So… here we are. Finally! The moment so many of us have been waiting for. As I sit at the desk looking out the third floor window of my friend’s apartment in East Atlanta, I am greeted by a rather grey sky. Occasionally a bird swifts across my unobstructed view of tree and roof tops. The time stamp on the computer as I glance down for reference is 2:12pm. I giggle at the seemingly ironic perfection of it. Being an avid, albeit amateur numerologist, I am intrigued by the curious nature of numbers and their meanings. And as I write the first few sentences of this article, I also notice a sudden shift in the light outside my window. I gaze up from my computer screen to witness the breaking up of clouds as patches of blue push through the grey and white gossamer which has served as my canvas for contemplation for the past several hours as to what exactly it is I want to say on this first official day of the new year of 2012. Or how I more prefer to consider, what is the message that wants to be written in this given moment?
And as my contemplation formulates into something that feels less clouded and more clear and solid in my mind, my heart also begins to become clear of what wants to be expressed. And as I begin to type and open the corridors of light in my mind for information to flow through, the perfection of the moment and the simple synchronicity of what I like to refer to as “mundane miracles” of every day life immediately begin to appear such as the 2:12pm time stamp and the opening to light in a just previously cloud-filled sky.
Some will read this, and say oh that’s just a bunch of coincidences. Others will read this with little belief whatsover that the events I just described have even taken place. Yet, a hand full of you will just “get it”. You will have understood the basic principles of the laws of cause and effect and how our exterior experience is often, if not always, a direct reflection of our internal one as well. You will have most likely experienced the exact same type of synchronicities in your own life often enough now, to the point of pure perfection that you have come to the self-realization that even the word “coincidence” is the language of the skeptic with an untrained mind and a heart that simply can not yet see.
Some of you will have come to the conclusion that miracles happen every single day by the dozens, if not hundreds, if not even by the thousands when you just know how to identify them. Or you will have come across this article because somehow, through the course of miracle known as space and time, you have come to a place of wanting to believe that there’s something more to it all. And too, you are wanting to understand what truly is happening in the world which you have thus far come to know. How too is it all changing faster and faster each and every day, as quickly as the blink of an eye? Not much unlike the weather, huh?
And so, here we are. The year… 2012. And what do we do now? Where exactly do we go from here? As I pass through the annuls of 2010 and 2011 in my mind, I recall how my own path unfolded as both student and teacher of the esoteric practices of self-healing through qigong, meditation, and breath and energy work. One of the strongest memories I have is telling my students and clients that 2010 (a 3 in numerology… 2+0+1+0) was a year of massive clearing of old energies (i.e. thought patterns, personal habits, and professional and intimate relationships, etc.) which no longer served one’s highest aspirations or greater good. ”Three is also a time identifier as it represents past, present and future.” And so I encouraged those in the asking to explore what needed to be released from their past in that present moment that no longer served their understanding of what they were seeking to receive in a more positive and fulfilling version of their future.
Thus, 2010 was a heavy year for re-evaluation. Just about every one I knew, and especially those who identified themselves as on an active spiritual path towards self-discovery and self-realization, were looking deeply into old patterns and were seeking tools and sources to support them in letting go of that which they felt was no longer serving them. People were becoming keenly aware of themselves as books and movies such as The Secret and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth began to illuminate the mass consciousness.
Bottom line… 2010 was a time for taking action. It was time to begin clearing the slate and making room for some major new energies, opportunities and understandings coming down the cosmic pipeline. If you didn’t become aware of that truth back then, it’s not as if you missed the bus completely, but let’s just say you might just be showing up a little late to the party. But don’t worry, if you were paying any attention at all in 2010, then you couldn’t have not known. I believe the Universe made sure of that. If you’re just not sure whether you were on board the cosmic freight train for change, don’t worry even still because no matter what, you are right here, right now… exactly where you are supposed to be. Either way, it’s all perfect and it’s what you do from this point forward that truly matters.
Meanwhile, moving onto 2011 (a 4 in numerological terms)… well kids, the best way I can sum it up for you is “Welcome to your humanity.” Those of you who had done the hard work of letting go up and through 2010 got the beautiful and excruciating opportunity to experience your humanity on so many deep levels. ”The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements; all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home. A recurrence of Four in your life may signify the need to get back to your roots, center yourself, or even “plant” yourself. Fours also indicate a need for persistence and endurance.”
On a personal note, I made a massive life change between the summers of 2010 and 2011. After nearly fifteen years of living in Atlanta, I decided to sell everything, walk away from a my life as I knew it, step away from my interior design business and take a huge leap of faith in relocating my life and my new work as a metaphysical healer/teacher and also serve as the new director of a holistic healing arts center called The Sacred Embodiment Center in Asheville, NC. When many of my friends and colleagues asked me “Why Asheville?“, I remember saying that I needed a place that I could both expand in the work that I was doing while also looking for a place to plant some deep roots for grounding all of the massive changes that I was beginning to experience in my life. “And it was easier to plant roots in the ancient soil of the Blue Ridge Mountains than in the concrete jungle of Atlanta,” I would half-jokingly say to them. This I knew. I also knew that I was about to step into some really new territory for my soul’s journey, and I would need some solid grounding and support through it all. And in listening to that inner voice, I knew what I had to do in order to achieve that.
