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When you flow with the natural cycles of growth, not against it, you feel lighter and more at peace. Results come more naturally, with less effort.

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When forcing against it, it feels like hugging a cactus or walking on porcupines. Expecting your career or business to yield fruit on day one is like forcing a toddler to write a PhD dissertation. It's rather cruel, if you think about it, such insane amount of pressure on a little seed. If you feel constantly exhausted, you're likely fighting the cycle you're in, which means you're fighting Life itself... and that's a huge energy drain.

Learn about the 9 Cycles of Growth.

YEAR 1 - SEEDING

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It's the best season to...

  • Take action to plant meaningful and fulfilling seeds for the next 9-Year cycle.
  • Summon the courage to leave your comfort zone and re-invent yourself.
  • Put you and your dreams first (1 is the number of the individual), even if critics label you "selfish", which you are not.
  • Channel and use the surge of energy wisely, so it doesn’t stagnate or build up nervous tension in the mind or body.
  • Bathe in the feeling of vitality, inspiration, worthiness and even invincibility.
  • Follow your deepest yearnings for independence, originality, and freedom.

Remember: new beginnings aren’t meant to be a struggle, but a continuous unfolding of Life's mystery, alchemy, and grace.


YEAR 2 - SPROUTING

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It's the best season to...

  • Slow down to reflect on your truest needs, desires (if not, Life may do it for you...).
  • Enjoy the peaceful nature of this season (smooth sailing ahead!).
  • Trust that seeds are rooting strong footholds, even though this season could feel like you're watching paint dry.
  • Practice patience, perseverance and gratitude as projects progress slowly, but surely, below the surface.
  • Forge new relationships that are reciprocal and nourishing (platonic and/or romantic).
  • Join and invest in new communities who will support the fruition in Year 8.

Remember: patience is not a punishment, but an opportunity to refine your inner-knowing and flow with Life


YEAR 3 - BREAKTHROUGH

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It's the best season to...

  • Inhale a breath of fresh air and reap progress sewn in Year 1 and 2.
  • Burst out and express the depth and beauty of your soul (voice, creativity, thoughts, emotions) personally and/or professionally, the world is your oyster!
  • Make time to be social, add variety and novelty to your new/existing relationships.
  • As things speed up, pay attention to wanting to do too much, scattering your energy across too many projects and burning yourself out (before you’ve had a
    chance to grow a solid tree trunk).
  • Use this season as a creative springboard to actualize your ideas no matter how “out there”, for the joy and spontaneity of it.
  • Let go of guilt and prioritize joy, deeper meaning and long-term fulfillment (joy is not selfish).

Remember: bank as much of this season's magic and simplicity as you can to see you through Year 4.

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What Year of the 9-Year Growth Cycle Are You In?

Enter your birth day and month and access a full guidebook on how to flow with, not against, the natural season and cycle of your soul!
 

Start Test

 

YEAR 4 - DETERMINATION

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It's the best season to...

  • Dig deep within to set a solid foundation for big goals / dreams (“The taller the skyscraper, the deeper the foundation.”).
  • Take a break from flurry of social activities and get down to work, focus!
  • Streamline, tidy, organize and even automate earthly details (eg. finances, living situation, busyness tracker, etc.).
  • Accept that Year 4 can be turbulent and challenging (maybe even isolating) but that you can still navigate it with grace.
  • Persevere and focus on all meaningful goals / dreams previously planted, with as much joy from Year 3 as possible (this is not the season to float aimlessly).
  • Be practical, not daydream your limited resources away based on blind optimism. 

Remember: this season is a necessary step (no oak tree got mighty by skipping this cycle) to strengthen your spirit.


YEAR 5 - RAPID GROWTH

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It's the best season to...

  • Ride the free spirit energy of Year 5 onto the open road, in an entirely new direction, free from what others think / need / want (this is the halfway season after all)
  • Embrace the flurry of change and new people/activities, even the urge to relocate, legally change your name or get divorced
  • Expect the unexpected (surprises, course corrections, and experiences you've never had), including mistakes, failures, lessons
  • Make decisions from the heart, from deep connection with self, others and Life
  • Not bite off more than you can chew or you will suffer from indigestion!
  • Find your tribe(s) with similar values, passions and depths.

Remember: everything in moderation, don't let "shiny object syndrome" scatter the focus and foundation built in Year 4.


YEAR 6 - BUDDING

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It's the best season to...

  • Balance and restore your body, mind and spirit with natural and holistic nourishment after growth spurt of Year 5.
  • Add beauty, harmony and delight to home, relationships, wardrobe, car, website, etc.
  • Bathe in and enjoy a newfound sense of belonging to a soul aligned community.
  • Bloom deeper heart connections with your loved ones, career, pets, plants, networks).
  • Establish or makeover your niche in the world (professionally, home) knowing that trial and error may be needed.
  • Be mindful of a flurry of extra roles or responsibilities that are not yours to carry.

Remember: martyrdom is not service, so uphold self-care and boundaries (fill your own cup then give from your overflow)


Product-9-Year-Growth-Cycle-Quiz

What Year of the 9-Year Growth Cycle Are You In?

Enter your birth day and month and access a full guidebook on how to flow with, not against, the natural season and cycle of your soul!
 

Start Test


YEAR 7 - BLOOMING

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It's the best season to...

  • Truly, deeply know thyself and see your gifts (this is the season of inner mastery).
  • Stop the daily grind to go deep within to reflect, see reality, and re-calibrate your path to to love and success, where needed.
  • Travel outside your home, comfort zone or status quo and embrace the highs and lows (highs can't be high without lows).
  • Craft your own way of seeing the world.
  • Celebrate the self-mastery and people who lead you to where you are today.
  • Let opportunities come to you, during this important planning (not doing) season before harvest, less is more.

Remember: If a writer, write. If a creative, create. Let your best work flow out.


YEAR 8 - HARVEST

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It's the best season to...

  • Rejoice in this peak season of reaping the abundant fruits of your labor, this is the best season of your life (if you allow it)!
  • Burst out on the scene and act on the soul-aligned clarity and callings from Year 7, the world is your oyster!
  • Follow your bliss and live out loud, be who you want to be, do what you want to do
  • Give yourself permission to start the season in one direction and end up in an entirely new and more brilliant one
  • Bask in the radiance of achievement, love, and contentment, and use that midas touch to magnetize people and opportunities
  • Recognize that fruition can still carry growing pains, which are necessary to call forth your truest power​

Remember: even though this is a season of action and reward, keep trusting and grounding during uncertain times


YEAR 9 - HIBERNATION

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It's the best season to...

  • Take stock of your 9-Year journey, obstacles overcome, lessons learned, so you can pull back to launch forward with renewed clarity and purpose
  • Gracefully let go of everything/everyone not meant for you by seeing losses as fertilizer for new seeds of inner evolution and outer contribution to the world
  • Complete any incompletes (forgive self/others/Life, let go of past wrongs, harmful people) so to start afresh on Year 1 
  • Accept the potential emotional roller coaster of death / rebirth cycles, this doesn't have to be the worse season ever
  • Recognize that not all endings are sad, some bring relief and/or exaltation​

Remember: don't skip this season of reflection, shedding, and celebration, in a rush to start the new cycle (planting seeds in winter soil is a fruitless waste of energy)

Product-9-Year-Growth-Cycle-Quiz

What Year of the 9-Year Growth Cycle Are You In?

Enter your birth day and month and access a full guidebook on how to flow with, not against, the natural season and cycle of your soul!
 

Start Test


(First Published Jan 1, 2020)