If we don't pass the exams, our body sends us alarm signals and we experience health problems alongside with troubles in our social life (work and our personal relationships). Since our life spirals in cycles, we do get a chance to solve the problems of the past even though we didn't do well before. However, these problems tend to be much harder to solve than those we failed during our first attempt of taking the exams. Constant failing to pass the exams eventually can lead to expulsion from the school of life. It's not as scary as it might sound. You will just have to come back to this school in your "next life".
We all know that there are certain stages of a human life: we all are born, we go through infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood (or as someone put it: " Borned, Puberted, Worked till you dead, That's about it"). So is it really everything that we need to accomplish in our life span?
To answer this question let's consider scientific fact that our cells replace themselves every 7 years together with characteristics of 7 energy centers (chakras) of a human body, and create a table that might help us explain what human life is all about (see picture). Perhaps this way of looking at the human life will help you answer many sacred questions you have had. Information about 7 year cycles might help you connect the dots in your life, see what lessons you have already learned and which exams you still need to get ready for.
Vertical column shows which energy center (chakra) is dominant during a 7-year cycle. The dominant chakra is responsible for nearly 60% of the energy in human Aura or energy shell. The horizontal line shows the chakras that are responsible for the 20% of energy during a certain year of our life. We will take characteristics of our energy centers and use them to interpret our 7x7 table.
(Detailed explanation for each year of a human life you will soon be able to find in our blog. For practical advice please visit the visualization techniques section of our website or request a FREE personal consultation).
During our first 7-year cycle we all have to answer the question - where am I? Activating our immune system is our major priority and the goal for the first 7 years of our life - we have to "ground" ourselves in the world through learning the basic function of each energy center. Since everything is new to us we have to study and test everything. We test and train our senses, we learn to walk, talk and independently take care of our bodily functions.
" Parents teach us to walk and talk so in the future they can say - sit down and shut up ".
We have to set the foundation, embrace the energy around us, learn what we need to do in order to survive, learn about expressing our emotions, learn how to correctly express our will, learn how to use our memory and mind as well as start learning about intuition. Some sources claim that first 70 days of a human life really show what his or her life will be like (if you carefully watch your kid during that period you might have a good chance of predicting his or her future life).
Our first 7-year cycle in the school of life is very important since it is the time when our energy shell is formed and a lot of foundation for future discoveries on how our energy centers really work is laid out for us. Our energy shell also learns how to interact with the geomagnetic grid of our planet (you can search for the work of Dr. Ernst Hartmann, Bruce Cathie, Bethe Hagens and William Becker as well as other sources on "magnetic grid" of our planet).
We discover the abilities that will help us survive and succeed (if we further develop them) in our life. This cycle is also very important because we have to learn from our parents that they are not the ones who will be taking care of us all our life, we need to start grasping the idea that there is a higher force (cosmos, Spirit, Guardian Angel or Higher Self) that loves us and will take care of us whenever we go and whatever we do in our life. We also start learning the rules that we will have to live by depending on family, culture ans society that we were born in.
The ideal result for these first 7 year cycle is a happy childhood (even with harsh parents and difficult childhood we all had at least few moments of happy childhood that we should cherish). Having a happy childhood memories will help us in the future to still believe in miracles and magic, it will help us bring out our inner child for creativity and will give us much better chances to become happy in our life. However, parents do need to teach their children that they are not the center of the universe and that everything is not made for them. Every child has to learn that there will be time when he or she will have their own responsibilities to take care of. Through 7 years of grounding each energy of our chakra and activating our immune system we learn that surrounding world loves us and ready to play with us. We learn how to express love and love ourselves which will be vital for us in our adult years.
The next 7-year cycle is all about embracing the power of our energy engine (2nd chakra). It is the time when we realize the difference between genders and the time when puberty hits us. It is very important to learn how to accept our own gender and appreciate the role of the opposite gender in life. Otherwise, we might run into problems with gender roles in our adulthood.
During this cycle we truly begin to explore freedoms of our potential talents and creative essence. This is the time when our energy potential awakens. We become very active physically and we want to excel in sports. This is also the time when our mind becomes very dynamic and hungry for new knowledge. Parents should see this hunger and try to help fill it, perhaps even rediscover the learning process themselves. A lot of times being an example is the best way to motivate a young teenager who haven't really figured out where to invest all this powerful energy. If parents just let things flow as it is, it could lead to the passiveness of the child and troublesome issues that would have to be resolved in the future adult life of the child.
" There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs ".