2011 was all about grounding the new energies, lessons and understandings into the human experience. Again, for those of you on the “wake up train”, you understood this, if not intuitively, you were at least reminded of it through your support network of teachers and information exchange. Not to say that what probably felt like umpteen-million daily “opportunities for growth” were easy on you, but you knew what was up, and you were up for the task. You knew that it was all about creating the space and getting clear and grounded for the new stuff that was going to propel you forward in ways you could only imagine. You also knew that karma had a lot to do with the letting go process, and you had a lot of old karma and energetic debts to clear and settle. Not only with beings you’ve encountered in this lifetime but with soul mates and twin flames of lifetimes long past.
However, as the old was being removed… and parts of your old self were literally dying in order that you could be reborn into something new and more clearly and fully expressed in the world, you were (and many still are) integrating the new energies into your physical form. In 2011, you entered into a process of drawing down the higher dimensions of reality into your core, physical structure and you continued to let go of old, lower vibrations of being in the current third dimensional reality. In fact, you have been creating a new life for yourself that is based on the tenets of love and compassion as the old energies of a fear-based world continue to revolve around you. You realized the essence of one of the major and most profound understandings of how to be in the world, but not necessarily of it, in terms of fear, anger and doubt about anything past, present and future. In essence, you opened up the process which has been referred to so often through ancient teachings as well as by modern-day mystics and teachers… that the coming of time will herald a new way of being here on this planet as we draw the energies of heaven into our earthly experience, and not the other way around.
And so again I say to you, so here we are. It’s the first day of 2012, and that brings up the question in so many people’s minds, “So, what’s next?” And I say unto you, more of the same… more change, more calamity and probably much more confusion. For some any way. Probably for a majority of humanity because a majority of it still keeps missing the bus, or train, or boat. Well, you get my drift. But that’s okay too, because everything is exactly as it should be. Why? Because there’s still a great number of you who are literally waking up! ”Waking up to what?” some will ask. Well, for starters, that you are each powerful, unique, and special beings… just like everyone else. That you have the ability to tap into your higher consciousness and heal old hurts, repair old wounds and clear things up beautifully within the heart, body and mind. That everything is intricately connected and the field of experience of one human being to another is woven together in a beautiful tapestry of diversity and individuality; yet it is all a part of a singular whole.
In 2012, you will begin to discover new ways to connect with your own internal energy fields, continue to clear out the dust, cob webs and skeletons of past karmic hurts and low vibrations seated within your energy centers. Many of you will experience profound healings through greater understandings and deeper trust in your own ability to heal your selves. And by doing so, those who are ready will reach a more profound understanding and experience life not through the standard every day three-dimensional world, but through the activation of your soul’s light bodies as they are activated as a result of the work you have been doing these past several years.
More and more information will be poured out upon the planet both through the technologies that currently exist, new ones that are about to be revealed, but more importantly through the higher-dimensional technologies which are activated and connected through your activated light bodies and the DNA encoding which will be “turned on” through that process. Your intuition will become stronger and more assured. You will continue to have opportunities to practice both expansion as well as grounding these new energies into your direct life experience. And you will see more clearly how these energies are connected to everything else around you. Through greater connections with both your internal guides as well as benevolent energies both within and around the planet, you will also begin to connect with and draw others of like mind and energy.
In a nutshell, life as you have known it will begin to end. And this is a good thing. But at times, it will be painful. And there will be times where you will feel you do not have the strength or stamina to cope as the massive changes begin to occur more quickly and on larger and larger scales. But this will be the lie. This is where the ego will want to reclaim its power over the experience and attempt to be “the protector” of your experience. You will have to trust more and let go of all fears, doubts, worries and illusions that you are not strong, capable or worthy enough to ascend into the next level of your life experience. And as the old life begins to die, a new life with new insights and greater ability to see and understand the coming signs of change and expansion begins to emerge. It’s all a part of the process for what has been a long time coming.
But know this… you always get to choose. You can either get on the train or you can stand and wait on the platform and watch it pass you by. Another train come by eventually, at least for the time being. But rest assured, that opportunities to jump on board in the face of massive changes will be coming faster and faster and will be a lot more crowded and less comfortable as more and more people wait until the last minute to wake up and step aboard. I can hear the Universe saying right now, “Oh silly humans. How I do love you and your wayward ways.”
So, there you have it. Take it for what it’s worth. Believe it or don’t believe. But ask yourself what is true. Not your mind. It only thinks it knows. That’s its job really. Rather, ask your heart, that which is connected to your higher self. And if that doesn’t give you any answers, then perhaps it’s time to start playing catch up. Because there’s a few of us who already know what’s possible because the future is now. How do I know? The world around me simply conspires to confirm what is so. As I close this writing, I look out the window and see nothing but clear blue skies out in front of me. Now that’s certainly somthin’. Coincidence? I don’t believe in ‘em. And so… there you go.
in love, light, laughter and a myriad of massive mundane miracles in the life experience,
P.S. Oh, by the way, 2012 = 5 and what do the numbers say about that?
Five: The spiritual meaning of number Five deals with travel, adventure, and motion. With the highs that come with these attributes, Fives also carry instability, unpredictability, and radical changes. The spiritual meaning of Five draws our attention to the wonder of life, and beckons us to appreciate the perception of chaos all around us. Five has wild vibrations: primitive and erratic. When Five continues to pop up in your life be prepared for some action, like a trip. Remember, trips aren’t all necessarily taken physically. Some of the best journey’s are taken in the mind and spirit.
I’m just sayin’… =)~