Personal Years
Regardless of your personal year, universally August is a review of the previous year’s energy, September is the final opportunity to maximize the energy of your current year, and October is a preview of the energy of the coming year.

A "One" Year   
New beginnings, making your Self your first priority.
Your own masculine energy (assertive behavior) is required to initiate your plans. This year sets the tone for the remainder of the 8 years of this cycle. You will begin to feel this energy by late October of your 9 PY. It is an ideal year for starting new projects. Do not expect to start a new personal relationship as all of your energy should be directed toward birthing the project(s) decided upon in your 7 PY (2009). If you are in a relationship, tell your partner that you need to make your Self your first priority and will give them as much of your energy as you can. 

On the first new moon of the year (or in December) “marry” your Self, thus making yourself your first priority. Buy a small piece of jewelry, a crystal, or other object and give it to your Self as a wedding gift.  (Everyone should do this not just those in a one year.)

The challenge number is six. Challenges include: not allowing perfectionist tendencies or unrealistic expectation of yourself or others to interfere with creating and manifesting that which you desire; over committing yourself to assisting others as a distraction for avoiding the need to focus on your self. (Feelings of abandonment could lead you down this path.) Also, avoid situations where you think you need to be in control for someone else’s good, they will not work out the way you expect them.
               
The challenges for this year include: paying attention to the details not just the concept, not scattering your energy or dissipating your time by trying to control the affairs of others. Avoid stubbornness, procrastination, and reactionary behavior patterns.

A "Two" Year
Cooperation.
Keeping moving forward with last year’s plans, assistance will arrive. Your own feminine energy (intuition /cooperation) is required for seeking, accepting, or offering help. This is a year when the ego should be put on a shelf. This is a year for beginning or ending relationships (social, romantic, business or with your old Self). You will meet many people that will help you along your path. Since 2 is also the number for partnerships, this is a great year to strengthen your relationship with Spirit by learning to trust that everything is divinely timed. Don’t forget to “ask” the universe for what you desire; then have the patience and faith to wait for it to arrive.

The challenge number is seven. The major challenges are:  not to try to initiate anything by yourself – ask for help either from others or from Spirit; be more patient (rarely does a project take full form overnight); balancing your intuition and logic. (Use your intuition to “come up” with an idea, use your logic to develop it, and then intuitively test its practicality.) Other challenges involve impatience, being overly analytical, controlling, and anxieties associated with being embarrassed, humiliated, or judged by others to be less intelligent/successful than you perceive yourself to be.

Another main challenge associated with the seven is not feeling alone or abandoned and then going out and doing something stupid, like getting drunk and being issued a DWI or having random sex and contracting an STD. Use your alone time constructively for self analysis. Don’t wallow in self-pity.
               
A "Three" Year   
Social Activity and Creativity are the main themes. In the 1 year, you initiated plans or ideas. In the 2 year others were available to assist you to move forward with those plans (including Spirit, if you asked for help.) The 3 year brings opportunities to “birth” your plans or ideas. This is an ideal time to renew old friendships and form new ones. It is a year of creativity, manifestation, and for expressing your Self socially and/or through art, music, writing, or speaking. Have fun! Bring joy into people's lives. It is a time when the ideas and plans implemented in the 1 PY come to fruition. This is the best year, other than a 1 PY, to birth new ideas and projects.

The challenge number is eight. The challenges are not to become angry or frustrated when things don’t go according to your plans. Try to avoid being too flexible or too rigid in your dealings with others. Don’t worry about money or finances, have faith that it is coming. Watch out for confrontations with others, especially authority figures or superiors. Don’t be afraid to “step into your power” to facilitate changes.

A "Four" Year    
Focus on work; put your shoulder to the wheel and nose to the grindstone. Be practical. You may feel "boxed-in" or "put-upon" or a sense of limitation. Due to the amount of responsibility placed upon you, you will not be able to take a carefree vacation until early August otherwise feelings of guilt may inhibit your pleasure. Use this year to make your dreams/visions (3 PY) into reality. The 4 represents foundations. It is time to concentrate on work and to pay attention to the details. Don’t procrastinate. You cannot depend on others for help, they will not do the job to your satisfaction and it will take more time to educate them than it would to do the job yourself.
  
The challenge number is nine. The challenges are being afraid or anxious about releasing emotional attachments, whether they are to people, possessions, or a job. This can lead to stubbornness or control issues. Don’t over commit yourself because of feelings of guilt or a sense of obligation. If an opportunity arises in another location, don’t be afraid to leave loved ones. This is a year of change and new beginnings, not of looking over your shoulder to make certain that everyone else is okay. Be more discerning about whom, where, or for how long you are willing to be of assistance. Set your ground rules up front. Above all, do not become involved with others as an excuse to not be responsible for and to your Self.

A "Five" Year    
A year of change and a second chance for a new beginning. You are halfway through your nine year cycle. This is a year of freedom, change, being more physical (at the gym or in the bedroom.) Opportunities for new beginnings will present themselves. You can change your job, indulge the physical senses (within moderation), enjoy a flirtation, or late in the fourth quarter begin a lasting relationship. Personal freedom will be at its peak, take advantage of it. Travel will be high on your agenda this year, whether taking many short trips or long journeys. There could be changes every 12 to 18 days or weeks.

The challenge number is 1. Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way. This is a control issue associated with abandonment issues and demonstrated through arrogant behavior patterns. The other side of the challenge coin may see you overly amenable, no backbone or self-confidence.   

