What Did You Learn from the Pandemic?

Looking Back on 2020 – A Year of Deterioration: What Did You Learn?

Rheanni Lightwater
Rheanni Lightwater

Transformation Game - What did you learn?Kuan 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 equity, co-operation and sustainable prosperity. Today, she asks: “What did you learn about DETERIORATION in the Year of the Pandemic?” Her inquiry comes 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, positive 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.

What Did You Learn from 2020 and the Year of the Pandemic?

Contributing Factors: Rat Energy from the Chinese Zodiac

2020 - What Did you Learn form the Year of the RatThe Rat is generally described as active, fertile, filled with energy and industrious. However, his darker side was much more dominant in 2020. The shadow side of Rat Energy is exploitative, messy and prone to meddling into situations where they don’t belong. 

Hopefully, living through a year of shadow Rat energy has taught us much about ourselves and how to deal with this kind of trouble making!

Tarot – The Emperor

The fundamental meaning for #IV The Emperor is REASON. Right use of Will. Authority and how one uses it. Reversed meanings include: Corruption. War-making and Abuse of Power. Again, the darker side of this Key was predominant throughout 2020.

Just to make sure – take a short quiz to help you relax and assess what you’ve learned – now that some time has passed and you can be more objective…

Begin by taking a few deep breaths. 2020 was quite a stressful year and you still may be feeling it. Use this Circle to help you relax and release some of that tension. Releasing tension can do a lot to prevent or relieve many symptoms of ptsd.

Did 2020 contain a lot of CONFLICT, anxiety or frustration for you? Did you feel a lot of judgement? Where you RESTRAINED from doing things that were important to you at the time? If so, relax and imagine that the lines in this first Circle are softening and melting it away. Let your shoulders drop and your jaw unclench. Every time you take a deep breath, that feeling loosens up. Take all the time you need with this.


Imagine you can open the doors and windows and get a breath of fresh air!

Emotional Calm

Continue breathing and if you can, imagine you can actually relax the tension in the space around you. Go ahead and move around or stretch if you need to.


Let your senses come back into balance. Some of them may be turned up too high. Some may have shut down completely. You can relax them now.

You might imagine that you’re lying next to a beautiful lake or river, enjoying a gentle breeze, with the sunlight dancing on the water. How refreshing!

When you’re ready, notice how different the energy feels now rather than how it did. You can let that go now.


Okay. Now we’re ready to dive in with the main question:

What did you learn from 2020 and the Year of the Rat?

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What did you learn about yourself and how you react to rapid DETERIORATION?


Have you taken those lessons to heart?

Either way, let this Reiki Chakra Key strengthen your Heart and bring truly beneficial lessons into greater awareness and balance. Let the energy there radiate out, like a beautiful star.


What did you learn about CONFLICT? How might you handle conflict differently now?

What did you learn about freedom? What does LIBERATION mean to you now?


Did  you internalize a lot of things? If so, how did you handle that? Did that work out for you?


What did you learn about taking care of yourself? How about being true to yourself?

Would you like to integrate any benefits you may have learned about those things?


Are there decisions you would like to make as a result of what you learned?

What would you like to decide differently about dealing with change? How about taking care of others? What have you decided about standing up for yourself and maintaining healthy boundaries? How will you now deal with deception, neglect or misuse of authority?


What are your priorities after all of this? What matters the most?

What wisdom does your Soul want you to take with you?


What intentions need to change for you after that experience?


What was the area of most personal growth for you?

Did you expand yourself in any way? Is that serving you now? Can you expand even more or is it time to integrate?


Are there parts of you that are still caught up in what happened?

If so, gently and patiently pull your energy back from that experience.


Let yourself relax for a few minutes while you bring your energy in and find that connection in your heart center.

What have you learned about your personal power? Do you feel more or less empowered in that way?

Ask your Soul to help you integrate all that you’ve learned and use it to empower your highest good.

“I empower the wisdom I’ve gained from this experience.”


Finally, gaze at this symbol and consciously close any harmful or chaotic energy channels that may still be open from your experience of that time.

“I close down all harmful energy channels.”

Be sure to do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.

You’ll know that the harmful channels are closed when the chaos stops. Once that happens, gently and patiently acknowledge your new relationship with generative life flow that exists now to support you.

“I allow myself to receive generative life force.”


Yes. 2020 was a rough year. Congratulations on all that you’ve learned from it!


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If you feel that you need more help integrating recent events, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel disconnected or disempowered.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing.

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Disclaimer: This Transformation Game 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 on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.