We have arrived at the winter solstice of the Northern Hemisphere! We have successfully navigated through the darkening days, the period in which darkness grows. We have come through Halloween, and the full length of autumn.
Autumn was really sweet this year, wasn’t it? Autumn colours prevailed for a long time.
And now: Happy solstice! Let’s celebrate this point of maximum darkness, and the turning point after which the tide turns towards more light.
What will the light bring? What’s in it for us this upcoming season?
For all people who do not particularly value celebrating Christmas, including me, I wish for us to celebrate the solstice instead. After all, isn’t this how Christmas started?
Living with the cycles of nature is wonderful. It’s crazy to think that we humans are getting more and more loose from these cycles, because of artificial lighting and what-not. So until quite recently, we were much more in tune with the natural cycles of nature and the Earth. I’d say we are likely even built to be so in tune, our internal clock is should be attuned to these rhythms.
If we let our minds be for a minute, really feel our bodily sensations and listen carefully to this body, we may still sense this attunement.
Maybe it would do us good to appreciate and use this gift of being human in this world with its seasons and other rhythms. We have our own rhythms too, which complement the ones we see around us.
I for one would love to spend more time in nature so to experience its seasons. And I think I’m not the only one who could use more alignment with nature and less alignment with, say, TV, computer or smartphone screens that mostly disrupt everything that’s going on inside of us.
Also crazy is that we are entering a whole new decade! I did not realize this until last week. I am glad I do now, because this is a significant moment in time, at least in how we humans perceive it – in boxes of 10 years. We enter the 20, the 2020s! I have not experienced 20s in this life yet so I am psyched!
So if you have any weight or baggage you have been wanting to shake loose, now is the time! Any dreams and intentions you’ve been wanting to actualise? Now is the time! Harness this wonderful moment for some long longed-for transformation!
I am transforming my life quite a bit at this point: I quit my job and I am starting out as a Kundalini Yoga teacher in January! I finished my Level 1 Teacher Training, I launched a simple first version of my new yoga website (which I told you about in the last blog post), and I am doing it! No more lurking in the shadows, I will be the yoga teacher I am! I am, I am.
And for the occasion of this perfect moment in time, tomorrow I am celebrating winter solstice at Ecstatic Dance. Let’s do some transformative dancing! I suggest you do some dancing too.
I wish you all a beautiful season of holidays with gratefulness, warmth, insights and laughter! Let’s gracefully go through the motions of life.