The Winter Solstice has been celebrated throughout various cultures going back to the beginning of time yet this particular year, 2012, it is emphasized in the West as the “End of the World—Dooms Day.” The flip side of that is a wave of people celebrating the birth of 2012 calling this Birth2012.
How interesting, two paradoxical viewpoints in the world. Sound familiar? If nothing else, this is the state of the world that we live in—full of contradictions.
From my perspective, the Winter Seaason is a time to rest, to reflect, to let go and focus within. This provides the greatest benefit for our overall health and wholeness. There is no doubt in my mind the Birth of a new era is upon us but I believe that any kind of transformation (and in this case, of human consciousness) requires a profound letting go, a death of old ways of being to make room for what is about to be birthed. This gestation will take time. The most important thing we could possibly do is take the time to go within, to reflect on what all of this means and tap into our inner truth, that small seed within each of us, spend some time with it, love it, nurture it and wait for the germination to breakthrough on it’s own, precisely at the time when it is ready. Many of us know what happens when we force Mother Nature or force our way into any experience before its ready. We kill it.
Do your best to take deep breaths this winter and take good care of yourself, eat wholesome, healthy foods. Get plenty of rest. Spend time with your family and remember your connection to the earth. I will do my best to do the same. In this way, we all can prepare the soil for what is to come.