In this second month of the New Year, the Monthly Planetary Cycle (11) tells us we must strive to deepen our spiritual connections, to remain solid in our faith and trust that the hand of Divine Consciousness is guiding us and protecting us, no matter what circumstances arise.
The times of fear that welled up in January – calling on us to stand with courage – have passed, though this is still an undercurrent in this Year of the Planetary 9 Cycle. So we are commanded now to trust in our daily spiritual practice (daily means “every day”, really, it does!) and inspire and elevate others to do the same.
This is a time for advancing our self-mastery, our ability to stop our reactive mind and reach the state of "cherdi kala" – spirit rising. So despite all challenges, this a valuable month for growth.
Partnerships will be under pressure. Resist the fear that your partnership is not working. Stay non-reactive, calm and uplifting. Process your upsetting emotions with chanting and meditation.
Most importantly, be firm in the understanding that everything is working in your best interests – even though events may sometimes try to convince you that quite the opposite is true. As I said at the start of this year:
"All outcomes belong to God, all events are covered by God."
Continue to meditate, pray, raise our spirits with yoga and powerful breath techniques.
It takes courage to trust, to raise ourselves up from the winter doldrums and to positively touch the lives of others every day.
So our focus this month in our classes is to support ourselves in living in the strength of our Divine connections.
Join us for as many of these events as you can. All are times to grow joyful in the warmth and spirit of community.
Bless you all!