Monday, 21 December 2009

Winter

Celestial blessings xxx

I have been meaning to write about this for a while now and I have touched on it in the past, but after discussing it with a new acquaintance, I believe I should find the time to relay the lessons I have learnt regarding this subject.

I am aware that during this time of year many of us feel lethargic and tired. We may feel depressed if the weather in our part of the world is cold and dull. Many people have informed me that the scarceness of the sun makes them feel cold inside and sad. Many also escape the cold weather to enjoy vacations in the sun. So why do we feel this way?

During the winter months, our body begins to ‘shut down’. Of course, it doesn’t shut down completely, but just like various animals such as bears and squirrels etc, the body and soul goes into hibernation. Of course, you are sitting reading this and not sleeping lol but subconsciously, your body and soul are trying to rest because this is the time when things are dying or resting in order to grow again in the New Year.

Why do we feel so depressed without the sun? I suspect for many the greyness of the day and the coldness of the night lacks colour and keeps you indoors, but it during this time that you need to spend as much time with your family AND alone and spend time reflecting within what has passed during the old year as the new year comes closer. Now is the time for you to sit in contemplation, note your mistakes and successes and really think about what you want the New Year to hold for you. It is also a time for recognizing useless and outgrown habits and experiences and releasing them and allowing them to die to make room for the new experiences.

We often feel depressed because we refuse to go with the flow; we refuse to live with the seasons. We are not an island, nor do we have devices which can defy the weather or the changing of the earth during the changing seasons. You are just as much a part of the season as the season becomes a part of you. You cannot fight, you cannot kick and scream and refuse to go with the flow as the result is frustration and depression.

For me, the greyness of winter isn’t a time of mourning for the sun; it is a time when it is neither black nor white so a mixing pot for all ideas to be drawn out from within and planted. They greyness is just a cloak of protection that the earth wears until its time to unveil the new life which comes shortly after the New Year.

Are you going with the flow? Are you living WITH the seasons, or trying to live against them? Take this time to reflect and feel the peacefulness around you as you accept the natural cycle of life and death and recognize the blessing in each season.

Yuletide Blessings,

Helen xxx


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