A May Like We Have Never Experienced Before
It is not time to give up, but to expand out and find the freedom within.
As we move further into this period of isolation in the world, we have an opportunity to connect to another side of ourselves, a side that may be new, or may be hidden since childhood. The new technology is helping us stay connected online through video chats and webinars. Perhaps, even more important, we can take this moment to discover a different connection with ourselves.
And now enters May, the fifth month – how different life is! According to numerology, the number 5 represents freedom. It is about energy, adventure and a charismatic social connection. It is the entertainer who is not afraid to be on stage. May is associated with trees blooming and feeling free after the long winter of hibernation. It feels like “The Twilight Zone”, but it is essential that we rise up to the challenge of not becoming a couch potato. Five teaches us to be resilient.
The Shadow of the Five.
Yes “couch potato” is the shadow of the number 5. With the spring energy of ‘delight’, we find ourselves strangely stuck in our homes. The shadow can make us despondent, and fidgety. Some may succumb to the view of looking out our windows from the inside and feeling sluggish and bored, playing solitaire on our i-phones and eating a lot.
Embracing Our Brilliance
If the above “coach potato” describes you, here is the challenge of the new “five spirit”. Embrace the unknown, reinvent yourself. Perhaps your business can take a new direction. Let us not lose our purpose in being born!
This phase of “pandemic” is a teaching for us to push through every day of our lives. How can we take the “five” energy and spark the freedom inside ourselves?
We can complete a project that we have been procrastinating for months. Even cleaning out your closet is a shift of energy and symbolically clearing out what you no longer need. Chat rooms have started bringing our friends together. Dance, write, paint, go to the park (yes with your mask and gloves on and 6 feet away from another). Qi-gong, yoga, and cooking classes have found their way online.
We can give back through charities or even by going outside and clapping for the care givers at 7:00 pm, or helping an elderly person who needs groceries.
** Note: my painting “Looking From the Inside Out” was inspired by an article in the New York Times with several artists painting from the view outside their windows.
How will you create a new world of vibrant energy and reinvent yourself?
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