Beginning a new year always carries the flavor of Capricorn, as in the goal-setting with resolutions; not something I practice particularly, even though my sun is in that sign. However, there is a deeper soul-purpose for Capricorn which is sublime: to raise and elevate yourself higher, as in climbing the mountain. For those who are consciously set on a path of spiritual evolution, this is an important awareness to use as a springboard for the new year unfolding.
Even though we may have a spiritual focus, we must remember that the health of our bodies is a key factor for outer and inner work. What is the first thing we do when we emerge from our mother’s body? We take a breath – it is the spark of new life and becomes a somewhat automatic process for the rest of the time in our physical bodies. Along with our hearts, which is the pulse of life, these two organs, the lungs and the heart are the integral factors in sustaining and monitoring our healthy state of being physically. They maintain a steady in/out beat recycling the spiraling life forces of air and blood.
Because it is less automatic than the beating heart, breathing is something we can use as a focusing factor for our elevating processes. We can control the rhythm and the depth of it and our awareness of how it connects us to everything and everyone in the cosmos. I think about breathing often, being a sedentary person I frequently have to remind myself to breathe more deeply. This awareness is what inspired me to draw this newest Symbala. Forming new patterns of thought about breathing would be a good place to begin the new year because as Abraham says:
“There is no physical body, no matter what the conditions, that cannot achieve an improved condition. Nothing else in your experience responds as quickly as your own physical body to your patterns of thought.” ~ Abraham/Hicks 8/31/08
I started playing with the word BREATHE and realized it made a very nice acronym for my point. So here's my version: Better Respiration Elevates Ample Thrust for Healthy Expansion!
With Warm, Loving Resonance, Lahrinda