If there is one thing I keep hearing as we get closer to 2017 it’s that 2016 couldn’t end soon enough. For many it was a tough year. It seemed to start out great for everyone with hope and determination to make it the best year yet. However, as we got deeper in 2016 a lot of people started to find it harder and harder. So I asked myself why this way happening? What is it about the energy of 2016 that brought so many surprises and losses.
We have felt it globally…that shift. The shift that most of us have been talking about for the past 4 years, you know the one that was supposed to come in like gang-busters in 2012. See the problem is we expected there to be a big bang in 2012 and there wasn’t. The fact is it started before 2012 and we have been feeling tremors from the ongoing shift in our world/realm ever since. It’s been building and 2016 was a like a big quake. We all could feel it. Many of us couldn’t put a word to it.
I started out 2016 talking about it being a 9 year, a year of completion. It was a year of endings and a year of closing down energy. Basically it was a year of huge transformation and change. The true gift of this year was to work through the process of transforming your life and bring completion to those things we have held on to for the last cycle of 6-9 years so that we could start fresh and new in 2017. For those of us that took the time to do this we may be feeling release, relief, and a renewed sense of determination. However we also may be feeling bittersweet about it all. Endings are never easy.
What things did you come to terms with this year? I think one of the main things we all came to terms with is mortality. We watched a lot of our icons and childhood heroes pass into the realm of the Ancestors this year. Many of us lost friends and family this year. Globally there were huge losses and gaines in different ways for different people. The shift is taking place and new things are coming in whether we like it or not.
So what can you do to ease the shift if you are feeling out of sorts? I could say go with the flow. I could say surrender to the process. I could say allow it to take you and see where you end up. I could say all those feel-good helpful affirmation-y type things that really sound great but make no damn good sense in real life because surrender may sound like you are letting the enemy win. Going with the flow may give you a feeling of drowning. Allowing the process to take you into the unknown may be scary as hell.
The only thing to do is to take advantage of the shift. Any century with a zero means that individual year has the potential to be a void or a womb. A void is where things fall in without choice. Think of it like a black hole in space sucking in everything close to it. Who knows where it goes? Does it survive? Is it transformed and spit out on the other end somewhere? Science hasn’t a clue and neither do I. However a womb is a place of gestation where something is purposefully developed. That is what 2017 is all about. Rebirth is purposeful and calculated. It is preceded by the wisdom of 2016. What did you learn in 2016? What hard lessons were there for you? The rebirth of 2017 is backed by will(power) and mastery. All that you have survived and thrived you have mastered. Take that with you into 2017 and create a new energy that vibrates with your true self.
2017 is our year! It is a chance to become whatever we want. It’s a chance to began again or start a new journey. It’s permission from the Universe to let go of the past and focus on the present as we look toward the future. Change can be scary and that is okay. Having apprehension about the unknown is natural and gives us a reason to pause to gain knowledge and clarity before proceeding. The thing to remember is to proceed and to not allow our fear of the unknown to keep us from moving forward and growing.
If you are interested in what 2017 has in store for you broken down into monthly and quarterly data consider a 2017 Forecast Reading.