Are you feeling it The sun is born and the promise of love and light dawns across the entire world. Winter Solstice, 6:03pm est December 21, 2014 when the sun reaches its southernmost point, it’s an earthy energy in your DNA, the patterns of maintenance and self-actualization which in return brings courage. Winter, the Halloween Solstice, brings the dark, and after which comes the fear of clamoring to our primordial needs to mean a lack of love, depression and doubt. No wonder why so many people scurry to find relationships for the long nights haul and/or go into hibernation.
Physical needs and desires grow during this time The next day the sun’s arc begins moving slowly northward each day. “The flesh knows best what the soul has eyes for.” Can you love and accept them fully? It is the time to regenerate within, giving and going back to the world. Very earthy energy at a time when the Universe is born of the Mother, very nourishing, when advertising encourages just the opposite, shopping like mad which is very depleting. Coming back into the darkness we are born again on those long dark nights of the soul.
“…and everything in Nature grows and defends itself in its own way, and is characteristically and spontaneously itself, seeks at all costs to be so and against all opposition.” -Ranier Maria Rilke
It is clear we must trust what is difficult The soul fulfills the promise when we know enough to get out of its way. Before television and the electronic age of distraction we lived closer to the earth and the moon during this time was known as ‘book moon.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, “Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff.” I think it best to brush on your meditation and take advantage and grow closer to what is ‘hidden.’ Not forgetting the sweet savor of good book by a good reading light.
Life continues even in the dark December 21st being the shortest day of the year, the sun’s arc in the sky rises and stabilizes bringing back the sparkle in the eyes. The capacity to see multidimensionally helps you to perceive internally when you are standing on the edge of a cliff, or outwardly when someone is standing with a knife at your throat, it is a real and potent force. The nature of man and the nature of the universe are what are, natural and cyclic. The primitive urge for growth from within to give birth is the art of living as it is with any human being, everyone to his will. Natural is effective when we are mindful enough to get out of our own way. Men cannot know what just use f force is.