While Winter Solstice turns us back toward the light, we're asked to wait a little longer through cold and dark.
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Tuesday night we come to a turning. It is Solstice, when the longest night Shifts and we start to see the days grow longer again. This is a movement towards Spring. But not yet. It is officially when we move from Autumn to Winter. It seems almost strange that it is in the Winter that we grow towards the light because it will remain dark and cold. In many places colder than it has been up until now .... ....
Winter is the time that we understand when many hibernate -- many animals many plants. This is the time of quieting .... They spent the summer and the autumn storing extra, preparing, harvesting, gathering the abundance. And then at the same time releasing that which was no longer of the moment, in order to just hold fast through this dark and cold time ....
Even though we don't see it things
are happening under the ground
that only happen in Winter
Even though we don't see it things are happening under the ground that only happen in Winter .... We know this because as we move towards the end of this season we will start to see green shoots, and buds. And although it will appear as if they're there all of a sudden, in fact already many plants are preparing for that time of opening. I noticed that some of the plants already have almost like a bud on them, closed tight and waiting ....
This is such an amazing time of year I'm so grateful I live in a place where the seasons are so well defined. It is rich in Energetic shifting. But rich also in the story of Creation the movements of life. It helps me understand my own self, in the ways that my body matches this rhythm. In our modern society we have found ways to subvert it to some degree. We don't have to follow the rhythm of darkness in the same way, with electricity. The isolation that happens in Winter if you are in a place where snow makes travel difficult, now our technologies allow us to connect ....
There are places I know that rely on the Winter as a point of connection. And many of those communities are challenged by the shifting of the temperature of the Earth because Winter doesn't happen in the same way for them anymore .... .... ....
The focus is to the Ancient.
The ground is where we find ancient,
ancient wisdom held in the Stone,
the very substance of the Earth.
I know I’ve been talking about this quite a lot over the last few weeks. And I think it's because I can feel this draw to step even more boldly in, to focus more on this work I am called to do. And I feel that. As if a rootedness is drawing ever deeper, and so the focus is under the ground. The focus, in some ways, is to the Ancient. The ground is where we find ancient, ancient wisdom held in the Stone, the very substance of the Earth.
And so now is the moment, where our focus, my focus, can be more to that place without the distraction of what is going on above ground. So even as the light begins to turn, we do not immediately shift away from the darkness, from the Earthiness. We have more time. More time to sit and listen to this deep Wisdom. And Solstice reminds us to simply be in this moment.
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