Snowmagedon, Georgia 2010
It happens to me a lot this time of year; a longing for snow. I get positively giddy when the temperature drops down to the 30s and I look to the sky hoping for sheepy looking clouds to drop their fluffy blankets of white snow.
What is it about snow that makes everything feel so magical?
This morning, I puzzled over that question and why I have such a longing for it. And I figured it out. In this past year, I noticed just how much my own cycles and rhythms follow the cycles of nature where I live. And now that winter is here I want an excuse to stay inside and be still. Snow is that excuse...my permission slip to slow down and go deeper inside. But snow shuts everything down here in the US South and I don't necessarily want that (especially since there are some movies I'm looking forward to seeing!)
Today Jamie asks 'what is your winter wish?'
I wish for the qualities of snow...the stillness to go deep within myself, the ability to see the beauty around me and the permission to honor nature's cycles and rhythms as well as my own.
Ah there is so much of that festive feeling in the air with lights twinkling, presents and parties to go to. The magic of the season is weaving it's way around this space and there are plenty of good things to celebrate.
Yesterday, I had a particularly deep coaching session and discover a really entrenched shadow piece that had been long buried. It's been working its way to the surface for a few months now but yesterday it showed up in full force. I'm no stranger to
doing shadow work...in fact I've gotten to the point where I rather
enjoy it. Yes it's painful and hard and filled with moments of ugly crying but it's also the place where I learn I am much stronger than I give myself credit for.
When I embrace and even celebrate my shadow pieces, they change into compost that feed the highest vision of myself.
So I wish to celebrate the dark places; the one's I've embraced and the ones I have yet to come to terms with. May I always remember my dream life benefits from dark spaces as much as light spaces.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love