Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Solstice 2015

Well, another year has come and gone. I find myself in a particularly reflective space this year. So many ups and downs have left me feeling at times both hopeful and despairing.

The sands of time shift, and some years it's just a gradual slide in one direction. 2015 was one of those years where it seemed the ground beneath me was shifting in multiple directions at the same time. This kind of year reminds you to not take things for granted, but it can also make you feel unsettled.

Nature has provided the strongest grounding for me this year. Walking regularly and experiencing the passing of the seasons at a daily pace has been healing and inspiring. In many ways, it's been a return to my childhood and to a powerful connection that I'd let slip away over the years. Reconnecting has been an enormous gift at a time when I've felt most adrift.

If your year has been equally challenging, I hope you've found a way to connect to your own inner wisdom and strength. With all the suffering, fear, conflict, and confusion in the world, it is even more important for us to take time to breathe and center ourselves in our truth. As the sun is "reborn" and begins its cycle anew (at least from the perspective of us Earthlings), may you experience a reset in your own life; a clean slate to move forward and make a fresh start for the coming year.