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.

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“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 Lightwater, Author and Mentor

If you are interested in a private or group coaching, contact Rheanni Lightwater.

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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Completion | Power Circle

Completion – Rest and Restoration

This Completion Tutorial for the Power Circle will help you accept the Natural Flow of Activity and Rest, which is especially important during the Winter season.

Happiness Power CircleKuan Yin has been co-creating with us to find a peaceful way to manifest our goals called “The Power Circle of Happiness – Ten Stages of Natural Physical Manifestation.” This process has been inspired by Reiki, Tibetan Energy Work, Feng Shui and Hawaiian Huna, to help those of us those who truly desire to experience the abundance and joy of surrendering to the flow of creativity or “happiness”.

The purpose of each Stage in the Power Circle of Happiness is to illuminate how you can be more in the energy flow of Happiness in any situation and use the natural cycles of Life together with the true nature of your Soul to create your heart’s desires.

In this Completion Power Circle, you’ll get examples of some of the common pitfalls that could be interfering with your ability to manifest happiness…


STAGE 10: Completion – Acceptance of the Natural Flow of Activity and Rest

Before we move into a busy New Year, filled with externally driven agendas and intentions, it’s essential to allow time for rest and restoration. If you are feeling drained and tired, it might be helpful to consider how important it is to let go of any guilt or anxiety you may be feeling about it.

You have a genuine need to follow your own natural cycles. When you allow time for completion and rest, you are proactively preventing burnout and break downs in your immune system.

Completion and Rest Prevents Burnout

Stop. Slow down. Let go of the Guilt.

We are not separate from Nature. Our health and ability to manifest depends on how we handle the final Stage of Natural Physical Manifestation that we’re calling COMPLETION in the Power Circle. The mid-winter season between Solstice and the Lunar New Year is naturally a time of COMPLETION. Learning how to come into sync with the cycles of Nature is a big piece of how we can help ourselves and the planet.

Here are Tips for the Completion Stage from Kuan Yin and the Reiki Guides that explain why rest and acceptance is so important to the success in your upcoming year….

Tip #1 – ALLOW TIME TO REST
In our modern world, there’s a notion that one must be forever moving forward. This is reflected in the unchanging mechanisms of seconds, minutes and hours in a clock. “Time marches on,” “time waits for no man” and other such mantras give one the impression that they are missing out on something if they stop to rest. In fact, the opposite is true.

If you accomplish something important and do not stop to rest and center yourself, you are actually sabotaging yourself. This is because your energy has a natural process of re-organizing itself around changes in consciousness. If you do not get present and allow time for this, you cannot change and are stunting your own growth.

Release agreements about putting so much pressure on yourself and any other unhealthy agreements about time. 

“I stop fighting against or feeling guilty about my natural cycles.”

“It’s okay to be both active and receptive. I keep myself in balance.”

“I release unhealthy pressure and agreements about time. When I stay in the present, my Soul can be in charge of timing.”

“I release agreements to beat myself up because my body is having a natural  response. It’s okay to be tired and feeling whatever I’m feeling.”

“It’s okay to process and integrate the changes I have gone through.”

Tip #2 – ACCEPT THE ROLE OF BOTH YIN AND YANG ENERGIES IN THE MANIFESTING PROCESS

Balance & EqualityMasculine energy (Yang) is result oriented and serves us well in accomplishing our goals. However, in our society we tend to have a drive behind our work that often puts us into conflict with others and ourselves. The Completion stage of manifestation can give us guidance on how to extract the beneficial aspects of this drive and learn how to use them in a balanced way.

Once you have completed a project or a stage of a project, let your receptive Feminine energies (Yin) gather and do what they do best, which is to process. It’s important to rest, clear out the energy around that project, focus your thoughts on what makes you happy, and come to a place of peace before you begin the next stage or project. Allow your entire being to honor what you have accomplished and integrate the changes that have taken place as a result of all your efforts. If you have attended to the Stage of Completion and accepted where you are, your Psyche will be able to restore itself and will naturally open to new inspiration.

Tip #3 – CLEAR OUT THE ENERGY FROM PROJECTS OR GOALS YOU HAVE FINISHED
Being tired is most often looked upon as indulgence or a sign of weakness. Very often, there is also a sense of fear or anxiety around the concept of resting. Perhaps there’s a nagging idea that somehow you’re going to miss out on something or that you’ll appear lazy.

Actually, being tired is a natural and necessary response to having completed something. If you will allow yourself to feel tired, your body will naturally begin a shedding process. You may describe this as feeling sluggish, foggy, heavy, sad or possibly even a little dizzy. These are all beneficial, because they are the processes through which your body can clear out debris from the old consciousness you have now transcended.

If you’re having trouble letting go, you may want to make sure that you’re not taking on or perpetuating someone else’s issue about procrastination, over-achieving, perfectionism or poor self-esteem with Whose Problem is It? Even if the issue isn’t yours personally, you’re using up your own precious energy trying to process it, which may very well be causing a serious blockage for you.

