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As Venus prepares to go direct and we say goodbye to the Year of the Snake, today is a great day to ask: What has the past couple of months (Venus) or past year (Snake) been trying to help me shed/let go of/see more clearly/step into without my old fears and beliefs?
You may have found yourself going over and over old ground again and again over this time period as Life has called you to strip yourself of anything that is not in alignment with the true, real, naked, transparent, authentic YOU.
When the same situation/pattern keeps repeating or the same name/person from the past keeps re-appearing it is Life's way of asking: Have you received the message of this Story yet? It doesn't always mean there is more digging and clearing to be done. Old patterns and beliefs or past relationships almost always surface as we make a quantum leap decision and inner commitment to enter a New Story. Their re-appearance is Life asking you one final time...are you done yet with this Story? Your response can be as easy as: I say Yes to a New Story by saying No to this Old Story.
Other times a repeating scenario means some unfinished business or unhealed energy within still needs to be looked at. You will know this is the case if it keeps recurring no matter what you say or do. I have long been a major advocate of journaling to get to the root of what any recurring issue is trying to tell you, although artwork and crayon drawing are just as powerful and super effective for getting you out of your Head. The latter tools are something I’ve been personally using more and more in conjunction with journaling.*
You have a direct line to the content of your energy fields. You can ask your Self a question and expect to receive some form of insight as an answer. Answers don’t necessarily come in the neat package your Mind would prefer. They come via analogies, images, feelings, and conversations with your inner aspects and archetypes who have so much to tell you about your Self. Your main job is to take the time to ask, to sit quietly and receive what comes, and to trust it without thinking “I am making this up.”
Sometimes we need help seeing our inner world clearly, and that’s when it is beneficial to have a session with some sort of Holistic Facilitator – not so they do the work for you, but they can hand you a torch so that you can do your inner and outer work in a more empowered way and find your own Light.
Which brings us to this New Year – the Year of using this Light we have found within us, with the help of the go-getter, strong, courageous, forward-moving without inner or outer clutter in the way – the Year of the Horse.
Image by Zoran Covic
The Snake has stripped us as bare as we allowed, and helped us shed as many layers of our old skins as we could take. The Horse likes a light load. She likes to run free, without restriction. She could just as easily be a He of course, but as the Feminine Power energy roars to life within us, regardless of our gender, I think we’re going to get a taste this year of just what Grounded Divine Feminine Power really looks and feels like. Giddy up!
*For a very powerful journey through your subconscious using journaling and artwork/crayon drawing prompts, I highly recommend this 5 week online course A Return to Self.
(c) Dana Mrkich 2014
Dana Mrkich is an Energy Intuitive, Author of A New Chapter, Creator of E-course Create a Life you Love and an inspirational teacher, writer and speaker. For more info, please visit her website, or for regular energy updates join her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.