We have moved away from the strong energies of endings and beginnings of Samhain, which can often be powerful, confusing, deep and transformational. That time of year brings us face to face with our shadow self and can also bring up old fears. Fears of letting go, and fears of moving forwards.
Now we are leaving that behind, and moving into the stillness of Yule. This time of year it is like nature is holding its breath. We are not at the peak yet, that comes on December 21st, but we are moving towards it and the energies are growing stronger.
This is a time to consciously slow down. I know, everything around us in our society is telling us that we have to speed up to have time to do everything, to BUY everything, to fix everything so that we can have a PERFECT Christmas!
But you know, let it go.
Peace is what we need.
This is a time to tell ourselves to do it our own way. Nature is slowing down and if you are like me and want to attune to nature and follow her cycles, then do it. Slow down.
This is a perfect time to start a meditation practice! Just one minute a day to start with. Or three. Then five.
Don't make it such a challenge that it becomes overwhelming. Just sit and breathe for one minute and feel your own body and your own breath.
It is also a time to allow your brain to slow down so that you can start to allow new ideas and dreams to form. Just allow them to be. Write them down. Journal around them and see what comes.
There is no need to act on them right now. Wait for the spark of Imbolc to start growing.
So friend, my message to you is
Be kind to yourself
Give yourself space to breathe.
Give yourself space to take a long, slow walks in nature.
Warm baths with oils, candles and crystals.
Say a gentle NO to the speed of society´s demands.
Say YES to your soul, your heart and your own inner peace.
With love and blessings, Elin
In my course Awakening to the elements I guide you back into a magical practice but allowing you to spend one week at a time with each of the elements. If you make the decision that you want to stop living so much in your head and come back to the cycles of nature and Mama Earth, then this is something I recommend with all my heart.
If you are ready to see the magic all around you and within you, then find out more here.