A Meditative Journey through Life, Back and Forth
At the CVV Sharing meeting beginning of Aries I did an experiment with the group guiding it on a meditative journey through life.
Archetypally, our life-span unfolds in a certain rhythmical pattern following cycles of 7 years. In his book on “Uranus“, Dr. Kumar explains: “There is a 7-year cycle with the humans with a grand cycle of 84 years. A life lived for 84 years is considered to be a full life, a fulfilled life.” This is “due to the fact that Uranus functions with the periodicity of 7, for the simple reason that every 7 years he transits a zodiacal sign and completes the zodiacal circle in 84 years.”
Thus, the first 7-year cycle of our life is the Aries period of entering into a new life and starting our self-expression. And the last cycle, from 77 to 84 years, is the Pisces period of completion and preparation for the transition. If you continue after 84, it is regarded as carrying on your journey into a higher turn of the spiral.
Following an impulse received in a meditation some months ago, I outlined a structure for the meditative journey through life, which you can download here in English or in German (PDF). The movement is going back from the Pisces period through the different septennial cycles to the Aries period and then a little bit beyond, to the time of descent into the uterus and of planning the incarnation. Then, we turn around at the point of birth and visualise the unfolding of our life up to the present moment and further beyond, what might still wait for blossoming. Afterwards, we go to the present moment, which is an Aries-point of new beginning, and which was the first day of Aries, when the group experiment was done. From there, we would visualise the seed of the new cycle and the path through the next 12 months. Then we would come back to the present moment and open our eyes.
I invited the group members to relax and close their eyes. For the periods before and after their conscious experience they might intuitively visualise the quality of these cycles, for which I read out a short keynote.
As an expression of the rhythmical heart-beat of life and the undercurrent sound of creation, OM, I kept on intoning a singing bowl, creating a specific “ding” sound when changing to the next cycle. For each cycle I took about 1.5 minutes. The whole exercise took 30 minutes, followed by an exchange in small groups of 3 persons about what period in their lives occupied them most.
It was a very intense experience. While conducting the group, I suddenly started noticing that there was a change in the quality of the atmosphere with every septennial cycle / zodiacal sign, especially when it came to the pre-natal phases.
Several members afterwards came to me expressing that they had been deeply moved by this journey through their lives and especially the moment of touching the pre-natal phases. 2 persons told me that images of a moment of preparing the incarnation came, with a feeling of the plan of their life.
Since it was a a meditative group process, I left it to the members to integrate the experiences of the process into their lives.
Sign Phase Quality
Pisces Time 84 – 77 Completion and preparation
Aquarius Time 77 – 70 Cheerful vastnesses, virgin territory
Capricorn Time 70 – 63 The peak of unfoldment, consolidation and distribution
Sagittarius Time 63 – 56 Sublime goals, implemention
Scorpio Time 56 – 49 Profound transformations
Libra Time 49 – 42 Connections, working together
Virgo Time 42 – 35 Reviewing, reorienting
Leo Time 35 – 28 Establishing one’s kingdom, ruling
Cancer Time 28 – 21 Building the house, preserving
Gemini Time 21 – 14 Equipping, trying out
Taurus Time 14 – 7 Feeling the power, moving forward
Aries Time 7 – 0 Entering into life, expressing
Review at the Threshold Point of Birth:
Pisces Time In the waters of the uterus
Aquarius Time In the etheric vicinity
Capricorn Time Preparation for the descent
Sagittarius Time Idea and plan for the incarnation
Turning around and prospects at the Aries point of birth
The unfoldment of the flower of life
The Aries point in the Here and Now
Feeling the seed of the new cycle
Envisioning the path through the coming 12 months