Spir­i­tual Buzz

This month is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for look­ing back on the past year while mov­ing with con­fi­dence and en­thu­si­asm into the new one

Spirit and Destiny - - Contents -

Six pages of the lat­est news, views and ideas from the al­ter­na­tive realm

1 GIVE THANKS TO JANUS

Janus, who many be­lieve Jan­uary is named af­ter, is the Ro­man god of be­gin­nings and end­ings. He is usu­ally de­picted with two faces, one look­ing to the fu­ture and one to the past. He rep­re­sents the first step on a jour­ney. This month, call upon Janus for as­sis­tance in your life’s jour­ney and to help you shed un­nec­es­sary is­sues from the past.

2 RECOG­NISE HID­DEN POWER

Dur­ing the win­ter, the first flow­ers of spring are un­der­ground, ready to push their way up to the light. The same is true in­side of you. Al­low your­self quiet mo­ments to recog­nise this power within and har­ness it as you move into the new year.

3 KA MUA, KA MURI

This Maori proverb is based on the idea of some­one walk­ing back­wards into the fu­ture. The past is clearly vis­i­ble but the fu­ture isn’t. Be­cause of this, we should look back to what has gone be­fore, in or­der to find clues to a happy path for­ward. What can you learn from past gen­er­a­tions, those liv­ing and in Spirit? And what can you learn from your mis­takes, achieve­ments or re­la­tion­ships of the past year?

4 EM­BRACE THE NEW MOON

Use the power of the new moon cy­cle this month to clear away the things that have held you back or caused you pain. Say a prayer of thanks for these things and ask for them to be cleansed from your life. With the emer­gence of the new moon, you can start afresh.

5 WISE RES­O­LU­TIONS

It’s tempt­ing to tai­lor your res­o­lu­tions to tan­gi­ble things you can see clearly, for in­stance, los­ing weight, chang­ing job or mov­ing home. All of these things are valid but what about mak­ing res­o­lu­tions that aid your spir­i­tual growth? Try fo­cus­ing on grat­i­tude, peace­ful­ness, in­ner calm and well­be­ing.

6 LIS­TEN TO JAN­UARY’S GUARDIAN AN­GELS

This month there are seven guardian an­gels watch­ing you. Ne­mamiah brings in­tu­ition and fore­sight, Yeialel promotes in­tel­lec­tual devel­op­ment, Hara­hel in­spires you to ac­cess knowl­edge, Mitzrael en­cour­ages you to recog­nise your mis­takes, Uma­bel helps you unveil your true self, Iah­hel brings wis­dom to those who de­serve it and Anauel helps re­store unity.

7 MAKE FRIENDS WITH GARNET

The name of Jan­uary’s birth stone comes from a Latin word mean­ing seed-like, mak­ing it a fit­ting stone to sig­nify new be­gin­nings at the start of the year. In an­cient times, garnet was be­lieved to pro­tect the wearer and en­cour­age heal­ing, too. Garnet is said to open the heart chakra and give courage for the year ahead.

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