Lunar New Year

Welcome in the Lunar New Year: Say Hello to the Dragon and Goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit ~

The Lunar New Year is a time of significant transition. In the Chinese Zodiac, each Lunar year has its own animal personality, yin/ yang polarity and elemental qualities that the ancients used to assist them as they navigated life. There are twelve signs in the Zodiac Cycle which repeats every twelve years.

The Year of the Yang Wood Dragon has officially started on February 10th, 2024.

Year of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2032…

Complimentary Signs: Monkey and Rat. Secret Friend: Rooster. Against Dog.

Positive Qualities: Energetic. Confident. Ambitious. Intelligent. Generous.
Challenging Qualities: Unstable. Intolerant. Lack of persistence. Unrealistic.

The Dragon’s Feng Shui Mandala below can give you a sense of what the archetype of the Dragon is about and how it may influence you. 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 during the Year of the Dragon?”

“What is the direction? Why is that important?
How can I utilize the energy of the Dragon to my best advantage?
Is there something I’m wasting time on? Something I’m not aware of?
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. 

This past lunar year, the Animal has been the Yin Water Rabbit.

Rabbit

The beneficial qualities of the Rabbit are: Docile. Peaceful. Fertile. Tender. Quiet. Gentle. Cautious and Considerate. Her fertility and connection with Family, Community and Prosperity is legendary.

Her more challenging qualities are: Irresolute. Skittish. Stubborn. Timid. Escapist and tending to Procrastination.

Rabbit is considered by many to be a trickster, however, if you were able to make friends with her, she may have taught you some very important lessons about being aware of your environment and sensing when something’s amiss. If you ask her nicely on the way out, she may make some last minute recommendations: What did you learn from Rabbit? Is there something else to learn? Does Rabbit sense any danger moving into the Year of the Dragon? If so, is it near or far? Is there a place or activity that that would be better to avoid? What is her advice?

As you consider how Rabbit’s energy has affected you personally, ask:

“Is there anything that I need to do or let go of? How can I make sure the Rabbit energy exits completely?” 

 

Feng Shui and Grounding in The New Lunar Year

As you can imagine, the Lunar New Year is an excellent time to prepare for new plans and personal growth for the future using the Art of Feng Shui. The seeds that are planted now are very close to being activated in the Spring.

 

Use this Soul Prayer Chart with your imagination to uproot any destructive tendencies or karmic seeds that you would rather not activate and grow in this New Lunar Year:

“I uproot any harmful karmic seeds, tendencies or “stakes” that may still be planted in the energy of the past year.”

You may want to be specific about some Rabbit characteristics that may have come up in you last year. For example, were you overly timid? Skittish? Stubborn? Did you procrastinate or go down too many rabbit holes? This is a great opportunity tend your own garden before those seeds sprout again!

“I pull myself out of any ‘rabbit holes’ that I am still stuck in.”

 

Use this symbol with positive affirmations to dissolve destructive blueprints of past extreme or indulgent behaviors. For example:

“I surrender destructive blueprints of wishful thinking, misconceptions and no win situations that sabotage my personal growth and happiness.”

“I send them to the Light. My Future is bright and clear.”

Always remember to release pain or harmful energies into the Light!

 

Before you can ground effectively in the Lunar New Year, are there any superstitions or emotional fantasies that you would like to move beyond and release to the Light?

“I let go of external, artificial expectations about how I should be.”

Moon - Lunar New Year

Is there anything that’s pulling you out of sync with your natural cycles or the cycles of the Moon? Are you willing and able to let them go? If so, release them to the Light as well.

“I am in sync with the Cycles of Nature and the Moon.”

“I honor and respect my own, personal cycles.”

 

Confirm that you’re using the generative life force of the Air Element to facilitate your transition out of the old and into the new:

“I close old energy channels that drain or depress me.”

“I choose to use generative life force to energize my path forward into the Lunar New Year.”

“I connect with life affirming directions and channels of communication.”

Note: This symbol can help you whenever you feel stuck, exhausted or confused.

 

There may be some conflicts, shock or energy fixations leftover from the past year that block your ability to perceive things clearly. If that’s the case, you’re not alone! Use Condor Medicine to help you soften and relax them.

“I relax and allow any frozen or tense thoughts to melt away.”

Breathe deeply and imagine the lines going in towards the center are going loose and limp like cooked spaghetti noodles until the tension releases.

There may be more than one. Do yourself a favor by taking the time now to resolve them so that you don’t carry them into the new year.

 

Bring your senses into balance so that you can be more present for the transition and see things as they are.

“How am I perceiving this? Am I accessing chaos, destruction or balance?”

If you’re accessing chaos, consciously turn the volume of your senses down so you can regain balance. If what you’re accessing seems dead or hopeless, turn the volume up to a more balanced perception of how things really are.

“I perceive my situation clearly.”

 

Respectfully close the door on the Year of the Rabbit so that you can open the door for what’s in the next Lunar New Year.

 

Now that one door has closed completely, another can open properly. Prepare yourself by activating and aligning with the creative energy and Fire of your Soul!

 

Welcoming the Year of the Yang Wood Dragon – February 10th, 2024.

