The Winter Solstice is Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:44 am EST.
We experience less and less sunlight each day since the Summer Solstice, until we reach the day of the least amount of sunlight, right before the Winter Solstice. You might say we are in the heart of the darkness. Once the Solstice dawns, the light will grow everyday and build to the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2017 when we will have the day with the most hours of sunlight.
This has been a challenging season. Fall is the time of letting go, emptying, releasing, grieving. We have been called on to release so many of our attachments and ideas of how we think things should be. For some, it has been a very dark time. However, the light always dawns. Our light, our Higher Self, is always present, even if we can’t feel it, as part of the Light of All that Is. Our light will always guide us through the darkness, 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.”
Leonard Cohen sings in “Anthem”:
“….Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
Sometimes the expansion of 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 the path to the breakthrough.
Wishing you more Love and Light than you can imagine.