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9 Year Growth Cycles • Flow with your Natural Rhythms and Seasons

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. View the flow of seasons and cycles ⤵︎


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.

Which Year Are You In?

Learn flow with not against the natural season of this year.


Explore each of the 9 growth cycles. ⤵︎

YEAR 1 • SEEDING

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year 1 is the best season to...

  • Summon the courage to leave your comfort zone, re-invent yourself, and prioritize your dreams (1 is the number of the individual), even if critics fear/can’t handle the change
  • Flow with your deepest yearnings for independence, originality and freedom
  • Take intentional action to plant meaningful, fulfilling seeds for the next 9 years (you're not starting from scratch, but on top of decades of accumulated life and wisdom)
  • Bathe in the feeling of fresh new life, vitality, inspiration, and worthiness.
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 1, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

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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year 2 is the best season to...

  • Practice patience, perseverance and gratitude as things progress slowly but surely below the surface (even if it could feel like watching paint dry)
  • Place yourself in warm and affectionate environments, enjoy this cozy season
  • Practice quieting the mind so you can hear and follow intuitive/soul guidance (let it overtake logic for once and be awed by it!)
  • Invest in belonging, join new communities,forge reciprocal/supportive relationships (seeds need nourishing soil to grow strong)
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 2, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Patience is not a punishment, but an opportunity to polish your inner Knowing and flow with Life.


YEAR 3 • BREAKTHROUGH

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year 3 is the best season to...

  • Stretch your arms, inhale a breath of fresh air
  • Burst out and express the depth and beauty of your soul (eg. voice, creativity, emotions), authenticity is a charismatic magnet!
  • Make time to be social, add variety and novelty to your relationships and work
  • Be patient if this season feels floaty (your roots are still small)
  • Avoid doing too much, scattering your energy, and burning out (you don’t have a tree trunk yet to bare the load)
  • For 9 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 3, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

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

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Which year are you in?

9 Year Growth Cycles - Book Quiz Set


9 YEAR GROWTH CYCLES TEST

 

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YEAR 4 • DETERMINATION

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year 4 is the best season to...

  • Dig deep within to set a solid foundation for meaningful dreams of who you will become
  • Persevere through this turbulent season, here to strengthen your spirit, test your self-compassion and show you what you can overcome and achieve
  • Get down to work, focus! (this is not the season to wander aimlessly)
  • Stay open to the powerful role of karma and/ or past lives that are beyond your control
  • Surrender and let die what needs to die
  • For 9 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 4, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • The mightier the oak tree, the deeper the roots. This season is necessary for rooting.


YEAR 5 • RAPID GROWTH

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year 5 is the best season to...

  • Ride the free spirit energy of Year 5 onto the open road, in a new/creative way(s) or direction(s), free from others’ expectations
  • Embrace the flurry of opportunities/ course corrections: new people/activities, relocation, new mistakes, legal name change, new lessons, divorce, etc.
  • Make firm decisions from heart, from deep connection with Self, others and Life
  • Only bite off what you can chew, or you will suffer from indigestion and/or burnout!
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 5, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Everything in moderation. Don't let “Shiny Object Syndrome” scatter the focus/foundation built in Year 4.


YEAR 6 • BUDDING

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year 6 is the best season to...

  • Balance/restore your mind, heart, body and soul with natural/holistic nourishment after the growth spurt of Year 5
  • Nest and add beauty, pleasure and delight to home, wardrobe, office, website, etc.
  • Makeover your professional niche in the world, with grace for trial and error
  • Seek/develop your personal truth, free yourself from past cultural conditioning
  • Enjoy newfound heart connections, soul-aligned community, or sense of belonging
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 6, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Fill your own cup, then give from your overflow. Martyrdom is not service.

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Which year are you in?

9 Year Growth Cycles - Book Quiz Set


9 YEAR GROWTH CYCLES TEST

 

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YEAR 7 • BLOOMING

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year 7 is the best season to...

  • Stop the daily grind to go deep within to reflect, discern reality, and re-calibrate your path to freedom and fulfillment
  • Travel outside your comfort zone and deeply know yourself, both light (lovability, sacredness) and shadow (hubris, failure)
  • Reprioritize that which is most important to you, especially if your big dreams require big energy and focus
  • Let opportunities and inspiration come to you, during this important planning season (Year 8 is more of a doing season)
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 7, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Let your work flow through you. Trust that Life is orchestrating a splendid harvest for next year.


YEAR 8 - HARVEST

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year 8 is the best season to...

  • Rejoice/reap the fruits of your labor, bask in the radiance of achievement / fulfillment
  • Allow yourself to start this cycle in one direction and end in an entirely different one
  • Live out loud, follow your bliss, be who you are, do what you want, the world is yours!
  • Recognize that harvest can still carry growing pains, which are necessary to alchemize your wounds into superpowers
  • Pay attention to what you truly want/need because what you focus on amplifies!
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 8, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Even though this is a season of action and reward, keep grounded and surrendered to the unknown.


YEAR 9 • HIBERNATION

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year 9 is the best season to...

  • Review the past 8 years, celebrate/grieve all the challenges, gains, lessons and losses, in your being and doing
  • Pull back to launch forward with crystal clear intentions and renewed confidence, using all growth as fertilizer for the next 9 years of inner evolution and outer contribution
  • Share your accumulated lived wisdom with others, embodying the role of guide/teacher
  • Rest, recharge, digest and enjoy all the fruits of your labor (if you can’t enjoy what you have, why would Life give you more?)
  • For 8 more insights into aligning with the soul of Year 9, take the test and download the 9 Year Growth Cycles guidebook

Remember • Skilled cultivators don’t plant seeds in winter. Trust the magic, mystery and necessity of endings!

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Which year are you in?

9 Year Growth Cycles - Book Quiz Set


9 YEAR GROWTH CYCLES TEST

 

(First Published Jan 1, 2020)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Having navigated 131 countries, 87 emotions, 46.5 traumas, and 16 careers, Ellany Lea inspires and guides phoenixes, overachievers, entrepreneurs and wayshowers to live fierce, fulfilled and free.