February 2012 Forecast–Keep the Energy Moving!


energyThis month requires a certain circulation of energy so that
things don’t get stuck. There could be a tendency for you to
become mired in the quicksand of the instinctive center,
afraid to move forward, sideways or backwards. You could be
like a deer in headlights, frozen in fear and not knowing
where to turn so you just dig in, close your eyes, and hope
it will go away. It won’t. Not this month.

In a river if you get caught in an eddy, you have to paddle
backwards upstream to get back into the current. If you are
facing an obstacle sometimes it is prudent to back away from
it so you can choose another route around it. There is grace
to movement when it winds curvaceously around and does not
follow a straight line. Likewise you should approach your
life this month like a marshal arts dance, offering no
resistance but stepping sideways, backwards and forwards
following the flow of events.

This month we definitely feel the instinctive part of the
moving center. The bottom of the barrel of the subconscious
is being scraped and scoured and a lot of instinctive
residue is floating to the surface. It is imperative that
you do not get riveted on this subconscious matter or blow
it out of proportion. It is easy to get bogged down in
feeling victimized or other feelings that drain personal energy
when you are facing old patterns, and the past has come up
to haunt you.

The good news is that certain situations and experiences
will force you to look at who you are and what you
want for yourself. There is desire to dissolve what’s
old and break free of it once and for all. The not so good
news however, is that there may be some karmic debts to pay
along the way before the freedom can be realized and this
may be uncomfortable especially for the ego. It is a month
of taking responsibility for what you have stored in that
barrel as only you can, and allowing yourself forgiveness
and compassion; allowing yourself to give it up and turn it
over to spirit so you can start creating something new and
wonderful in its place.

A ski instructor once pointed out that in order to make a
good easy fluid turn on the snow, you must first finish the
last turn and then completely unweight your skis and get off
the edges. Only then can you gracefully fall into the next
turn. The weight of the fall into the next turn sets your
edges into the new direction until you are ready to turn
again. And you keep it moving. If you are headed straight
for an obstacle it is counter intuitive to completely let go
of the weight that gives you your edge and your stability.
However if you don’t, you will end up running into the
obstacle and turning away will be that much harder. And if
you fall it makes it even more difficult to do anything. I
thought this was such a great analogy to how change should

If you want to change direction you need to unweight
your attachment, give it all up, and fall into the next
direction with no effort but one hundred percent commitment.
Those who are hunkered down in their old patterns and too
afraid to let go will certainly run into the obstacles and
end up crashing and falling down.

The theme of “keep it moving” is important in the face of
all the things that could become fixations in the amount of
energy they take. Beware of fixating on judgments, things
you think you know, things you think you don’t know, having
it a certain way, concrete plans, beliefs about yourself,
beliefs about others, beliefs about the world, and
especially judgments directed at self around some of the
instinctive material surfacing from the bottom of the
barrel. Some of you may be going through some hard lessons
this month and will need to remember to stay in integrity
and to give it over to spirit. Unweight yourself from your
story and your position, and any righteousness, expectation,
blame and disappointment. Once you are free, and increase your
energy, you can look at all the creative terrain available to you and fall
gracefully into the next direction.

The theme of keep it moving is important on all levels not
just around psychological issues. Keep the body moving with
energy –walking, dancing, swimming, biking, skiing, chi gung, tai
chi etc. Keep your mind moving by watching that you don’t
get stuck on one set of thoughts or ideas. (Remember that

thoughts and ideas are energy).  It is good to keep
asking, “what if?” questions and to stretch yourself to
think outside the box. This is a highly creative month
despite the challenge of the instinctive aspects.

Emotionally you can keep things moving as well by not
becoming attached to your reactions to situations. Allow
yourself to feel, and then to feel differently, and yet
again to feel something else. Be flexible, be very, very
flexible, and ready to unweight yourself at any moment in
order to choose that next turn with grace and ease and

Another important aspect of the month we will be dealing
with is Boundaries. Because there is both a desire and
support for dissolving old patterns that deplete your

energy as well as for moving ourselves to a
ourselves to a higher spiritual plane, the issue of
boundaries will definitely be revisited. The dissolving
nature of the times wants to eliminate boundaries. It wants
to loosen the imprisoning nature of artificial boundaries
that have caused separation and isolation. It wants to
dissolve the limitations and structures that have been
upheld and supported by boundaries. It wants to move us with
compassion into a higher spirituality where we can
experience being one and not separate.

This is critical territory as good personal boundaries are
essential in discerning what is yours and what is not. How
do you allow yourself the experience of being one and not
separate while still having good boundaries?

It is important to learn to be discriminating which begins
by knowing yourself better. Through your lessons learning
what works, what does not work, what is yours, what is not,
who you are, who you are not, and what your personal dreams
are as opposed to someone else’s. We mentioned
responsibility. Being responsible for your own discipline of
following through with what you said you wanted is a
personal boundary. If you make a decision a choice or set an
intention, your own follow through is a personal boundary
you set with yourself. You take responsibility for what you
said you wanted. This month the desire for better boundaries
may be in reaction to the dissolving of existing boundaries
and the ensuing lack of structure. And some will need a
little help in loosening some of their own calcified and
hardened boundaries that no longer serve.

It is a heart-centered time and a real opening to spirit is
possible despite the movement and instinctive aspects. A
yearning for connection and community is also in the air. So
always remember to come from your heart whether you are
dissolving or setting boundaries or learning hard lessons or
making graceful turns of change. Approach everything with
compassion and optimism. It really is a spectacular time we
are in of such opportunity for keeping energy moving in the
right direction and increasing personal energy.

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.  To read the complete forecast see below link:

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