2015 - The Year of The Sheep/Ram/Goat - part II (planetary)

2015 is a year of Peace, Art, Tranquility and Harmonious Co-existence. It is such a nice year – much calmer than the Horse, it moves smoothly and with a lot of comfort (we all want that, right?) It is a kind year, with fleeting interests (easy to get excited over something, but also easy to lose interest), and acceptance of what is. If one remains within Internal Peace, and Calm, there will not be huge emotional issues, stresses, obsessions or mental turmoils in the Year of the Sheep. Instead, the Sheep/Ram/Goat is calm, and takes life as life is.

2015 holds an option for the end of wars, for peaceful solutions, for finding ways to live in harmony with one another. This artistic creative expression has a chance to mend the wrongs, perpetrated by the individuals who do not respect the planet, and life itself. In 2015, the faith that Harmony will prevail over turmoils of lower nature will fuel the healing of emotional wounds in personal lives, and within the country and planetary scales as well.

The emphasis of 2015 is to join forces, to stand firm in the positive, and to resist the destruction and fear which had been so active on the planet in the last year. There will be, in 2015, a greater concern with the problems of social, economic, and political areas. There will be the desire to go back to basics, to redirect the attention into smaller creative communal outlets vs. a separatistic desire to rule (which was so prevalent in the 2014 Year of the Horse).

The Sheep/Ram/Goat brings a calming influence to all warring Nations, and even though it takes more than that to pacify a war-hungry individual, the Sheep does have a very strong communal effect. Without a community, even the most powerful war leader has no army! And an “uninspired army” means “the end of war”… The Sheep/Ram/Goat cannot destroy the desire for violence, the fears, anger and doubts, but it will dampen them, smoothing the rough edges and helping people refocus on the community’s welfare instead of “winning”. Babies born in 2015 will have more internal capacity for peace, and many spiritual emissaries, who are meant (when they grow up) to facilitate Peace on Earth, are waiting to be born in 2015.

2015 - The Year of The Sheep/Ram/Goat - part I (personal)


2015 New Year is the Year of the Green Wooden Sheep/Ram/Goat. 

Even though the calendar New Year begins on January 1st, the energy change from the Horse to the Sheep will occur between February 4th and February 19th (apparently it takes a while to slow down a racing Horse into a slow trot of a Sheep!)

In 2015, for those who trust in goodness, in Harmony and Peace – happiness will flow, success will come, and emotional stability will be established and maintained. It is important not to become engrossed in the emotional and mental situations, but have a perspective and choose to have a positive point of view on everything. The Sheep/Ram/Goat prefers positive happy people, supporting that attitude. The Sheep/Ram/Goat will eat a “good flower” with pleasure, and will eat a “thorny flower” with caution – but it will still eat (no avoidance!) This is the year when one is tempted to avoid looking at reality, preferring the rosy glasses instead. Many relationships might break up, jobs might be left, careers and majors in college changed because of this… The Sheep/Ram/Goat sees what is, no matter how much it wants to see everything in a perfect way. This truth of perception must be honored, and trusted – in 2015 you might notice in your relationships, careers, and friendships what you didn’t want to see before.

2015 is the year of feelings – lots of them – and it is up to you to have the right attitude about them. There will be passion, excitement and creativity, loving relationships and happy gatherings with people. But one might be tempted to ask for love, to fall into the victim mode and demand love – getting pity instead. So watch out for the desire to tell the whole world about how you had been wronged, hurt, how misfortune befell you, etc. – it will only bring “fake love” – pity. There will be a lot of people looking for a shoulder to cry on, so beware of them as well – be kind and openhearted (instead of giving them pity), but self-responsible and do not rescue them, take what you hear with a grain of salt.

The Green Wood Sheep/Ram/Goat rarely wants to think of small minute details of life – preferring to dream big dreams. This means that any big dreams can be realized this year, especially the dreams dreamt by more than one person (by a couple, or by a community). But be careful about self-responsibility – in 2015 you will be tempted to give away your responsibilities to others, and they to you. If you are choosing to do your part, you might have a lot of people running to you with a sad story, telling you why they cannot do something, asking you to do it for them instead. Notice that and, with an open heart, choose NOT to rescue them.

