So tonight a huge number of people around the globe will celebrate the ending of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.  The date and time are arbitrary and do not sync with anything in nature or with our biorhythms, but what the heck.  Time to release the old with all it’s worries and failures and defeats and move into a bright shiny new year full of potential, right?  You’re so funny.

Besides the facts that 2012 was not a horrendous defeat of the soul and that no matter where you go, there you are, so 2012 will now always be with you, 2013 would just be a Ground Hog’s Day of a year if you left 2012 behind as if it hadn’t happened or ignored all you had done, learned and become during it.  So while it’s fun to celebrate the coming new year, let’s not look at tonight as a bright line in the sand of time, because there is no such thing.  Let’s look at it as a continuation of the spiral of life.  It’s just another turn as we continue to move upwards and outwards towards are continued becoming.

2013 is the year of the snake.  Similar to Dragon energy it’s about taking what has been created, all that explosion of creating and changing and becoming that happened in 2012, and transforming the self into a new reality because of it.  Think of all the metaphors around sluffing skin, becoming raw and new, being blind during the transformation and then seeing with new eyes, that and so much more awaits in 2013.  So let’s meet the new year, not with a blank slate but with expectation and agenda and hope.  Because it’s time for us to put what we’ve become into action starting with our internal sense of self.  Who’s in there I wonder?…..