Monthly Archives: December 2010
Actually, this guided imagery exercise will get you guidance any time of year, but you can use it as part of your New Year’s resolution ritual, to get in touch with your own inner guidance and what it has to tell you about the year ahead.
Try it when you have a couple of minutes of privacy…
The combination of the winter solstice and full moon lunar eclipse happening now symbolizes a turning point, and at that turning point we are likely to wrestle now with what direction we individually move in..we will be aware of where we have landed, and the choices and behavior that put us where we find ourselves. (This came up before in December’s newsletter)
It also portends that in the coming year, the collective wrestles with its direction too. There’s great acting-out of anger and incidents of war, but still the direction feels ultimately positive. Even though the Dream Act did not pass in the U.S., our collective direction is to feel more connected to others in the world, and more responsible to each other, to our communities, and to our environment. The environment might take a temporary back seat, but a smarter and greener society is like a wave building out in the ocean.
Personal guidance for Winter 2010: This can be a scattered time, while things get de-charged, and reassemble. Take care of items as they come up, that’s the best strategy rather than planning a course now. This is a changing, “breaking-up” atmosphere, where you are navigating daily challenges, and the changing truth of external and internal factors. Practice acting on principle. Let experience show you your priorities.
It’s a personally strengthening time until the end of December, while Mercury is retrograde–a good time to take care of loose ends and build up your health.
Also, this period is slow to display to a person or a country, as different dramas play out, what direction they are settling on. So right now life is more of a healing process, a releasing and expressing process, than a time of galvanization, but the drive to galvanize and move forward in strength and wisdom will get very strong. This can be true of people who feel now they are clearing out and organizing their life, and later can fling themselves into the sustaining winds of 2011, when a lot moves fast towards the end, and people get themselves set up in new positions. There is a dramatic amount of moving around in peoples’ lives, people really making radical and altering choices, acting courageously on their own behalf, and for others.
The sun goes into Capricorn right after the full moon eclipse, December 21st, and its omen for 2011 is that people will be able to seize opportunity, having learned from previous experiences and on firmer ground through 2010’s inner and outer developments. People can move forward now, capitalize on what they learn, and make things work that were broken. It is quite a bullish sign. It’s a fiery atmosphere and people can be lit up by their ideas and verve and visions.
Collective thoughtform out there now: Nothing is too big to handle with a concentration of force and group effort. (But everyone is asked to shine their light first and foremost on their own selves.)
Spiritual guidance: Take care not to judge yourself or how things will turn out from what’s going on in the beginning of the year. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. There’s an astrological framework for giving the world the benefit of the doubt, too.
Tomorrow I will post a new guided imagery exercise at the Examiner and on my blog, designed to get you in touch with a spirtual guidance and healing message. It’s also relaxing and takes about three minutes. Try it tomorrow on the winter solstice, a traditional time to get messages about the coming year.
Elissa Heyman, spiritual healing and psychic insights, http://www.elissaheyman.com, in person or by telephone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 505-982-3294
Albuquerque’s Trumbull Family Resource Center, a bright spot in the neighborhood made famous by the t.v. show Extreme Makeover, is home to the highly successful Ser de New Mexico, which serves adult education basic/GED needs, and this year received the award “Outstanding Program of the Year” from the state’s education department.
Ser de New Mexico successfully doubled the number of its graduates over prior year, (57 GEDs), offering classes in language arts, math, social studies, and science classes; plus a computer lab on an as-available basis, and training all for free. (Ser de New Mexico’s two other Albuquerque locations are Alamosa Community Center and West Side Community Center.)
There’s a long waiting list at this point for their services, and they are looking for creative ways to fund more students. (Read how creative the people in Detroit are in my previous article about their fun grass-roots fundraising. If any of you have great funding ideas for SER de New Mexico’s ABE/GED Program, email them here at email@example.com .
SER is looking for community volunteers as they are swamped! If you want to get involved in transforming the lives of people in your city through education, here’s their wish list:
“Additional GED tutors and administrative volunteers are needed to assist with case management, database entry, fundraising, and website development.”
There’s another jewel of a service at Trumbull Family Center: an in-house childcare program for infants and children up to three years old called La Madrugada Early Head Start, “serving infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families”. Learn more at http://www.cabq.gov/family/childcare/ or call (505) 767-6500.
Trumbull Family Resource Center is a warm and inviting resource, come check it out at 419 Pennsylvania SE, there’s plenty of parking, and a children’s playground attached with a nice green park in the background.
Elissa Heyman, www.elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294,firstname.lastname@example.org, Santa Fe, NM 87501