2020 is beginning to wind down and bring to an end this long challenging year. As Father Winter is upon us for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we bundle up to get exercise by walking in the cold air, slug through three feet of snow to feed horses and fasten the outdoor Christmas lights to survive the winds from the north. In the Southern hemispheres, the lands may be bursting with summer colors and the days warming. A completely different picture. The cycles of nature and life are never-ending, ever-changing, and always renewing.
This last year has not been renewing for many. Relatives have passed over, others have suffered for months, our health care people are overworked, and almost everyone who has heeded our government agencies’ requests has struggled with separation or isolation.
We are an adaptable species. We are being pushed to our edges during this time. What was once in the shadows has come forth to be purged. What we kept at bay can no longer be ignored. It does not matter if it is a secret you have kept from your partner, a health condition you have been ignoring, or the habits that keep you away from who you truly are. We are peeling away what is old, what we have outgrown, and what no longer works.
In this process, we have the opportunity to embrace a more profound sense of truth and authenticity that we may never have recognized before. With disease and death knocking at the door, we have been forced to look at what is meaningful. What matters.
As we move through the Holiday Season, I know that you will find creative ways to get beyond the limitations imposed on you and to see what is truly right at this moment. I trust you will find all of the things that you can find to be a blessing, ways to have gratitude and embrace love, even in the moments of grief and despair.
As each new day breaks open, so do new opportunities. Opportunities to step more deeply into the relationships or life what warms our heart. Options to sever others through the light we can offer. And opportunities to find new ways to sustain our sense of connection and flow with life.
I share with you the video above so that you can have a moment to experience a cold winter’s day and my herd sorting themselves out. Eventually, you will see they come back to peace and harmony.
And that is what I wish for you this Holiday Season and into the New Year – Peace and Harmony!