As mentioned before, the beneficial qualities of the Dragon are said to be: Energetic. Confident. Ambitious. Intelligent. Generous. His popularity is based on a reputation for attracting good luck and prosperity.

However, his darker, more arrogant characteristics are: Unstable. Intolerant. Lack of Persistence and Unrealistic.

A Dragon personality can be generous to a fault, intelligent to the point of intolerance and so ambitiously confident that they can move forward too fast and forcefully, causing destruction for those around them. At best, this tendency seems rude and at worst, forcing and pushing things through often causes nasty karmic backlashes, especially in the New Paradigm.

The Dragon archetype can guard very unrealistic ideals that it will then hold against itself. It’s very sensitive to pain and will unexpectedly lash out vigorously when hurt or under attack. Respect is an important virtue. Establishing common sense and stable limitations will help restrain his more extreme qualities.

Yes. The male, vital Dragon is a very different energy to operate under in contrast to his gentle predecessor, the feminine rabbit!

With these generalities in mind, what do you think you will need to do differently to work with this energy?

What is the message from this Archetypal Animal?

Are there any warnings? Opportunities?

Is there something specific you could ask about that would be beneficial?

What would you need to do to make friends with him?

 

As you contemplate the answers you’ve gotten through your intuition, reinforce your ability to communicate and manifest with the generative energy of the New Paradigm and communicate what’s most important for you to remember.

 

Now that you’ve gained this new perspective and awareness about the Lunar New Year, put your feet firmly on the ground and place your palms on the inside of your knees. Let the symbol help you spin out discordant energies so you can get grounded and bring clarity into the New Year.

“I am grounding with an awareness of the new energies.” 

“I ground in the New Paradigm in accordance with my highest good.”

Congratulations! You may want to get up and move around to integrate this new information and the insights that you’ve opened up to.


Read About More Archetypal Energies to Assist You As You Move Forward in the New Year

 

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About the Author

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Rheanni (Ray-ah-nee) is the Author of Gifts from the Rainforest. In her private practice, she conducts Reiki Attunements / Trainings, Mind Body Healing sessions and Feng Shui Environmental Clearings

Sessions with Rheanni (Ray-ah-nee) are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. To schedule an initial consultation, contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. 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.

Midwinter Transitions

Intuitive Reading from the I Ching or Book of Change – Midwinter Transition.

In this intuitive reading, Soul Resources offers a variety of SOS formulas and Transformation Games using the Intuitive Learning Circles and the I Ching to enhance your midwinter transition from 2023 into 2024. 

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Chinese Zodiac

It’s nearly the end of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rabbit, which will transition to the Dragon on February 10th, 2024, which is a very popular archetypal energy.

Midwinter Transitions - The Year of the DragonThe positive qualities of Dragon are: Energetic, Confident. Ambitious. Intelligent. Generous. However, the negative qualities can also be: Unstable. Intolerant. Lack of persistence. Unrealistic.

Complimentary Zodiac Signs are Monkey and Rat.

The Dragon’s Secret Friend is Rooster.

His energy goes decidedly against Dog.

However, don’t get ahead of yourself. The Dragon’s energy will not make itself known until much closer to the Lunar New Year on February 10th.

Stay present with the positive Yin Water Rabbit archetype that’s been in effect since last January 22nd, 2023. Call upon her gentle energy to invite more peace and prosperity into your life as we go through multiple midwinter transitions at the beginning of 2024.
Allow her quiet courage and cooperative nature to inspire new paths to take and ways to communicate with one another. If you’re interested, gaze softly at her Feng Shui Mandala and meditate on the nature of her energy.

The Year of the Rabbit - Midwinter TransitionsThe beneficial qualities of the Rabbit are: Docile. Peaceful. Fertile. Tender. Quiet. Gentle. Cautious and Considerate. Her connection with Family, Community and Prosperity is legendary.

Rabbit is also considered by many to be a trickster, yet those who’ve made friends with her can receive very clear warnings when  something’s amiss. Because she’s so finely attuned to the passing scents of predators, she knows quick and clever ways to escape from any danger she may sense in her vicinity. If you ask nicely, she will help you to do the same! Here are some questions to ask:

Does Rabbit sense any present concerns for you? If so, are they nearby or off in the distance? Is there a rabbit hole that would be better for you to avoid? What is her advice?

She’s also very good at sniffing out prosperity by finding the tastiest morsels, the coziest warrens and following the most profitable opportunities. Does she sense any valuable opportunities for you? What tasty morsels do you have the opportunity to enjoy in your near future? What changes would benefit you to make right now?

If you’ve been tired and exhausted, Rabbit recommends that you take a look at  the Completion Stage of our Happiness Power Circle for some solutions.

Influences from the Tarot

The Tarot Major Arcana Card for 2024 is # VIII: Strength (2 + 0 + 2 + 4 = 8)

The basic meanings for the Strength card are: Power. Action. Courage. Commitment and Magnanimity. The number 8 is the infinity symbol upright.

Subconsciousness is the Woman in this card and the image suggests that she has the Lion in complete control. This card conveys the potential for an expansion of consciousness that makes for greater control over our instinctual animal natures.

