Following Your Path in the Year of the Tiger

Clearing Contradictions that Keep You from Following Your Path

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Rheanni Lightwater

Transformation Game -Following Your PathKuan Yin has been helping us through these Transformation Games to transition from the old economic paradigm based on greed and fear to a new paradigm of co-operation and sustainable prosperity. Today, her advice about following your path is from the I Ching, an ancient book of divination that follows the flow of the cosmos. Because of that, her advice and instruction comes from a different perspective than ours.

To help you better connect with her assistance, she uses the Intuitive Learning Circles  to communicate with you through meditation, affirmations and visualization.

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For best results playing a Transformation Game, look at each Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.


Kuan Yin’s I Ching Readings and Transformation Games can help you to identify problems, change your focus to positive solutions, ground yourself and get in the present. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating Kuan Yins words. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.

Welcome to the I Ching Reading and Transformation Game for: Hexagram #38 – CONTRADICTION

The collective unconscious has always looked for guidance from the stars and  different constellations or Zodiac signs are often named after animals. In the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Yang Water Tiger, an energy that is also filled with fierce CONTRADICTIONS. What does following your path over the last part of the Year hold for you?

Because of our collective experience, we have universal symbols and patterns that affect us, whether or not they are often used in our own culture. Many mandalas give Americans a sense of peace and focus, even though they are not used daily in mainstream American culture.

The Tiger’s Feng Shui Mandala below can give you a sense of what the archetype of the Tiger is about and what may lie on the path ahead. If you’re interested, gently contemplate its center and relax. When you’re ready, ask yourself these questions and journal the answers that come:

“What is the most important thing I can focus my energy and effort on over the next few months?”

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“What is the direction? Why is that important?
How can I utilize the energy of the Tiger to my best advantage?
Is there something I’m wasting time on? Have I forgotten something?
If so, can I tell what they are and what would be the best thing to do?”

Allow your intuition to come forward and bring guidance from your innermost Self. 

Take a quick quiz to see if there are CONTRADICTIONS that are keeping you from following your path:

Being on your true path implies that you are following a course of action that fulfills the needs and desires of your Soul. Multiple paths conjure images of choices, confusion, free will and getting lost. This year, there has definitely been a lot of confusion and diversions into serious conflicts and no win situations. Collective paranoia and polarization are running rampant. To see where you are with that, use this sequence of Circles:

Does it feel as though you’re heading back into an old, repetitive and abusive cycle?

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Do you feel your vibration is low? Is something draining your vitality?

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Are you feeling out of sync with your natural cycles or the cycles of Nature?

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Unstable Energies Are Causing Confusion, Fear, Defensiveness and Blockages in Our Minds.

Remember that the primary purpose of the unconscious mind is to preserve and protect the body. Therefore, if you are exposed to things that are abusive or taking you into harm’s way, your mind would normally take action to protect you.

But what if part of you is still caught up in the past? What if you (or a part of you) is motivated by fear or following a path that isn’t even relevant anymore?

Your mind might resist acknowledging the truth. And, if your mind is very stubborn, it might double down and get very defensive.

In the year of the Tiger, getting defensive and lost = fear of the future and opportunities lost!

This becomes especially difficult to navigate if there are lots of people around you projecting their own needs, wants and beliefs onto you. For example, advertising and the media have made huge investments into influencing your choices in their favor, rather than your own.  

If you recognize any part of this as being a problem for you, take a look at a few steps for following your path that will help you move through the Year of the Tiger with fewer obstructions.

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Step One – Identify an Obstruction:

If you’re ready and willing, you might be able to identify a harmful obstruction and decide that you want to free yourself from it.

This Intuitive Learning Circle from Gifts from the Rainforest is #2 Vulture and it transmits a distinct warning. Gaze at the Circle softly and tune into your body. Do you feel uneasy or exposed to danger?  

Notice how distracting this energy is. Sometimes it warns you about a real danger and sometimes it’s just pulling you off track. It could be coming from the media or other people. Ask your gut, “Am I actually in danger? here is it coming from and what’s it about?”


Step Two: Clear the Conflicts:

Notice how this vibration might bring up feelings of being trapped or helpless. Once you’ve made a decision to let it go, whatever agreements you have that are in conflict with letting it go come up and create resistance. These conflicts could impair your health or well-being in serious ways, so it’s well worth it to address them and clear out the landscape of your mind right away.

“Am I experiencing contradictions that cause distractions, confusion or poor health?” Note: There may be more than one.

To help you release any CONTRADICTIONS, imagine that the lines in this Circle are going limp and moving around like strings of spaghetti. Do that both crossed and uncrossed. It’s time to pull all the cogs and fixations out of your thinking!


Step three – Get Centered in your Solar Plexus:

Relax now and let your 3rd Chakra get connected, open and balanced at your solar plexus (the area where your ribs go up in the front).

Your Essential Self is also known as the Psyche and is most efficiently located there to help you manifest, create happiness and maintain health. When encountering this low vibration, your Essential Self could react and run away. You can correct that now.

It may take a little bit of time because this obstruction has probably been around for a very long time and really knows how to throw you off! Use these affirmations to help you:

“My 3rd Chakra is open and balanced to accommodate my Essential Self.”


Step Four- Connect with your Natural Instincts:

Use the Circle to help you reconnect so that you can get back in touch with your gut instincts, your environment and the things that really matter. Ask yourself:

“Is there any part of me that’s holding onto old energy, a mistaken idea or keeping me connected to this CONTRADICTION?”

