Energy Forecast: July 2018

by | Jul 1, 2018

Theme of the month: Surrender, wholeness and freedom from desire.

The Quote: Our insistence, no matter how subtle, that we must know where we are heading before taking the first steps is being surrendered. And that’s a game-changer.

Summary: Our dreams are being reshaped, but not through any instinct to control. We have worked through a lot of unconscious shadow material and are emerging with a new appreciation of our uniqueness and how our wisdom and experience can be harnessed for the greater good. We are no longer seeking perfection, wholeness, healing and light as elusive ideals. Empowered, and perhaps disoriented by their absence, the world awaits our re-engagement on radically different terms.

The Spread: Synthesis

Theme of the month: Surrender, wholeness and freedom from desire.

The Quote: Our insistence, no matter how subtle, that we must know where we are heading before taking the first steps is being surrendered. And that’s a game-changer.

Summary: Our dreams are being reshaped, but not through any instinct to control. We have worked through a lot of unconscious shadow material and are emerging with a new appreciation of our uniqueness and how our wisdom and experience can be harnessed for the greater good. We are no longer seeking perfection, wholeness, healing and light as elusive ideals. Empowered, and perhaps disoriented by their absence, the world awaits our re-engagement on radically different terms.

The Spread: Synthesis

Situation: Quantum

This card represents fluidity itself and suggests old beliefs and perspectives have been cut free from their familiar moorings. On one level, this may feel positive and empowering, a hint of freedom from old desires and the navigational signposts that framed the limits of our world. On the other, it may feel confusing. Ideas, dreams or aspirations haven’t been debunked or stripped bare so much as lost their apparent luster.

What does that mean?

Here I feel this relates not to surrender, but to being surrendered by life. Note the active agency. If we are surrendered, those aspirations have the chance to be reshaped without us getting in the way. The disparate strands of ‘destiny’ can be woven together without our limiting assumptions and desires insisting how the dream should look before it’s even realized.

Crossing (supporting or opposing influences): Perfection

This gives us a more specific idea about the nature of what is being surrendered: the pursuit of perfection. Here, I am drawing reference to all those ‘misfortunes’, ‘mistakes’, ‘life lessons’, unfortunate circumstances and trials that have conspired to make each of us utterly unique. In all our outrageously flawed humanity, we are perfectly rich, complex and multilayered.

As a crossing card, Perfection may allude to giving up the pursuit of completeness itself. The cup is always full, even if it’s full of emptiness! Just as we are whole already, even if that means including all the parts of us that feel unwhole.

So there’s a paradoxical shape to both these cards. Together, they speak of feeling oddly detached from our old concerns and even our dreams. We are beginning to realise the extent to which those dreams were based on the false premise that there is something to do, heal or change in order to feel loved; to feel meaning or purpose; to feel a sense of arrival or belonging.

Put simply, if our dreams were about reaching an imagined state of wholeness, then Perfection suggests we are intuiting that we are whole already, and embracing the crazy, glorious absurdity of our paths – not as separate from that wholeness but as an expression of it.

Those old signposts have been knocked down but when did it happen? It almost escaped our notice. Our insistence, no matter how subtle, that we must know where we are heading before taking the first steps is being surrendered. And that’s a game-changer.

Unseen: Akash

This card evokes the idea of karma ripening. With Quantum as the Situation card, there is a sense of karma or archetypal patterns being rewritten. The old story is being transformed in the light of one’s own awareness. There are no defeats anymore, only victories – and the ultimate triumph is the fulfillment of love, not in spite of obstacles but because of them.

More paradox. We are being brought to ground zero in a karmic sense but we don’t want the slate wiped clean. Why would we want that? All our experiences are alchemical fuel. The past is not forgotten, but re-purposed and now available as a basin of wisdom. A tremendous amount of energy gets freed up in this process.

A key word here is fulfilment and a key concept is completeness.

The ‘karmic’ scales have tipped. Our families, society, culture and nation were all part of an original contract, set in stone. Now we know enough to get out of our own way. We are ready for a new agreement that our experiences have molded us for. Poetically, it’s the contract written in the pure spaciousness of our hearts, not binding but utterly fluid, adapting to our burgeoning capacity for love and compassion.

Thesis (status quo or existing model): Hummingbird

Hummingbird here, I feel, refers to symbolic or second sight. It may also refer to believing this a ‘superior’ perceptual state or way of looking at the world.

The Thesis position denotes a model that is being challenged. Hummingbird energy is light; in a sense, above the cares of the world. But we should also be careful of sentimentalising Hummingbird; she has a keen intelligence and an immense capacity that belies her size.

I believe Hummingbird has appeared here because holding a symbolic view of perfection can lapse into a sentimentality divorced from reality and the world. The theme of a narrow sense of perfection has already been mentioned.

This is not a caution against higher, symbolic sight; rather, it’s a caution about allowing any perceptual state, even one of lightness, dominion. The antithesis will make this idea clearer by showing another way of viewing the world.

Antithesis (challenging model): Kuyas

In the medicine bundle known as the mesa in the Andes, kuyas are healing stones that represent a breadth of experience and medicine. Individually, they have specific healing qualities aligned with challenges met and worked through by the practitioner.

In the Antithesis position, Kuyas symbolise the full breadth of human experience. Having all the kuyas available implies being able to adapt to any circumstance or issue with fluidity. Contrasted against holding symbolic sight as superior (Hummingbird), Kuyas in this position suggests being able to adapt to any perspective – and regard all of them, ultimately, as empty (of inherent reality).

What does this mean exactly?

It’s two-fold. It implies losing attachment to even idealised states. The dream has to be surrendered in order for the dream to be reborn in its purest form (which, by definition, is different from how we had imagined it to be).

Secondly, it appears to refer to an engagement with the world, and indeed moving closer to the suffering of the world. It is an encouragement to hold space for all perspectives, all perceptual states held by society (no matter from what rung or how antithetical to our beliefs), without ever giving dominance to one over another. It is from this open space, we can be truly compassionate.

Kuyas can also be placeholders on an energetic field; effectively boundary-keepers. This reiterates the idea of holding space for society but takes it a step further. We uphold the container in which rapid evolution (mass awakening, perhaps) takes place; essentially, holding the frequency of the container itself. Heady stuff.

So how do we reconcile the old model (Hummingbird) and the challenging model (Kuyas)? That’s what the Synthesis position represents – the new status quo to come, before it too is swept up in the next wave of transcendence.

Synthesis: Jupiter

Jupiter is an unmistakably benevolent planet with a massive orbit. Associated with philosophy and ethics, among many other aspects, Jupiter pulls us unerringly towards truth. In this position it seems to represent a larger embrace with a super progressive, noble agenda (again the evolution of mass consciousness).

Whereas Kuyas in the Antithesis position establish us as boundary-keepers for evolution, Jupiter here reminds us of the paradox that though we are few, we are many. Harnessing consciousness is not a numbers game but about the transformative quality of love and compassion on a large scale.

We are all in this together and our inner work affects the collective field. Jupiter and its huge orbit also represent the container itself and the aspiration of being in service and working to benefit all beings.

The synthesis? If our desires and dreams have been surrendered, they are free to be reshaped in a way that most serves the world and its many perspectives. When the orbit of our aspirations are this broad, our personal evolution is fast-tracked – precisely because that is not our main motivation.

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