However, in reverse it can mean: Abuse of power. Despotism. Weakness or Discord.


In some Tarot decks, Justice is the number 11 and in others it’s the number 8.

The meanings for the Justice card are: Equity, Karma. Balance. Discernment. Descrimination. Illumination of truths.

Reversed: Imbalance. Bigotry. Bias. Prejudice. Excessive severity.

Needless to say, the playing out of Karma and karmic law is front and center in many people’s minds during this election year. The potential for anything to happen is possible. For a more positive outcome, the archetypal energy of Justice will need to be activated through a willingness to pierce through the darkness of denial and ignorance. Do we have the ability to do that? Are we willing?

That brings us back to the primary Tarot energy for the year –  Strength

Strength often represents the great cosmic force in the human organism called kundalini. Whenever working with the instinctual forces of nature, one must be careful and patient, otherwise things can go wildly out of control.

The key to awakening the power safely is to learn how to control your body, your mind and your emotions. The same is true for how you can effectively navigate the volatile energies that will rise and fall unexpectedly.

Centering yourself and learning how to stay balanced in difficult situations are the most important skills to master. 

Understanding the Larger Picture During this Midwinter Transition

With all these influences coming together, 2024 promises to be a year abundant with unconscious fears and misperceptions bubbling up to the surface. If you’re wise, you’ll take the time to examine them. Unconscious karma could be causing a problem that will throw you completely out of balance.

The reasons why things haven’t been going well are going to make themselves known. If you double down on resisting the Truth, it could be very painful. If you’re paying attention and willing to make corrections, you’ll find amazing opportunities to set things right that have been amiss for a very long time.

Truth Mandala - Midwinter Transitions

“The Truth has no Master and is indebted to none.
Therein lies its power to set us free.”

 

Changes in your environment have been very unstable and will continue to aggravate the volatile social and political environment. Once the Dragon comes in, the energy will really take flight! 

♦ The I Ching offers some good advice about how to change with all the changes.

♦ Poor communication is at the core of many of our difficulties. Using the I Ching flow of MODERATION will help turn things around.

The I Ching

I Ching Workbook - R. L. WingThe original intent of the I Ching was based on an Eastern philosophy of observation and marking changes in natural and human events. Through many centuries and contributions from shamans and master teachers, including Lau Tzu and Confucius, the Book of Change was developed into a full philosophy for applying beneficial human conduct to varying circumstances. The Art of Feng Shui is part of that philosophy.

Navigate Volatility through MODERATION

The I Ching energy has been traveling in a multiple highway pattern for some time and it’s likely to remain that way for much of the next year.

Todays Intuitive Reading - ModerationWhenever that happens, it’s best to find the flow of Hexagram #15 MODERATION or “the Middle Road” to help you keep your balance. The original text offers some specific advice to follow for this Midwinter transition:

“This is a good time to bring some equilibrium to your more personal relationships. Examine your deepest feelings and see if you are harboring any extremes in your expectations or selfish desires in your motivations. Try to moderate any unrealistic ideals.

Your inner development now requires a modest and sincere attitude. Do not indulge in extremes of any sort, and instead strive for MODERATION in all that you do. It must be understood that acting with MODERATION means not only limiting the obvious excesses, but also exposing yourself to new areas of experience. Through MODERATION you can now gain some real control over your destiny. In this way you use the balancing tendency of the current forces to center yourself. This inner equilibrium aligns you with the tao, thus bringing you into harmony with forces that can work for you…”

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By maintaining a careful inner MODERATION, your outward actions gain influence and weight… A thoroughness in your actions brings good fortune.” ~ Hexagram #15 MODERATION, The I Ching Workbook, R.L. Wing

Soul Resources Offers Support for Your Journey: 

As you can see, a confluence of energies is coming together during this Midwinter Transition that will require youth find new resources and to make new decisions in order to stay grounded and centered.

To help you exercise greater discernment at this pivotal juncture, we offer help and assistance through specially chosen Mind Exercises and Transformation Games that you can select through the SOS Symbol and your intuition.

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SOS Symbol

Good questions to ask are:

~ As I start out this year, what karmic seeds have been planted and are ready to be activated? 

~ Is that what I really want to receive?

~ What do I need to exercise greater discrimination about?

 

Gaze softly at the SOS symbol and ask for a number between 1 – 5.

Scroll down to that number in the list of games and exercises below and check out what that process has to offer you.


Transformation Games and Mind Exercises ~

1. Assess how you’re seeing things – Are you seeing it right?

Strength is sending you a message: “You’re not seeing something the way it really is. Step back and take a closer look at how past habits may be drawing you into a situation that is not in your best interests.”

2. Develop a clear perception of where you’re going.

Traveling the Middle Road may sound boring and uneventful, especially if you’re used to being flung from one extreme to the other. Strength wants you to know: “All true mastery is self-mastery and only a Fool would forge ahead into the darkness without a map and proper guidance from their Soul.”

