When the skies open – to All

The Premise

It is said in old traditions that there are magical moments during the year when the skies open and spiritual beings descend to the people to test them and to offer their blessings to the deserving ones.  Shadows from the past come back to haunt or to test us. The “house” should be cleaned. Old issues must get closed. We should pay extra attention to the events of these days and be very caring and kind to the people around us. The one who does his job well will receive “the gift of the gods”.

These are the 12 days before the new years’ eve and the 12 days at the beginning of the year.

“In many belief systems, the New Year is equivalent to the rebirth of the world. And with this rebirth, we, too, are reborn anew, cleansed of the previous year.” http://integral-options.blogspot.com/2012/01/mircea-eliade-templum-tempus-new-years.html
The ancient people felt connected to the Universe and wanted to express this. That’s why we still have all sort of traditions: totally cleaning the house and getting rid of old, useless stuff ; going to the church (the temple – the sacred space, the image of the world), singing songs, performing dances wearing ritual masks, etc. We have preserved something of the ancient times habits, but for many the ritual it’s emptied of his real content, the Meaning is lost.

How much importance do you give to the external ritual and how much to the internal practice? What precisely do you do to clean out your soul’s house, to start the new year with a fresh mind and a whole heart?

I received an email from an astrologer friend about the 12 nights before New Year ’s Eve (starting December 23rd) in which we can connect with the energy of each sign and develop the qualities of that particular sign. Another belief says that the first 12 days of the year are crucial because each represents a month and what we do and what happens in that particular day will define how that particular month will be. I never checked it out, but it can be a good occasion to plan how would you like your year to be.

Twelve magic nights at the end of the year. Twelve magic days at the beginning of the year.

The sun is setting letting the moon cast its silvery shadows and then a new sun is rising bringing forth a new light and strength to begin a new life. How can you use this energy and refresh your mindset?

The practice

Regardless of what people believed, still believe or not, what matters is what You believe and do right now. You might believe in spirits, divine energies or not. These “12 days” can be an occasion to give your self moments of tranquility in which you can relax from work and have the chance to think things over: What do I bring on in this reality? What are my projections onto it? Which are my deeds brought on by these projections? Am I satisfied with their results and consequences or not? What else would I like to consciously create in my life? How can I change my thoughts to do that? How do I wish to be from now on? How do I want my life to look like?

Asking myself these questions helps to clear out my vision. And this gives me energy and focus.

Everybody creates his/ her own myth: “divine” or not. Our thoughts are magic because they create our reality: our happiness or misery.

I can see sand on my sandals and label it “it’s dirt”. Or “it’s dust of shells”, “it’s a part of the seashore and I had so much fun last summer”, “it’s playing material, I loved it when I was a child”, etc. Look what somebody does with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uLpfpxM4s, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbBOSoo6jo&feature=relmfu. Start playing with the way you look at things, start modeling the sand beneath your eyes.

Life is full of shit. Yes, it is. We produce it every day! Mainly through our negative thinking patterns. And if you think you have to live with somebody else’s shit stop looking at it and blow the smell away from your mind.

Be creative and recreate the world in your mind. There is magic everywhere. It’s how you look at things that enables it to be or not.

The internet is full of “recipes” on how to be happy and/ or (!) successful. Read them, be informed by them but don’t copy them, find your own way! I guarantee there is something specific about you, something that makes you Unique. Learn YourOwn Way of functioning best, your own recipe/ strategy towards fulfillment.

Consistently creating. In awareness and connection to all around us.

Life is magic when we make it magic. What will you make of your “sand” today?


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raluca
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 15:55:17

    Foarte frumos, ma bucur ca ai inceput acest blog!


  2. Irina Latis
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:52:32

    Mi-a placut mult articolul si rezonez cu ideile tale si cu felul in care le-ai scris. Mai sunt 2 zile din 12, si mi-a venit cheful sa-mi fac o lista. 🙂


    • transformationart
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 13:29:32

      Imi pare bine ca te inspira si sper ca iti vor fi de folos si cele care vor urma. Daca te inscrii la “Follow” vei fi instiintata de fiecare data cand postez un nou articol. Sper sa ne revedem curand, cu zambet in inima!


  3. Irina Latis
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 15:14:58

    Gata! Half way done. 🙂


  4. transformationart
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 15:28:49

    Way to go, keep it up! And I shall accompany you in following through, as a friend, if you wish so. Pup cu drag


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