Officially, winter arrived with the herald of the Winter Solstice on December 21st and is traditionally celebrated in many cultures around the world as a time of LIGHT. As the daylight grows longer outside, it is also prime time to advance our light within. Lessons from the BEAR still hibernating in the cave remind us the importance of sacred space; carving out some quiet time in the stillness of the season allows for an intimate reflection of our infinite soul. As we journey deeper into the caverns of our mind, body and spirit, our sacred truth unfolds and we begin to remember, our soul’s mission and purpose.
Winter sits high and wise in the Northern most position of the Medicine Wheel. As we move from the West towards the North, the cosmic energy is still one of slowing down, recharging. Now is a time of great healing and great dreams. Keeping a dream journal close by this time of year not only provides us with insight, but solution to many of our daily transpirings and/or dilemmas. Spend some time noticing the depth of darkness in the clear winter sky! This is the place of the ancestors, where guidance and wisdom are just a question away. The veils are thinnest here and when we align with these seasonal energies, we not only experience a deeper connection to ourselves but to all of life that surrounds us.
White is a color mostly associated with Winter on the Medicine Wheel. Invite this color to permeate your soul and help dissolve or transform any unwanted energies that may surround you. A fresh blanket of newly fallen snow is a gentle reminder that these white, medicinal blessings of the season have arrived. As a child, perhaps you have tasted the snow, but how many of us have ever listened to the snow?
In the seasons of life, we do well to pay attention to the cycles of nature.
May the crisp energies of winter’s blessing awaken a new light within. Create sacred space and offer gratitude to your ancestors and the ancients who have blazed this trail before us. Thank your angels, guides, power animals, or chosen spiritual truth for illuminating your path and awakening your own good medicine. And may all things shine bright for you this new year as you bask in the spiritual wisdom of your own divine truth and share these harmonies and joys throughout this still season…