The Deep Meaning of Winter
For most of us in the northern hemisphere, we have seen the leaves fall, the skies turn to grey and the temperatures drop. Last night I had a dream the world was covered in ice and snow. At first I panicked and tried to run from the descending ice, but then, as I looked ahead, I could see there was infinite space, we were all still here and we had come up with good solutions for the new landscape.
As winter has softly blown in, I have thought to myself, “Where should I go to avoid the cold and grey?” After much inner and outer discussion, the answer was clear: I wanted to go deeper into myself, deeper into all that had been created in this last year, and deeper into life. I decided to accept winter’s invitation.
When the outer world is less than optimal, our inner world gets activated. The mysteries come alive, our soul speaks, our higher selves lead, and the sparkle in every snowflake is ignited in our being.
This process can be tough. The powerful and creative energies of autumn have a hard time shifting gears, and yet this is exactly what is being asked of us.
A few weeks ago, I was channeling with one of my colleagues, Samantha Ibarguen. We wanted to know why so many spiritual people (including myself) have a hard time settling down, why there was that constant desire to explore, travel, and expand into bliss. Why was the answer always “out there somewhere?”
The guides replied, “When an expansion of energy is experienced, a deeper level of maturity is then asked of the individual. This maturity is accomplished by grounding the expanded energy into the lower chakras, and into the Earth. The first reaction for one who has recently expanded their energy in accomplishment, or in an addition to the family unit, or in any rite of passage, is a kind of energetic fight or flight, because it is a lot for the body to digest and metabolize so much energy. It takes patience, as it is a completely different frequency, requiring the fast moving spiritual person to slow down into their own body, and into their humanity.
“As the lower chakras are activated with the spiritual energies, a more profound and present human experience is created, the deeper human desires are activated, such as career building, sensuality, attendance to family, or the quiet company of nature, the roots of your being grow further into the Earth, and consequently the branches grow taller. (If you are particularly up in your 7th chakra, or have too much unhealed trauma in your lower chakra areas, this could be particularly difficult.)
“The spiritual person takes flight for a familiar experience as much as a new experience. The responsibilities of adulthood, of building, can be avoided with the constant call of ‘spirit.’ And yet the true adult welcomes such responsibilities as spiritual growth, and takes on the role of builder of culture and society, as parent, as mentor, as a necessary part of humanity. The panic associated with fight or flight transforms into purpose. Sometimes this further expansion into travel, change and exploration is appropriate, and sometimes the true rite of passage into the next level of your life will require the deepening.”
I thought about that. The expansive spiritual energies are so very alluring, and so very much a part of my every day. There is the illusion to chase it for success, for love, or for ourselves. There are still tons of new places we could go to be activated, or meet someone, or maybe that’s where we’re supposed to live…But I believe true success is built on a strong foundation, the foundation that comes with sinking into the base of your being.
My wish for 2012 is to let the spiritual merge with the physical to create a grounded and embodied approach to our human lives. In this way we can be present for our families, our planet, our work and our communities. We can travel to new places without losing the focus of our inner being, or the goodness we have created at Home. We can be in communion with our higher selves, God and guides as we cherish our earthly time.
Happy New Year my friends, may this most epic and hyped of years, 2012, be blessed and joyful for you.
From the Deep Mystery,
9/13/2012 11:35:45 am
Your blog was so simple, I went ahead and created one too, thank you.
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