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.