The year 2012 is finally here! The year that has been talked about so much because of the significance the ancient Mayan calendar
places on this period. Whatever the truth, personally it does feel like we are at the end of a cycle and it’s a chaotic phase before the new era takes a clear shape. Rather than feeling doomed about it, I feel it’s an exciting time when people and the world are becoming more and more open to new ways and visions.
In my last post, I wrote about the end-of-the-year cleaning inside and out, about letting go of the unwanted from our body, mind and our environment. This I’m sure is a process, rather than a one-time thing.
In the health-conscious circles, cleansing and detoxing seem to be in fashion. Although I think it’s important to fast and detox once in a while when we are too clogged up, it would be also senseless to be attached to cleansing or to not to participate in the not-so-clean world for fear of tainting your purity. I think the important thing is the ‘cycle’ of bringing in new energy, letting go of the old, and taking a good rest. For example, some people are addicted to colon irrigation, thinking they are cleansing. Instead, some of them are losing vital energy. In other words, they actually need adding instead of subtracting.
I say new energy, but it has always been with you, just hasn’t been accessible to your waking consciousness. One of the ways to access it is through the nighttime dreams. The new year’s dreams – dreams that you have around the new year and leaves you with impressions, are said to indicate your basic direction or energy for the whole year. If you remember your new year’s dream, here is one way to receive its message;
1) Close your eyes and remember the dream again, then pick one element of your dream that stands out, that feels rather mysterious, impressive, scary, or attractive.
It can be a character, action, incident, colour or atmosphere.
2) What is the ‘essence / basic energy’ of the element? If it’s a character, action or incident, express its energy with your hand, if it’s an image or a colour, try drawing a picture, to get to know the energy better.
Keep on extracting its essential quality until it doesn’t have negative judgment. (example; a monster chasing you –> power;
moving into a new house –> moving to a new phase in life; colour orange –> (for example) joy; a trip to Hawaii –> relaxation)
3) That’s the new energy that is available for you for the year 2012. Think how you would like to manifest or use it? As a reminder, try using the picture that’s similar to the dream image on the wall paper of your mobile (cell phone), or wear something with the same colour as the dream element.
May your year 2012 be full of joy and fulfillment!