By Nam Hari Kaur Khalsa, California, USA, in Aquarian Times
November is a time of restless frustration that is longing to break free into a new and creative passion. We want change, and we want it now! The intensity of our emotions will tempt us to consider bold and potentially risky action, so give yourself time to consider the consequence before signing on the dotted line. Hastily setting things in stone will have you feeling even more trapped and at odds with the world. Number 5 is at play in the sub-layers of the month, and 5 brings an impetuous spirit which likes to throw caution to the wind and wake up the neighbors. You can take off in new directions; just remember to bring a compass. Endurance is a key factor, so pace yourself on every level as you look towards the finish line of 2010. As accelerated as life may be, it’s the tortoise who’s going to win this one, not the rabbit. Keep your own stride and rhythm; don’t get distracted into running someone else’s race.
Communication is slippery throughout the month, and one of the most outstanding of this is that people will have a difficult time committing to anything. If you’re organizing a holiday meal and ask someone to make the cranberry sauce, you may get the reply, “Ah, I’m not sure, I’ll really have to get back to you later on that!” Don’t take their inability to commit personally; it simply means they’re overwhelmed and are trying to avoid an unwanted obligation. Emotions of feeling trapped or restricted will be running high, so try not to trigger a person’s fight or flight response. Some people will resort to telling lies just to cover themselves or survive the moment, so using your intuition to filter their communication will help separate the wheat from the chaff. When stressed, people typically over or under project their energy and the frequency of their voice when they know they can’t really come through. Train yourself to be able to read between the lines. There is often more information in the unspoken, than in what is actually being said. People will be maneuvering for power, and similar to the shifting of the tectonic plates of the Earth, this experience will be unsettling for those who are in the way of the seismic waves. The expression, “Bull in a china shop” applies to the surge of frustrated energy in November.
Looking to solutions, the matadors of Spain were masters at out-maneuvering the raging bull. By keeping calm and balanced, and through the art of distraction, they could shift the bull’s focus and remain unscathed.
It is unlikely there will be an actual bull you will have to confront, however it is interesting to note that much of our descriptive language comes from the behavior of animals. Hence the expression “He or she’s a bully.” Children are particularly vulnerable to acting out or receiving this type of behavior, and the root of it is often found in what they see in their parent’s behavior. If you have a child, take time to notice how they are feeling and if they are doing well emotionally. Children born in the year 2000 and beyond are of a more sensitive spiritual psyche than before the change of the millennium. They have come here to be a direct working part of the peaceful unfolding of humanity. You may not have a biological child, however chances are good that you have children in your life. Taking a moment to be sensitive to what a child needs, or might be going through, is more healing for you than all the self-help books in the world.
The Heart number of this month is a 3, and 3 represents a playful, creative, childlike spirit. Our own inner child would like to be heard, understood, and valued at this time. Looking to solutions for nurturing our inner child, don’t think you’re too cool to go to Toys R’ Us and find a nice creative project to work on. Whether you paint by numbers or grab a can of Play-Doh, doing something child-like and creative will help take your mind off all the adult cares. Design a new world with an Etch-a-Sketch, or build an empire with Legos. This is amazingly wonderful therapy, and much cheaper than the psychiatrist’s office. As adults we often lose the connection to play-time, and this creates an imbalance in our mental landscape. Many of the deep emotional fissures of sadness and depression we sometimes slip into can be avoided by engaging in something playful and creative. Most indigenous cultures recognize the need for play, and include music and dance as a part of their lifestyle. In the film classic “Titanic” Jack’s character is invited to a formal dinner after he has so graciously saved the leading lady’s life. The dinner party is composed mostly of a stuffy and emotionally suffocating group of well dressed people, behaving within the rigid guidelines of a strict social structure. Just as he’s about to leave the formal dining hall, Jack whispers into Kate Winslet’s ear, “Wanna go to a real party?” From there he whisks her off to the steerage deck where the fiddles are playing, the ale is splashing from the mugs, and every man, woman, and child is on the dance floor flying to the Irish Jig. Now she’s having the time of her life that she never knew existed.
We all need this kind of experience from time to time. Reconnecting with the spark and magic of life is an essential part of our human experience. The native American Indians have their drumming circles and sweat lodges, the Amish culture comes together in a barn raising for the newlywed couple, and indigenous African tribes celebrate each harvest and season of change with ceremonial dance and festivities. As modern Americans we have been increasingly sold the “What about me?” mentality, which ultimately creates a culture of frustration and lack. You can energetically flip this by saying, “Who’s around me?” and shift your attention to the people present in your environment. A flower when watered will always grow, and a new garden is available to you in any season.
No matter what your circumstances are, make a plan this Thanksgiving to participate in a holiday gathering and gut-up and bring that cranberry sauce. Involve yourself with others socially, or find a way to be of service to those in need. Quoting a lyric of Pink Floyd in their classic “Dark Side of The Moon” album, the lead singer says, “Hanging on in silent desperation is the English way.” Shift away from your internal darkness where you imagine that you are the only one who feels this bad, into a lighter and more inclusive space of joy and camaraderie. In the words of the Sufi saint Hafiz we can remember:
“Ever since happiness heard your name,
It has been running through the streets
Trying to find you.”
Would you like to know more? Nam Hari Kaur can do a personal reading for you, either in person or over the phone. Hidden away in the numbers of your birth date are the secrets to your life’s happiness and true potential. Information is power, and real solutions are given in each session so you may experience a “breakthrough effect” in your life. Nam Hari specializes in the area of relationships, and your questions on love, money, and destiny line fulfillment are answered. 310-202-8937 or 575-305-0017 email: firstname.lastname@example.org