Welcome to Essential Life 2015!! 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep A Year of Renewal, Purification, Compassion, and Steadfastness . . . The sheep teaches us to express emotions, put skills to use for the good of others and to accept love and protection from others. Sheep can show how to maintain balance and have confidence in situations and abilities. Sheep teaches us to move forward (they are unable to move backwards) ,about the importance of togetherness and community, and the importance of serenity. Sheep instills a sense of protection and alertness in unity with peace of mind and heart.