As a child in this 7-year cycle we want everyone to treat us as adults. This is the time when we want to express our own opinions since we are beginning to learn how to use our energy. It is a very important time for parents since they have to play a role as a teacher or mentor. They have to be careful not to break the child but they also should give limits on how and when the creative energy can be used.
This is the time when we begin to help around the house and learn how to be responsible with our studies and chores. With the help from parents and from our own trials and errors we learn how to cope with vast influence from surrounding environment - from school, friends and TV.
This is the first time that a person really meets the collective consciousness. This cycle teaches us how to survive and live in our society. As teenagers we begin to feel the need to join a certain social group in order to explore the ways we can adopt our own unique traits. Everything seems to be wrong and a strong desire to change everything to our liking (make everything the way that will help us better survive) drives a lot of our actions. During this cycle we are physically and mentally going through a real transformation from a adolescence into adulthood. We are becoming members of society. We start to perceive ourselves and learn how to use the rights that adults have. This is the time when we receive certain freedoms from our society - we can get married without consent from parents, vote, sign contracts, in many countries you can legally buy tobacco and even alcohol. This 7-yr cycle can be simply described as "Coming of Age" process.
Young women in ancient Rome during this period were learning how to become wives, mothers and Guardians of the house, while young men had to go to the army and learn to service their country and society.
This is the cycle when most people lose their virginity - both physically and mentally. During this cycle we realize many truths about our world and we try to do our best to fit in. This is the cycle of various extreme mood swings. Sometimes we are just trying too hard to fit in. Suppressing our inner child in order to prove that we are already adults can lead to many unresolved issues and problems in our adulthood.
There is also a danger of not fitting into any social group - it can lead to depression, passiveness, laziness and blocking the outside world. Outside world is just trying to teach us how to survive in society. Even though we are going through a lot of changes, we are still just kids who want to be taken care of and looked after. We all are trying to prove ourselves, parents and society that we are unique in some way and that we deserve to live. In many cases we idealize the world around us and expect ideal treatment from others.
The role of parents during this cycle is to stop being teachers and become friends of the young adults who are their children. Sometimes a simple conversation can really go a long way, however remember - don't teach or impose your worldview. Parents have to build trust. Parents should allow their teenage children make their own mistakes so they can learn.
" Making something yourself is always the best way to learn, even if you are making a mistake ".
Parents should accept their kids as they are and allow them to test the limits of their new freedoms. One very important aspect that every teenager has to learn (and it happens one way or another, sooner or later) is the fact that there is much more to life than themselves or the social group they belong to. In reality during this 7-year cycle of our school of life we are still children who are Romantics and Idealists. By the end of this cycle a young man or woman has to be ready to become independent and live as an adult - physically as well as mentally.
During these 7 years of following "the yellow brick road" we begin to secure our survival by starting to use acquired knowledge in practice. We begin our journey of implementing our own unique creative essence into surrounding world.
When we reach our fourth 7-year cycle we can be considered adults in terms of our physical bodies, but we are still just children if you take our understanding of how society works.
We all have to find the means for independent life in society. The best way to find the most effective way to support ourselves is to discover what type of energy center investment gives us the best dividends in emotions. In other words we need to discover new effective ways to get emotions of different spectrum. If during this cycle on our road of life we find the lane with the green light (color for the 4th chakra), and take this lane then it will be the right choice in reaching happiness and success in the future (if you think you made a wrong turn during this period of your life, don't worry, there are ways to get you back on track - you might find an answer on visualization techniques page or you can request a FREE personal consultation).
In order to find happiness, you have to break away from the illusions that were created by parents. Your parents can keep playing a major role in your life only if they are evolving themselves, if they allow your own freedom and if you can help each other in realizing creative essence of your higher selves. You no longer owe anything to your genetic relatives, so if someone from your family is forcing you to do something (unless you are lying lazy on the couch doing nothing and living off of your parents and family) you have a Nature given right to refuse.
" Just think about a rocket that was successfully launched into space to fulfill its mission. Suddenly the rocket gets really lonely and wants to go back and visit its parent launch pad; or what will happen if the launch pad gets lonely and wants to see the rocket right away because it misses it. We should really learn from Nature and see how plants and animals deal with their offspring when it comes of age ".
We have to remember that children are born with a higher frequency than parents - this is the law of human evolution. We all need to find our new family of like-minded people, those who connect with us through our higher self. One Law of Nature can really help during this life cycle - "a person of great potential can only get help he or she really needs from a person with similar potential or higher".
