I hope that everyone had the most fabulous Winter Solstice!
The thought occurred to me yesterday that this night, the longest, lonely, silent night ~ is my New Year. I wonder if others feel the same way about it? As we have walked over the threshold and step by step descended down that spiral staircase within our minds, hearts and souls, the sun has been waiting.
We have been seeking rest and knowledge and healing and the sun has patiently rested as well. We have made our preparations for the remainder of winter. It is within these preparations that we will continue to rest, recover, search and feed our souls. Within the darkness we are safe. Our bodies are wrapped in the colors of winter, our minds can retreat into their own thoughts and learn, our souls can lie in the Earth and be healed. Winter Solstice is a time outside of time. A single moment when everything is suspended between breaths.
And then, in the night, the Sun stretches and opens its eyes and we know that it is time to chase the dark away, ever so slowly, and let the light creep back into our lives, hearts and souls. We exhale. And breath again.
As we awaken this morning, after the Longest Night, we should move forward into the light and know that we are loved. Yes, even if not by others at least by the vastness of the Universe and the Spirit within it. The never-ending circle of something that we are part of still follows its own path and within it, we are loved.
broadly : the degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system.
Life is entropy to the nth degree. My yoga instructor says: embracing change is nothing more than living life with an open heart.
My life has radically changed in a matter of twelve hours. Now, to be fair, it wasn't like the change of say, my house burned down suddenly and it was not that substantial either. Of course, who is to say what is substantial from one person to the next? Change sometimes hurts but truthfully it is usually not as sudden as a house explosion.
More often if you get right down to it you can usually see it coming and you fight it. Sometimes you try to bargain with it. Other times you try to cheat it. Then you might fight it some more and somewhere in between any or all of those you just wish it would be like it used to be when things were better. But, inevitably there are normally factors beyond your control, usually people, and change happens despite your efforts to make it not happen.
We learn in Reiki that the energy we are seeking is manifested in ourselves or the person/animal we are working with in the way it needs to be manifested. Maybe it is the same with change. Maybe change finds a way into our lives and guides us to where we need to be. Maybe change is the force of nature that we cannot control and out of it we are renewed.
I'm going to believe this over anything else. That is now the choice I have.
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Trying to live well in every way...and sometimes laughing about it later.