Finding the Unique Nexus of Loyalty, Love, and Leap Year

This month we get an extra day! Let’s take it for internal growth, wisdom, and joy! Let’s call it the three “R’s Day” Rest, Rejuvenation, and Renewal.

This month’s subject is about the unique nexus of loyalty, love, and leap year. And how these things may be related to you.

We use events, like Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day to remind us to pay special attention to the issues of gratitude and friendship. In everyday life, these threads are woven into our relationships and interactions.

What does Leap Year, and the very special day of Feb. 29 mean? It is your opportunity to self-direct the energy of love and loyalty to yourself on this special day! Can you take the day for self-reflection, maybe to read a special book or movie you want to watch? Why make this important? This is YOUR loyalty to you!

Consider the leap day itself—a fleeting twenty-four hours that punctuates the rhythm of our lives with an unexpected gift of time. In its brevity, the leap day challenges us to seize the moment, to cherish the fleeting nature of existence, and to reaffirm our bonds of loyalty and love. It beckons us to reflect on the significance of each passing day, to appreciate the beauty of human connection, and to nurture the relationships that enrich our lives.

I believe Loyalty has been misused over the centuries. What if loyalty has been taken out of context and to the extreme? What if loyalty has been abused over the centuries? What if you have a beloved or employer or friendship – that has relied on your loyalty, but doesn’t extend loyalty towards you? What of the partner that beats the spouse… how long do they stay in the relationship, out of loyalty? This brings us to the values of integrity and honesty.

Sometimes you cannot keep agreements, and failure to be honest can cost you relationships. The partner who has a drinking problem needs to be honest – a difficult task to be sure.

What if you took this day to figure out what YOUR agreements to yourself are… or need to be? What if you took Feb. 29 to honor your commitments, the ones that can get set aside due to other non-negotiable demands like family members?

At its core, loyalty embodies a steadfast commitment to stand by someone or something through thick and thin. It is the unwavering devotion that transcends challenges and adversities, anchoring us to our loved ones, causes, and beliefs. Love, on the other hand, is a boundless emotion that knows no boundaries, permeating our hearts with compassion, affection, and understanding. It is the driving force behind our deepest connections, inspiring acts of kindness, sacrifice, and empathy.

Enter leap year, a temporal anomaly occurring approximately every four years, introducing an extra day into our calendar. While seemingly arbitrary, leap year serves a profound purpose in harmonizing our human-made systems with the natural rhythms of the universe. By aligning our calendar with Earth’s orbit around the sun, leap year ensures the continuity of our temporal framework, preventing the gradual drift of seasons over time.

But what parallels can be drawn between this temporal adjustment and the enduring qualities of loyalty and love? On the surface, they may appear disparate, yet upon closer examination, they share a common thread of resilience and commitment.

Consider the leap day itself—a fleeting twenty-four hours that punctuates the rhythm of our lives with an unexpected gift of time. In its brevity, the leap day challenges us to seize the moment, to cherish the fleeting nature of existence, and to reaffirm our bonds of loyalty and love. It beckons us to reflect on the significance of each passing day, to appreciate the beauty of human connection, and to nurture the relationships that enrich our lives.

Moreover, the concept of leap year serves as a poignant metaphor for the enduring nature of loyalty and love. Just as leap year bridges the gap between our man-made calendar and the natural cycles of the cosmos, loyalty, and love transcends the boundaries of time and space, bridging the chasm between hearts and souls. They stand as constants in a world of flux, guiding us through the ebb and flow of life’s journey with unwavering devotion and steadfastness.

In essence, the connection between loyalty, love, and leap year lies not in the realm of coincidence, but in the profound interplay of human experience and cosmic order. As we navigate the labyrinth of existence, let us embrace the fleeting moments of leap year as reminders of the enduring power of loyalty and love. For in their embrace, we find solace, strength, and the timeless essence of what it means to be human.

A Ceremony for Reflecting and Manifesting

1. Begin by jotting down your achievements over the past year. Take a moment to appreciate and savor your personal and professional accomplishments. This initial step is crucial for acknowledging your successes and closing the chapter on anything you might want to leave incomplete. Reflect on the positive feelings that arise from recognizing your achievements.
2. Next, document a significant lesson or lessons you learned during the year. It’s okay if there’s more than one. Contemplate the impact of these lessons on your personal growth and well-being.
3. Identify what you’re ready to let go of. List at least three things from the past year that you feel it’s time to release—whether they’re behaviors, habits, or choices. Grant yourself
permission to detach from something that may have been important to you. Embrace the positive emotions associated with making choices that contribute to your well-being.
4. Outline what you want to attract in the coming year. For instance, you might desire balance, growth, and love. Specify how you plan to use concepts like synchronicity, coherence, and harmony to foster an environment that aligns with your goals. Make this your overarching theme for 2024.
5. Your attraction goals could include fostering more love, practicing patience, decluttering, or enhancing your spiritual connection. Keep a copy of your attraction energy list and revisit it next December. Put it in a location you can find next December. As part of your ceremony, burn your “letting go” list along with your original list of attractions. Perform these burnings separately.
6. Offer a prayer as you burn the letting go list: “Dear God, thank you for all the experiences. I now release them to make room for a wonderful 2024.”
7. Offer another prayer as you burn the attraction list: “I am asking all of heaven to move me forward to create and manifest these transformational opportunities in 2024.”