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April 2012 -A Time To Make Your Bid for Power

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

The main theme for April is POWER.

This month you will get to look at all things related to power. All of your old patterns, belief systems, reactions, experiences, trust or mistrust, resistance, desire, access; all of it is up for observation, recapitulation, clearing, re-defining, clarifying and re-negotiating. This is the opportunity to free yourself from your old beliefs about power and the old paradigm in which those beliefs live. You will be able to look at your self-imposed limitations, hopefully clear them, and make some bids for power this month that will move you into your next level of expansion and evolution.

Everything this month will be powerful. From events to reactions and personal experiences, everything is potentiated with a greater energy and vitality. For many of you this will come as an exciting and welcome opportunity for moving ahead with your dreams and goals. For some of you this may be a difficult time of resistance and feeling overwhelmed, especially if you are not used to handling large amounts of energy.

The instinctive center continues to regurgitate material that needs to be looked at and in most cases discarded without giving it too much power. If you are reacting strongly in a negative or confused way, that does not seem to have any connection to what is going on currently in your life, you can be sure it is instinctive material from the past that is still somehow running the show and getting in the way of all your great possibilities. It is important that you not judge what is coming up but rather see it as a positive opportunity to do some more deep cleaning and clearing. Acknowledge it for what it is; old stuff, and let it go.

Martyrdom is also up in spades this month as people grapple with the “why” of feeling powerless. Even if martyrdom is not your personal obstacle, you may feel it some. Beneath all martyrdom is anger so you need to be aware of your reactions as well as the reactions of others. You may witness some pretty bad behavior out there this month with blame, jealousy and aggression especially among the younger souls. Have compassion, curb your own reactions and don’t take anything personally. The martyrdom will especially show up around failed bids for power.

What is a bid for power?

A bid for power is a decision and action taken towards something you want in your life. It is usually very exciting and a bit scary and it definitely pushes the envelope of your comfort zone. It always takes you into the unknown territory of doing something for the first time. It requires an element of courage and some risk. The bid can be about work, relationship, personal growth, health, knowledge, leadership, personal environment, finances, responsibility and/or many other things. Being decisive and taking action are the operative words. True bids for power do not usually rest only on words. The action is necessary.

The universe is very responsive to a true bid for power. You will quickly find out whether or not you are ready, or if the bid is important enough for your essence goals to be viable. Whenever you make a bid for power, you will always be tested. The test itself will tell you if you are on the right track. What can get in the way of a bid for power? Not being ready, or making the bid from a place of arrogance or impatience, or the bid being based on someone else’s dream.

There are many stories of people being offered what looks like the perfect situation and then backing away at the last minute because it is not what they really want. There are equally as many stories of people trying something and failing because they were not ready. It is important to hold all failures as trial runs and opportunities for learning. It is not ok to sit around and do nothing in these times. They require you to be active in working with power and to make concrete decisions and choices about how you will step forward into more power.

It is important to understand that in these times, healing will take place no matter what. So it is up to you. You can be in resistance to it, which will cause pain and suffering, or you can get on with the program. Part of the healing is the healing of the masculine that is connected with the understanding and use/abuse of power up to this point. A great forgiveness is called for to release the masculine principle from the role it has served over these past centuries. It has done its job of anchoring the physical plane and all of its concrete belief systems but now the times have changed and we need to liberate the construct if we are to move on. On a personal level, the healing is about healing your relationship to power and forgiving everything that has compromised your relationship with your own power.

We need to clarify the definition of what power is.

Power is an energy. It is an enhanced ability to manifest. It is knowledge, ability, wisdom, well-being and inner security. True power is something no one can take from you. So true power is never anything external that can be de-valued or repossessed. Power is your health, talent, service, higher mind, ability to love and to be neutral, your creativity and ability to understand and work with the quantum field. The more you understand about power this month the better advantage you will have to take of the opportunities. It is a good exercise to contemplate all of your beliefs about power; powerful people, powerful events, how you define your own power, how you interact with power, how you resist or embrace it, your fear of power or your fear of power in others. Ask yourself if you are still in an old paradigm and what may need to change.

You may have been told in the past that in order to become more powerful it is a good idea to spend time around powerful people. This is still true, but with the distinction that the more powerful person should be in their true power, their inner power. It is also helpful to spend time with and around powerful allies, places, elements and nature. If you do this with intention, acknowledgement, presence and gratitude, you will gain much in the way of more personal power. One of the best ways you can empower yourself is by spending time in nature and in contemplation. There is no competition and no ego involved. We always recommend solo time as a practice to become more powerful.

There is an element of tension this month that can manifest either negatively or positively. Tension builds energy that can either show up as irritability and aggression or be a productive manifestation of a bid for power. Because of the tension it is advisable that you have an outlet for the moving center this month. Make sure to get enough regular exercise that you can put some aggression behind. Otherwise you will find yourself not sleeping well and being agitated about unimportant things.

Pay attention to where your thoughts go this month. Remember that the universe is very receptive and will feed you back what you put out. If you are getting garbage, you are giving garbage. Watch where your thoughts get hung up, as this is a powerful time to clean up your thoughts and beliefs. If you find yourself in a funk, ask yourself what you may have been putting out that created it instead of what something out there did to you to put you in that state. Reworking the mental process and waking up the higher mind takes discipline and focus. No one said it was going to be easy but it will be incredibly rewarding. Ask and you shall receive!

The challenges this month:

Feeling and experiencing: Martyrdom, blame, feeling powerless, stuck, despairing, angry, resentful, agitated, overwhelmed, confused, and like a complete failure.

