Monday, December 19, 2011
Vaclav Havel AND Kim Jong Il dead on the same day? A friend remarked on that, on how completely opposite those two leaders were. Somehow their passing feels apt here at the tail end of a year in which so many entrenched leaders set sail either from their thrones of power or from the world altogether.
The pics of Gaddafi dead in a freezer in a shopping center were iconic, spooky, and surreal, yes? I say yes.
From the Arab spring to riots in England to Occupy Wall Street, it has been a year of serious upheaval. I've said it before but it bears repeating: this is how it was during the 60s - out of whack, upside down, exciting and dangerous, as if the whole world could go up in flames in a hot second.
When I was in massage school, my great teacher Judy Topaz used to say, "REYA! Look at STRUCTURE, not energy!" She repeated that many times, until it finally sunk in that I was going to be contending with muscles and bones in addition to auras. It was quite a revelation.
Nevertheless it is my tendency to look at the energetics of any situation. What this year looks like to me is the tower card in the tarot.
Vaclav and Kim are gone now. May they heal and fly high.
As for the rest of us still inhabiting planet Earth, I wonder - what next? It's very exciting!