Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
– John O’Donohue
(from his poem “For a New Beginning”)
It’s a new year. Popular culture encourages making New Year’s resolutions. Some coaches or managers might ask about your goals for the coming year. However, I tend to listen intuitively to what the new year and life are asking me for and take my direction from there. I’m not saying that goal setting or New Year’s resolutions are a bad thing. It’s just that for such a long time now I’ve been hearing a different drumbeat and my life continues to be an amazing journey. While I don’t always sense a lot of specifics, I can usually intuit the next potential that is waiting to unfold in my path over the coming few years. Then I put my focus on living into that potential. Visions, dreams, potentials call out to me and I follow them.
For many years, numerology has helped me understand cycles and patterns. There are “universal” numbers that can help us understand societal trends, choices, and events, as well as “personal” numbers that are unique to each of us and can help us understand deeper meaning behind personal experiences and events. While each of us have our own personal year number, on a universal level, 2014 is a “7” year. (2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7) This means that, regardless of what is going on in our individual lives, we will all be influenced in some way by this universal number “7” energy of 2014.
Archetypally, the number “7” represents hope, reflection, introspection, focus, contemplation, graciousness, perseverance, and inner wisdom. While every year offers its own set of invitations and opportunities, 2014 offers great potential for us as a society to become more aware of the interconnectedness of all and what it means to live in service of something larger than ourselves. This year invites us to step beyond our assumptions so that we might discover new horizons beyond anything we have dared to imagine.
This new year calls us to be willing to step beyond illusions and façades to recognize truth – a greater truth than just “what is true for me.” One of our guiding stars here at the Center for Transformational Presence is the question, “What wants to happen?” 2014 invites us to sit deeply in that question – to be willing as a society to allow the Great Mystery of life (you might call that God, Spirit, Source, or some other name) to show us a bigger picture. This number “7” year invites us to experience our place in the great matrix of life – to tap into the bigger dream of a world that works, to recognize the role we are called to play in co-creating that world, and to align all aspects of our lives with that vision that is waiting to manifest in service of a greater good.
In these early weeks of 2014, I invite you to tune into the bigger dream waiting to manifest in your world – a dream that is about so much more than just you. Perhaps you become aware of several, yet if you pay attention, there will be one dream that won’t let go of you. Put your focus there and listen. What is that dream asking of you?
The number “7” vibration of 2014 offers rich and fertile soil for planting seeds, nurturing big dreams, and following those dreams into action. This is what we’re all about here at the Center for Transformational Presence. We can help you learn to see beyond your limits, to understand patterns and opportunities in new ways, and to live your life in alignment with your greater purpose so that you can indeed make a significant difference in your world.
It’s a new year. Now is the time. Join us.
P.S. If you are ready to say “yes” to your dream, a great place to start might be with my book, The Manifestation Wheel (also available in digital format for most e-readers). It’s a great guide and support for bringing dreams to reality. Many coaches use it as a structure for their coaching as well. If you would like a little more support, you might consider “The Manifestation Wheel Audio Course.” And if it’s time to dive in and just go for it, then join us in The Netherlands in March for “The Manifestation Wheel” four-day intensive or contact us for personal coaching!
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