The opportunities this month:

Getting over yourself, becoming more powerful, releasing old beliefs, becoming free of other’s expectations, manifesting in a big way, learning some lessons once and for all, becoming available for all the gifts and opportunities.

Helpful practices:

Spend time with that and those of more power than you

Pay close attention to what is coming up and deal with it accordingly

Keep things moving, exercise daily

Don’t take anything personally

Make a bid for power somewhere in your life.

Print out the 2012 forecast and highlight what calls out to you.  The above is an excerpt from the monthly forecast.  The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.

Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and has written extensively about tips to increase personal energy.

Click here to access the full forecast to help you strengthen your relationships, health, relieve stress and learn about specific power days of the month.

October 2009–A Time To Prepare For What’s Coming

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Below are excerpts from a monthly commentary by Lena and
Jose Stevens, Ph.D, founders of an international school and
consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of
shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday
life. It reveals opportunities you can take advantage of
this month to eliminate stress and improve your personal
life, relationships, work and health.  For the full
commentary, refer to their website listed at the bottom of
this commentary.

October 2009

The main theme for October is Preparation.

This month is still disciplined and could still support you
in very hard work. There is a difference between hard work
and struggle or effort. Hard work feels good when it is
aligned with spirit and when you know you are on the right

The theme of preparation this month refers to being
prepared for the times to come. When preparing for a hard
long winter, many things need to be considered. It is always
important to know where you are sheltering, to have enough
food, resources, fuel, warmth, projects for long nights,
good books to read, friends nearby etc.

There are major astrological influences beginning at the end
of this month that will affect the planet in a major way
bringing possible chaos and uncertainty and definite change.
Preparedness is crucial, and to prepare well many things
need to be considered.


The choices that you make this month should be ones that are
aligned with spirit. If you are ambivalent and unable to
make a necessary choice, you are in a position of weakness.
Chances are the choice will be made for you from the outside
and possibly not in the way you would choose. It is
imperative that you make your own choices where you need to
and that the choices are never made from a place of fear.

Remember that all things are possible now more than ever as
we have greater access to the void, to the creative source,
to the quantum field. You may be faced with some rather
large choices this month as certain events or situations
arise that require change. Remember to do your research, be
pragmatic and practical, let go of previous expectations, be
in gratitude and forgiveness, and most of all, follow your
heart instead of your head.

It is important to be practical for the present time rather
than be gambling and risk taking for the future. Take it
now, do it now, buy it now, sell it now, quit it now, start
it now. It is never a better time than now.


Conservation is important in any preparation. Know what you
have. Know where your energy is going. Don’t buy what is not
necessary even if it is on sale. Be practical. Be
conservative especially with your personal energy. Watch for
situations that are energy leaks. Learn to delegate and
accept help.

October is a time to absorb power and energy, filling up the
reservoir for times to come. Spend time around powerful
places, in doing practices of power, absorb the energy of
the sun and honor all the sources of power around you.
Acknowledge your own inner wisdom and talents as sources of
power for you. Conserve against spending your energy in ways
that does not serve you. Make choices against energy leaks
and for empowerment opportunities.


Intention is big this month. There is a lot of creativity
verging on chaos. The strongest intentions will be the ones
that will manifest. So know what you want and put your
intentions out to spirit. Make sure your intentions are
aligned with spirit and are for you only.

It is not up to you to set intentions for others, you cannot
intend something for another person. You can however intend
for your experience to include others being in your life in
a way that is aligned with spirit and brings you joy and

Having good strong clear intentions is similar to setting a
raft up perfectly aligned to run a rapid with very little
effort. The rapids are out there and they are gnarly. But if
you are prepared with the right intentions, choices and
practices, you will navigate them with very little effort
and they will be thrilling and empowering instead of

Do not consider the limiting beliefs of others
or even your own limited beliefs of the past when setting
your intentions. Remember that anything is possible at this
time as we are moving from one vibrational experience of
life to another much higher one.

Alignment with Spirit

How do you know when something is aligned with spirit or
not? It has to do with the motivation behind your choices.
If the motivation behind your choices are a greater inner
well-being and choosing for your own happiness and what you
know in your heart is right, then you are aligned with
spirit. If the motivation is fear of repercussion from
others, fear of loss, fear of change or placing someone
else’s happiness, security and well-being above your own,
you are probably not aligned with spirit. The only exception
here would be a karmic responsibility that you may have with
another person, such as a child, to care for their well-
being. However in those situations, if it is truly a karmic
agreement it would not feel like a burden but rather like a


Take advantage of the movement this month. You may feel more
energized physically as well as observe fewer obstacles to
getting things done. There is movement in communication,
movement in alliances and cooperative efforts, movement in
decisions as well as literal movement as in moving
locations. Some of you may move into a new living situation,
some of you may move offices or jobs or schools, some of you
may move investments and money around. All of this is a
repositioning as a way to become better prepared.

Business, Finance, Projects, Partnerships

This is not the month start something new from scratch but
rather a month to take what you already have and work with
it. The exception would be ending something that needs
completion because it no longer serves or is viable.

We mentioned before that it is a good time to move money
around. Invest in things you believe in. Invest in yourself,
in your own business, in community efforts, in land, in
conservation, in personal growth and education. Move towards
partnerships and alliances from your heart and get support
where before you were going about it alone. There is
strength in numbers and that will become very obvious as we
move more towards a cooperative planet rather than a
competitive one.

Look at all your resistances and turn them into trusting
alliances. Be conservative with your resources but not
constricted. Choose well what you buy and where you put your
energy. If you are moving towards your goals through
intentions aligned with spirit, this could be an incredibly
abundant and prosperous month for you. The bottom line is,
you better love what you do.

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