“Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor.
Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time
to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.”
— Aberjhani (The River of Winged Dreams)
“If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There’s an initial uprush of relief at first, then-for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t yet operational. There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.”
— Mary Karr (Lit: A Memoir)
“Things are only impossible until they’re not.”
— Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek Next Generation)
So where are we now in the energy mix?
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been in a “soft” transition, riding the outer waves of the hard transition coming up in July. This hard transition is not the kind, however, that can be easily labeled. The reason why is because it is spiritual in nature. And essentially the energetic theme is that of “Rebirth.” The mechanism is however different for everyone.
Expect this to play out in physical ways, but it’s essential to remember that whatever happens, it’s not about the physical. It is about the spiritual, soul level growth. It’s not just about growing, though some will be pushed to do so. It is also about the kind of testing that is less about learning and more about confirmation, more about proof that you have finally arrived.
I’ll use a personal experience for an illustration. All throughout my teen and young adult years I had a recurring dream about being taunted by a particular person who caused me great emotional distress in real life. In my dreams this person would suddenly show up when I was in public and shout mean things about my looks and how I’d never become anything. I would struggle to run away and hide from their insults, and it never seemed to work right. The dreams felt awful, and I knew they were about my self-confidence. I worked on it though, in real life, pushing myself to step outside my comfort zone. And the day finally arrived when I had the dream again, but this time I did not run. I instead stood up to the offending person, told them off and told them why they were wrong. In the beginning, the dream yet again felt awful and I wanted to avoid the person. But by the end, it became one of the most empowering dream experiences I’ve ever had. Time and time again I was given opportunity to be my true self, but someone was always there to tell me why it was ugly or bad and I tried to hide. Finally I stood without fear and with acceptance of who I was. I woke up like a new person. I had arrived. I never dreamed about that person taunting me again and I was afraid to challenge my beliefs no more.
The energy now is somewhat like what that last dream was for me. A final unpleasant test, but less for learning and more for confirmation. I had graduated.
Don’t get me wrong, we’ll have the challenge part too in this energy bubble, and it’s possible to fail the test, but the end goal is to finally get that certificate of arrival. We won’t be done for the year just yet, but this summer holds a special spot for the thresholds we are all crossing. Rebirth.
The interesting thing is, though I can see it in numbers, I’m not the only one talking about it. A lot of people feel this internal need for something to change. Sometimes they know exactly what, but a lot do not. They can’t quite put their finger on it, but they know something needs to, is or going to shift. Sometimes the clue comes from the fact that coping mechanisms they have relied on for some time are beginning to no longer work. I read once there’s a reason why addicts usually end up in treatment, and it’s not just because they are addicts. It’s because the body has an amazing ability to develop a tolerance and what used to work stops working. It’s not too different for anything in life, as everything points to the need for flow. Everything could be good, but if it becomes stagnant, it becomes poison.
Sometimes figuring out what it is that needs transformation requires you to get away, remove yourself from the everyday, so you can finally get the sense of what is truly taking place. Sometimes the best “get away” people can get in their life is to start a new job, or start a new hobby, or start running everyday, or something else that helps remove you from the current outlook and put you into a different pace.
Even now, people are looking for the answer to the nagging feeling of “what’s next.” It’s time.
July holds some significant master number energy and not ironically, July 11 and 22 are pretty significant this month. It just happens to be that each of these dates are double master number days in 2011. On top of that, July 1st finishes out our triple eclipse pattern this summer and the US moves into a new annual cycle that expects community service and responsibility to our families and health. The thing is, in 2011 this realm of service energy also contains a spiritual challenge. And then Mercury will go retrograde on the heals of all this August 3. there’s also Uranus going retrograde on July 9th, a date I have already pegged for a numerological date of significance.
We are being challenged during this year 2011, to be better about doing our research and not make decisions too quickly. We are challenged to slow down and to seek greater truth on any matter, physical or spiritual. We are challenged to find the missing details we don’t yet see. We are challenged to listen and to be careful with our questions. Every year contains a challenge vibration – in 2011 it involves this.
This challenge is a bit in opposition to the keynote energy of the US, which tends to make decisions on the spur of the moment. There is a place for that energy, but this year asks us to slow it down. As we transition during the summer, we also add a challenge to the energy of family, community, health and the notion of sacrifice. I expect children, health care and community ideas, both secular and religious, to take a center focus in the near future and become increasingly important this fall. The issue however will be to take measures to take a lot of time in these matters. Number patterns point to hidden mysteries when it comes to these subjects. Truths to be revealed, errors to be recognized and growth in understanding. It’s not too different in nature to a spiritual awakening, when all you thought was true is well… different. Not exactly wrong, but not the whole story and not exactly right either. Some things completely wrong, but understandable at that level. Still once you jump to the next plateau, it just no longer serves you. Crawling works really well for us as long as we cannot yet walk. But once we attain walking, we rarely find need to crawl again. It no longer serves us. Still, in order to finally get to that place of walking with confidence, we must first take some falls. We must first, as Mary Karr points out in the quote above, “go through hell.”
We are reaching one of these points now. It is like the transition of the butterfly from a caterpillar. Did you know that when a caterpillar changes, it actually dissolves completely before it can reform into a butterfly? Science calls it’s dissolved slurry state a “culture medium” not too unlike a liquid bath of embryonic cells. This transformation is significant as none of the original structure of the caterpillar remains. It is broken down into base liquid parts and completely reformed anew. You can read more about this fascinating phenomenon here: “Inside the Chrysalis” by Dr. Lincoln Brower.
That – is where we are. Entering the slurry stage. It’s not a bad thing. It’s not really an easy thing either. Even birth is not easy. But there is wonder on the other side.
Dates of Numerological Significance
June 23: Date of Numerological Significance
June 27: Date of Numerological Significance
June 23-28: Numerological Arch of Influence
July 1: Partial Solar Eclipse
July 9: Date of Numerological Significance
July 9: Uranus Goes Retrograde
July 9-11: Numerological Arch of Influence
July 11: Date of Numerological Significance
July 15: Date of Numerological Significance
July 15-18: Numerological Arch of Influence
July 22: Date of Numerological Significance
July 22-29: Numerological Arch of Influence
August 3: Mercury Goes Retrograde