2010 may have seemed like a roller-coaster, challenging personal and cultural beliefs. We have looked at things differently and it may have appeared to many (it certainly has to me) that the belief structures upon which we have built our lives have crumbled around us. What this means as we go into 2011 is that we are being given the opportunity to build something new out of all the same bricks and mortar (i.e. our knowledge and experience). Building stronger foundations upon which something better and more peaceful can be constructed. As the old has been dismantled we have grown in strength, courage, and wisdom and now it is time to rebuild.
You will be pleased to hear this year should be a lot more peaceful, not only individually but also collectively, with the emphasis on world peace especially around Armistice Day with the magical energies of 11.11.11, but more that later in the year. The way forward is for us each to focus on bringing a sense of tranquility into our daily lives. In Chinese astrology the 3rd of February marks the beginning of the year of the White (metal) Rabbit. Interestingly enough the Rabbit motto is “Let there be peace and let it begin with me.” As we focus this year on bringing more peace into our own reality then so we will spread peace to our world. This will not always be easy, as I have learned whilst faced with personal problems etc, it has been so easy to revert to old patterns of “trying to control outcomes” rather than trusting that there is a positive purpose to everything and observing how it all fits so neatly into place.
2011 is a year for growing diplomacy, not just within our relationships and between our cultures but also within ourselves – letting go of being too hard on ourselves. We may well find ourselves being more diplomatic in our relationships and dealings with others. We will be mending fences and probably not using traditional materials to do so. New ways of ‘doing’ are being born so we may “be”. People will find ways of co-operating rather than dictating and judging others. Harmony is going to be the key. This does not mean that you stop following your dreams, but that after the last year of spiritual awakening, your dreams are now in line with your soul’s purpose and therefore you will feel more harmony within yourself as you seize the opportunity to enjoy the moment as well as the opportunities that present themselves to you.
For those of you, like me, who like to charge ahead and get results yesterday, it will be a lesson in patience, in knowing the divine is working within you and that everything will come to fruition in divine time. As the energies speed up we then experience this paradox and it becomes our lesson.
Maintaining peace and harmony within and empathy and sensitivity without will be the individual challenge for us all over this year. Harnessing our minds to work for us to create the peace and harmony within which will create and grow the expression of the compassion which we are. The speed of attainment will not be the issue it will be the depth of the foundations that matter. We are in the processes of building a new world order as we focus on creating our individual realities and we would not want it to fall down like a house of cards. “Time and tide may wait for no man” as they say but without solid foundations nothing can last.