Happy New Year!
I am so happy to welcome in 2018!
2017 was a challenging year for so many of us and the last week of December was especially intense as we received a huge influx of light codes helping us to shift, clear and expand. This is one of the reasons I am a bit late in putting my 2018 forecast up as towards the end of 2017 I was working to clear some old patterns and had rather painful headaches for a couple of days as the light codes integrated! So, if you were feeling under the weather, physically, emotionally, spiritually or mentally over the last couple of weeks this is the reason! Ascension symptoms were hitting us hard!
The good news is that this energy has cleared and we are now in a bit of a holding period while we get ready for the new year’s energies! That’s not to say 2018’s energies aren’t here, but we now have some respite after the intensity of the last few weeks of 2017!
I have a lot to say about 2018, so am going to break it down into sections, which will hopefully be clear and easy to read! But, first I wanted to begin with a quote, which I feel is absolutely perfect to have in our thoughts for the new year ahead!
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’
Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
~ Marianne Williamson ~
2018 Numerology & the Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog
I always like to start with what the year number means in terms of numerology and understanding what the Chinese New Year brings in February as I feel this gives us a good overall flavour of the year to come!
Universal Energy for 2018: 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11
In numerology, 2018 has an 11 vibration, which is a Master Number. Master numbers possess great potential for learning and growth, and can bring major transformations in our lives!
Master Number 11 symbolises the principles of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, which is a big theme for 2018! It also symbolises high energy, inspiration and intuition, self-expression and personal power.
Master Number 11 is usually called ‘the Illuminator’, ‘the Messenger’ or ‘the Teacher’ and relates to those who are here to be inspirational guiding lights, and their mission is to bring illumination to others and to help raise spiritual awareness.
Master Number 11 also tells us that by connecting with our higher-selves is to know and live our soul mission and life purpose.
2018 also holds a ‘2’ energy (1+1), which is all about partnership, connections, balance, equality and flexibility!
The Chinese new year begins on 16th Feb 2018 and this year is the year of the Earth Dog and its keyword is ACTION! The Chinese new year also combines the elements and 2018’s element is ‘Earth’, so this year is also about security and feeling grounded and safe.
2018 will be a fast-paced year, which we are not unused to from previous years! However, this energy will be even faster paced than normal due to the need to take action!
This year is not a time for procrastination as if you wait too long to make a decision or follow your intuition the opportunity may not be there when you finally get round to deciding to go for it! 2017 was a much slower year in terms of taking action and getting on with things as by waiting and being patient we got to see the bigger picture unfolding. This is not the case in 2018! The key theme this year is to take action! Understand what your priorities are and then go for them! If a new opportunity presents itself and FEELS good, then go for it, don’t dither and wait to see what happens as you may just miss out on something wonderful!
Female energy is rising up, which we began to see in 2017, but this year it will become much more apparent. Not only in the media, but you will also start to see this more within your own family and friends circles. Anyone who has felt trapped, suffocated or victimized in any form of relationship (romantic relationship, work, friendship etc) may begin to show feelings of resentment! This resentment has been building across the world in many different areas. The energy of 2018 is about equality and balance, so any connection, relationship or partnership that is not equal will come to light in some way.
2018 has a big aspect of freedom too, so whatever is not working and making us feel trapped will come up to be released! You will see some people in power, who have abused their positions being taken down a peg or two as the feminine energy rises up! Those that display aspects of narcissism will not be tolerated in 2018 and this could cause all sorts of chaos on the world stage!
There will be a lot more transparency, especially around corruption, in 2018 as the energy is illuminating! More people will ‘wake-up’ to what governments and big corporations are really up to and there may be some big shocks coming for a lot of people when the truth is finally uncovered. Hence, why security is also a key theme for this year. I got the word ‘security’ through very strongly when I was tuning into the energies of this year and nearly used that as my tag line for the year ahead as it kept being shown through all aspects of the energies!
However, I decided to call this the Year of Self Empowerment instead as I feel that this combines everything that we have to work on within, including our own security!
Feeling the energy of this year is like riding a roller-coaster as the high energies feel amazingly bright! I can feel so much hope, see so much light flooding down on to our beloved Mother Earth and sense a lot of people stepping into their true power and a huge expansion in terms of our Heart Chakras, which releases big waves of love!
