Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FYI, Winter Solstice, Northern Hemisphere, Dec. 20-21, 2013


In 2013, winter begins with the solstice at 12:11 P.M. on December 21 (EST - check in you own area for a more exact estimation of the time)
The winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is fast approaching.  All too often this time of year has us externalizing, shopping, buying and getting deeper and deeper into the material world, when in fact, it is most appropriate to get into the spiritual world, or your spiritual work during these times. It's a shut down time as the light duration of the sun diminishes and we experience shorter day light hours.

The animals seem to be more in alignment with this period, particularly those that hibernate during the winter months. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is so industrialized that we cannot "REST" during this time but must continue to go and go and go, through it all. 

If we are really and truly wanting to quiet ourselves we have to make a HUGE effort to shut ourselves down. Particularly if you are Christian or surrounded by
Christians, and then on the other hand, let's keep religion out of it, let's just talk about the mind control and the push to consume, buy, consume, buy..... The pressure is at its peak during this time, and having Christmas & Kwanzaa and other "festivals" thrown into the ring, you will probably look not too far from crazy if you say, you cannot eat Christmas dinner, as you are fasting. It's definitely a battle for your spiritual well being, and to catapult you into a very depressed coming year with a calendar that is all off.

Historically, it seems to be a plan to homogenize the entire world onto a specific pathway, how more manageable they are if they are all doing the same thing? In fact, the winter does not bring snow everywhere, but it seems, that is what is imaged as the true winter scene. 

When we do things in the alignment with natural cycles we tend to be more successful. The resolutions made on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, are going to be more difficult to keep due to the fact they are being made during a mis-alignment. Not to mention, they are made with the big distractions of a just past Christmas and a coming New Year's Eve Party!!! Resolutions will shortly be barely remembered if at all with all that going on. When a farmer is aware of the best times for planting seeds, that is when the seeds are planted. Because of the general wintry climate and the shortness of day light, it portents a time for introspection, quietude, meditation, fasting and contemplation. Take a look at what the past year has brought and make changes in these quiet moments, moments that will hold your resolutions in longevity.  It may also help to get assistance, i.e., through a psychic reading, focused meditation, visualizations, soul searching, etc.; to help determine what resolutions are most apt to move to successful achievement considering the energies of the coming cycle. Everything is energy.
 Nevertheless, if you persevere through the social opprobrium, you may find that you have moved a little bit further on your spiritual journey. 

I find it interesting that the same folks who speak of Awakening also Capitalize off all the Christmas rivalry that can happen during these times, it seems to be a huge chasm when it comes to Awakening and Commercialism. While I must admit that these folks are about selling, selling and selling whatever they are presenting in the form of the Way to Awakening, they do not appear to have the courage to tell folks to cease and desist being caught up in the Capitalist/Commercial bubble of Christmas. Maybe they are afraid they will lose followers, and if that's the case, are they really being sincere?? 
Knowing that many folks will still be doing what they are most familiar with, I have presented my thoughts. Below you will find some information on the Winter Solstice to help you understand better what it's all about. It is simply an FYI for any who may be interested.

In 2013, winter begins with the solstice at 12:11 P.M. on December 21 (EST - check in you own area for a more exact estimation of the time)

Ø      The winter solstice is fast approaching.  For those who are interested in learning more about the Winter Solstice and its implications, there are listed several links to give you some information about the ancient celebrations and its correlation to today and the so-called “Christmas Season.”  Please read these links and research your own and by all means feel free to share what you discover.

Ø      Fasting is extremely important around the Winter Solstice.  Be sure to take special time to observe the Solstice, Dec. 21, 2006....  Fasting, praying, meditating...   This is the time of year when you should be making your resolutions.  That is write them down, make plans on how you want to accomplish them.  Pick accomplishable resolutions!!!!  Make intentions and affirmations.  Write them down.  Be COOL.  Try not to get hyped..

Ø      Fast in whatever way works for you, three days before, on the 21st and three days after.  I suggest something simple like no salt, no sugar, no junk food, no fried foods and no meat.  If you can do this for seven days that will be challenging enough.  I do not suggest a juice or water fast, it is too cold, it is winter and we need caloric foods to keep us warm......  Burrrrr!!!

Ø      On Dec. 21, attempt to fast from any negative situations, shopping, and large crowds.  See who can fast from talking...  Try 12 hours.... no talking to nobody.  That means e-mailing as well...  Shut down communications.......  And if it goes sooo bad that no matter how hard you try, somebody, somewhere is trying to make you talk to them all day, Dec. 21, then when you go to bed, make the intention, that you will be quiet, at least in bed, while sleeping.  Try hard.......

Ø      After the fast, if you can keep those things out of your diet, good, if not, gradually introduce the things you took out, except, don't gradually introduce junk food, for crying out loud!!!

Ø      The Winter Solstice is known as the shortest date of the year, and it signifies the return of the sun. It is sometimes viewed as a time for rebirth, as we go from the darkest day of the year, and move into longer days. This can be a time to also look at what you want to create in the coming months, as well as clear out the old and release the past.

Ø      Let's dig deep into our souls and may everyone have a successful and blessed Winter Solstice...  

Some Solstice Links

6.  Wikipedia
7.  Winter solstice in 2013 is on Friday 21 June, in the Southern Hemisphere
8. Winter Solstice 2013 & Arcturian Healing Classes with Gene Ang


Winter Solstice

The ancient peoples used this time of "longest night" to focus on the power of darkness. Not the negative image of darkness, but the richness of that unknown, dark, fertile, deep part in each of us wherein our intuitive, creative forces abide. In modern terms, it is a time for owning one¢s shadow, so as to transform any negative energy associated with it into the energy of creation and psychic ability. We must accept and know our Darkness before we can fully know our Light.

The Christ energy enters the Earth at this time in the yearly cycle, infusing our world with the ideal of perfection and the desire for a re-merging with the One. As the Essenes prepared for this infusion at the beginning of the Piscean Age, so do we prepare for this entry of Christ energy at this season. On the morning following the Solstice, the Yule log is lighted, signifying the return of the Sun (Son) after our long night of inner preparation.

We have arrived at the longest night, when the power of the Sun is at its lowest point. From this point of Solstice onward, the Sun will experience a "rebirth" .... Each day will see more and more sunlight from this Solstice until Summer Solstice, when solar influence will be at its peak.

The Great Invocation

From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.

From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.

From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
restore the Planet Earth!

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