February 2013–A Time of Unpredictability

personal growth monthly tipsThe theme for February is UNPREDICTABLE, with tremendous opportunities for personal growth.

You will need to be very very flexible and very present to navigate the energy this month, as it will have a tendency to be squirrelly, shifty and emotional, bringing unexpected experiences, reactions, changes and opportunities.

You will need to let go of your need to know, your need for control, your need to be right, your need to hold on to the past, any old dreams you had for the future, all of your disappointments, grudges and limited small thinking.

You will need to hand it all over to spirit because you will not be able to “think it through”. Forgiveness and letting go of expectations and being very present with what is showing up in your life are crucial practices this month and will help you navigate through the minefield of the unpredictable and unexpected.

You will need to have compassion for yourself and others especially when the unexpected happens and either you or someone you know is thrown into crisis.

Just when you think you have it figured out, something will happen that will turn your plans around. Remember this month to remind yourself that when one door closes another will open. This month requires a great deal of trust in a larger picture and order especially when life looks chaotic beyond understanding. Expect the unexpected and don’t try and predict anything. This will help you tremendously on your personal growth path.

The image is that of walking on shaky ground that is not only saturated by water but also going through a series of mini earthquakes. If you don’t wish to be swallowed up in the quicksand of shifting mud, you will need to be light on your feet, to keep things moving, and be totally present so you can read the signs and step accordingly. No time to think, just feel and move.

The emotional center kicks in later this month making things interesting as some of what is unpredicted and unexpected will be fueled by the emotional center and there may be emotional reactions and actions that will surprise everyone. We are still clearing emotional residue and just about anything can set off an emotional reaction especially one that is unpredictable. Beware of your expectations of others and be willing to be very flexible around promises, commitments and changes in plans. The best strategy is to simply allow the emotional fluidity to be present (you don’t really have a choice) and to refrain from trying to dissect it intellectually to figure out what it all means. Let the emotional energy take you to a higher center where the understanding comes from a different place.

Everyone is navigating new territory and no one should be predicting their own actions or reactions. Especially towards the middle of the month you will be challenged with new emotional territory that is actually designed to move you into the higher emotional center and an experience of something different than what you have been used to.

The opportunity you have this month is to experience a complete shift in your limited belief system about what is possible, from how you create your reality to how much abundance or love or health you can have for yourself. This year’s role of the king teaches you about mastery and taking charge of your life in ways you never could have imagined before. We almost need an upside down time or complete unpredictability to trick the mind into letting go of the old patterns and structures that have run the show for so long.

The gift of this time now is a re-imprinting of what is considered “normal” and a slow retraining of the subconscious to trust more in the spontaneity of spirit. The goal is to become comfortable with the unexpected and to stretch a little into new territory.  Breaking through self-imposed boundaries will supercharge your personal growth.

The best way to work with the theme of Unpredictability is to always leave some room for change and spontaneity, to eliminate certain expectations and to be trusting and flexible. It truly can be a wonderful time if you just give into it. No need to be right, to be in control, or to be disappointed when things don’t work out the way you thought they should or would.

This month has been well set up coming off the transition theme of January. Look at where you have ended up right now. This is exactly where you need to be so don’t resist. Pay attention to what is showing up for you and use that as the guidance for where your next step lies. If it does not feel good and expansive, you have work to do. It’s not about them and what they decide or do. It is about you and your process so take responsibility for that. This is a tough month for those who are stubborn or tend to feel victimized. Be flexible and don’t blame.

Opportunities for personal growth:

Fantastic breakthroughs in how you experience reality

Deep and deeper clearing of old beliefs and emotional patterns

More trust bringing freedom from the need to control

Expansion of creativity

Wonderful surprises that take you into new and delightful directions

The experience of miracles and magic


The quicksand of Stubbornness and Martyrdom and Self Deprecation

Shaky mental health due to not managing Unpredictability and the unexpected well

Inflexibility causing breakage where bending and flexibility was a better choice

How the month shows up:


This is a fantastic month to work on your prosperity and abundance and to erase your limiting beliefs about how things will always be based on how they have always been in the past. It is not so much forcing the old beliefs out as it is opening yourself up to new possibilities that you could never predict. We are trained to be goal oriented and focused. But if you have a concrete goal, it is always based on old information.

So leave room for something new and unexpected and wonderful to come in to your business life. Accept a new position or a project you never thought you could do and see what happens. Use the lubricating aspect of the emotional energy later in the month to move out the old limiting beliefs of what you thought possible and to move in a new frequency of abundance you never thought possible.

The above is an excerpt from Lena’s 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.

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