The Year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat is a creative year – thus any professions which are naturally creative will be favored, any job that has creativity component in it will flourish. On the other hand, if your job lacks a creative spark, you will definitely become very much aware of that fact in 2015 – and might want to move onto something better suited to your nature. It is essential to do something inspirational and exciting for yourself (if your job is boring, find a creative hobby!) Pushing ahead in a project using one’s will alone won’t work in the Year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat. 

2015 is about doing what you like and enjoying what you do!

How to Cure Worry?

First of all, what is worry? Worry is an emotional “looping” energy, when we over-focus on our desire – to the point that it becomes a demand. There is a difference between preference and demand.

For example, you can prefer to not get sick before your vacation. But if you do, it will not be the end of the world. It will be very unfortunate, very uncomfortable, but still not the end of the world… You can choose to do what you can to make sure you remain healthy for your travels (take vitamins, don’t go into large public areas, don’t visit sick people, etc.) but in the end if this is the cold is what you need to have in order to learn something, you will have that cold. So far, this is still a preference, and so there is no worry. You know what you want and you are proactive about it, but the rest is up to the Universe.

Or, you are afraid that your vacation might be ruined by getting sick prior to it, or on it, and you freak out about that possibility. You place a demand on the Universe that you must not get sick, or else… You have to be healthy for your vacation, nothing else can do. And getting sick means a total disaster, a failure, pain. In this example, the discomfort from not getting what you want has been raised to the level of emotional pain, creating a demand on life. Any time there is a demand, there will be worry as a side-effect!

Discomfort does NOT equal to pain. 

Secondly, worry is a total waste of energy. When one worries, one burns its own energy for fuel, leaving less available for living. This is why when we worry, we are in the state of survival,  not living! Have you noticed how exhausting it is to live in worry?

Of course the simplest worries are easily fixed: if you worry about something that is material and is under your control, then you need to go and deal with it (check that stove, search for that shipment, call that person). So, if you can do something to resolve the worry, do it and as soon as possible. But what about the irrational type of worry, when it seems to be not under our control, not up to us?

What are the #SoulWorkTools to use if you find yourself irrationally worrying?
  1. Tune in and honestly investigate what are you demanding life to be and why?
  2. When you find what is the "worst case scenario" of your fears, tune into that allow yourself to explore it emotionally and mentally (i.e. what would actually happen if...? perhaps you will hurt if that happens; or be very sad for a while; or have to change your job, or a relationship with someone; or maybe you will have to become more independent, or the opposite - learn to receive support from others? etc.)
  3. By facing and dealing with your fears, you just diffused the power charge of these fears - so, look again at the original situation which caused your to worry, but this time with preference instead of demand (as in "I would like to keep this relationship, but if he/she leaves me, I will deal with it - I will cry and process my pain, and I will explore life alone for a while and then perhaps with another person again" or "I prefer to remain healthy and have this medical test show me that I am free of any dis-ease, but if it tells me that I do have a dis-ease, I will deal with it, I might have to be uncomfortable for a while, or have to change my life arrangement, but I will go through this and learn something about myself in the process", etc.)
facing your fears - cat walking in front of 16 dogs!
Look at that brave cat!! He is totally facing his fears here, all 16 of them!

It is our responsibility to use the available energy appropriately. Worry is one of the biggest energy-wasters! When you find yourself stuck in the repetitive worry pattern, it is especially important to look at the causes of it - because these causes are indicators of a particular fear that you are not facing, i.e. that fear has your power - and you want to take the power back by dealing with it. Thus, no more worry.

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On the BiteRadioMe show with wonderful host Robert Sharpe, I provide many #SoulWorkTools and answer variety of metaphysical spiritual questions,  including these:
  • what is the main mission for every Soul on Earth?
  • what are the Spirals of Consciousness and why do we fall asleep and wake up?
  • what is the significance of "building the Self"?
  • where does dis-ease originate and how to "cure" it by resolving its true cause?
  • does "genetic predisposition" for a particular dis-ease relate to karmic lessons as well?
  • how all our experiences are triggers for awakening of consciousness within us;
  • what is the difference between a healthy boundary and a defense/protection?
  • what is the energy pattern of "worry" and how to clear it?
  • why is personal effort a requirement for conscious awakening?
  • what is the difference between positive control with life vs. negative control over life?
  • and much more! 
(1 hour long, but you can pause it any time :)

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How to Release Karmic Hand-Me-Downs

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Metaphysically speaking, karma is an unfinished lesson. It is not something we have to “pay back”, or some horrible thing that others can put over us – it is simply a lesson that we created but were not able to learn during the lifetime – it gets carried over into the next lifetime, becoming karma.

