“Come gather ’round people wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown. And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone, if your time to you is worth savin’. Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone…for THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN” Bob Dylan
As per usual, in the true spirit of flow and divine timing, I find myself reflecting on my guidance and insights on the very eve of the Winter Solstice. And in accordance with my increasing ‘style’ of channelled receivership, it has come complete with lyrics, this time courtesy of Bob Dylan! For I personally know all too well right now that this particular Winter will bring times of change; whereby you literally have only two choices…to sink or to swim.
Tomorrow, 21st December, welcomes the shortest day of the year and marks the official start of Winter in the astrological calendar. This is an energetically anticipated Winter season in the UK as this year it doesn’t just feel like a time for pagans and spiritual folk alike to witness. I believe that as we are ascending as individuals and as a collective into the 5D, after whats been a very difficult and trans-formative year, a majority of us are ready (or almost ready) to embrace change, to invite alchemy and to take individual responsibility – and I for one cannot wait! Together with a full moon following on 22nd, this feels more like a weekend to honour ancestral tradition, rather than just a day this year.
This is perhaps the first Winter that I have truly embraced, looked forward to and whole-heatedly surrendered to its unique seasonal offerings. Because despite the season that usually brings 3 bleaker months and a ‘Crone-eque’ energy, I can really appreciate the invitation to rest, reflect and to build a nest from which I can fly come the Spring. For this year I have physically let go by allowing my weary body and mind to rest, and I have learned how to emotionally succumb to my shadows as much as my light. All of which I feel stand me in good stead for a reflective and strongly anchored Winter.
Winter for me follows on perfectly in theme from its predecessor, Autumn. For like its seasonal colleague, Winter is just as much about letting go. In Winter we are bare. We hold no fruit on our branches and no leaves to hide behind; we are ourselves, naked, and more vulnerable to the light as much as the darkness.
This Winter exposes us in many ways and expands our truths. It closes down many gateways, opens more, and brings the painful lessons and baggage of 2018 to a climax for us. Therefore, if you have done the work this year in terms of now finding yourself in deep and reflective surrender upon the Solstice rather than bitter resistance, then I believe you will be rewarded as you travel into another season and ascension opportunity.
There is no doubt about it, this season requires a giant leap of faith and mammoth strides into the unknown! Channels and light-workers, including myself, are struggling to get clear insights into what the season will bring, as there is a loss of connection together with unsettling ascension symptoms. It can be tempting during the Winter to seek readings, guidance, to be susceptible to outside influence and to simply ignore the need to be patient and listen to our own hearts and callings. The solar plexus, third eye and crown are particularly heightened around the time of the Solstice and this is making for heavy and weary bodies.
NB: As well as a personalised Bach mix, utilise Cerato for the self doubt, Impatiens to settle down the need for answers, Walnut for the sensitivity to a seasonal change and ascension and Olive for being over-tired.
The Solstice feels more important than ever to celebrate this year, and feels about the weekend as much as it does the day. Calling for rest, self-awareness and lots of self love and care.
I am not surprised that I started to get insights about where to be tomorrow some months back, as in many ways I am travelling lost right now, whilst painful cycles wrap-up and I am waiting for seeds I have sown to grow and show me the way. Pathways are unclear and we can no longer rely on old ways of coping or living; being pulled for the final times right now between chaos and clarity.
People, particularly narcissists, ego driven energy vampires and alike are falling away as those ready to ascend are shedding the hangers on. I for one am adopting self forgiveness and self mastery at this time – making clear intentions about who my customers are in 2019 and just which communities of people I am willing to serve. Our audiences and circles are changing, as are the ways in which we love ourselves and others, thanks to the lessons this year.
The time between the last Winter Solstice and this one has been huge for me, and has felt like I have been travelling and breaking for a lot longer than a year. As a result I am really starting to pull back and to put my own needs and healing first. This feels a fundamental thing to do for all of us so that we stop allowing others to ride on our coat-tails in order to avoid their own pain….that’s it now, whoever doesn’t want to learn how to swim will be forced to sink until they do.
We are letting go now and this weekend feels so important in both gratitude and forgiveness for ourselves as much as for anyone else who has travelled with us to date.
I wish I could tell you what is on the other side of the Solstice, which usually is much easier to predict, but right now it’s simply a time to trust, to be patient, and to ride the storm. Be prepared to flow and to adapt more than ever this season as plans cannot always be made when we are required to follow our guts and the universal signs. For example I have been called to Barry Island tomorrow as per guidance I received some months prior, but on the eve of the Solstice my ascension symptoms are crippling my body with heightened pain and fatigue. But as Winter is indeed the season of rest, integration, laying foundations and self-mastery, then I trust all of those things can be achieved pottering within my own home as it can walking the Welsh beaches.
On the eve of a very powerful weekend I wish you all peace. I wish you all a prosperous new year and season. Remember to follow your own path this season, embrace the unknown and the seas of change, whilst increasing your self care during what can be more testing times. Utilise the Bach remedies as this is a season known for it’s triggers and emotions.
You can read more about coping with the festive season in my latest blog here
Happy Winter Solstice!
Yours in love and Winters light,
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