3. Assess how well your projects are nourishing you.

How well are you nourishing your relationship with your projects and yourself? Before you take off in 2024, you may want to stop and take an honest assessment about how well they are nourishing you. Keep in mind that what you put out comes back to you – even if you’re putting out something that isn’t actually yours. If your efforts are not nourishing you, who are they nourishing?Strength says, “Knowing your limits and what brings you Joy will keep you centered and strong.”

Recommended Transformation Games and Mind Exercises to Keep Your Energy Clear of Debilitating Toxins. 

4. Chakra Balancing for Physical and Psychological Issues. 

Advanced Chakra Healing for Midwinter TransitionsThe sheer amount of changes happening in our environment require us to find innovative methods for staying clear of stuck and conflicting energies.

Kuan Yin has helped put together a selection of Transformation Games and Mind Exercises that delve into deep chakra healing designed to help you clear out toxic substances from your environment and psychological stress associated with the challenges of our times.

Self-care Formulas

5. SOS Soul Oriented Solutions: Overwhelm Help Whenever You Need It ~

Like the many energies flying this way and that, the needs of people, organizations and institutions will skyrocket. If you are a person who normally wants to help, the limits to your capacity for compassion is going to be increasing strained. If you’re struggling during this midwinter transition, you can access these formulas at any time.

SOS for Overwhelm

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Rheanni (Ray-ah-nee) is the Author of Gifts from the Rainforest. In her private practice, she conducts Reiki Attunements / Trainings, Mind Body Healing sessions and Feng Shui Environmental Clearings

Sessions with Rheanni (Ray-ah-nee) are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. To schedule an initial consultation, contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].


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Develop Determination with Jaguar

Develop Determination and Courage with Jaguar

Develop Determination with Jaguar

If you have chosen Jaguar to be your Guide…

“Your creativity and special talents will benefit from an influx of courage and trust in yourself. It’s time to stand tall and unflinching, regardless of what others are saying…

Ask:  Are you accessing open-hearted courage? In what ways do you need to protect yourself and stand up for what you believe in? Reclaim your courage, strength and determination and apply it to your true heart’s desire.” ~ Gifts from the Rainforest by Rheanni Lightwater

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What Process Is Best for Me – Right Now?

Balancing with Plants SpiritsMany of you have asked,  “There’s so many Games and Exercises here in the Intuitive Learning Circle – how do I know which one is right for me?

Since we’re here to help you develop your intuition, it’s only natural that we would come up with a simple & fun way to decide – using your intuition!

First of all, it’s true that we have quite a few self-healing offerings, so below you’ll find a list of games that pertain to Developing Determination through the Jaguar.

Jaguar Medicine

There are 5 categories to choose from ~

I: Cosmos
II: Family
III: Environment
IV: Livelihood and
V: Self 

Each category has a selection of games listed underneath which are numbered 1, 2 and 3.

The first step is to take a moment and think about what’s going on for you and then look at Jaguar Medicine and ask your heart:

“What category would be most useful for me to look at now?”
Once you have the category number, ask yourself:
“Which number in that category represents the best self healing process for me right now – or is the best place to start?”

Remember to take the very first number that comes to you, because that is your Inner Wisdom speaking or your intuition. If more than one number comes up, write them all down in the order they came to you.
Once you have your number, scroll down the list and check out that process. You might be surprised at what you chose, because intuition doesn’t always makes sense at first. However, I suggest that you trust your first response and explore the exercise anyway. See if it pertains to your situation and feels right.
This is the intuitive way to determine which exercise is best for you right now!

Suggestion: Early on in your journey with Jaguar, go through Open Your Heart and Make Friends to develop a truly co-operative relationship!

Of course, if you want, you can always get help with Rheanni if you want more private coaching. Her contact info can be found at the bottom of this page…

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I: Develop Determination with the Cosmos

Approach the Universe proactively and with courage.

  1. Connect with courage and your natural instincts.

  2.  Be okay with letting go and moving on – better things are on the horizon.

  3. Stay empowered to keep following the Light.

II. Develop Determination with Your Family & Ancestors

Redefine who you are in relationship to your family.

  1. Find MODERATION in how you deal with family members.

  2. Handle your irritation and open to a more constructive path.

  3.  Release the karmic roots of hate in your family relationships.

III: Develop Determination with Your Environment

Face your environment proactively and with courage.

  1. Staying Grounded is essential to personal growth and healing.

  2. Connect with courage and your natural instincts.

  3. Change your perspective about a problem in your environment.

 

  1. IV: Develop Determination with Career and Livelihood

Invest in your creativity and special talents.

  1. Review the identity you hold for yourself and your career aspirations.

  2. Simplify your intentions and actions at work.

  3. Improve your ability to communicate through MODERATION.

V: Develop Determination with Your Self

Reclaim your personal power and apply it to benefit your higher good.

    1. Incorporate Soul Healing – Energy Tune Up for Wholeness and Integrity.

    2. Stabilize and protect your foundation with Root Chakra balancing.

    3. Quiet your busy mind and improve your boundaries.

 

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Rheanni Lightwater, Author & Guide

During a spiritual pilgrimage to Peru in the spring of 2001, Rheanni and her partner joined a small band of travelers to work with traditional shamans in the Amazon jungle and the mountains of Machu Picchu.