The main theme of this cycle is to find our own way of moral judgement, conscience or "The Importance of Being Earnest" (the title of an Oscar Wilde's play describes it quite well). It is the time to search for the life partner and start building a family if it happens to be the right time for us. We also have to accumulate emotions so later in our life we will not go crazy because we haven't tried something.
Understanding how emotions help your own creativity and learn the difference between emotions directed to satisfy physical or social selfishness is the main goal of this cycle. Our happiness should rest on the foundation of our emotions. This is the time of freedom and making our own mistakes of living in society. This cycle ends the childhood in society and by the end of the cycle we should learn the rules the society plays by. During these 7 years we are becoming full fledged members of society and learn how to still have fun while living in the jungle of life.
The whole cycle is the great exam of adulthood - we need to survive without killing our soul. In the end of the cycle we need to find our own answer to the issues of faith, honor and service. (All the problems from previous incarnations are screaming to be solved). According to Astrology - the end of this cycle 28 years of age is called the Saturian death (named after a 28-year cycle of the planet Saturn).We can experience the conflict of material and spiritual (or creative) essences. Our further life depends on who will win this battle: society or our higher self with its goals and creative essence. If by this cycle of our life we don't learn how to facilitate our emotions and follow our intuition, we fall under illusion of happiness that is offered by society and we run into a chance of joining the "club 27" as many talented people in history did (see "club 27"). During this cycle we are gathering materials that we will be using to build a house of our success and happiness in the future. The real process will only start during the next cycle, but it will be harder to find needed materials down the road if we lose the opportunities during this cycle.
During this 7-year semester we begin to exercise our own will since each of us should have already discovered our true nature (which was the goal of the previous cycle). In other words you should know what makes you happy and now you have the energy of your will to make it happen. This is the cycle when you become the creator and you begin to test the limits of your creativity. During this cycle your Higher Self helps you to discover the energy parasites and leaches that were living off your energy and potential without giving anything back (it often could be your family members, best friends, business partners etc...)
You are free to exercise your will in the limits of your mission and under supervision from your Higher Self (5th energy center or chakra is responsible for our will power). Your creativity has to be supported by your will and by everything you have learned before should help you in your endeavors . You need to learn how to correctly direct your will. Expression of your will in the right direction (the direction that is given to you by your own Spirit, higher self or simply intuition) produces great results & satisfaction.
You should be careful, since during this cycle many people discover that they are living according to a strict schedule and that they have almost forgotten how to really enjoy life. You might get scared that you haven't accomplished much by 30 years of age (as many people believe that this is the age when they should already have everything : family, house and fulfilling job) and you begin to try even harder when perhaps you need to stop and "sharpen your axe":
" John, a woodcutter, worked for a Company for five years but never got a raise. The Company hired Bill and within a year he got a promotion. This caused resentment in John and he went to his Boss to talk about it. The Boss said, "You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up."
John went back started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his Boss and told him his dilemma. The Boss asked John to go and talk to Bill. "Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and I don't."
John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, "After every tree I cut, I take a break for two minutes and 'sharpen my axe'. When was the last time you sharpened your axe? ".
You might also find yourself in full disappointment and depression since you didn't reach the goals that you had set for yourself. You run into danger of becoming passive (when it is the time to exercise your will) and you might even consider yourself a lost cause - the truth is that the real life haven't even started and you are just learning the tools and skills that will help you be happy and successful. Remember - it's not about a destination it is about the journey of reaching your potential and happiness.
There are also those who are really scared of making decisions since they believe that it is their last chance to change anything in their life. The choice is once again quite simple - we either become an average member of society or we follow our heart and intuition in realizing our potential through exercising our creativity. We have to vote either for a stable boring life or life full of miracles and extraordinary events. We need to answer the questions:
1) what skills that I have learned in my life so far will help me become successful and realize my potential and what events in my previous life were just lessons that I took and don't want to drag them into my future life of happiness;
2) am I living an illusion by fulfilling someone else's goals or am I really living to realize my own unique mission that was set by higher self.
Once again we are trying to find the correct way through trial and error, but his time we are testing our will. Luck is always a bonus to the one who has courage, perseverance, faith, patience and passion. During this cycle you get a chance to make your own choice - and give your final answer - material things or spiritual/creative journey.
It is one of the key cycles in our life - all further cycles will depend on the choices and decisions we make during this cycle. This is the time when we need to set our priorities straight.
Our sixth energy center or chakra leads our way during these 7 years of our life. It is the time when we need to think our life over and become wise.
" What is the difference between a wise man and a smart man? A smart man will always find a way out of any difficult situation or problem, a wise man would not get himself into a difficult situation or create a problem that needs solution ".
