“Travel light, live light, spread light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan
These words have been special medicine for me during the transition from 2016 to 2017. It has been a time of change, of upheaval, and emotions have been running high. 2+0+1+6=9. From the standpoint of numerology, the number 9 is the end of a cycle. The last number before the cycle begins again with 10, an amplified return to the beginning, to 1.
Shifting from the 9 year of 2016 to a 10 or 1 year (2+0+1+7) is the transition from the end to the beginning. Planting seeds that will take root, bloom, and mature over the next 9 years.
For me, the seeds sown over the last several weeks are showing vibrant signs of life. In a dark time, training my focus on keeping my light aflame and bright has held me up. And now, it feels brighter and stronger than it was. The tools that I used to keep myself steady in the darkness, to shield my light that was flickering weakly? My sadhana, my daily practice. For me, chanting Japji, practicing the Kriya to Keep the Body Beautiful, and keeping up with the Spirit Voyage Global Sadhana Oneness of Heart held me up through the rough and tumble ending of 2016.
Now here we are, in 2017, beginning again. The end is the beginning of the new, and it leads to another ending. So the wheel turns. May all of our lights shine ever more brightly as we plant seeds into the darkness of the earth.