Choosing Wisely in a New Atmosphere
By Andrew Smith
“Keep your heart clear
And you will
Never be bound.
A single disturbed thought
Creates ten thousand distractions.”
? Daigu Ryokan (1758-1831)
2015 has been a profound year. Your values tested, your dreams challenged, your sense of reality questioned, your beliefs re-evaluated, your hopes reborn, your heart enriched and reignited, nothing has been left untouched. Nothing. Every structure in your life have been torn down; nay the structures of our entire social infrastructure have been challenged – work, politics, finances, communication, social, religious, spiritual and most importantly, our friendships and intimate relationships. A frenzy of letting go swept through your consciousness ultimately affording you a space to create a new matrix to house your life, at all levels of your life.
Yet, as 2015 wanes and another solar year dawns, a relative calmness descends upon the Earth Plane as the intensity of planetary activity dulls down, leaving you in a space to reflect and bathe within a gentle and restorative tide of cosmic energies.
December is marked by a strong impetus to retreat, to be still and to simplify. The karios is ripe to start planning what you need to fill the space left by the massive deconstruction you have gone through.
There is no need for action, yet, especially considering the state of your physical energy after a long hard, but profound, year.