A "Six" Year    
A year of service and responsibility. Like a 2 PY, it is also an excellent year for beginning or ending personal relationships or strengthening your relationship with Spirit. Beginning this year and lasting through the 9 PY, learn to put the needs of other's ahead of your own. It is also a good time to deal with real estate in any form --- buying, selling, renting out a property or fixing one up. Be charitable, tolerant, and forgiving. Emit love . . . do not go to bed angry.

The challenge number is two. Other challenges to avoid are co-dependency or non-cooperation, not trusting your intuition, difficulty letting go of emotional or sentimental attachments, poor communication of your feelings or ideas, and ignoring your relationship with Spirit. Let go of fear and indecisiveness, be BOLD; listen to your heart.   

Water damage could be an issue e.g., a dripping faucet, a window left open allowing rain to come in, too much or too little water for a garden. Also, watch your sweet tooth as the potential for weight gain is present.
                          
A "Seven" Year    
A year of self-analysis as well as learning to surrender. What is decided upon now and developed throughout the 8 PY and 9 PY will determine your spiritual direction and level of conscious satisfaction during the upcoming nine year cycle. The 7 PY is the time Spirit gives you to figure out who you are and where you are going. By September 25th of the 7 PY, you must decide where you want to go, what you want to be, and how you are going to get there. (Make a physical list; you can modify your decisions during the fourth quarter, but for now it is imperative that you place your order with the Universe in writing.) These requests and intentions will begin being activated during your 1 PY.

Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way. This can be a control issue associated with abandonment issues i.e., “I cannot trust anyone, even Spirit, to be reliable, trustworthy, or supportive.” The other side of the challenge coin reveals a tendency to believe you are not worthy of help. You may feel lonely at times, this feeling can cause you to go out and do something stupid, like drinking at a party and being pulled over for a DWI on the way home. THIS IS A YEAR OF PERSONAL REFLECTION, you are to spend your spare time alone, contemplating your life and life direction. Try to spend time near water (streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, oceans, even a fountain) it will help calm you down and focus.

The major challenge for the year is to learn to trust in the universe and realize that you can control nothing. This realization can lead to becoming more patient and trusting.

The challenge number is three. The challenges are: watch your sarcasm; don’t let feelings of inadequacy or being unforgiving make you do things to be loved or to maintain control; accept who you are and love your Self. Do not scatter your energy or time doing for others . . . focus on your plans. Don’t close down, be more emotionally intimate, have the courage to speak your truth from your heart. Other challenges involve having good ideas or plans but not paying sufficient attention to the details to make them successful.

An "Eight" Year 
This can be a year of financial gain or karmic paybacks. Using the lessons of faith, patience, trust, and surrender learned in your 7PY, this can be a financially successful year. This is a good year to implement business plans, receive a promotion or recognition, make money, or become more self-empowered. This is also a year for dealing with organizations or institutions, contracts, legal proceedings, and the law. (Watch the speed limits on the highways.)

Business and financial opportunities may present themselves this year, but for them to materialize you will have to learn how to allow them to unfold and not “try” to make them happen. TRUST (last year’s lesson) that everything is unfolding according to the cosmic plan that you helped create.

If you cooperated in your 2 PY, kept you nose to the grindstone in the 4 PY, and were of service in your 6 PY, then you will be rewarded either materially or financially (or both) this year; if not, this will be a very difficult year . . . one of financial hardships or karmic paybacks.

The challenge number is four. Some of your challenges this year involve letting go of  the need for control, not being  stubborn because of insecurities, not getting lost in minutiae or details, not being afraid to move forward with your dreams/ideas/visions. Recognize that you cannot control anything; you can only state your “intentions and preferences” and continue moving forward.

A " Nine" Year
This is a year of endings, letting go of attachments, realizing that trying to control anything is fruitless and frustration.  It is also a good time to travel, especially long distances. This year is the "final exam"; anything of a negative nature that has not been resolved in the previous eight years, will recur. The lesson is about loving your Self without becoming narcissistic.

Start nothing new that you wish to continue, this is the end of the nine year cycle. If you feel driven to begin something or make a purchase wait until October to begin, as this is when the energy of the 1PY begins filtering in. This is an excellent year to end negative associations or dealings with your “spiritual trainers.” (Read ARTICLES “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . . .) Minimize the ego's reactions to losses and emotional disappointments by realizing that you are preparing your Self for new beginnings in your 1 PY and the next nine year cycle.

The challenge number is 5. The challenges for this year include: paying attention to the details not just the concept, not scattering your energy or dissipating your time by trying to control the affairs of others, and avoiding stubbornness, procrastination, and reactionary behavior patterns.

The most important lesson to learn this year is to be able to willingly let go of both the things you love and your emotional baggage. With faith you will realize that whatever you release will always be replaced by something better.
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To successfully make it through the turmoil of the next 18 – 21 months, I quote Shakespear:

“To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as night the day,
You can not then be false to any one.”
                                                                            Hamlet. Act I. Scene 3



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Michael is available for consultations concerning your life or business, name changes, health issues, coaching, or projections for the future. Michael can be reached through his website www.awakener.com or via Vonage computer calling service at his US number 1 561- 866-5479. He is currently living in Thailand.  His book “Numerology for Healing” won the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards. His most recent book “Numerology for Decoding Behavior” is available at bookstores or on Amazon.com.
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