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4 PERSONAL YEAR

DECEMBER 2017

7  Personal Month

Rewards come to those who wait—who says delayed gratification isn’t amazingly delicious? Such is life as you make your way into December. It’s been a year of work, work, and . . . did I say work? If you’ve been doing the hard work, you’ll begin to reap the rewards and benefits. If you’ve been shirking your duties, you’ll feel slightly adrift and nonproductive. Either way, December brings you to the close of the year in a rather introspective way. You’re most likely going to do your duty and show up to some of the festivities, yet most of that might feel like pulling teeth. If you’re honest with yourself, you’re true desire will be to curl up with a good book, enjoy some unplugged time, and do a little navel contemplation.

December brings you to the close of the year in a rather introspective way.

 

Given that it’s December, you’ll have to jockey with social expectations and your own strong desire to hibernate—or a least be a little on the quieter side. If you do end up dancing on the table belting out some off-key rendition of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" at the Karaoke bar, it’ll be to momentarily release some pent-up energy that’s been building throughout the year. Given that it’s been a year devoted primarily to practicality, reason, the setting and obtaining of goals, and working tenaciously to achieve it all, the month of December can be designated as a month where you get a permission slip to relax a moment. Take a load off. This month is set up as a reset for you after eleven months of getting your "house" in order. You’re potentially feeling the verve of the up and coming energy of freedom and adventure that the number 5 brings to you starting next year. And yet this month is time for preparation, not action.

December is set up for you as a month to recharge and regenerate. The key element is planning. It’s an introspective and spiritual cycle that’s most productive when you work more on an internal realm rather than the everyday world. You’ll have opportunities to get inside of your own head and heart right now and evaluate what’s there. You might be feeling a strange and intangible sense of aloneness—if so, now’s the time to contemplate what’s missing and how you want to deal with it. You could very well feel pulled toward blaming others for this void, or even lash out at yourself about what you consider to be your own mistakes, imperfections, or missteps. And this is a perfect time to at least get all those thoughts and feelings out in front of you—whether they are “true” or not. This is a great time to revisit a little Byron Katie—or to introduce yourself to her work.  You can benefit from this kind of “deep dive” right now.

You’re potentially feeling the verve of the up and coming energy of freedom and adventure that the number 5 brings to you starting next year. And yet this month is time for preparation, not action.

 

Understand that there’s no need for urgent or rigorous action at the moment. Take your foot off the gas pedal and cruise for the next four weeks. I’ll guarantee that your physical body is depleted and can use some TLC. Allow yourself some down time. Take some contemplative hikes, relaxing swims, and some time to read and brush up on something you’ve been interested in exploring and yet have been too busy this year for anything “fun” or extraneous. You may feel a bit low-energy or even somewhat withdrawn right now. Of course this offers some negotiations for you during the festive holiday season. Yet the choice is yours as you pick and choose your commitments and obligations.

Timing is an important factor for you this month. You might feel as though you’re living on some distant planet and on an entirely different wavelength. Communication might feel impossible and frustrating. Yet know that you are most likely the one who’s traveling at a different speed and on a different wavelength than those around you. Stop and access where you feel you’re consistently being misunderstood. See how it is that you might be setting yourself up for these misunderstandings and miscommunications. Even though it’ll be challenging, it’s time to maintain healthy emotional boundaries and stay on the upside of optimism. There could very well be a tendency to criticize others—and yourself—right now. Take some time to meditate on these issues and perhaps bounce your thoughts and feelings off of someone outside of your immediate circle who can help you gain some clarity and perspective.

Communication might feel impossible and frustrating. Yet know that you are most likely the one who’s traveling at a different speed and on a different wavelength than those around you.

This entire year has been a test in reorganization for you. And yet December offers you some “white space”—some empty space that is opening between your old boundaries and your new ones. You’re smack dab in the middle of a new framework of potentials that are percolating and coming into manifestation. Yet December isn’t the time to dive into it all precipitously. There are still some growth experiences, conclusions, and new desires coming into play. This is a time to solidify your newfound identity that you’ve cultivated all year long.

All in all, December will bring in experiences that might challenge your sense of higher purpose. You can either feel like a big ole’ victim or you can take a higher-level view and see what lessons you have to learn. So take a sip of that eggnog and contemplate your walk and your talk. What will it be? Do you feel that you’re merely “surviving”—or—how about thriving? If you’re able, plan a holiday getaway by the beach or perhaps in a cozy little cabin somewhere. Any unplugged time will be well spent.

This upcoming year will feel as though the veil has been ripped away and fresh air can come in and nourish you. Prepare for unexpected changes.

It’s been a hard-working and foundation-building year. This upcoming year will feel as though the veil has been ripped away and fresh air can come in and nourish you. Prepare for unexpected changes. Get ready for travel, adventure, and freedom—this year will have you tapping into your fun-loving spirit. How can you bring in the things that you starting “building” this year and create something amazing? It’s going to be a time where you can actually put “Having Fun” on your “To-Do” List. Yet also know that you might have so much coming at you that you are challenged with finding a focus. Be open to the unknown and curious about things that might be off your beaten path. Start packing your suitcase.

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