If your answer is “yes,” it would be wise to stop and gather up your Soul Resources.


Step Five- Regain Your Power:

“I am empowered to face this contradiction and move in the direction of my Souls purpose in accordance with my highest good.”

“I empower my ability to be patient and forgive myself, because I’m very likely to get confused by conflicting agendas and mistaken ideas.”


Step Six – Connect and Open the Chakras for Your Senses:

Relax for a few minutes with this Reiki Chakra Key to help you determine what shifts are necessary.

“I gather up all of my senses and use them to perceive what I need now to be healthy and more co-operative with my Soul.”

“I use them to discern the difference between healthy life force and a negative or invading energy.”

“I use my senses to ________ and _________.”


Step Seven – Balance Your Senses and Open Up Your Intuition:

This Circle from Gifts from the Rainforest helps you balance all of your senses so that you’re listening to your own body, instead of discordant noise from the outside world!

The volume may be turned up too high, or it could be too low. Take several breaths deep into your belly and exhale long and slow. This is helpful to every part of your nervous system.

“The volume and pitch of my senses are balanced to just the right level.”

“I listen to my heart. I notice my breath. I move my body around and stretch.”

“I activate my intuition and use it in balance.” 


Step Eight – Inquiry:

As you move forward in the Year of the Tiger, are you utilizing your preferred element for creating harmony, optimal health, financial stability and happiness?

The elements you could be using are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Air or Ether.

Each element has a particular style that your Soul resonates best with.

If you’re using the style of an element that doesn’t work very well for you, it could be causing a downturn in health, a lot of internal struggle or even unnecessary failure.

Make a decision to use your preferred element from now on to manifest success.


Now You’re Ready to Find A Solution for Following Your Path.

This Earth Chart from Soul Prayer Charts releases unconscious agreements you may have about being misled by other people’s agendas or pulled into conflict. Use it to access and uproot out-dated conditioning that’s planted in your unconscious mind. That includes early child-rearing techniques, mistaken ideas or conditioning from society through education, the media or religious upbringing.

All you need to do is look at the Circle and consciously imagine any imprints that are causing confusion and keeping you stuck to those low vibrations. Pull those agreements out of the landscape of your mind like old, dead roots and throw them into a fire to burn up. Here are some sample agreements that might be useful for you to uproot:

“I release any agreements I have with contradictory pathways or agendas.”

“I let go of burdens that are imposed on me through family expectations or through outdated genetic conditioning.”

“I release conditioning that I’ve been tricked, coerced or forced into.”

“I ask my Soul to light up the highest good in my mind so I can easily find and follow it. 


“This path is clearly imprinted with my unique Soul vibration and signature. I make a new agreement to follow it.”


Resolution for Healing Inner Conflicts.

Use the Intuitive Learning Circle below to release conflicting or harmful agreements on a neurological level. Look at the Circle and consciously imagine any “contracts” that are outdated or causing you harm are unlocking all the way up and down your spine. Here are some “global” agreements that might be useful for you to release: 

“I release all agreements or obligations that keep me stuck in the past or pull me into someone else’s agenda.”

“I release agreements to be motivated or trapped by fear.”

“I let go of any lies that restrict my freedom and autonomy.” 

“I release all agreements, beliefs, or obligations that I’ve been tricked or forced into against my free will.”

What other agreements can you think of that might be good for you to release?       “I release ___________.”


Open Your Heart to the Courage that Will Help You Expand and Learn New Ways of Being.

“I open my heart to Courage and listen to my Souls guidance.”

“I breathe freely. I radiate trust and can easily adapt to change.”


“I decide to love and respect myself. I have worth.
I radiate the Light of my Soul out into the world and fill it
with joy and prosperity.”


Disengage from Entanglements that Obstruct Your Freedom.

There may be attachments or karmic entanglements that keep this obstruction going. Use this Soul Star Chakra Key to detach from them. Relax and meditate on it for as long as you like. Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you – especially your heart center!


Dissolve Old Mental and Emotional Patterns.

Take all the time you need to dissolve the destructive mental, emotional and spiritual patterns that are keeping you attached to those old pathways and mistaken ideas. Let the symbol help you dissolve the patterns and all the confusion around them, like a dark cloud dissipating into a clear, blue sky.

Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!

Disengage from Pathways That Are Not Yours to Follow.

This Circle will help you close any pathways that no longer serve you.

“Not this way, go another way – the Sun has set on these paths.”


Decide to Align with the New Paradigm.

Place both feet on the floor and give yourself a few minutes to ground yourself on your Souls true pathway in the New Paradigm. 

“My energy is aligned with my true spiritual path and purpose.”

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Ask For Guidance From Your Higher Self.

 “What action(s) will support me in following my path in the year of the Tiger?”

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Congratulations! Through this transformation game you’ve let go of a lot and enhanced your spiritual guidance about following your path. Be sure to take some time relaxing and being out in nature to integrate the benefits of this new energy.

Know what you want, know what makes you feel good about your Self, know what brings you into harmony with others. These are your guidelines and principles. Other factors that assume control of your behavior or your health or that create inner discord are the obstacles that must be overcome. Be firm, unemotional, gentle, and clear in annihilating them and thereby reforming your Self and your environment.” ~The I Ching Workbook, R.L Wing

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Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family, environment and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning CirclesReiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call or text her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule.

Following Your Path should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment for any ailment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.