‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la! Remember this verse from the holiday song “Deck the Halls”? It’s that time of year isn’t it? How do feel about it right now? Are you excited with heightened anticipation or are you anxious and dreading it? For some of you and people you know the holidays aren’t easy to navigate. Feelings of sadness, struggle, suffering can be intensified as well as feelings of excitement, anticipation, joy, and love.
Many traditions have celebrations during this time of year so I’ve been revisiting what does this season represent to me right now? Looking back through the years it continues to evolve. When our kids were young we celebrated in a different way. Decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, Christmas Eve with family, attending Mass, Christmas morning breakfast, opening gifts, and Christmas dinner with family and friends were key. Now that our kids are grown with families of their own our celebration is different.
Throughout the years, though, we’ve always been mindful of reaching out to others who were alone or needed help to provide for their own families. To me, the act of helping someone else makes my heart sing and my soul happy! This time of year presents so many opportunities to help others and there are many organizations that you can contact if being of service appeals to you.
Another celebration takes place this month too. It’s the Winter Solstice which occurs in Phoenix on December 21, 2019 at 9:19pm. Yes, I looked it up! In some areas it can also be celebrated on December 22nd. LOL Many of you are familiar with it and for those of you who aren’t it’s known as the day with the shortest amount of daylight and longest amount of night during the year. Many traditions recognize and celebrate the Solstice which represents seasonal change as well.
Symbolically, the Winter Solstice represents death and rebirth of the Sun. Another way I look at it is the death and rebirth of self. In other words, what beliefs, habits, perceptions, and attitudes in me have died? I ask, “What am I ready to let go of? What am I ready and willing to change in me? What is ready to be reborn and what am I open to receive that’s new and different?” Does this make sense?
I find that this is a wonderful time of year for inner reflection and yet with holiday preparation it can be challenging to find time. I invite you to take a few moments, periodically, to explore what this season means to you. You may find that clarity is fleeting; however, the inner journey begins and can also provide a sense of quiet and calm in the chaos of holiday preparations. Enjoy the adventure, magic, and mystery that this season brings for you, your family and friends! ‘Tis the season after all!
For those of you who would like to experience a Winter Solstice celebration please reserve your spot and join Ceremonialist, Stephanie Phelps, at Storm Wisdom on Saturday, December, 21, 2019 from 7p-9p. Make it real!!
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Gisela and I are excited to offer the last 2019 evening of healing with the powerful and loving Messengers of Light on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30p. Take a moment for YOU before the rush and chaos of the holidays becomes overwhelming! Please join us at Storm Wisdom. Reservations are required.
BTW there will not be a channeling evening with Luminus this month since it conflicts with Christmas Eve. We will be ready to begin anew in January!! Thanks for your love and support.