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Seeing the Light on the Darkest Night

It’s the shortest day of the year — Winter Solstice — December 21st — darkness, quiet, and stillness, are the qualities of the energy that surrounds us. This is a time to become aware of and feel the dark, still aspects of your Self that come into focus at the beginning of Winter.

A Quiet Celebration
In preparation for the more outward-focused seasonal festivities of Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year, host a short, simple, and quiet celebration for your Self sometime between Winter Solstice and New Year’s Day.

... of the Darkness
Plan to spend 20, 30, or as many minutes as feel right to you, in a quiet, private place, where you can simply, and comfortably, sit or stand, with the lights turned down low, or perhaps in candlelight, and become aware of your breath.

... and the Light
Follow the rhythm of your breath ... in and out ...  up and down ... until the day’s problems make their way into the background ... then ... with your eyes closed ... in your dim, quiet surroundings ... look at the subtle ‘milky-way-like’ Light dancing around your eyes: that Light you may remember from lying in bed at night as a child. That vaguely familiar Light ... which has never gone away ... just not recalled ... a Light ... that is a bit easier to see at this time of year ... if you take the time to look at it.

And ... as always ...

Wishing you health & well-being
Kitty and Michael

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