Solstice Greetings

We are approaching the winter Solstice, the still point in the year; the time of deepest darkness, when the seeds of next year lie hidden, waiting for their time to emerge.

This has been an enormously challenging year and I doubt there is a single person who has not been impacted by it. For many the future is uncertain and unclear; increased levels of anxiety, confusion and grief abound. We have no idea how this will all pan out, both for ourselves and our families and friends.

So more than ever, this is a time to go within. What does this actually mean….go within? It means taking the time to sit quietly, away from the news on the television and media. Your mind may continue to whirl with all the thoughts buzzing round. Let them. Accept everything.

Notice what’s going on in your body. Scan it, pausing where you notice tension. Breathe into that area, be it your forehead, the shoulders….. Get to know your body. Be kind to it. Your body has supported you all this time. Rest your body when it feels tired. Slow down.

I know I often talk about slowing down our breathing. Few people use the full capacity of their lungs; this may only happen when you take aerobic exercise. Check out my two videos on the subject. Breathing slowly and deeply has a profound calming effect on our body and mind. We need this now more than ever.

If someone is abrupt or a bit off-hand with you, try not to take it personally. It’s probably not personal. Anxiety levels are much higher than usual.

And finally, vitamin D3 will boost our immune systems and held to prevent infections. Combine this with a good quality Vitamin C (1000 mg).

With love, and wishing you stillness and peace as we draw near to Christmas and the new year.

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2 Responses

  1. Patsy
    Love to you every day but perhaps you do remember
    How I wanted to come and see you Two years ago but heaven was not ready – my birthday is always the 21st of december and I always want to spend it with the most Loving people!
    Hugs from me and my cat!
    Anneli

  2. Hi Patsy,

    Thank you for those thoughts about the Solstice and going within. This message came from the Findhorn Foundation today and I am sending it on to you.

    “Never has humanity needed the quality of joy more – unreasonable, inexplicable, deeply felt joy. So I am sending joy to all of you, wherever you are, our global family – may it lighten your heart, without marginalising all the other emotions (weariness, grief, confusion, anxiety, rage?) which may be moving through you and us and our organisations as we reach the solstice transition point, pregnant with opportunity for transformation. …..

    I think we all know that COVID-19 is a double-edged sword, stopping us in our tracks to re-think, re-vision and of course correct our individual and collective lives, even as it continues to bring unimaginable suffering and heart-breaking isolation to so many.

    I can’t help thinking of Frank Zappa’s statement: ‘Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.’ Well, we have had deviation from the norm in bucketloads so let’s all ensure that progress does happen, in our attitudes and policies and the way we live, noticing what we might want to keep of our lockdown life and what we might want to let go of from our pre-Covid lives. We are all making it up as we go – there is something both frightening and incredibly exciting about that. ………”

    Wise words I feel – appropriate for you!

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