Christmas is a time of celebrating how light conquered darkness. For Christians it was the birth of Jesus that brought light into the darkness of a lost world. For the ancient Celts, in a pre-Christian time, they too celebrated at his time of year. They called this time the winter solstice – celebrating the shortest darkest day because it marked the time of the turning sun. They knew they were now on their way back to the longest brightest day.
The Blessings Of Half Way
I don’t know about you, but I have lots of experiences where getting to the half way mark filled me with so much hope and kept me going. Normally these experiences happen up a mountain. But not always. Can you think of a time when reaching the half way mark spurred you on and kept you going?
The Winter Solstice is a Half Way Point
Winter Solstice is the half way mark of winter. You are on your way to spring, and suddenly life is manageable. Apply this to your life. What are you struggling with? Perhaps it is making a big or even a small change to your work, your exercise programme, your water intake… Maybe you are going through cancer treatments and you are struggling to hang in there. Perhaps you are in the depths of depression and you feel stuck.
Take Hope From The Seasons
There are so many stress induced dark challenges in the world right now, you don’t have to look very far to find one or two. But just like the seasons in the natural world, you too have seasonal aspects in your energy world. Day is always going to follow night. Light is always going to move into darkness and back into light again.
Spring is always going to follow winter… hope is always going to come knocking at your door, it’s just a case of seeing it for what it is.
Stuck In The Rut Of Darkness
Sometimes you can get stuck in the rut of darkness. I know from my own experiences that I can get very used to living in darkness that I get comfortable there. Then when the light comes along, I can fight against it.
This level of awareness can be really helpful. But only when you don’t use it to beat yourself up for wanting to stay in the darkness. This is the vicious circle of self-sabotage that can be so easy to get into and so hard to get away from.
Tapping Retunes My Darkness
For me, Tapping is what helped me to ‘retune’ those dark negative thoughts that were keeping me caught in a spiral of negativity. More important, it was Tapping that helped me create a more positive spiral of thoughts that now keeps me vibrating at much higher frequencies.
Be Your Own Light This Christmas
This Christmas and Solstice time, allow yourself to be the light for your own darkness. Create the script that will work for you – ‘I truly am lighting my darkness with love’. You can use this script or another one you might have.
Do things that will helps your energy, like drink water, eat less sugar, be in contact with people who boost your energy, watch movies with happy endings. The important one is get some exercise to keep your body moving. Perhaps you could put on some music and dance..
Then Let Your Light Shine
Build other people up – it has been proven that random acts of kindness can boost your energy. They don’t have to be major financial acts, but personal acts of kindness, like shooting someone a wee text to say hello.
Be truly grateful for your life, the breath you are taking right now, the people who cheer you up…
Take Your Space This Christmas
Take time for yourself, just to sit and breathe and be – accepting yourself, as you are. Allow your physical aches and pains to find expression. I see physical pain as being an indication of stuck energy in the body – emotional pain. When I let myself feel into that pain and allow it to find expression, then I get to retune that expressed energy to whatever I choose.
Have a great Christmas where you be the light, you need, for yourself and the rest of the universe. When your inner light shines bright, it radiates out into the universe and lights up a lot of darkness.