Mid-Winter in the Northern Hemisphere allows us to feel the quickening, a stirring in the world as the Light returns. Part of us may feel restless to leap into the outer world and its busy-ness, but another wiser part is still incubating and giving form to our dreams and visions for the year. All of Winter is a mending, integrating time.
Consider a pregnancy, where it’s important to let the little one develop as long as it needs to in the womb. Premature delivery can cause developmental complications.
But that doesn’t mean new life is on hold. Note the wild mushrooms sprouting from the bark of this cherry tree, fed by the abundant Winter rains. New life always finds a way in its own time.
Patience, self-love, and self-compassion are vital to our time in the Winter den. By taking some inward time to feed our souls, we can let go of what we don’t need to carry forward with us. We can patch up energy leaks and make a break with people/place/things that don’t mutually sustain. We can heal up old wounds and come to peace with ourselves. We can consolidate our vitality and refocus it so serve our greater purpose.
So keep on feeding your visions for your relationships, work life, health, creativity, and spiritual growth. Be patient for more energy coming in the next few weeks. And trust your process is underway, even if it’s more internal. That’s in tune with the season.