There are Winter solstices for us in the northern hemisphere and Summer solstices for those in the southern hemisphere. What do these mean to and for us? Answer: That we get to give ourselves some time to be in and with our darkness, fearlessly trusting that light begets darkness and darkness, light. They are encoded within each other. We are often afraid of the darkness and even more afraid of our darkness. Darkness is what keeps us on the move, filling our life so we don’t have to face and, yes, embrace our darkness.
Darkness is the holder of pain. I want to tell you that if you want joy, you must be willing to accept pain and sorrow. Not to live there but to dive in and see why this is part of us.
How to use the pain and sorrow to show us our deepest gifts
This time of year seems so jubilant and celebratory, yet it also has this deep internal calling to be fearless in seeing the container of darkness that holds the first light—your light. This time of year, which is very much a celebration (and now very externally celebratory) was not always so. Long ago, it was the time to get ready for a prolonged darkness, prolonged isolation, a prolonged time of cold and being with self.
The 21st day, which is a 3 in a month that is also a 3 (1+ 2), is showing us that this is a time for the neutral mind, a time to feed the projective mind, a time of seeing the trinity of everything; how the power structure of things is a 3. A 3-sided triangle is the strongest of all geometric forms. More and more people are sleeping under triangles, using them in healing, using crystal triangles for the double function of sound and the power of the triangle. So this 3… what does this mean to you? Ask yourself what other parts you need to incorporate in your life to utilize this 3; this most powerful of the minds—your neutral mind—your 3rd body which is your projective mind, your 3rd chakra which is your solar plexus/navel where you digest your life, connect to the world and, also store your emotions.
This is a time to be with what you have been carrying and see if it suits you. Does it fit like an old suit? Is it outdated? What do you want to impregnate with this birth of light?
This is such a powerful time to see what needs to be offered into the darkness, which is the womb of the Divine so there can be space for the light that is coming to shine through you.
We do some amazing rituals on the Winter Solstice. They come to and through me while in meditation, like when in deep water meditation. The sounds I have been with are the wind, the ocean, the birds and chants. Very little speaking, listening to what is being given. You want to connect with what is coming though for it is given for you so you can be reborn with the space for light radiating through your vastness. What stands in our way is often the strengths we have created to get others to love and accept us. There is a deeper strength which some of us access consciously every year on the 20th of December. http://darkhibernation.com/workshops-and-retreats/.
It happens every year so you always get the opportunity to participate. Don’t miss out being part of this community to be fed deeply so you become the light receptacle you are meant to be.
Wahe Guru love to you,