Greetings, all, and Happy Solstice! Some of us are celebrating Winter- a time to go within and nurture seeds to emerge in Spring. Some of us are celebrating Summer- long days, being outdoors, readying for the harvests of Fall.
There are festivals of light in many cultures around the world. Wednesday the 25th is the last New Moon of the year. Take a moment, light a candle,or a fire in a fireplace or under the stars, sit for awhile, and take in the light. With each breath, take in comfort, take in love. Imagine your most beautiful Self.
I did this the other night, and looked down the hallway into darkness. I imagined my future Self, and all that is asking to come forward. I walked down the hall and stood in the place of this part of me, and looked down the hall to where I’d been sitting, and acknowledged all the work, the successes, all I had seen as failure, which was really growth and learning. I gave myself words of encouragement and forgiveness.
For the first time saying and really meaning it, I said out loud, to my Self, “I love you, Adele.” I
t was a beautiful, tender, and most vulnerable moment.
And I walked back down the hall to the present, and played some music on my singing bowls, with my path seemingly more clear.
I invite you to try this exercise, or one of your own making.
Thank you for being a part of my journey. I love you.