Tip #4 – FOCUS YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
This process gives your mind time to integrate the changes that have taken place and decide what you like about them and what you want to continue or discontinue.

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In essence, you are creating an opening and groundwork for a new cycle of inspiration. If you continually think negative thoughts about what you’re unhappy or dissatisfied with, you are digging yourself into an even deeper karmic cycle of dissatisfaction and unhappiness.

If you’re feeling emotionally down and apathetic, you can gently Retrain Your Mind to Go for Joy.

Tip #5 – COME TO A PLACE OF PEACE
This idea is very important, because it releases worry and allows acceptance of what is. Complete transformation is not possible without acceptance of what you’ve done, what you haven’t done and what is left to do.

If you haven’t allowed yourself to completely rest for a long time, your body will force you to take time through illness, accidents or your mind will simply become blocked.

It’s useless to become frustrated or struggle against the completion stage of manifestation. Doing so will only create more blockages. The best plan is to surrender, let yourself slow down and be still. Allow the process take its course.

If you can’t get past chronic exhaustion or pain, you can go to SOS for Collapse.  It may be that you’ve experienced a significant shock that’s preventing you from processing what you need to process. This self-care formula is designed to help you reconnect with fragmented parts  or your Essence and energy.

 

SO, TO SUMMARIZE:
When you have completed a project or a stage of a project, it’s important to rest, clear out the energy around that project, focus your thoughts on what makes you happy and come to a place of peace before you begin your next stage or project. Taking care of yourself in this way allows your entire being to honor what you’ve accomplished and integrate the changes that have taken place as a result of all your efforts. Once you have processed the Stage of Completion and accepted where you are, you can naturally open to new inspiration.

ONE FINAL THOUGHT About the Power Circle of Happiness: 

Before moving on to your next Cycle of manifesting, it’s really a good idea to go over what you’ve learned from the last cycle and to truthfully answer how well you’re taking care of your self through self-love. Taking part in these gentle life reviews is a life affirming way to acknowledge and accept the many advancements you’ve made.

Congratulations! You can thank yourself for taking the time today to learn how Completion is an important ingredient of happiness – a gift that will make your Midwinter Transition a whole lot better.

 

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Rheanni Lightwater, Author and Mentor

If you’re interested in private or group coaching, contact Rheanni Lightwater.

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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Otter Medicine

Having Fun with Otter Medicine ~

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

Otter Medicine from Gifts from the Rainforest14. Otter Medicine – the river otter embodies the spirit of playful, good-natured fun and helps us set our sights on having some. Remembering to have fun is good advice to take seriously.

Are you working too hard?

If so, what would help you have more fun?

Healing Action: Refocus your energy on having fun. Be more playful. Smile, laugh, enjoy a joke!


Otter Fun

What could be more playful than the Otter?
He splashes and dives through the water as if everything is fine.
Not a care in the world!
If you think this is foolish, think again.
Because whatever you think about you create more of.
So, which would you rather do?
Create drudgery, obligation and work
or
fun, relaxation and your heart’s desire?
If you don’t have enough fun, let Otter show you how.
If it’s hard to let go, let him give you a push.
If you don’t know what your heart’s desire is,
it’s time for an adventure.
Dive in.

 


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For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Otter Medicine:

It’s time to have some fun. You’re taking things much too seriously. Have you thought about expressing yourself artistically? Dance, sing, have fun! Do this and you will have the power to inspire others to do the same.

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Otter Medicine

Developing a sense of humor will serve to lighten up the situation and your attitude. Calm down and recognize the truth about what’s going on. Things are not as bad as they seem. Most fun comes from doing things just for the sheer pleasure of doing them anyway. Take away the pressure, the have to’s, the should haves and second guessing.

Let Otter give you a quick lesson in reciprocity. Gaze into the Circle and imagine him smiling back at you.
1) Use the Circle to gather up your energy.
2) Place the objective of “having fun” in the center of the Circle like a bull’s eye. Focus your attention and intention on actualizing your objective.
3) Next, send your energy directly to it – like throwing a ball.
4) Allow the energy of your intention to come back to you and keep that going for several cycles. Repeat the affirmation: “I am invested in my own wellbeing,” and keep playing!

Humor is most skillfully used when it calls attention to the misuse of creative power. You may have an opportunity to do so at this time. If you are unsure where the misuse is taking place, look into the Circle and ask your heart, “Am I fooling myself in this situation?” If the answer is yes, ask to be let in on the joke.

If the answer is “no” ask for other Circles (#1 – 58) in this collection to give you a better idea of what the misuse of creativity is. When you’re willing to learn how to roll with the punches, even have fun with them, you can regain your balance quickly in both good times and bad.


Otter Medicine is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

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Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH OTTER MEDICINE

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuition.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


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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 of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described in Gifts from the Rainforest or on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

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