The lower density energies that could disrupt our security feels very different! These energies are focused around resentment building up and in some cases exploding, so expect to see more protests around the world! There is an energy of deception, but this is offset with the energy of truth! However, political, economic and other truths coming out could cause a lot of disruption around the world.
There is also a very fiery feel to the energies of 2018 too, so expect a lot more forest fires and some intense hot weather coming this year. This, in turn, will impact more than ever on our already melting ice caps, which could create more tension in terms of worry about our ‘safety’ in the years to come with rising sea levels. And this could also lead to some power struggles going on if land becomes available after the ice has melted. Countries, such as Russia and America, will want to explore the resources (e.g. oil) there, which could create all sorts of conflict!
How to Work with the Energies of 2018!
Self-Empowerment is all about taking control of our own life, setting goals, and making positive choices. The key part of self-empowerment is believing and trusting in ourselves!
We have been on such a journey of self-discovery over the last few years and 2018 is the time to put it all into action!
I wanted to write about how you know when it is time for a change in your life as I feel this is part of the key to navigating 2018 successfully! Due to life getting in the way, we can easily lose sight of what we truly want and what are true priorities should be!
So, below is a list that may be happening to you or has already happened to you! This list is meant to help you understand what is out of balance in your life and from there, understand what you wish to change this year. This will help you prioritise and become more self-empowered, so you are ready to embrace 2018!
- An absolute awareness that something in your life has changed and that, although you may not be certain what the future holds, you definitely cannot turn back and live as you had before.
- A growing discomfort with your familiar environment, perhaps you are no longer satisfied with your occupation, home or relationship.
- You feel depressed or exhausted, but not sure why!
- A sense of deep loneliness, often accompanied by anxiety. These feelings can accompany an awakening and it is very helpful to find others who can help, such as a support group or attending a workshop with like-minded people.
- A growing curiosity about your personal needs and a passion to discover what they are.
- Stepping into your power! Realising you have skills that you can use to help others, such as the ability to heal or counsel others
- A shift in your perception of reality.
- Sensitivity to people, foods, caffeine, medications, and/or environments, which means your intuition and connection to your higher self is evolving! You are understanding what is good for you and what is not so good for you & your body!
- A shift in your relationship with time. This sense of timing extends to the speed at which you can create something new. Rather than thinking, “I’m too old to start again,” you can believe that age has nothing to do with creativity, love or the enjoyment of life.
- A new view on self-development, either by choice or necessity, which can lead to a need to connect with nature or more time alone.
- Spiritual experiences, such as deep states of meditation, voices, opening of senses.
- Boredom for things that once brought you satisfaction!
- The development of an illness or pain that can’t be healed with normal medicine, which helps you look deeper within for the cause.
The intention with the list above is to help you see more clearly about what you need to change or understand to find more balance moving into 2018. Sometimes, the potential for greater joy and fulfilment is often masked by the difficulties we face in embarking on the spiritual journey!
The list above reflects part of our journey of self-discovery, and when we take the time to see what is out of balance and what we actually desire from life, we can take action to create our new self-empowered reality!
After you have taken some time to think about what you need/want to change using the list above, sit down and make a list of priorities for YOU in 2018!
Keep these 5 areas (below) in your mind to help you to move through the energies of 2018 with more ease, grace and love!
- Follow & Trust YOUR Intuition
- Be Flexible
- Take Action
- Find the Security Within
To help you find your way more easily through 2018, I have put a number of my Services on special offer this month, including Readings! You can find more information on the front page of my website by just scrolling down to see all the special offers at www.blissfullyfree.co.uk
The next attunement event is on 18th January for Inner Light Reiki. I chose this attunement for January as I felt it fit in so well with 2018’s energies. Starting the new year by focusing on strengthening the light of our souls, so they can shine more brightly felt perfect to begin 2018! Inner Light Reiki is a simple, but powerful system to help the light of the soul shine through. The energy works to clear blockages, increase joy, and help you accomplish your life purpose. This is a beautiful system that will help lift your personal vibration to new levels! You can find all the Events by visiting my website at Blissfully Free – Events
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Blissful Blessings and I wish you a very joyful & empowering year!