Happy New Year Friends!
I won’t say I am sorry to see the backside of 2021. It contained much beauty and evolution for me in many ways, yet also so much painful letting go and re-jiggering of my self-concepts. I often felt like I was wandering naked and shivering, having dropped an ill-fitting suit of clothing without yet having anything to replace it.
I wonder if that resonates with you?
And in our collective journey? Ooooof!!!! I know I don’t need to expand on that.
2021 was a number five year (2+0+2+1). 5 is a number of great alchemy, teaching and learning. Alchemy is elemental, volatile and fiery and most often requires the destruction of one form for the revelation of another. That kind of sums up the year, doesn’t it?
The beauty of 2022 is that we are entering a 6 number year (2+0+2+2). 6 is the numerology of the heart. It calls in the energy of Love on both an intimate and global scale. 2 is a number which contains “other”. Within the number 2021, you see three 2’s amplified by zero. This is a year that asks us to tune into our friends, family, community and world and build relationships that are harmonious, balanced, sustainable and supportive. It is also about building relationship and communication between different and seemingly opposite aspects of self. Just as the symbol of the Heart Chakra contains the 6 pointed star that is created when the downward pointed triangle (imminent/manifesting) intersects the upward pointing triangle (transcendent/liberating), the 6 energy asks us to unify or at least bring into conscious conversation above/below, without/within, other/self, joy/sorrow, fear/courage, vulnerability/resilience, self-care/service, anger/peace and more.
A key phrase we all could benefit from repeating as a mantra is “with and through, not against”.
When I was feeling out what might be a good “Mirror” for the month of January 2022, what popped immediately into my mind was the concept of “Drishti”. We know in practicing Yoga postures/asana that Drishti refers to a “focal point”, a specific place where you put your physical sight to support you in maintaining concentration and stability. “Drishti” can be more subtle than that too. It can refer to an inner focal point, a symbolic focal point or even where we place out attention in our lives. What do we illuminate with our awareness? There can be no doubt that wherever we place our attention, that is where energy goes, like a moth to a flame. If our attention always goes to the “worst case scenario”, we run the risk of tightening our bodies and minds so that we cannot react with fluidity and grace to whatever comes. If our inner focus is frequently on judgement of self or other, we create walls that separate us from inner and outer connection. It is interesting to note that Drishti is often associated with the third eye or the “6”th chakra, which is the eye that sees beyond and through the dance of duality into Oneness. It is the eye that is infinitely and intimately connected to the heart’s knowing.
So what shall we place our attention on in this number 6 year?
The unifying power of Love, of course!
I’ll leave you with the words of Albert Einstein…
“There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others… This universal force is LOVE. Love is light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness… This force explains everything and gives meaning to life.”*
All My Love and Wishes for a year that unfolds from the Guiding Principles of the Heart.