I like to look into the Calendar and check where and when we are. Not only on the Earthly plane but also in the Solar system. It is my thing since I was little. I especially love looking into the Night Sky and locating myself. I talk to the Moon and the Stars so that I can be reminded that I am not alone. That there is always "someone" watching from Above over us here Below. Even on a cloudy day, I look for the Sun and the moon hiding there behind the clouds.
In the same sense of saying "God is watching you" or "God knows everything", in Japan, we say "the Sun is watching you" because the Sun is attributed to the leader of the deity (and is a Goddess!). I like that idea. Same with the Moon and the Stars, they are attributed to gods and goddesses. So whenever I felt lonely, discouraged or misunderstood, I always looked at the sky to be reminded that I was not alone. It is a nice feeling.
If you feel the same way, I would encourage you to take a little time to feel the connection with the Universe. We already know that there are so many stars, planets and galaxies out there. Many more than our ancestors knew about, the idea of "I am not Alone" could be more real.
You could also do the same with other creatures on this Earth like the trees, flowers, herbs, stones, birds etc. I am always encouraged by watching flowers grow, even from the cracks of the concrete in the middle of the City. It is amazing to feel their life force energy, as they are living entities who have consciousness. Some scientists have already proven that they respond to what we say or to music / sound!
When we are more aware of these entities in Nature and the Universe, we can feel more empowered. The awareness reconnects us with the bigger scheme of life that we are already a part of. It is just because the mind of Humans is so busy and always filled with "human world" or "ME world" that we are cut out from the limitless source of life force energy that Nature and the Universe are providing.
That is one of the reasons why we feel so drained when we feel "lonely" and think you are doing it all alone. But the truth is, we are not doing it alone - because we are always a part of the Whole . We have never been cut off from this Universal Life Force Energy Field! That is why in the Mystery School Teaching, we say "We are Eternal Being".
We are living not only in the scheme of Human Time but also within the Cycle of Nature and the Universe. Recently the Universal Clock turned its needle to let us know that now a half of the Year has passed bringing us to Mid-Summer.
Was it quick or slow for you? How are you doing with your time in different areas of your life? Everyone's inner time moves differently. It is good to be reminded where / when we are every quarter of the year and to be in synch with the Clocks of Nature and the Universe.
With the Universal Clock, one Human Year is divided into 4 :
* Spring Equinox (Spring) - AIR - Time of planting a seed and nurture it, make it grow
* Summer Solstice (Summer) - FIRE - Time of pruning and refinement
* Autumn Equinox (Autumn) - WATER - Time of harvest and cleaning up
* Winter Solstice (Winter) - EARTH - Time of assessment and introspection, prep for the next cycle
Every point of the year calls on us and invites us to take a pause and evaluate how we are doing. We used to celebrate this Universal Time with Gods/Goddesses, Divas and all the Creatures on this Earth and beyond. Knowing that it is a gift to be able to tune into the right note in the symphony on God that we, nature and the universe all play.
Everything was in alignment. Whatever gap or mistune was filled or adjusted with Sacred Ceremonies by dedicating gratitude to everything that allows us to be here and enjoy the experience called Physical Life. It is Divine Timing that reconnects us all with the Universal Energy Field. That includes the Elements and the Elemental Beings that are the basics of physicality.
As the Seasons are represented with the Number 4, so are the Elements; Earth, Water, Air, Fire. Those elements are very important building blocks to create physical manifestation. And every Magick contains the work with those 4 Elements.
So in another word, working with the 4 different Milestones of the Year will allow us to work with different Elements to complete our Creation. For example, you can take a look at your plans and divide them into the 4 categories and refer to them as Seasons, Elements or Directions etc. Then you might be able to grasp the whole picture or different point of view to see where you are and what needs to be done. (If you want to know more about these basics of working with the elements, the Modern Mystery School provides WICCA, ALCHEMY, ELEMENTAL MAGICK, KABBALAH, SACRED GEOMETRY Classes and it would be really helpful for you to master the magick of physical manifestation).
So how have you been doing so far? How much have you accomplished as you planned in the beginning of the year? Or you could chose to set the beginning point on the Spring Equinox, as it is considered to be the beginning of the Astrological Year. In that sense, the Summer Equinox would be the first quarter of the year.
Whatever Calendar / Time you chose to work with, it is a good opportunity to re-evaluate how you are doing and how you want to be doing from now on to fulfill your purpose. You can adjust whatever is needed, reset and start anew. It is the TIME to synchronize your inner clock with the clock of Nature and the Universe, and move on to the Next Quarter. Step by Step, you will reach a short-term goal, and this rhythm will connect each point to another creating a line, then a form. The form will be solid and tangible at the point of the 4th quarter. It is an accomplishment whether in smaller scale or a bigger scale. That is why it is good to use those 4 quarters of the year as a point of re-evaluation to manifest your intention. So, enjoy every chapter of the Universal Calendar. Use it as a new beginning of the next level of your creation.
Last but not least, I also would like to encourage you to re-evaluate your Attitude - because EVERYTHING STARTS FROM YOU! The plan itself, the purpose itself is important but without YOU, nothing really happens and will be meaningless. Please remember that YOU ARE IMPORTANT, YOU MATTER- and always, there is always someone watching over you, and supporting you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You are a part of the Great Plan, the Whole Picture, the Divine Order. I care about you - We care about you. That is our tradition, our Lineage - where we are coming from. If you still feel lonely or feel separated, please join our Community of the Modern Mystery School. Join us with Ceremonies, Meditation, Gatherings. We are all over the world, and together we will reconnect with the Universal Time and Space!
We are really looking forward to connecting with you and sharing our Magick. The Universal Clock has been set in motion again - let's evolve together toward the next Quarter of the Year!
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Yoko Maria. Spiritual Guide living in NYC.