Happy Celtic New Year! That’s what these few days are in the ancient tradition. The closing in of the dark, the thinning of the veil between the worlds, an introspective time of looking at past and future and choosing the path, direction and goals for the coming year.
I love to spend more time than usual meditating this time of year. Just dreaming, seeing in the dark, sensing my way toward new-ness. Easier to do than at the busy holiday season coming up.
I also love the dressing up of Halloween, changing masks from moment to moment, trying out new facets of myself. The fun of it all, the colors – and always the dark. It’s there that we find chaos and also truth. Creativity emerges out of that cave. Having faced our own darkness, we can risk everything to make our dreams come true. Power is to be found in the dark, and peace as well.
Good thoughts for the first day of winter – as November 1 was in the olden days – which explains why the Winter Solstice on December 21 was called Mid-Winter. Enjoy the dark!