Across the Northern Hemisphere, fruits are ripening, leaves of the plants that bore the fruits browning and spent, having lived their purpose. In the Southern Hemisphere, winter is ending and new life begins. It is so with the endless cycles of human experience. What you harvest today becomes fodder for tomorrow’s seed. What are you giving birth to? What have you been growing, cultivating, nourishing these long months, that is ready to burst now in expectant ripe sweetness?
Okay, you’re scared. It’s time to talk about scared. Fine. I am one to talk. I spent the better part of an hour today freaking out inside and feeling super scared about something that is going on right now in my life. A big something with a capital B-big. After an hour of feeling scared, I thought that was enough. So I decided to do something about it.
Long-submerged parts of you will surface this month, if you know what to look for. For some of you, this will be painful – a constant whirlpool of old emotion and reaction, going round and round without seeming to stop. If this is your experience this month, remember that you can get off the merry-go-round. You can turn a painful experience into a glorious one. This could be the month where you break the daisy chain and start REALLY LIVING. I’ll tell you how in a moment.
Maybe you think your work is done. Is that the place where you have been resting lately? Perhaps it is. You have indeed come a long way. You hear murmurings whispered in the wind, and you make your dream images into next-morning sandwiches that nourish you all the day. And that is all right. You need rest sometimes.
2012. Twenty. Twelve. A whole lot of energy has been placed into those words. The number. The date. The year Everything Becomes Awesome. Right? Is that what you have been holding out for? If so, you are not alone. A billion breaths are being metaphorically held. A billion hearts beat a little faster, thinking about Great Change To Come. A billion collective souls are actively helping create an opening into new ways of being, new countries formed and old ones dissolved, and new beings brought into the collective global pool of potential.
This is the month when the proverbial rubber meets the road. Also when the you-know-what hits the fan. Know why? Because this is the month when you get bigger. You take steps. You enlarge your sphere. You become more of You. You get closer to the Self that you are creating, the You that you always have been but have not yet become.
If you are beginning this month is a state of despair, you are not alone. Many are walking this road with you. Not only will the road take a turn in the not-too-distant future – a road toward your chosen destination in this life – but the journey you are undertaking will reveal far more support than you have yet been aware of.
This month – December 2011 – is all about taking action from the beat of your heart, from the rush of life within your own body, and from the dreaming of your wild dreams. What calls to you this month? What speaks to you with a deepening and a quickening? What connects your breath to the breath of a million throats? What lights you up?
Gratitude is the state of being open to what is present around you. It's receiving, being fully open — without judgment — to the state of what is around you. Energetically, gratitude is an invitation into the third chakra to take in the totality of the energy of that which surrounds you.
And now you stand, your face turned upward to the stars, ready to join hands and leap joyously into your future. Do you feel the energy? Do you feel the power of Truth, Love and Beauty standing there beside you? Do you feel the hum of the ancients, the whispered songs of yore, the tangled threads now made smooth by time and intention? This, then, is your call, your awakening, your step into the What Comes Next. This is 11-11-11.