Joseph Campbell reminds us, “The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.” And this is where we are: in the dark time, the cold and wet time, the time of hibernation–and the time when we light candles and trees to remind ourselves of the light.
The sun has already begun its return journey to the longest day. As you begin to notice the light returning–we “see” it about two weeks after the Solstice–take the opportunity to reflect on all the ways your life has flourished in the last year. Notice, too, the aspects of your life that still remain in the dreary dark. Think of what you want to light up as the new year begins, and light a candle for that, have a sacred fire, or make some other ceremony to feed your light.
And if you are not sure how to move and shift your energy in the ways I am describing, or want to build your energy skills, join us to learn the tools of Energy Alchemy. Stay tuned for an online class this spring!
Blessings of the dark and the light,
Meg Beeler/Earth Caretakers