And how do you relate with Sheep, what comes to mind when you think of this animal?
I've had a few encounters with sheep, but let me share just one: taking me back to my first Taoist retreat in a beautiful countryside setting - which included lots of sheep!
"If last year was the Horse's year to gallop and take off, this year will be the year for contemplating and appreciating what has already been accomplished, to think about bringing goodness to others, to take a deep breath and calmly look at what's ahead. A steady path, generosity, and keeping the peace are this year's mantra."
I would say to enjoy the pleasure of life, starting from the daily pleasure that she offers (yes make it part of your self-nurturing routine, at least one thing per day!); which for me also invite us to exploration of the senses, how our senses relate with our surroundings, cultivating our sensuality.
So settle yourself in this peaceful and harmonious environment, from within to without: I know it's a full time job for the rest of our lives, worth it though as an investment in ourselves is always good; and a big part of it is about the choices we make. But remember that this year the 'external influences' are aligned and supporting these! So fulfil your desires, let go what no longer serves, to create space for fulfilment in the different areas in your life to trot in!
Sheep is about peace and love, starting in the heart of each of us. If we cultivate and live it, we are contributing our tiny little bit to a better world!
This Yin Wood Sheep brings also you the opportunity to be at one with your creativity and evolve spiritually, for those open to do so.
Yes, think of the sheep skins used in tantric practices, has they hold the energy: what we want to have beneath us to hold the energy through our meditations, etc... not only in the Taoist tradition.
I wish you a wonderful Sheep New Year, promising so much delight: embrace harmony and softness, cultivate peace and love, taking the most of this year of Sheep, Ram and Goat!!***
I'm happy with the perfect alignment of this energy of the Sheep New Year with our Jade Circle and Healing Tao workhops!
Have a look in our calendar.