It's the last 20 days of 2015. And the theme of these last 20 days is LETTING GO. It's time to release the past, cut the ties to the baggage we carry around, release our pain and our anger, and just let it go, so we can have a clean slate and a new approach to our lives and how we live them. Therefore this holiday season is the perfect time to renew your faith; to embrace a faith if you don't have one; to find a philosophy to guide you; to connect to spiritual beings and befriend them; to have "supernatural help" at your side as a way of life; and to learn to live your life by the Golden Rules and be a beacon to others on how to do it.
So how do you let go? It's a tough one. I am reminded of that gambler song "Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away". Maybe it's just time to walk away. If a problem or issue is too big, maybe it's time to just let it go. Stop struggling, stop expending your energy to fight it. A dear friend of mine works with some pretty mean people at her office....they are always doing the selfish thing; they are back stabbers; plotters, etc. and sadly they seem to be winning. They have exhausted her. And she has come to the conclusion that its just time to let it go. It's a hard decision, and I am not saying we should not fight wrongs, but sometimes when you have a personal issue like this and you are out numbered it may be better for your health and well being to let it go. Regroup, rest and heal, and use your time in more valuable and successful ways. Time is a GIFT and to squander it is a true sin. There is much to be done in the coming years, and wasting your time with pettiness and bad people isn't time well spent.
Today it's raining like a beast here in California, the kind where you can't see between windshield wipes as you drive very slowly. Now what can be done about this? I can't stop the heavy rain, I can only go inside, turn up my heat, and enjoy my home while the weather rages. If I was planning a trip somewhere, I'd cancel it. If I had errands, I do them another day. It's just a time to retreat as the odds are against me out there. As you see it's the same kind of strategy as above. Make lemonade out of lemons.
Maybe you're in relationships that are just not working, and you've tried and tried and tried and you're exhausted. It's probably time to stop trying and walk away. Maybe your job is so dull that its affecting your view of life. Maybe that noisy neighbor is never going to stop being noisy, and its your cue to move. It's time to create a life of harmony, creativity and a sense of well being. It's not just for Hanukah or Christmas, its for every day of your life.
It's also time for forgiveness. That anger or sadness is a downer, and you have to be at your best in 2016. FORGIVE yourself for mistakes you've made; FORGIVE others who have unwittingly or knowingly hurt you. Why make that pain even bigger by holding onto it? It's time to just walk away from that hurt and RELEASE IT. Whether its diving into a pool and imagining all the gunk falling from your body into the water leaving you clean; or sending it up to God; or putting it in a balloon and letting it float away, LET IT GO. Fear, Anger and Hate are so toxic. You can't change the past, so forgive and forget. Start fresh in 2016, or tomorrow if you can. It's time for your rebirth. Feel how light and good you feel when you release this "stuff". More stuff is coming, that's the way of life here, so lighten your load so you can take on new tasks and battle them with strong hearts.
I've mentioned a lot that these past few years are about being ready for 2016-2021. If you think you're busy now, you ain't seen nothing yet! There will be fast and furious energy and the need for the ability to adapt, then adapt again, and yet again. If you don't have some spiritual grounding you won't cope very well with the coming events, and it will even harder to get that grounding when you are dealing with all that's going on next year. With spiritual grounding your energy will be focused on THE BIG PICTURE. Standing up to the government and corporations and mother nature is going to be a full time theme for this era. Protesting, writing letters, calling, emailing, boycotting are the themes. It's about standing united to change the world, and you will be stronger and a better leader if you have spiritual grounding and less baggage following you around.
Starting in January the future takes off like a lightning rod. On Jan 5th Mercury goes retrograde, in Aquarius, and we start the year with fuzzy minds. It will also be squaring Mars, so we're gonna be pretty upset about things in general. Short tempers and fuzzy thinking, what a combo! And 2016 is a Leap Year, and extra day to catch up with our timing.
Also Uranus and Pluto are at it again, starting the end of Dec and through January. Its time for tearing down the old to make way for the new. January is going to start the New Year with a big bang of energy and explosions of change, as we see the current world changing to make way for the new. It's rebirth time. We are Phoenix rising from the ashes of the past. We are Indiana Jones heading off to our new adventure.....do you have the supplies you need to survive the journey filled with snakes and treasure and more? Make it so Spiritual Warriors!