For example, you created a situation where there was an emotional pain, betrayal, but throughout that life you focused on the projection of that pain onto the person who triggered it (who betrayed you) instead of seeing it as your own creation, or forgiving that person, or letting it go. As the time went by, perhaps you went for revenge, or maybe fell apart and never trusted anyone again. Either way, the lesson was set up, but the learning did not happen. Then you died, still wanting revenge, or wallowing in self-pity. The unfinished lesson was reviewed by your Soul on the Other Side of life, and properly integrated into your next incarnation’s Soul Contract. I.e. when you are born in the next lifetime, that pain of betrayal and your reaction to it becomes your karma – something that you need to really look at, deal with, and complete.

When we complete the lesson, we clear our karma – i.e. we transmute it into Wisdom. If, on the other hand, we avoid facing it and processing the pain inside of it, we carry it over into the next life, and so on.

What are the karma hand-me-downs? That is the karma that we take on from other people because of our own issues. People, we have more than enough of our own lessons to deal with – let’s not take on the ones from others!

Here is an example of karma hand-me-downs: mother’s behavior with her children.

Let’s imagine that a woman, let’s call her Anna, did not have the perfect mother… Her mother was self-centered and dramatic, acting in a self-sacrificial way in public to get attention and “look good” socially. The mother had her own emotional pain to deal with, and lessons in individuality and self-love. But she chose to ignore these lessons, following her own karmic pattern instead. She had two daughters, Anna and Melanie. What did she teach her children? Exactly – same karmic pattern!

Imagine that one of these girls, Melanie, grew up just like her mom, dramatic and socially self-sacrificial, while very much selfish. Her mother showered her with attention and dotted on her. Melanie had two children. Because she refused to deal with her own issues, activated by her mother, she ended up fully taking on her mother’s karmic pattern, making it her own. She then projected it onto her children.

The other girl, Anna, grew up with an intuitive feeling that this is not the way. Anna felt that one has the right to be unique individual, and one must be self-responsible, instead of demanding others to take care of one. And so Anna said “Enough of this!” and began to live differently, take responsibility for her actions. But Anna were the “black sheep” of the family, because she did not fit into the family tribe’s way of thinking/feeling/behaving. When Anna had children, she taught them to be responsible and independent adults.

In this example, the original mother had started the karmic hand-me-downs – she refused to work on her lesson, and projected it onto her children. One of the daughters, Melanie, took that karma on, and because of it was subconsciously catered to by her mother. As her life went on, Melanie had refused to deal with her mother’s karma and her own as well, and gave it further down the line to her own kids.

The other daughter, Anna, noticed that something was not harmonious in her mother’s behavior, and learned from it – she refused to take the karma from her mother. Where did that karma go – back to the mother, since it was her mother’s lesson in the first place. Because of this her mother subconsciously rejected her. But because of Anna’s conscious behavior, she was able to become wiser by being in that family, and to teach her own children more wisdom.

What are the signs of karma hand-me-downs?
  • Having a mental agonizing debates with your parents in your mind;
  • Feeling like you do not belong in your family of origin;
  • Feeling pressure from the family to conform, or else risk rejection;
  • Conditional love from parents, or absence of love all together;
  • Emotional manipulation by the parent (through drama, anger, or worry);
  • Your own feelings of guilt that you just cannot be what your parents want you to be;
  • Noticing that your reactions to life mirror these of your parents;
  • Your own embarrassment for the behavior of your parents;
  • Your own rebellious behavior as an exaggerated opposition to your parents’ behavior.

If you notice these signs, you are involved in the karmic hand-me-down pattern. This means, you need to seriously evaluate what is yours and what is not. Look at what you disagree with, rebel against, or get embarrassed about in your parents’ behavior or their view on life. This will help you see which are truly your patterns, and which ones are not. Face these issues and take responsibility for your part of it, but give the rest of it back to your parents.

We give the karma back by taking responsibility for our own pain, and by refusing to be an enabler of the karmic behavior in others.