In Gifts from the Rainforest, she shares wisdom from the many plant, animal and nature spirits that they encountered through the Intuitive Learning Circles and their messages. 

Sessions with Rheanni are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].


Disclaimer:
Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. 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.

Transmuting with the Snake

Transmuting Limitations with the Snake Totem

Transmuting through Snake

If you have chosen Snake to be your Guide…

“You’re ready to go beyond the extreme ‘either/or’ mentality and graduate to the ‘and’ consciousness of balance and unity… Like the snake, you have transcended the limitations of who you thought you were…

Ask: Is there a fundamental change in yourself or a relationship that needs to be consciously attended to? What extreme behavior are you ready to shed?”   ~ Gifts from the Rainforest by Rheanni Lightwater

Note: Some Games require a password. Full access to Animal Totem Tracks is through Paid Membership in our Learning Community! Coming soon –  2024.

What Process Is Best for Me – Right Now?

Balancing with Plants SpiritsMany of you have asked,  “There’s so many Games and Exercises here in the Intuitive Learning Circle – how do I know which one is right for me?

Since we’re here to help you develop your intuition, it’s only natural that we would come up with a simple & fun way to decide – using your intuition!

First of all, it’s true that we have quite a few self-healing offerings, so below you’ll find a list of games that will help the Snake in you shed her old skins.

Snake Totem

There are 5 categories to choose from ~

I: Cosmos
II: Family
III: Environment
IV: Livelihood and
V: Self 

Each category has a selection of games listed underneath which are numbered 1, 2 and 3.

The first step is to take a moment and think about what’s going on for you and then look at the Snake Totem and ask your heart:

“What category would be most useful for me to look at now?”
Once you have the category number, ask yourself:
“Which number in that category represents the best self healing process for me right now – or is the best place to start?”

Remember to take the very first number that comes to you, because that is your Inner Wisdom speaking or your intuition. If more than one number comes up, write them all down in the order they came to you.
Once you have your number, scroll down the list and check out that process. You might be surprised at what you chose, because intuition doesn’t always makes sense at first. However, I suggest that you trust your first response and explore the exercise anyway. See if it pertains to your situation and feels right.
This is the intuitive way to determine which exercise is best for you right now!

Suggestion: Early on in your journey with Snake, go through Open Your Heart and Make Friends to develop a truly co-operative relationship!

Of course, if you want, you can always get help with Rheanni if you want more private coaching. Her contact info can be found at the bottom of this page…

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I: Transmuting Your Relationship with the Cosmos

Clear obstructions that prevent you from following your own path.

      1. Shed extremes by following the Middle Road.

      2. Set your sights high and ask for the very best.

      3. Expel CONTRADICTIONS and get grounded in balanced prosperity.

II: Transmuting Your Relationship with Family & Ancestors

Reveal a new, more vibrant version of yourself by moving beyond limitations.

    1. Create healthy boundaries in family relationships.

    2. Release family patterns of narcissism.

    3. Let go of blame and handle projections from your family.

III: Transmuting Your Relationship with Your Environment

Learn to adapt to environmental extremes and take care of yourself.

      1. Don’t ignore your needs when you’re getting overwhelmed.

      2. Recover quickly during and after traumatic environmental disasters.

      3. Adjust the intention for the Feng Shui in your home. 

IV: Transmuting Your Relationship with Career & Livelihood

Consciously attend to fundamental changes that have occurred in your work.

    1. Make a decision so you can get off the fence.

    2. Quiet your busy mind and let go of distractions.

    3. Let go of lost causes and dead ends.

V: Transmuting Your Relationship with Your Self

Transform and peel away the mask that hides your beauty.

    1. Incorporate Soul Healing – Energy Tune Up for Wholeness and Integrity.

    2. Examine your intentions to shed extreme or unintended consequences.

    3. Face any lies you’ve been telling yourself with honesty and courage.

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Rheanni Lightwater, Author & Guide

During a spiritual pilgrimage to Peru in the spring of 2001, Rheanni and her partner joined a small band of travelers to work with traditional shamans in the Amazon jungle and the mountains of Machu Picchu.

In Gifts from the Rainforest, she shares wisdom from the many plant, animal and nature spirits that they encountered through the Intuitive Learning Circles and their messages. 

Sessions with Rheanni are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].


Disclaimer:
Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. 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.

Difficult Beginnings

Difficult Beginnings arise where there are a profusion of elements struggling to take form…

Transitioning Out of the Piscean Age (Water) Into the Aquarian Age (Air).

Guidance from Kuan Yin and the I Ching

“You can sense the difficulties that lie ahead on your path. If you nevertheless plunge into the forest of obstacles without an experienced guide, you will surely lose your way.” ~ Hexagram #3 DIFFICULT BEGINNINGS, The I Ching Workbook by R.L. Wing

Kuan Yin's Transformation Games - Difficult BeginningsEver since 2009, Kuan Yin has offered her assistance through the I Ching and specially chosen Transformation Games, Mind Exercises and Self-care Formulas to help us navigate whatever changes were required. As a time-honored and respected guide in the Healing Arts, her aim has always been to help us stay calm and navigate the chaotic transition from the old paradigm into the New Paradigm with clear minds and hearts.

