A little over a week ago we officially entered into Winter. Although I had been trying to post before now I am glad I waited. I hope the thoughts I am about to lay out resonate and heals us all. Winter - a time like no other during the year, here is why.
Dying is life
Are you ready for your death? Not being the morbid or macabre one, just asking you, me and all of us: are we open to one of the greatest gifts Winter has for us, REBIRTH? But in order for that to truly transpire during this often cold and cooler season we must be ready to DIE. Die the part or parts of ourselves that are no longer useful. Die those parts that we have outgrown but still hold on to regrettably. Die the final pieces of that other iteration of ourselves that is just no longer serving us. And why in Winter you ask?
What will you choose
Well, Winter is that amazing time of the year when many parts of the Earth are freezing, cooling, and chilling and it is during these almost tundra conditions we are given the opportunity to die off the unwanted without infection or contamination to the rest of who we are. It's as if the universe has said, here is your time to GET RIGHT. Now what would we look like we if refused. So first we must take stock of what needs to go. Then we must have patience and understanding to endure the death of our unwanted self. And let me caution us all, this may not be easy, comfortable, or understood by others, but that is okay. The Winter's Death could be painless and seamless, especially if we are open and looking forward to it. So as the limbs on trees, patches of ground, and fits of cold in the air all show signs of retracting into themselves for a later debut, so shall we. I am accepting my Winter's Death, are you?
The cycle continues
Please walk with me into this most beautiful death. Below are aspects of Winter that will be small reminders to stay committed to whatever it is we each decide we need to die. Death of course is just a step on a larger wheel of life we live, over and over again. There is no final resting place only changes, transformation and evolution. Here we go folks, our higher selves are calling!!!!
Winter Concept - Loss
Losses are always Returned
Transformation = Change
Winter Goddess - Pele
Listen, Hear, and Act Upon my Dreams
Dance to my own Rhythms
Ignite my own Excitement
Fear not my Heart's Desires
Winter Stone - Gold Stone
Invocation of Power
I am openly and knowingly walking into my Winter's Death,
understanding that a beautiful transformation will occur,
I accept the death/rebirth process & release all fear of lack, of the unknown, and of not being who I truly want to be,
When I have moments of doubt I will gravitate towards my spirit tools & my fellow journeymen/women who are also dying just as beautifully as I am