It’s been a year…

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Year of the Male Water Dragon, a Leap Year, 2012 (Tibetan year 2139). Wow! Anyone thinking this should be a potent year? I believe it will be a full year. A year of discovery and a year of exploring new horizons, personally anyway.

I typically cultivate and create a provocative mission statement for the Western New Year, so why not try one for the Tibetan Losar? The past year has been a time of incubation primarily, especially after graduating from UVa in May. I attended Spring Retreat at the TMC in May / June, where I also got into my first car accident (first time for everything I guess). Plus I was able and so very fortunate to attend His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on the Kalachakra in July, and I got to support several dedicated Dharma practitioners and Tibetan language students over the fall here in C’ville. Since December I have been working part time at a fine dining room at a local golf resort, which feels like a nice family of fellow employees, so it is not a bad way to pay the bills.

And it seems like some of these trends might continue over the next year.

What do I wish to hold in my heart this upcoming year?

– to continue resting in “don’t know” mind, despite yearning to control, to know, and longing to direct my life in a direction that seems to “make sense” to me (and preferably others), by resting in “don’t know” mind, I might support a brilliant, yet unknown and not-yet-able-to-be-perceived unfolding. To summarize: don’t know how long it will take, want to rest in “don’t know” mind for as long as it takes, and I don’t actually know what “it” is that is supposed to transpire πŸ™‚ Lovely. Did I mention how difficult this was…? At least I can chuckle at the absurdity of this predicament.

For the benefit of myself and a desired future family, I want to be able to provide, to shelter and to have plenty to share, so that I can enjoy their company… hence it is a touch frustrating when the I Ching tells me that my life is blessed and that I am destined for great things, but for now, just wait! Grrrowlll! Don’t get me wrong – I’m definitely not complaining… I just impatient. I want to move toward what I perceive that to be now! Oh well, what choice do I have? I have learned, from far too many stubborn, resistant, foolish trying-to-push-through-despite-what-the-I-Ching-suggests actions, that it is now time to accept the fact that obstacles happen. Why bang my head against an enormous granite boulder when I could just wait for it to slowly roll by, revealing what has always been on my path?

– I intend to listen to my heart. In the past, it has been so easy to merge with another, to be a pleaser and basically to be in alignment with someone else’s needs / desires. I want to directly confront this pattern and to gently yet firmly choose to embody, to be in my energy, my breath and my awareness of being aware. Then I will decide what to do next. I want to do what it takes to find myself: rest down, find alignment and lean into wisdom beings’ embrace.

– I’d like to work with a provocative instruction from one of my heart teachers: Realize and act like you, your life and your practice are just fine, exactly the way they are. Oh my! I have my work cut out for me πŸ™‚

What might this look like? Radical gentleness. New levels of resting down. Spending time with any discovered tightness / tautness of muscle, bone, tissue and working to relax into the ease of appropriate self-regulation. Being kind by slowing down just a little bit more – at work, while driving, at home, with friends, when hiking, when awake.

– If it is in the cards, I’m hoping for a slowly-unfolding, inspiring and beautifully growth-oriented relationship this year. But for now, I am withdrawn and getting used to space. My heart needs to take it slow though – I’m realizing that my brain can jump weeks ahead of where my heart is, so yet another reason to go extra slow!

– Finally I am looking for clarity in this year about what steps to take next in my life. I am sure this has to do with the first point above. At present, there is a the chance to do some incredible training with a master in birth processing counseling work. So I need to see if I want to make that commitment. Otherwise I am still on the fence about what direction to choose for grad schools, but I have feelers out as it were.

Well thanks for listening to me ramble on and on. I hope your (and all beings’) New Year is full of blessings and clarity and lasting affection.


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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