I love this night, the longest night of the year. I find it mysterious, empowering, challenging an exciting!
For the past few years, the Winter Solstice not only marks a change in season - it's officially winter even though it's the warmest and rainiest December I've experienced - it also marks a change in energy. I used to think that the whole Solstice, Aztec Calendar, 2012 predictions, Stonehedge ceremonies were just a bunch of New Age hocus pocus... but then I noticed. I noticed the subtle and not-so-subtle changes in my life that are seeded at the Solstice. I noticed my change in outlook. I noticed my change of energy. I noticed the changes in my clients, colleagues and friends. I experienced major shifts in my energy work, with more Guides, more precise energy, more confidence. Strong with this experience, I now consider this night very special and holy indeed.
I love how this night is quiet - and yet is filled with energy. If you really stop to listen, you might just hear your Guides speaking to you. You might just hear messages from your animal spirit tribes. You might hear love notes from deceased loved ones. This is a night of deep magic. This is a night of hope and love and learning. This is such a special night to connect the different pieces of you that you've tried to hide but are now holding you back. This is a night of healing.
As I write this, I see the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis coming forth with her deep blue wings, opened wide to welcome you in her embrace. She is ready to help you on your journey to feeling whole, spiritually connected, empowered. You only need to accept her Love and her help.
In her mythology, she travelled up and down the Nile River to find the pieces of her husband, the God Osiris, who had been dismembered by his vengeful brother in a struggle for the Egyptian throne. Isis found all the pieces, created the first mummy, and the first mummification ritual to bring Osiris back to life. In doing so, she also brought back Light (Osiris is the Sun God) and order to the Kingdom. Hers was a journey of Love, of service, and deep life-giving magic for the highest good of all. I love that she is stepping forward to be our guide this year! She is one of the most ancient and powerful goddesses; let's get ourselves ready to work with her!
How? Here are a few ideas:
- Give yourself some quiet time to reflect on pieces of you that you have left behind due to pain, shame, or the need to fit in. Is it a funky, spunky part of your personality? Is it your inner rebel? Is it the part of you that truly believes in magic? The part of you that believes in true love? Write about it in a journal, or draw a picture, or paint what this piece means to you. Then close your eyes, and ask for help to make peace and find forgiveness. Know that you are now strong enough to reintegrate that piece of you in your current life. See yourself bringing that piece of you in your body. Where does it fit? Your heart? A chakra? Breathe it in, feel it... and take time to rest. Now that you acknowledge that piece of you, what is possible for you?
- Put on your favourite music, and move your body! Dance! Too often, we allow our minds to direct our life... for just a few songs, allow for your heart and your spirit to move you. Find balance as you integrate your body, your spirit, your soul. Enjoy your body and how it moves. Speak lovely things to your body. Listen for its wisdom.
- Light a deep blue candle in a gold dish. Burn incense. Meditate on your biggest dream, your biggest desire. Ask for the courage and strength to find all the pieces of the puzzle, all the resources you need, and the wisdom to see your dream or desire manifest. Remember that your quest will include action, not just wishful thinking. Ask about your next right action step, listen for the answer, and DO IT.
Enjoy this special night and all the nurturing energies that are coming forth to help you to your own greatness. Always remember your beauty and your magic. Always remember that you are not alone on your journey, even though it might feel like it on the darkest of nights. Walk through this new energetic portal with grace, and with a new feeling of wholeness and enchantment.
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I am surrounding you in Love, and wishing you much Joy in this new year.