Preparing for 2016: How to Live in Generosity

Preparing for 2016: How to Live in Generosity

Dzambala Buddha Painting by Jennifer MastersPreparation for The Year of Generosity begins now and we must be aware that in order to live in generosity our manifestation skills need to be sharpened. December 2015 sets the stage perfectly for this to actualize by placing Jupiter, the planet of abundance, next to the North Node, an energy field that sets the future focus in our lives. It all happens in the house of Virgo that promotes service. The best way to ignite this energy is to find something you are passionate about and get involved. Great gifts and blessings will come from this beyond your wildest dreams. By the time the 25th gets here Uranus the planet of our future will be out of retrograde and unpeeling our future self and we will be ready to manifest.

Manifestation comes to those who know cycles. Cycles are amplified to us when we look at nature, especially when we see nature evolving into its fullness in autumn. Autumn is a time when nature reflects to us our own fullness so we can become aware of what we have manifested. We see through the cycles of nature, the process of manifesting by watching the germination in spring come into fullness in summer and then releasing in autumn. Winter provides for us the awareness required to truly manifest by creating a void.

The entire holiday season is a symbolic ritual that allows us to align with the natural cycles of fullness and the natural cycles of releasing so that we can become void, empty and open to receive the new cycle of manifestation in the spring. The process of gift giving and gift receiving provides us with the perfect symbolic background for connecting to the cycles of manifestation that nature demonstrates to us during this most powerful time.

You Are the Gift! The giving part of the equation is the acknowledgement of your abundance. In the true sense, giving is the release of stored energy (i.e. abundance). This stored abundance release allows you to become void and gives space for new life to be birthed in the spring, just as nature drops it´s leaves and these leaves become the mulch for the new sprouts to germinate in the spring.

To effectively commence the cycle of giving, you must buy yourself the first gift. This will make buying for others more effective and save you a lot of money. Remember, there is a difference between a gift and a present. A present is something you want someone to have—a gift is something you know the receiver wants to receive.

You are the Receiver! The symbology of receiving is very important, for without it the cycle cannot be complete. Unfortunately, our culture has ignored this part of the equation by promoting an axiom that is not true, “It is better to give than receive.” When receiving a gift, you are given the privilege to see the power of your magnetic field that is symbolic of the manifested results of your experience. Your ability to receive sets up a manifesting field for the New Event structure in the NEW CYCLE!

I am reminded of my teacher Barbra Dillenger´s most powerful words:

“You are the Gift, the Beginning of the Cycle
You are the giver, the Completion of the Cycle
You are the Receiver, the Result of the Cycle.”