Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Darkness Reveals & Light Heals


solstice man 

Once again we are ending a cycle, completing our trip around the sun with Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. The most ancient of archetypal partners, darkness and light play deep in our psyches and indeed all of nature. Yet we scarcely know what darkness even is anymore - so vast is the array of electric lights drowning out the stars in the night sky. The fear and inconvenience of darkness, like that of death, has spurned endless achievements and triumphs of light, from our oldest mythologies to modern technology.

Darkness is a deeply fertile time, a time of imagination and visioning, a time of rest and renewal, a time of going deep within yourself to commune with the depths of your own soul and that of Nature. We avoid this darkness at our own peril, exhausting our resources within and without. In the archetypal dance, darkness is the senior partner, the realm of emptiness and fertility, from which all things emerge.

Darkness represents the most feared and repressed aspect of the Goddess-the wisdom of the ancient Crone. Her repression has resulted in a linear trajectory of constant expansion, endless activity, and achievement. Without the cyclic nature of balancing light with darkness, we are unwittingly creating it - through an unsustainable society that threatens the end of over a million species and hundreds of millions of people.
As we head into the beginning of 2012, we are facing an unknown future. Business as usual cannot be assumed. We cannot bank on anything staying the same - not the economy, the environment, certainly not technology. Yet we must vision and plan anyway.  What do we count on?  

We can only choose to build our lives on the values that are most important to us. They become the foundation, the first chakra earth base upon which we build our future. Whether it's a business, a relationship, or a project, set a firm foundation of integrity - and take your time creating it. Preparing the ground makes for fertile growth when the light waxes in the new year.

 wheel year 

As we near the bottom of the wheel of the year, we are hitting the pivot point from which we bounce back up the other side.  In order to make it back up from the depths, we need to let go of excess weight, in terms of old patterns and aspects of life that no longer serve us. It is interesting that the word "light" represents not only the source of illumination and growth but also the opposite of heaviness.  

Letting go into emptiness and darkness is actually a way of lightening up. What we release lightens our load, makes it easier to ride up the wheel toward the returning light and new growth of the next cycle.  These first few days of the new cycle can be a good time to fast - though it's a difficult time to avoid the endless parties and delectable goodies of the season.  

Just as bulbs need a good chill in the winter to make beautiful blossoms, we need to dream in the darkness to invite in the light. Linger here. Taste its sweet bitterness. Empty out and listen to spirit. Disengage the clutch of your life and allow yourself to change gears. You may find that spirit has a download just waiting for your mind to be empty enough to listen.

May you all have a blessed Holiday Season of Joy, Love, and Light,

Anodea Judith

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