From Solstice to Christmas
I'm feeling quiet this holiday season – more like solstice, right now, than Christmas. Winter solstice invites us to embrace the dark, quiet, fertile emptiness within. For me, this darkness is a spiritual womb. Its rich environment nurtures growth, invites incubation and prepares us for transformation. It births us.
Tonight in group, our meditation took us into the fertile darkness of solstice. We rested peacefully in the quiet, letting the darkness hold us, for maybe half an hour. No work. No agenda. Simple allowing.
When the time seemed right, we invited a spark to enter our hearts. With each breath, the spark grew more radiant. It became a flame, then a roaring blaze. Within each of us, darkness gave birth to light. We radiated together – each light a unique expression of the one light, each heart uniquely expressing the one heart.
Christmas celebrates the birth of light. Solstice, perhaps, like the womb of Mary, provides the incubation light's birth requires.
Have a beautiful and memorable holiday season. Let the quiet darkness hold you gently and let your love-light be born – again and again and again. Merry Christmas!