The 5 Year Cycle
a journey of change, freedom,
newexperience, and learning
You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
You are the person who makes up your mind.
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are.
Edgar A. Guest
You enter your
personal 5 year cycle of freedom at a time in humanity's journey when freedom
itself is one of the most important aspects of our times. You will have to devise
some resourceful and innovative ways to retain and expand your freedom, whatever
that may mean to you, while you are being urged to do just the opposite. Just
remember the old adage: freedom defined is freedom denied.
5 is the number of
diversity, travel, and different cultures. Whatever you are dealing with, seek a
deeper understanding of what is involved. Awareness of reality is the best
safety-net you can have in this exciting and unpredictable cycle. 5 is also the
number of change, chance, variety, choice, different belief systems, the sudden,
the unexpected, the unusual, and the physical. This year will be quite an
experience for you - a new experience.
You now stand at the
halfway point of an entire nine-year cycle of your life. The first four years
are behind you. The last four are yet to come. The events of this 'middle' year
will enable you to know the difference between the old you, the
present you, and the potential you. Expect a substantial change in
your life, or a sequence of smaller changes that will lead not only to a whole
new way of life, but also a completely new understanding of life itself.
The 5 year provides
opportunities to turn your life around by setting off in a direction that is
totally different to any you have taken before. The best way to approach this
journey is with a complete change of attitude. Last year's 4 year was limiting
and restrictive. This year, you must focus on being limitless and free, and be
able to recognize opportunity as it appears. This will require an open and
adventurous mind. Pick and choose carefully between your various options. Take
only those which pertain to your true desires and not your temporary whims. If
you try to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself this year,
the confusion of so much diversity will limit your ability to focus, and this
could prevent success in any area.
If the numerological
energies could be seen as roads or highways, route #5 would be the widest and
busiest. This is where all traffic seeks a change of course. Without a basic
goal or sense of direction, accidents occur and people find themselves in places
they don't want to be. Start out with a firm goal in mind; a specific sense of
destination. But do be flexible. Even the best laid plans can change without
warning signs of any kind. Remember: 5 is the number of the sudden and the
unexpected - the unforeseen.
You are now on a
fast-paced journey which is filled with options, action, and excitement. It is
an adventure into life. It is a time to discover your true potential by
experiencing things you have not experienced before. This year is likely to be
full of new people, places, and possibilities. An opportunity may fall right
into your lap, or you may find yourself going back and forth in all directions,
as you consider whether a particular change of course is what you want or not.
Finally, a decision must be made, and courage may be required.
Base your choices on
the feelings that come from your awareness of reality, and an understanding of
the probable outcome of your choices. This does not mean you should judge
something before you have experienced it. It means that you must be aware of how
one change can create a chain reaction of many changes. It is essential that you
know what you are feeling on a moment-by-moment basis. Denied feelings remain
trapped inside you and deplete your freedom. This year you will be releasing all
the unexpressed emotion which has weighed you down for far too long.
Regardless of what is
happening globally, the world is opening up for you now, and is inviting you to
experience it to the fullest. Yes, experience itself is what is on offer this
year. In order to receive it, and in order to retain your freedom, some mistakes
may have to be made. Remember that a mistake becomes experience when its
lesson is learned and not repeated. Allow your mistakes to evolve into
expertise. Alexander Graham Bell, for instance, invented the telephone by
mistake. He was actually trying to invent a hearing aid. One of the biggest
mistakes you could make this year is giving up on something before you have
given yourself the opportunity to experience it in a state of freedom.
You do not always have to lose what you have in order to get what you want.
Guilt, disguising itself as fear, makes you feel this way.
This year, you will
become aware of the mistakes you frequently make which always result in
disappointment. The 5 energy will help you to finally take responsibility for
your mistakes and, if you really are open to freedom and meaningful change, it
will provide the alternatives you seek! From this experience, you will become
stronger, more capable, effective, relaxed, and impressive as a human being
because you will have learned and grown from a mistake instead of repeating it.
Your mistake will no longer be a source of misery, guilt, and disappointment. It
will no longer be a mistake. It will be EXPERIENCE. Each month of the 5 year
gives you the opportunity to notice an ongoing mistake, change your approach and
gain new experience. You will soon realize that freedom is always a matter of
the choices you make.
Loosen up and feel
the freedom that exists within, regardless of your external situation. This
powerful feeling will help you to change your outer circumstances. The 5
vibration is acutely attuned to your expectations and desires. It is also the
principle energy involved in sex and reproduction. Conception most often takes
place when the 5 energy is active. What will you conceive this year? A child? An
idea? A plan? What are you expecting? What do you believe?
Without change, we
stagnate. Some changes will occur suddenly and unexpectedly, while others will
be initiated by your own effort. Expect the unexpected. Be prepared for
anything. Make freedom your prime concern. Understand that you are where you are
so that you can prosper from the experience of it. If you are to make the
appropriate choices and changes, you must be aware of reality at all times.
There really are alternatives to your present circumstances but, first,
you must recognize what needs to be changed inside you.
At some point this
year, perhaps from the very beginning, you will feel a deep need - a powerful
urge - for more freedom and spontaneity in your life. And, if you want to be
free, you must start living more freely! Get away from old routines and do
things differently. Look for those new directions. Do not scatter your attention
or spread yourself too thin, otherwise you may find yourself jumping from one
thing to another without accomplishing anything. Your curiosity can lead to
success or to disappointment, so make sure you focus on what matters!
5 is a very sexual
and physical energy, and these areas of your life will be very much in focus
this year. Indulgence is fine, but do not fall into the trap of over-indulgence
in the physical aspects of life which also include food, alcohol, drugs,
gambling, taking foolish chances, and extravagance. Such behavior can give the
appearance of freedom, but is actually an addiction of some kind. Excesses can
create unexpected reversals which will impede your progress. That would be both
sad and unnecessary this year.
Place a special
emphasis on your body. Take care of it. Respect it. Heal it. Strengthen it.
Become more aware of your physical senses and abilities. Use them creatively.
Get adequate rest and relaxation. Love your body and enhance your physical
comfort. Be aware of the sexual nature of the 5 energy. It is sex, after all,
that makes life possible in the first place!
See things as they
really are. One person's reality is not the same as another's. Honesty is
essential because freedom cannot flow outside of reality. Start by being honest
with yourself and you will see that honesty has nothing to do with laws, rules
and regulations. It has to do with straightforwardness, truth, and
self-acceptance. Head games and manipulation will backfire on you. Try to be
genuine at all times.
Your horizons are
much broader now. 5 has all the elements of being in the "fast lane". If you set
out confidently, with a specific goal in mind, you will be able to relax and
enjoy these action-packed episodes. Set your sights high and experience
the reality of change, variety, adventure, opportunity and, above all, your own
precious Free Will.