The Christmas season is one of hope, joy and gatherings with the ones you love. No matter your belief system, this time of year has a special feeling. Whether you are celebrating it alone or with loved ones, the world always seems quieter to me during this time. Even though it’s chalked full of family and friends, and parties and food, I find the silences, the space in between, holds a deeper quiet and sense of peace. Winters stillness holds a reverence. As we dutifully await the new year, new start, and new chance approaches. This is a time of reflection. Nights seems more still.
If you are taking some alone time this season, or this time of year is a painful reminder of what was, there is a overarching sense of peace that comes with the closing of a new year. The closing of an old chapter. A quiet sense of joy. Endings can be just as exciting as beginnings, the only difference is that they are painted with the colours of the events of the past. Like a watercolor painting, colours flow into other colours, just like the lessons we learn or the memories we take with us.
My wish for you at the closing of another year is that you move onto greener pastures with the wisdom and knowledge of years past, the comfort of built up courage from your experiences and the quiet joy that comes with gratitude for all things. If you’re reading this I would like you to give this small but powerful gesture to the beyond a try.
This Christmas, when everyone has gone to bed, and the house is quiet and the tree is lit, or maybe you don’t have a tree but your favourite scented candle is burning. Sit by yourself somewhere, preferably by a window, so you can look up to the sky. And just sit in silence and think. Take this time to reflect on the past year, the blessings and the challenges. Just let your mind wander, memory to memory. Let the energy of the past, the wins, and the losses, the good, the bad and the ugly flow through you like water in a stream. Allow gratitude to fill your heart and swell past your being and up into the night sky. Be silent and still. Let your gratitude float into the universe, and thank what ever powers may be for your blessings. This will help project your soul’s journey into the universe and bring back what you need to continue on your path. This offering will allow your soul a chance to process your journey. Your soul will shine like a beacon in the night, thankful for the past, grateful for the present and joyful for the future.
May your souls be MERRY & BRIGHT.
Merry Christmas my loves.