My clairvoyant students and I recently looked at seven-year-cycles in class. Every seven years, in a metaphoric sense, we have a built-in opportunity to start fresh, to make a change. Many faiths and traditions find special meaning in the number seven. In the Bible, the earth was created in six days and on the seventh day, God rested. In Judaism and Islam, seven is considered by many to be the most sacred of the numbers, the number of completion and wholeness. It’s also the number of times pilgrims walk around the Kaaba in Mecca, believed by Muslims to be the most sacred place on earth. At birth, the Buddha rises and takes seven steps. Spiritual and
religious traditions are full of references to the number seven.
In daily life, there are seven days in the week. There are seven colors in a rainbow, seven chakras, seven continents and seven wonders and seven seas of the ancient world.
If you look at your personal history, you might find that you made big shifts around the end of a seven-year cycle. I spontaneously moved to another state at the end of my 21 st year. I became engaged and bought a home at 35. We were married for seven years when we adopted our daughter. I started the Clairvoyant program at 56. It’s fun to see how seven-year cycles play out in our lives.
Each cycle contains new opportunities to learn and grow, to get good at stuff! When we are little, all our focus is on our physical and emotional evolution: we master things like walking, talking, eating and play. Each cycle brings us to a new level of growth and development. I encourage my students to give some thought to the things they are good at, which by now are considerable. I had a student a while ago who shrugged and said, “I’m not really good at anything”, but I reminded my students, we’re not talking about landing a burning airplane or winning the Pulitzer for Drama; you can be great at making the bed or walking your dog. What if you make a fantastic pot of chili or excel at loading the dishwasher? Personally, I throw dishes in like Frisbees, but all respect to Trish.
I challenged my students to write down 25 things they are good at. Go ahead, put down that you never forget to take out the trash, you’re a fantastic parent, you’re hilarious, extra organized or excellent at connecting with friends. My car is so full of dog hair it looks like a snow globe, but maybe your car is a glittering showpiece! It even smells new – write that down!
I told my students, if you can’t come up with 25 things, your homework is to write down 100 things you’re good at. The point of the exercise is that it dials you into things you might take for granted. It’s easy to forget, or maybe we don’t notice, what’s working in our lives. If you’re reading this, you’re 100% successful at so many things! When you become aware of that, it not only moves energy that might suggest otherwise, but it shifts your vibration to validation; it resets your energy. You begin to notice other ways to validate yourself. Again, they don’t have to be big things. Maybe you gift-wrap presents like you’re getting paid or find all the best deals at the grocery store. As you document your victories, you might realize some bigger truths about your beauty and capability in the world.
It’s also valuable to notice the energy around your skills. You might learn that your passion for cooking is really about creativity, or the way you parent is a chance to see and heal something from your own childhood.
In the 28-35 cycle, I got good at being alone. Up until then I’d spent a lot of energy trying to fit in with others, even though it felt like a lot of damn work. Then at 28 I was hired to work in the wardrobe department of a touring musical. Socializing was built into the job, but there was also plenty of down time. I found out I enjoyed going by myself to restaurants, museums, bookstores, movies and so on. For the next four years I had the option of being with others or being by myself, which started to feel exciting because in the silence I’d begun to connect with my spirit.
During the next 4 years, I could choose to socialize or be by myself, and I also learned to integrate other people into my routines so I wouldn’t feel isolated. All of this has served me tremendously because it provided space and time to be more authentically me. It was the start of my spiritual journey.
Information, information, information! That’s the fun of the programs; we learn so much about ourselves and our spiritual evolution. Clearing our fields opens us up to more options because we have greater awareness and more room to grow.
Go ahead and write down 25 things you’re good at! If you’re struggling, remember there are energies that support your skills beautifully. For example, cooking without a recipe might suggest you’re good at being creative. Being a great clairvoyant means you’re probably also curious. If you’re good at keeping houseplants alive, consider you might also be good at decorating your home, or noticing the needs of others. Notice if your list inspires you to be more tuned into your skills and abilities and elevates your vibration.
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Rt. Rev. Katie Heldman is the Co-Director of Psychic Horizons Center, and wrote this article for the January 15, 2024 eNews.