11-11-11 was a special day whose significance extends beyond its unique date. It was special because the entire world shared in the hope, blessings and meaning of this day. Around the world people shared conversations that focused on enlightenment, possibilities and potential. But the world didn't end (it wasn't supposed to) and we continue with our life journey. Now that 11-11-11 has come and gone, we must focus on carrying the energy's momentum into the days following it.
As I write this I cannot believe that it is already September and this year is nearly over. Some of us are looking with some degree of anxiety at next year, wondering what is going to happen in 2012. Is the earth going to end? Will all of our social and economic systems fail? Will we be annihilated through cataclysmic earth changes? Don't let the fear of what could happen be the dominant theme in your life for the next four months because we do have the ability to shift anything, including the potential for 2012. And in September we begin to step forward and integration is this month's theme.
This is going to be a busy and eventful month that is full of potential and learning opportunities and I also feel that it will end much differently than it began. There are many important aspects this month, including entering the 7th and final day of the of the 9th wave of the Mayan Calendar on October 11 and its end on Oct. 28. We will have some powerful energy downloads too with the new and full moons and some sobering realizations that will either propel us into new ways of being or depress us more deeply into victim consciousness.
July went by so quickly that I look back on the last 31 days and wonder what happened. Where did the time go? In many ways last month appeared to be less challenging than May and June but was it really? Or are we now so accustomed to the roller coaster that we can anticipate the wild ride and don't get so excited about it? I think this is partly true and August brings a whole new set of energies for us to consider.
Do you know that our angels and guides are around us all of the time, giving us hints, support and guidance on a constant basis? They often do this in subtle ways, by bringing certain topics, ideas of thoughts to our attention. This past week I was tired to the point where I felt drained, totally exhausted and unable to meet my usual productive schedule. More than once I had to lie down and take a nap. I couldn't think clearly and began to think my health was compromised. "What is wrong with me," I kept asking and I did not receive a direct answer but I kept thinking about the Philadelphia Experiment movie.
This month marks the autumnal equinox, which happens on September 22, a time when we once again have an opportunity to balance the energies in and around us. Right after the equinox is a full moon at the Aries point, which is 0 degrees of Aries. This is a powerful transformational force that will give strength to whatever intention you set for yourself. Use the period leading up to it, beginning now, to pay attention to what is coming up in your life to be balanced and then do the inner work that is revealed to you.
As I started writing this article, I could hear Chicago's song, "Where Do We Go From Here?". We're nearly at the end of 2011 and what a year it has been for all of us. Personally, I prefer to focus on how far we have come and we have definitely come a very long way. Can you remember where you were energetically and emotionally at the beginning of this year? Where are you now? Can you see where you have made profound changes in your thinking or being? Hold onto your seats because this will be a powerful month and year end that includes our final Mercury retrograde and an eclipse in December.
I remember the many times the Universe has tried to prevent me from doing something that I wanted to do anyway. No matter how many obstacles were put in my path, I forged ahead, determined to succeed at all costs. And I paid the price in time, energy and heartache. Why did I not see the clues for what they were, warnings that the path I was on was not the best one for me?
Hasn't it been an interesting year so far? And it has gone by quickly, as we are now entering the sixth month of 2011 and are only six months away from the beginning of 2012. So far this year we've seen unprecedented demands for social and political reform, unusual weather that includes some of the most devastating storms in a century, and the revelation of financial and political misdeeds that will continue for the rest of this year.
All that comes to you in life is a gift, every person on your path is a giver and love is the in the receiving, the gift and the giver. Receiving helps you close cycles, balance energies, release contracts, love and value yourself, and prepare for new cycles of being. You cannot be an effective giver if you are not also willing to receive for gifts are without value if they cannot be received. There is fear of obligation, unworthiness, owing others and rekindling karma with receiving but in truth, these things are what could happen if you do not receive.