Now, Kuan Yin wants to help us adjust to the changes that have taken place by exploring what we need to be aware of about the reality of living and navigating in the New Paradigm where the Tao (or gate through which all things move) is likely to flow in varying difficult and chaotic patterns for some time.

Crossing the Bridge Over Difficult Beginnings.

Difficult BeginningsRadical energy shifts that began during the Solstice season of 2020 have escalated since December 21st, 2021. A change in the Cosmos has occurred and any remaining energy coming from the old paradigm, i.e. the Messianic or Piscean Age has shut down completely. That means that the prevailing Water style of manifesting that we knew and used in the old paradigm is no longer available to us. 

As Kuan Yin has been warning us would happen since 2009 – the old way of manifesting and working with energy is officially done. Of course, water is always an element that’s essential to life, it’s just no longer the prevailing Elemental style.

I have been turning to her and other angelic guides to help me understand and adjust to the series of radical energy shifts that began on the Solstice of 2021. Her advice, as always, is direct and to the point…

“The Tao is now moving in the style of the lighter, quicker element of Air.

Think about the difference between Air and Water. Water is an element that is flowing, yet dense, moving down in the path of least resistance. Water is the Archetypal Element that governs intuitive, emotional activity. When too much Water gathers in excess and doesn’t move, it stagnates. When it’s gotten out of balance, humans tend to internalize overwhelming emotions and experience dramatic upheavals.

In the old paradigm, emotions lead and thoughts followed.

Difficult Beginnings Under the Influence of Air.

Air also moves, but in a much lighter and quicker way. This element governs mental activity; thoughts – words – decisions and understanding. Air can change its velocity and direction in the flash of an instant, which explains the uptick in explosive weather patterns, wildfires, war activity, misinformation, lies and social volatility.
In general, that means everything is moving much faster, lighter, quicker and more direct than you are used to. Think about the difference between swimming and flying. You can still get from Point A to Point B, however, the effort it’s going to be a very different experience.

Communications Also Need to Adapt.

Likewise with communications. Think about the difference between how sound travels under water and how it travels through the air.

Release your agreements to hold onto STAGNANT ENERGIES

Underwater, sounds are slow moving and muffled. They’re far more easily misconstrued, diverted, ambiguous, distorted and wishy-washy. If the water is heavy, it gets STAGNANT, apathetic and toxic.

This “stuck” condition relates to current social tendencies such as apathy, resistance, self-pity and laziness. You would be wise to release your agreements to utilize this very stagnant energy flow.

Instead, make a conscious choice to activate a new relationship with the Element of Water – fresh and purified to offset the imbalances and SHOCKING effects of past indifference and abuse.

Consciously go beyond thoughts and prayers and make an actual adjustment in how you relate to and utilize this precious resource.

Learning to Manifest Effectively In the New Influence of Air.

In addition, Air governs the Central Meridian, which fuels the brain and the Soul. This enhances rational thought, putting concepts into words, discernment, understanding and decision-making.

In the New Paradigm, thoughts lead and emotions follow.

Examples of successful manifesting includes these components:

  • Clear messaging (communication).
  • Clear intention (single-minded, simple, straightforward).
  • Motivation to cooperate.

Ask yourself how well you are using the mental aspect of Air with these questions:
“Are my thoughts positive?”
“Is my intention clear?”
“Are my motivations life affirming?”

Elemental: Air - Difficult Beginnings
Elemental: Air – Ace of Swords

 

As you consider those questions, make a new agreement with yourself to REFORM how you are interacting with the Elements that have shifted in the flow of energy. Release how you interacted with the Water dominated energy of Pisces and make new agreements to mindfully generate life with the Air energy of Aquarius.

“I REFORM how I utilize the Elements of Water and Air to create life in the New Paradigm.”

“I slow down, simplify and use less force to accomplish my aims.”

The out-dated communication system of the Patriarchy is attempting to maintain the position that only certain people should have power, be heard and respected.

Release your agreements with that system so that you can assume a new position in the New Paradigm, built on a foundation of accessibility, equality, balanced prosperity and willingness to co-operate for the Common Good.

Another agreement to change would be to come from a place of gratitude and joy, rather than from a grumpy, greedy or vengeful place.

“I release agreements to source from greed, dissatisfaction or revenge.”

“I now Source from Gratitude and Joy.”

 

The adjustments you need to take won’t just happen on their own. In this new environment, having integrity in thought, word and deed is the best way to manifest genuine happiness. Be proactive and intentional with what you want to set up for yourselves.”

Meditate for a few minutes on the new flow of chi’ that’s available through the Element of Air.

Divine Protection for Difficult Beginnings
Divine Protection in the New Paradigm

Allow it to permeate your mind and body so that you can create, heal and process with greater ease and efficacy.


Creating in the New Paradigm: A Shift in Elemental Influence.

