Sacred Journeys – February 2010

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Everyday Rituals & Celebrations

The energy as we entered into the year 2010 was intense to say the least. We were being trained like Olympic athletes, whether we were aware of it or not, to get ourselves in shape for the year ahead. As we know, these are important times we are living in, and for us to co-create a new world, we can’t be blocking our energy with old fear-based thought patterns that can generate fear, anger, resentment and isolation. Since the winter solstice in December, he cosmic clock, has been calling us to increase our light.

Although the year ends, celestially speaking, at winter solstice on the longest night of the year, energetically the new year does not begin until the first new moon following solstice. This year, depending on your location, that new moon occurred on January the 15th, and it was also a solar eclipse in Capricorn. This energy, astrologically, is a call to honour your authentic self by expressing it in everything you do. It’s no easy task being authentic all the time, to do what you know in your heart you should do, rather than what you want to believe you should do. Part of the challenge to living authentically has been, and is, discerning the beliefs that tie us to a past which no longer serves us, and the fears that formed the beliefs in the first place. The birth of 2010 is all about addressing these issues individually and collectively.

Normally the time between Winter Solstice and the new moon is one of quiet contemplation and dreaming. It is not a time of taking action or setting intentions; that is for the energy after the New Moon when we can begin to visualize the seeds we wish to nurture in the year ahead.

The poignancy of the location of the new moon solar eclipse, as well as the full moon lunar eclipses this new year, suggest that this is the year we dream a new world into existence. The seeds we grow this year have the potential to be unlike anything we have grown before. We are required to free up as much of our creative energy as possible. Any energy that is hidden, or blocked, needs to be released so we can work at visualizing and creating this new world from our highest potential frequency.

I love the analogy of cleaning the windows in our light-house.

This year, before the new moon had arrived, we also had a full (blue) moon lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve, providing the perfect opportunity to ‘clean our windows’. Lunar eclipses, like we had on New Year’s, tend to be about the end of old ways of being, old patterns, old beliefs.  I gathered with friends to walk a spiral for the new year, outside in the snow. Lisa, our host, had devised an environmentally friendly way for us to make it a blue spiral. The energy in the center of the spiral was so strong that day. It was spinning and humming and full of colours. We shared our dreams for the future, and verbally acknowledged what we were ready to release.

This year it is so important that we take the time to feel whatever is coming up, to untangle our hearts, because many of our beliefs and ties to the old world are impeding our ability to grow and come into greater awareness.

Beliefs are habitual thought. Truth is always changing as we continue to grow. When this year’s cycle completes itself with a lunar eclipse at winter solstice 2010, I suspect the world will seem very different.

Remember: We are the change.

he energy as we entered into the year 2010 was intense to say the least. We were being trained like Olympic athletes, whether we were aware of it or not, to get ourselves in shape for the year ahead. As we know, these are important times we are living in, and for us to co-create a new world, we can’t be blocking our energy with old fear-based thought patterns that can generate fear, anger, resentment and isolation. Since the winter solstice in December, he cosmic clock, has been calling us to increase our light.

Although the year ends, celestially speaking, at winter solstice on the longest night of the year, energetically the new year does not begin until the first new moon following solstice. This year, depending on your location, that new moon occurred on January the 15th, and it was also a solar eclipse in Capricorn. This energy, astrologically, is a call to honour your authentic self by expressing it in everything you do. It’s no easy task being authentic all the time, to do what you know in your heart you should do, rather than what you want to believe you should do. Part of the challenge to living authentically has been, and is, discerning the beliefs that tie us to a past which no longer serves us, and the fears that formed the beliefs in the first place. The birth of 2010 is all about addressing these issues individually and collectively.

Kim Elkington is the co-founder of The Algonquin Tea Co, a line of quality teas made from organic wildcrafted Canadian herbs. These days, Kim works with Local Sustainably Wild-picked Canadian herbs to make organic herbal, black, green and chai tea blends. Find these products online: www.wildcanadiantea.com, or www.algonquintea.com Email Kim at: spirit.algonquintea@gmail.com

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