Sunday brings us a very special day of darkness, not only is it the shortest day of the year but it's also a new moon, which means that even the night will be darker without the beautiful glow of the moon.
Lots of good stuff is being written in the astrological world right now, a great one by Chani Nicholas here, that address the ebb and flow of the human experience in all of this, but what about the Soul?
The Soul feels life more deeply in the darkness. While the body is resting the Soul is rebooting on all of this introverted energy that brings thoughts and emotions deeper.
This presents an invitation to find your own personal expansion in all the darkness. I often invite people to close their eyes in my yoga class as a way to turn off the over-active sensory organs and go deeper into the body and Soul turning on the under-active intuition. This is very symbolic of our lives from Summer- always looking, living, experiencing outward- into a Winter of internal living. In this darkness where there is nothing left to see, what do you feel? Are you happy, truly? Are you in love with life and those around you? What is missing?
As we come into the winter, the time of introspection, it's important to ask these questions but more importantly to observe the answers that come up. Your Soul always answers, you just may not be listening. Are you ready for the answers? Are you ready for the change that you Soul may be asking of you?
The darkness around us does not and should not be representative of the light within us. Yes, we slow down in the winter, but that doesn't mean that our internal gears for growth should stop. While the physical body and the physical world come into rest mode, the internal Soul has the chance to rise and shine. It is a time to read, write, be creative, think more and feel more; these are all the activities of the Soul, connecting you with your inner voice. Take this time, while the light dims around you, to turn on the light within you.
Find power in these shorter, darker days. Where the Spring and Summer are times of expansion and growth amongst the world around you, the Fall and Winter are the perfect opportunity for internal expansion and growth. What do you need to be more you? Ask the questions, listen for the answers, and turn on the light within your own Soul to gently shift away from your own inner darkness.
One final note: it is a most wonderful coincidence is that only four days after this dark transition begins comes the holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ, the symbol of true love. It is as though the universe wants you to remember that despite the lack of physical light, there is never a shortage of Universal Light that showers us all with unconditional Love.
Feel the love, bask in the light
Be the love, live in the light
Share the love, glow with light
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.