It’s December and in only a few short weeks, we’ll all witness and participate in the end of this year and the beginning of a new year– 2018.
Endings and beginnings, opportunities and challenges always trigger periods of profound reflection and soul searching. Did the year work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d foreseen on January 1st of this year? Did you take the actions necessary to bring your hopes, wishes, and dreams to fruition?
2017– a “1” Universal year, called for constructive action and establishing our new 9-year life trajectory. 2018 will call for us to continue by using our sense of self-value to assist us in navigating that trajectory. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear.
Take a look back at yourself and your 2017 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2018, the best year ever for yourself, your community and your world?
Your message this month is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a key that will help you translate your experience of this year to reflect on your perspective of yourself, your goals, your commitment and your willingness to ‘show up’ and actively stand for what you believe in.
For all of us:
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
“There are people put on this earth who make laws designed to break the spirits of others. There are those put here who have their spirits broken by the people who make those laws. Then there are those who are here to take the actions and make the laws that break the people who break the spirits of others. I am one of those people.” Steve Toltz
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Words have less substance than air. Don’t tell me about your zealous dreams, your firm convictions, your profound love– show me by what you have accomplished.” Richelle E. Goodrich
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “One thing you have to realize from now on is that it doesn’t matter if this is a dream or not. The quality of your life depends on what you do, not what you think.” Rebecca McKinsey
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “We can talk about it, dream about it and dissect the fine print. In the end, only action satisfies our longing.” Gina Greenlee
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “We talk what we think, but do what we believe.” Raheel Farooq
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “You have to first dream and take the first action towards realizing the dream, then all other resources will be attracted to you for the achievement of the dream.” Lailah Gifty Akita
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Well,” said the frog, “what are you going to do about it?” “Marrying Therandil? I don’t know. I’ve tried talking to my parents, but they won’t listen, and neither will Therandil.” “I didn’t ask what you’d said about it,” the frog snapped. “I asked what you’re going to do. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things.” Patricia C. Wrede
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “If we don’t fight for what we ‘stand for’ with our passionate words and honest actions, do we really ‘stand’ for anything?” Tiffany Madison
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “After a while you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have to put your money where your mouth is.” Criss Jami
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “I always knew a good person should do no bad deeds, but it never occurred to me that a good person must do good deeds. They cannot just sit back and do nothing. They cannot just relax and let things happen around them. They must act or their faith is meaningless.” Aleksandra Layland
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts– it gives you what you demand with your actions.” Steve Maraboli
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “The dream provides inspiration and motivation. The goal generates drive and momentum. But daily effort on the details is the fuel that gets you to your dream.” Auliq-Ice
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Prayers and wishes are worthless my friend, if they are not accompanied by tangible human actions.” Abhijit Naskar and “Never give up because when you give up, dreams get lost.” Auliq-Ice