We should begin to practice the worldview based on the laws of Nature and learn to live according to the wisdom we have acquired during all the previous cycles. When you reach this cycle you should be able to control your emotions and your will - you should be wise in your actions.
You need to find a way how to wisely use your talents in society. If the energy that is given to you by your higher self is spent wisely, you have a great chance to be happy. If you begin to only satisfy your physical and ego driven needs then you might get in trouble during the time for your next exam.
During this cycle we tent to analyze our life in the previous cycles and see what decisions we made and actions we took directed towards fulfilling our mission in life. Sometimes people feel really lonely during this cycle - they need to re-analyze their inner world and their values. The feeling that there is just not enough time left to do anything can really crawl up on you. This is the time of the final battle: Wisdom of Heart vs. Wisdom of Logic.
To put it simply, this cycle gives us another chance to change everything and connect with your higher self and start living under guidance of your intuition (if we haven't done it yet). If this cycle is lived through correctly, then a new meaning and purpose in life can be found. Some people start everything over during this cycle or decide to do so by the end of this cycle. If you are still not listening to your heart and your intuition then you should get ready to face the consequences quite soon. If this cycle is passed incorrectly, it can lead to a bitter aging process and early retirement life full of sickness and meaningless gossips.
It is also a tough time for those who have actually found their purpose in life and are moving fast to realize their true potential. Now they actually have to be in line with the image they have created. They can't just talk the talk, now they actually have to walk the walk as well. For some people it could be a great disappointment to see disbalance with the great idea or life they dreamed about and actual life that they are living. We just need to find the power in ourselves to make everything better but now we need to use wisdom that we have acquired. Sometimes we even have to break stereotypes and test the new limits. If the final exam of this cycle is passed, we will be rewarded with the new ways to communicate with our higher self, discover the world in a new light and see people around us in a new way.
The seventh chakra of a human body is the one responsible for our connection with cosmos and higher self. During these years we need to establish ourselves in the new ideology directed towards fulfilling our potential. These years teach us our true role in connection with higher self. If we are still obsessed with the material things without exercising our creativity then there is a great chance for us to get into a lot of troubles in society as well as with our physical body. This is the cycle when we need to find and establish our own unique way of communication with our higher self and live under the guidance of our intuition. The end of this cycle is the exam that ends our spiritual childhood. Many people are discharged if they don't follow the mission of their higher self.
" YOU ARE THE BEST YOU
I must learn that I cannot be loved by everyone. That is the ideal. In our world it is not often found. I can be the finest plum in the world, ripe, juicy, succulent and offer myself to all. But I must remember that there will be people who do not like plums.
I must understand that if I am the world’s finest plum and someone I love does not like plums, I have the choice of becoming a banana. But I must be warned that if I choose to become a banana, I will be a second rate banana. However I can always be the best plum. I must realize that if I choose to be a second rate banana, I run the risk of the loved one finding me second rate and wanting only the best, discarding me. I can then spend my life trying to become the best banana – which is impossible if I am a plum – or I can seek again to be the best plum.
In other words, if you are a plum – be the best darn plum you can possibly be – YOU ARE THE BEST YOU! ".
If someone fails to pass the final exam of 49 years, the higher self or Spirit loses interest in the human body and people lose their charisma as well as desire to live. They begin their descent into the land of unfulfilled dreams. Diagnosis of a deadly illness before or after this cycle is just a sign that a person is not fulfilling the mission of his/her own Spirit or Higher self.
This cycle is also very important for personal relationships. For some it could be the time of divorce since both realize that there is nothing that holds both people together, for others it can be the time of Renaissance in personal relationships and discovering the true answer to what really was holding both people together all these years. People stop blaming others for their own problems (especially couples that went through the crisis years together) and start finding happiness in every hour, minute and second of their lives. One has to give answer to the question - what is important for me in relationships with people and in interaction with the surrounding world?
This cycle can become the source for inspiration, creativity and new ides when we see where we are needed and what we can offer to the world. This is the unique cycle of rediscovering oneself and the world around us.
Of course our life does not end with the end of the 7 cycles and realizing how energies of our chakras really work. We go on living and learning new things. We do however get new teachers and new assignments. Our life can be successful and happy only under the guidance of our higher self and through realizing our creative potential. Further life gives us a chance to give back to the world what we have learned in 7 cycles and evolve our selves through teaching. The most effective way to learn something is to teach it to others. Thus if we have discovered success and true happiness in our life we should find the way to help others reach it as well.
Life Script Doctor