SPINNING YOUR GOLD BLOG: Words that Open Hearts & Inspire Actions
|Stonehenge, Wilshire, England|
Happy Almost Winter Solstice,
the shortest day and longest night of the year!
For hundreds of years, travelers from around the globe gather the morning of December 21 at Stonehenge and other sites to witness the sunrise in the forever sky. It’s a sacred time for you to reflect, release, renew, and restore. The ancients and your ancestors understood this critical time for coaxing and celebrating the sun’s return.
Why? Death and hardship were imminent without the sun’s light and warmth. Perhaps this year, you've experienced the death of your loved ones both 2-footed and 4-footed. It's painful to walk through the portal of grief alone.
So imagine a huge bonfire being lit where people connected around community feasts and rituals. Symbolically these actions coaxed the sun back into their lives. The dancing, singing, and feasting also physically warmed their bodies and minds to the hope of spring--and the promises of life, food, and warmth!
How will you coax the “sun” to shine in your life again?
You’re invited to make a fresh start; think of people you are not spinning your gold with for whatever reasons and write them a Winter Solstice greeting be it a card, text, or email. Ask for forgetting and forgiving with a blessing for your relationship harmony. This can be a courageous act of reflecting your Spiritual Light to coax and expand the “sun” back into your life.
What miracle happens when you allow your Spiritual Light to return?
Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross (1541-1591) wrote a poem which someone else titled “The Dark Night of the Soul.” It’s said that while imprisoned, the only light came from a window so high up he had to stand on a stool to read. He compassionately knew that the things imprisoning you are not always clear-cut.
“A bird can be held by a chain or by a thread. Still, it cannot fly.” - St. John of the Cross
While reflecting on 2017, do you feel bound by the heavy chains of regrets, unhappy relationships, or addictions to unhealthy habits, worries or substances?
If not, then perhaps you might feel bound by the threads of discontent, procrastination, judgment, or boredom.
Though lighter than chains, these threads can keep you tied to the past, not allowing you to happily move into December’s final holy days and the New You, New Year.
You're invited to go within to spin new golden threads of self-love.
1) Find five besties to tell you why they love and appreciate you in one sentence or paragraph.
Tell them that you’re adding their message to your 2017 Love Letter. Consider making this an annual tradition after you tell them why you love and appreciate them!
2) Write yourself a 2017 Love Letter using a pen or pencil.
Describe the many ways you love yourself. “How do I love thee, ____ (your name), let me count the ways.” Review previous texts or emails you’ve received acknowledging your gifts. Address an envelope with a stamp to YOU. Ask a friend to surprise you by mailing the letter sometime in January 2018.
3) Affirm phrases like:
I am love, I am.
I am loving, I am.
I am loveable, I am.
I am loved, I am.
Now with this lighter, happier energy, perhaps you will return to your Spiritual Sunlight and out of any “dark night of the soul.”
By taking these three action steps, you’ll replace the chains or threads in your mind and emotional body so that you might not only fly but soar in 2018!
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Did you know that 2018 is the Year of the Dog?