The Winter Solstice is Monday night, December 21 at about 11:49 PM EST. We have experienced less and less sunlight each day since the Summer Solstice, culminating in tomorrow, the day of the least amount of sunlight…. until we reach the Winter Solstice, at last. You might say we are in the heart of the darkness. Once the Solstice occurs, the light will grow everyday and build to the Summer Solstice on June 20, when we will have the day with the most hours of sunlight.
This has been a challenging season. All of our shadows have risen up to be faced, acknowledged, loved and forgiven. Even in the darkness, there is light. Our light, as part of the Light of All that Is, guiding us through the fire, searing away that which no longer serves us, so we take nothing that will weigh us down into the Winter season of rest and replenishment. So even in my struggles, I’ve noticed waves of uplifting energy, the Light, pouring in through the cracks.
Joanna Macy says: “The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.” Sometimes the expanding light can feel painful, as it illuminates what has been hidden, both our shadow and our power. In the breaking down, we find it is path to the breakthrough.
Wishing you more light than you can imagine.