A Year of Opportunity for Spiritual Mastery

©Jane A. Simington, PhD.

Welcome to 2018!

The super full moon on January 1, bathed us in a cosmic light foreshadowing the bright potential and expanded possibilities of the upcoming year. In Numerology, the energy expression of a year is determined by adding the numbers and reducing that number to a single digit. In doing so, we determine that 2018 has the energy expression of a 2. Before they are reduced however, the addition of the numbers in 2018 results in an 11; but because the number 11 is considered to be a Master Number it is not reduced. In the science of Numerology, it is believed that the energetic expression of a Master Number must be acknowledged, for it offers great potential to those willing and able to surmount the challenges propelled by that level of increased energy.

This 11 year will mark the beginning of a new direction in both our individual and collective lives. The 11 symbolizes the potential to advance our human experiences to a higher spiritual perspective, to increase the links between the mortal and immortal, between darkness and light, and between ignorance and enlightenment. The energetic vibration of 2018 will help us gain mastery over our lives and increase our awareness of the insights into the intricate unseen relationships amongst and between all things. During this 11 year, we can expect significant changes in our own feelings of tolerance and in the feelings of tolerance around the world as the incoming energy will create a vibration driving change and innovation impossible to ignore or stop.

Since the reduction of the 11 to a single digit results in a 2, we must also consider the impact on our lives of the 2 energy and recognize that during 2018, we will often feel pulled back and forth between mastery and challenge. In the mastery zone we will feel innovative, competent, in control and confident in taking calculated risks. As we do so, we will stretch and grow. This growth will in turn put us again in the challenge zone, where we will be required to take some time to again gain our footing, before we step forward again to achieve an even higher sense of mastery.

Based on the symbolic meanings of the energies being projected to us during this coming year, and if individually and collectively we are able to take the calculated risks to achieve higher levels of mastery, expect that during the next twelve months many more of us will:

  • Recognize the intricate relationships among all things and begin to see the light of auras.
  • Acknowledge the links between the mortal and immortal and have an increase in communication with those on other realms.
  • Be more aware of the relationships between challenges and mastery and move forward with increased confidence to face the challenges and achieve ever-increasing levels of success.
  • Accept significant changes in personal feelings of tolerance and in the feelings of tolerance around the world.

As you face the challenges brought in by the energy vibration of the 11, I wish you health, happiness, and great prosperity in 2018 as you successfully meet those challenges and thus achieve great movement along your path of personal growth and spiritual mastery.

Embracing the Power of the Winter Solstice to Heal Self and Others

©Jane A. Simington, PhD. 2017

 

The darkest day or the longest night of the year is near. This annual planetary event is known as the Winter Solstice, and occurs this year on December 21. At the Winter Solstice, the sun begins to return, shifting the balance of dark and light, bringing promises of increasing warmth and new beginnings.

 

  • This is a powerful time to reflect on our seen and unseen darkness, so we can release some of that pain.
  • As we come to the close of this year, let us heal our emotions and spirits and thus release the darkness within ourselves to make room for the returning light that can bring with it, and fill us with, what it is we desire to manifest in 2018.

1. Embrace the calmness of winter evenings and nights. As you sit alone in the darkness, allow yourself to feel the peace within the stillness. The quiet calm of a long winter’s night provides a great opportunity to look within and nurture Spirit Connections. Acknowledge how much energy gets poured into the external preparations for the winter holidays and then use the stillness of a quiet calm winter night to honor your inner world, and to refresh and renew your Spirit.

2. Reflect on the need for change. As the sun changes course, ponder the direction of your life and determine if you need to, and/or are ready to change direction.

 3. Awaken to higher consciousness. The return of the sun following the Winter Solstice has long been compared to the growth of inner light and thus, to the awakening of higher levels of consciousness. As we shed our darkness and brighten our inner light, we are more able to contribute to the healing so needed in our world; and by so doing, we honor the energy of the Winter Solstice.

4. Connect with Universal Energies, Spirit Guides and Angels. Many spiritual masters teach that the Solstice is a time when there is an increased alignment between the Earth and the other Universes, creating an opening that allows for easier entry of Spiritual Guides and Angels “bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold,” and thus increasing the possibility of our prayers to be heard and answered in more immediate and miraculous ways.

 5. Enjoy the Celebrations of the Season. Since ancient times, the returning of light has been held as a sacred time of the year and marked with festivals and celebrations.

6. While it is unclear for how long people have been celebrating the Winter Solstice, we know that ancient stone structures were designed to align perfectly with the sun at dawn and dusk, during the solstices. Some believe that the Winter Solstice was more important to the people who constructed the Neolithic stone structures, than was the Summer Solstice, for their livelihood depended upon the returning sun. Stonehenge located in the south of England, is aligned on a sight-line that points to the Winter Solstice sunset. New Grange, in Ireland, points to the Winter Solstice sunrise. The Winter Solstice was a time when most cattle were slaughtered (so they would not have to be fed during the winter) and, most of the wine and beer were ready for consumption. That in itself seems like a great reason to celebrate the season.

7. Wear Amber The ancients thought Amber to be a power stone, for they believed this fossilized resin trapped the sun. They wore it to maintain their personal power and to draw the power of the sun god into their lives.

8. Use the Power of Light and Fire. Mid-winter was a time of concern for our ancestors. They believed the darkness to be filled with dark spirits. To keep them at bay, they lit many candles and built their fires high. They swept their homes with pine branches to cleanse it of darkness and to make room for good luck and prosperity.

 

 

Revisiting the teachings surrounding these seven ways to honor the Solstice can help use the power of the solstice energy to rekindle our inner light and to help brighten the glow in those we walk beside in both our personal and professional lives.

 

I wish you a joyous Solstice and a very blessed holiday season.

 

Time for Positive Change

A Time for Positive Change
©Jane A. Simington, PhD.

fiery nine
Welcome to 2016! In numerology, the energy expression of a year is determined by adding the numbers and reducing that number to a single digit. In doing so, we recognize that the energy of the 8 which was sustained during 2015, has increased to the level of 9 for 2016.

The 9 denotes the end of a cycle, and offers energy to support positive changes in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives to help us complete a cycle, and allow us to move to a higher level in each of these aspects of our lives. The 9 not only supports our efforts for personal change, it is also the number of Global Consciousness and thus asks each of us to change in ways that allow us to become more humanitarian. The 9 symbolizes our abilities to offer healing and compassion to the world at large. Pictorially the number represents a generous reservoir with a downward spout for giving, as compared to the 6 which has an upward spout for receiving. Numerologists teach that any year bearing the 9 energy moves rapidly and recommend that we do not hesitate in our efforts, but immediately begin using this supportive energy to make the changes that will allow us to be more physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually whole and complete and, to then take further advantage of that energy to bring more healing and compassion into our immediate and global environments. Based on the symbolic meanings of the energies being projected to us during this coming year, and if you are able to release what is no longer working for you, expect one or more of the following during the next twelve months:
An almost uncontrollable desire to rid of things and possessions that no longer serve you.
A need to search for spiritual truths resulting in a tremendous amount of spiritual growth.
Major relationship shifts resulting for a release of emotional and spiritual energies, including karmic energies.
Involvement in a humanitarian project.
Invitations to offer healing services in a community or country other than your own.
Remember that for the next twelve months, each of us is under the influence of the 9 energy. Share this esoteric knowledge with your grief and trauma clients and expect to witness rapid progress in the emotional and spiritual healing they are able to achieve as they allow themselves to be in sync with the energies of change being ushered into our world during these interesting times.