Kuan Yin advises us to study the text for Hexagram #57 PENETRATING INFLUENCE (the Gentle) to learn more about how to navigate under these new conditions:

“Chinese art often depicts the effects of the invisible wind as it influences the landscape. Mountains are shown eroded and sculpted into fascinating forms, trees bend and twist into exotic shapes, clouds roll dramatically across the sky, bringing life-giving rain. In contemplating the wind, the…mind is inspired by the profound effect of a PENETRATING INFLUENCE and how this effect might manifest itself in human affairs.

You are faced with a situation that can be influenced only by gradual efforts in a consistent direction. Gentleness is the key here. Violence and radical movement would only alarm and repel. To influence effectively, you must maintain clearly defined goals over a long period of time. Your efforts should be as inconspicuous as possible. Try to imagine and emulate the gentle, unceasing wind… The time requires patience, a long-term commitment, and a vision of what you ultimately wish to accomplish…

This type of PENETRATING INFLUENCE is not rousing and takes much time, but it makes a lasting and profound impression.” ~ Hexagram #57, The I Ching Workbook by R. L. Wing

In this new energy, cultivate the power of observation to help you adjust quickly to sudden shifts of energy, missteps or over reaching. Forcing things and sudden moves can easily create chaotic energy flow and erratic imbalances, which should be avoided whenever possible.

Part of what that means is we need to:

  • Slow down and take things one at a time
  • Have clear, unified intentions
  • Examine intentions for hidden contradictions and harmful assumptions
  • Pay attention to the results we’re getting for our efforts
  • Be flexible in case what we’re doing isn’t working
  • Patiently and gently let go of resistance to what’s genuinely beneficial.

Emulate the gentle and patient Tree Sloth. Slow down and follow your Soul’s intention:

Tree Sloth - Difficult Beginnings

“It’s time to slow down and focus your energies on what you want to accomplish. Turn your attention 100% toward a clear intention. This is not the time for multi-tasking. If you have too many things going on, you won’t be able to keep track of what’s really important, and something really important is happening in this situation. Save yourself future regrets and resentments by paying attention now.” ~ #23 Tree Sloth from Gifts from the Rainforest

She also advises us to look at Hexagram #34 GREAT POWER:

“Keep in mind that power is a means and not an end in itself. In applying the available forces to the situation at hand, be certain that your timing is exact and that your actions are correct — that is, in the best interest of all concerned. The Chinese point out that actions that combine both correctness and GREAT POWER represent the true character and tendencies in heaven and on earth. The responsibility of correctness in times of GREAT POWER is unparalleled in importance, for actions that are inappropriate or incorrect will pull you and others into chaos.

Although blessed with GREAT POWER, you would be wise to pause and be certain that your proposed objectives are honorable… Unorthodox actions can lead to downfall during powerful times. Be patient, too, and wait for the opportune moment before executing your plan…”

Be instructed by the Praying Mantis. Still your mind and center yourself. Observe what’s really happening before taking action:

Praying Mantic - Difficult Beginnings

Good questions to ask are: What are you paying attention to? Is this a productive use of your time and attention? What would your spirit guide you to focus on instead?

There are unique challenges for those who identify as healers.

Realize that current underlying assumptions about healing and how it works are going through radical upheaval, whether we know it or not. The age of healing through sacrifice is over. Your special gifts and healing powers will need to make adjustments to work well with the new Air/Aquarian 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

Accepting the Challenge.

As you learn to navigate this new energy, you will need to adapt your mindset and decision making skills to the different influences of Air and Water. Use these Archetypal Charts to help you assess how you’re doing:

Kuan Yin leaves us with these words to the wise about how to handle difficult beginnings:

“You can sense the difficulties that lie ahead on your path. If you nevertheless plunge into the forest of obstacles without an experienced guide, you will surely lose your way.” ~ Hexagram #3 DIFFICULT BEGINNINGS, The I Ching Workbook by R.L. Wing

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Difficult Beginnings 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.

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What To Do About Reversals During Retrograde.

Guidance from Kuan Yin 

Ever since 2009, Kuan Yin has offered her assistance through specially chosen Transformation Games, Mind Exercises and Self-care Formulas to help us navigate whatever changes were required. As a time-honored and respected guide in the Healing Arts, her aim has always been to help us stay calm and navigate the chaotic transition from the old paradigm into the New Paradigm with clear minds and hearts.

Reversals During Retrograde
Now, she is helping us to adjust to the reality of living in the new energy through the I Ching Guidance of Hexagram #17 ADAPTING. Unfortunately, random energy reversals during retrograde periods like DETERIORATION are likely to recur frequently.

Learn more about how Kuan Yin advises us to navigate in the energy of Air in Difficult Beginnings>


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Recommended Mind Exercise and Transformation Games to Help you adjust and Keep You Moving with the Flow In the New Paradigm, Rather than Against it.

Environmental imbalances and instability have affected us in so many ways that we are just beginning to understand. Because the chakras react to and reflect environmental factors, it’s important that we pay attention to how well they are functioning and proactively rebalance them when needed.

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The biggest issue during this  period is the tendency for our subtle energy systems to get overloaded or bogged down by destructive energies. As a result, your mood could inexplicably change. Primary or Secondary Chakras might  shut down completely or suddenly start running in reverse. This instability can make it very difficult to remain grounded, just at a time when you need grounding the most.

