Do you ever wish you could just punt those half-hearted New Year’s Resolutions you feel pressured to make every year?
You know you never keep them, yet you just can’t help it. The peer-pressure is insurmountable. The media is blasting you with New Year’s Resolution marketing ploys – the New Year’s belly-blasting diet plan, the “This-Is-It” butt and gut-busting workout, the ultimate resume booster that’ll finally catapult you into that six-figure career.
How would it feel to make some “real solutions” rather than half-hearted resolutions?
How about using Numerology as a guide for what’s in store for you for the New Year?
One of the reasons you simply can’t resist making those New Year’s Resolutions is because you’re feeling a very real, very profound shift in energy from one year to the next. By the Numbers, it’s undeniable.
In Numerology, there are Universal Years and Personal Years.
The Universal Year is like the landscape or terrain you’re driving through all year long and is calculated by adding the numbers of the current year together.
The Personal Year is calculated from your individual birth date and tells you more specifically what you’ll personally be working with during the year.
You can think of the Universal Year as the State or Country you’re driving through on your yearly “road trip” and the Personal Year is more representative of the points of destination you individually choose to stop at as you “travel” throughout the year.
2014 is a number 7 Universal Year in Numerology.
A Universal Year means that everyone on the planet will be feeling the energy related to a particular number during the entire year.
You calculate the Universal Year by simply adding the numbers in the current year (in this case, 2014) together like this:
2014 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7
All of us begin feeling this energy starting January 1, 2014 and it’ll end on December 31, 2014.
So what about this 7 Universal Year?
The number 7 brings with it energies related to spiritual seeking. You can expect the year 2014 to be a year where you (and all of us) feel as though you’d like to crawl into your cocoon and stay a while. Don’t get me wrong – the world will continue to swirl around you, your day-to-day life will move along fairly normally from the outside. Yet you’re feeling an internal gnawing, a sense of questioning and seeking of The Truth – your personal Truth, the Truth on a grander scale, and a combination of the two.
This is a year for slowing down and seeking out knowledge. On a practical level, this can mean taking that Sabbatical. You finally go on the Spiritual Retreat you’ve been putting off for eons. You take a class on a new computer program that’ll help get you a promotion with your job. You get therapy. Energy work. Start going to Church again. Get this wild hair and start buying arm-loads of books on anything from how to change the oil in your car to the basics of String Theory. This is a year that supports slowing it down and focusing on your personal evolution, however that might look to you.
The year 2014 presents you with opportunities and experiences that’ll test your sense of higher purpose. This is a year to gain wisdom from whatever interactions and experiences that meander across your path. Understand that you’ll be met with stuff that doesn’t feel very comfortable. It’ll coax you into brushing the dust off your Spiritual Binoculars and see the bigger picture of growth that you’re undergoing. It’ll demand that you revisit your old wounds, examine your “story,” and make a concerted effort to heal on a deep-down and profound level.
2014 is not a year where you’ll feel a lot of forward momentum in the action-packed physical world. Instead, focus on unplugging as much as you can. Allow yourself some time for (gasp!) silence. Understand that you might feel more pensive than usual, perhaps even a bit low-energy. You might opt to stay home with a cup of hot cocoa and a book rather than gallivanting with friends for a hot night on the town. Give yourself the time to actually feel your feelings and to revel in the weirdness of taking the time to connect with yourself.
Understand that this will be the general energy around the Globe in 2014. So it’s always interesting to see the world – both microcosmically and macrocosmically – through a Numerological lens. Where will ObamaCare (and the residue from the U.S. Government shutdown) be in 2014? How about Syria? What’ll be the overall response to the myriad global natural disasters? We might find that governments, politicians, and the general population either: a) start working with a renewed sense of higher purpose and connectivity or b) become even whinier little victims who continue to point fingers and blame everyone and everything for their ineffectiveness.
So how can you optimize your success and satisfaction in 2014?
YOUR DO’s AND DON’Ts FOR 2014
DO understand that this is a year that you get a Free Pass to contemplate your own navel.
DO anything that relates to spiritual growth, including (but not limited to) taking a retreat, reading (and reading some more), taking classes that are job related or spiritually minded (or both), and taking any opportunity to expand your sense of your authentic self.
DO take the extra time and energy to take care of your health. This can mean taking the time for surgery, going to the dentist for the first time in however-long, or starting a new exercise routine or nutritional program. It’s a great year to practice meditation.
DON’T hit the ground running and think that 2014 is the year to launch your new business or take on lots of extra hours at the office. If you do, you’ll feel as though you’re hitting your head against a brick wall. Wait until next year (2015) to pump up your business life. This year: gathering knowledge. Next year: implementation.
DON’T ignore the emotional feelings that come up for you. If you blaze through them in a fume of denial, you’ll have missed out on exponential personal growth.
DON’T dig your heels in and resist learning how to expand yourself. If you do, you’ll win the Victim of the Year Award for 2014. And you’ll deserve it.
The key to your success and satisfaction in 2014 is to embrace the slow-down, happily engage in curious contemplation, and start trusting your intuition. Great things are in store for you this year when you open up to your own spiritual growth.