Quiet archetypal form
Infinite variety and multiplicity
Essence, heart, nature, messages
Reined monkey mind
Full of devotion
Surrendered in faith
Experiences the infinite
Quantum self peace.
This is a year of completion and the seeds of new beginnings. I’m a numerologist and 2016 can be calculated as 36/9, the numbers for both words, completes and endings. We will all be completing various elements in our lives which will include relationship endings at various levels and various giving personal meanings. Within all endings are the seeds of new beginnings, regeneration and personal renewal. It is the release of an old way of life to enter a new way of being and seeing. Therefore, endings are releases that are not to be feared, for it is only through these releases, we call endings, that one can be released from one phase of life in order to enter the next new phase of being and a new life.
The butterfly reminds us of the cycle of creativity, the slow process of renewal and resurrection. It is within the Spring that we have a wonderful anticipation that April brings, the resurrection in the Northern climes of the cycle of the various new seasonal sprouting bulbs, plants and new spring clothing that give us that feeling of true newness and renewal.
Also what sprouts within is the desire for renewing our environs with new colors and textures which will express something wonderfully new within, telling us who it is that we are within!
The Japanese culture have a wonderful sense of seasonal and artistic expression within various aspects of their culture that honors this personal inner renewal both within the self and within their homes. They have the traditional obi which is pictured above which the Geisha of their culture will express through the obi they will wear depending on the season.
We can utilize the many obi available to express our appreciation of a different kind of artistic expression. I do this by hanging various obi on a Japanese shoji screen in various rooms of my home, switching them for the various seasons. I also place them over a door that remains open all the time, as a change of décor. I store the various obi not in use on protected hangers and simply put them neatly in a closet for other seasons, switching them through out the years.
In many traditional Japanese homes there is an alcove called a takonoma” specifically designed and built to express each season, wherein is placed a scroll (an obi can also be used like a scroll in places like this), some other artifact, and seasonal foliage or flowers as illustrated below:
Here you see displayed a cherry branch, with the beloved cherry blossoms of Spring for the setting in a room specifically, a ‘tatami’ room, with tatami covered floor (which is usually a wood plank floor). The sitting cushions you see are the traditional-style table seating. The beauty of this particular creativity is the serenity it brings to one’s essence and is wonderful for times of personal contemplation.
Grace, beauty, inspirational experience and living is what the universal consciousness and the omniscient creativity within all of our lives expresses in our own personal and various ways through all of the various cultures of the world.
In Asian culture and astrology each year is signified with the first new moon, this year was February 8, 2016, The Year of the Red or Fire Monkey.
This can be the red chimpanzee or any of the ape family. These animals are very creative and have a great deal of ingenuity. There are many very interesting documentaries available on both Netflix and You Tube that show how the infringing metropolis in many countries that have these animal populations (the monkey is considered sacred in some spiritual traditions and therefore some temples are dedicated to them). Overtaking the habitat of these creatures forces them to survive, by infiltrating the metropolis to steal food stuffs to survive the infringement of a spreading metropolis onto their own shrinking food supplies and seasonal changes.
So, what we all have in common is our need for survival, our individual ingenuity to survive and to be as happy as we can be within the world of various nationalities and species of this world.
The nations of the world are releasing old ways to embrace new ways in order to survive. This need for change is scary, but we all must put our hearts to rest, and to merge and flow with the slow, necessary changes our societies are engaging, so that we all can enjoy the essence of our individual lives, the lives of other cultures, and the beautiful essence of our plant, animal, and oceanic kingdoms.
Let’s journey together, utilizing our individual ingenuity to create our new kingdoms with the wonderful ideals of love, beauty, compassion and helpfulness toward others as each of us struggles through the requirements required of us to be as positively creative as we can through our transitions from one phase of life and living to another!
La Vern De Wilde
To bathe in the waters of ecstasy, the inner soma of the essence of inner ecstasy, is different for each of us. For one person, the inner waters of ecstasy in a particular moment, on a particular day, may hold the image of riding horseback through fields of greenery. For another it may be the experience and expression of driving at high speeds around the curves of a mountain roadway. Yet for another, it is to design and decorate a room which reflects their inner most peace, the tranquility of quiet solitude. We can all experience each of these at different times, and each simultaneously experiencing their inner bliss, nirvana, or samadhi. One’s own inner self-awareness and intelligent self-realization is following one’s bliss without being dependent on another. This is the way and the essence of mood and choice.
To drink of one’s inner soma, the nectar of inner delight, one feeds one’s inner strength by this power. The multitudes of different simultaneous expressions and activities by each around the world is the unity of the world. We each are the expression of part of this unity. We all partake of the soma, the nectar of inner ecstasy at various levels of personal evolution and awareness.
With this new Chinese Lunar New Year, The Year of the Sheep or Ram, Aries the Ram is fire, the prana, chi, energy of identity in relation to our individual and collective relationships. We come to understand who we are within, through the yoga of Libra, the air sign of relationships. Conflict, an expression of inner fire, assists each to express their inner mood and inner being in the moment in relation to others. The moments change with the movement of the Moon, Sun and all of the planetary bodies which express themselves through each of us. This is the spiritual physics of the unity of humanity.
Though we are each different and have different tastes, values, intentions, motivations, desires, and pursuits, our individual identity is reflected in our mood. How it is that we design, create and maintain our home, our inner being, our physical home, our bodies and the home wherein our bodies and our spirit reside are the reflection of this personal essence.
Therefore, each will express themselves through their personal yoga of relationship. Their relationship to their environment will be a reflection of their inner being. The Sun is now residing in the yoga of Pisces and Virgo, the inner unconscious elements of Pisces are expressed through Virgo, the highly critical sign of health and service to others.
The Chinese metaphysical science of Feng Shui, the science of the elements, direction, placement and color give a clue to the health of one’s particular environment. This also applies to the colors of the fresh foods one ingests which also contain the soma, the precious nectar of essences which maintain the yoga of good health represented by Pisces (fish) and Virgo (vegetation).
This yoga is the prelude to the coming Spring Equinox, when the latent forces that have been nourished through the winter activities and resting, prepare each (or not) for the emergence of the Solar new year which begins new activities through the yogic expression in the signs of Aries and Libra.