Add to that the increase in violence, chronic health imbalances aggravated by climate and the overwhelmed state of our collective mental/emotional health and you’ve got a serious situation that should not be ignored.

For that reason, Kuan Yin has asked me to continue this format so that I can post Mind Exercises and Transformation Games that will help you deflect negative energies and address instability, reversals and toxic patterns in each of the Primary Chakras. It’s my hope that they can help you keep your chakras more stable and moving in the right direction.

Take a moment and integrate some of the help she’s offering to help us adapt. Here are her suggested intentions:

“I close down negative energy channels from the past.” 

“I tap into the beneficial flow of energy now available through the Element of Air.”

 

Lets begin with the Root Chakra and move up:

1st Chakra - Root Chakra Balancing

“Our root chakra is red and governs the physical body, our instincts and the assumptions we have about life. It’s located at the very base of the trunk of your body.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the Root needs are physiological – air, food, water, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep and having adequate methods of communication.

Gaze softly at the Root Chakra Key above and then ask yourself:

“Are my physiological needs being met? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Root Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin would like to help you stabilize and protection your foundation> 

Next up is the Second Chakra (also known as the Spleen Chakra):

2nd Chakra - Spleen Chakra Balancing“The second energy center is referred to here as the spleen chakra because it is deeply connected to our emotions, digestion and immunity. Its color is orange and is located 2-3 inches down from the navel.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the second level needs are safety oriented – protection from the elements, security, order, law, stability and freedom from fear.

Gaze softly at the Second Chakra Key above for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my safety and security needs being met? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my 2nd Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin suggests that you let go of negative entanglements that affect your immunity>

Continue by addressing the Third Chakra needs:

3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing“The solar plexus chakra is the center of who we are and who we think we are, so it’s fitting that its color is a bright yellow and is located in the solar plexus.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the third level needs include love and belongingness needs – friendship, intimacy, affection and love from work group, family, friends, and romantic relationships.

Gaze softly at the Third Chakra Key above for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my love and belongingness needs being met? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Third Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin encourages you to connect with your courage and natural instincts>

The Heart Center and Basic Balance:

Fourth Chakra - Heart Chakra Balancing“Our heart chakra is the bridge between our bodies and the spiritual world. It is where our thoughts and beliefs about love meet the physical expression of it.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the fourth level needs include esteem needs – achievement, self-love, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-approval, self-respect and respect from others. 

Gaze softly at the Fourth Chakra Key below for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my compassion and esteem needs being met? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Fourth Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin wants to help you open your heart to Joy so you can let go perfectionism>

Consider the Fifth Chakra and the Power of Your Word: 

Fifth Chakra - Throat Chakra Balancing“The energy of the throat chakra is about what you put out into the world – having a voice. It’s about speaking your truth and is blue in color, as in ‘true blue’.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the fifth level needs include cognitive needs such as knowledge, meaning, expression, self-mastery and self-awareness.

Gaze softly at the Fifth Chakra Key above for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my cognitive needs being met? Am I able to ask for what I need and straightforward in my requests? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Fifth Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin would like you to clear up any communication issues that are holding you back> 

The Sixth Chakra and the Power of Your Perception:

Sixth Chakra - Third Eye Chakra Balancing“The third eye chakra contains the energy of insight and wisdom. Located in the center of the forehead just above the eyebrow, this chakra is associated with the color purple.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the sixth level needs include aesthetic needs – the appreciation of and search for beauty, balance and form, etc. Kuan Yin would add the need need for spiritual insight and understanding.

Gaze softly at the Sixth Chakra Key above for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my needs for creativity and spiritual understanding being met? Am I giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Sixth Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin recommends detaching from the herd mentality that feeds mind games and escalating conflicts>

The Seventh Chakra and Self-actualization: 

Seventh Chakra - Crown Chakra Balancing“The crown chakra is our connection to spirit. This is the energy center that connects us with divine inspiration. Its color is white as it contains all things and it can cast a golden ring when in states of ecstasy.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the seventh level needs include self actualization  needs – realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

Gaze softly at the Seventh Chakra Key above for a minute or so. Then ask yourself:

“Are my self-actualization needs being met? Are my fulfillment needs blocked in any way? Am I taking action and giving them the proper priority, position and attention for my life to be in balance?”

Do I need chakra balancing here? if so, what would help me to bring my Seventh Chakra in balance?

Kuan Yin wants to help you tune into clear guidance so that you can do the right thing>


In conclusion, Kuan Yin recommends that you take the time to understand and adapt to all the changes going on.

Whether you want to prepare for improved health, career, finances or relationships, your mind and the whole experience will be much happier if you have an ongoing practice that will help you adapt and nurture yourself.

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About the Author of Navigating Reversals During Retrograde ~

Rheanni Lightwater - Navigating Reversals During Retrograde

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT specializes in online mind body healing and support for changeusing Reiki Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Dream Tending and the Intuitive Learning CirclesSpecialized protocols include Advanced Energy Recalibrations for:

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