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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter Solstice, Mayan Predictions; World Change

In my part of the world we received our first snow fall yesterday.  It's beautiful out there today. It quite suddenly looks, and feels, a lot like Christmas to me.  In a matter of a few hours it would seem we experienced some pretty change. Hmm....

Tomorrow, December 21, 2012 will be Winter Solstice, and that too is signs of change from our natural world.  I wrote about the solstice last year  All the same information applies this year.  Tomorrow, December 21st will be the shortest day of the year in terms of sunlight and signals a change- over into the light.  After the solstice, we start to gain more and more light each day here in the Northern Hemisphere.

But this particularly Winter Solstice has also got some "extra significance" around it.  It would seem the Mayans ended their calender on this date.  That doesn't mean they predicted the "end of the world" or a "doomsday" although the story has been twisted into that version by a lot of groups and individuals.  The Mayans really didn't predict what exactly would happen, except to say we would move into a new era. And although as far as I can research, they didn't get into the specifics of this new era, they seemed to believe it was positive, full of light, love and peace.

Maybe that's why they ended the calender?  Maybe in a new era we wouldn't need the same adherence to time, dates, days of the week, workday versus weekend, holidays versus Monday's. Maybe we'll be able to do what feels right, go with the Flow  and be at peace.  Hmm....

I'll admit it bugs me a bit to hear people making a mockery of this idea of the end of the calender and some kind of change. First of all they are buying into the doomsday myth, or actually refuting the doomsday myth which isn't the real story in the first place. Secondly, it's pretty easy to sound all tough and full of doubt when; if you're wrong, no one will be around to call you on it! It feels to me a bit like it did in the lead up to Y2k.  Some people made a mockery of those who thought "something" might happen and when we transitioned easily they used it as a chance to say "told you so".  In fact, in the lead up to Y2k, a lot of people did a lot of work to make the transition easy for all of us.  So when the clocks turned over, those who believed there might be a change and had done something positive about that, brought all those who acted cavalier and untouched into the fully functioning techno world without so much as a glitch. Sound familiar?

I'm not predicting anything, but I feel like the world is changing, has been changing and is going to continue to change through the Solstice. I have no idea what that change will be but I feel it will be very positive. I think there's a possibility that some people will see more change than others.  Maybe it depends on how you "play pretend" and what you choose to see and experience.

If you're feeling a little unsettled by the coming Solstice and the potential for change there are a number of Bach Flower essences that can bring you to your balanced core.  White Chestnut, Wild Rose, and Star of Bethlehem are what Norma took in Sweet Shack & Bach Bar bring her the peace required to move through change, release the darkness and embrace the light. This particular combination resonates with the Crown Chakra which according to the Mayans may just be the piece that rises to a higher vibration as move through December 21st.

No matter what, I believe the Solstice is a day for celebrating with ease. It's about doing things that bring you joy and are a fit for your personal story of pretend. Out of our imaginations come great things and out of the darkness comes our greatest light.

Happy Solstice!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your great posts Heather. Got here from google and reading ch.4 heart chakra for some healing tips.

    Keep up the good work and thanks again.