The 2012 Winter Solstice is an important day. It marks the end of the Mayan calendar.
Many are seeing this as the end of the world or the end of a world – and that some significant shift is going to take place.
For many others it is just another busy day in the run up before Christmas, rushing around doing all the things that need to be done – not aware that the world is threatened in any way.
Two or maybe three years ago, I created this winter solstice meditation because for me the winter solstice has always been an important time – a time of darkness, a time of the Imagination, and a time when we as introverts are actually “allowed” to go within and be still.
This is particularly important if you are an introvert at any time of the year. And also for those times when you’re dealing with difficult emotions and you need some time to process your feelings.
This is what I wrote last year in my blog post last year:
We are moving into the time of dreaming.
As each day closes we are aware of the darkness descending, as the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Maybe our sleep gets deeper, and our dreams become more vivid. Or we awake each morning knowing we have been somewhere in the night, scarcely remembering our dreams, we just know we’ve been somewhere deep and dark.
This is an important time so let yourself sleep and let yourself dream….
It is the time of the Winter Solstice – of the sun standing still – this is what “solstice” means. Except of course the sun is always still – it is just us that moves – which shows us how unreliable our perceptions are, and how mistaken we can be sometimes about the real nature of the way things are.
Take some time out to go deep within
So I would like to invite you to take some time out to go deep within – and contemplate this transition between the old world and the new world that is being birthed within you.
If you would like to listen to my guided winter solstice meditation… which many people have found very powerful.
Just click on the arrow to listen to the meditation.
If you want to download to listen on your MP3 you can purchase the meditation by clicking the button below:
I hope you enjoy the meditation.
Wishing you deep journeying within and time to be still.
© Claire Schrader 2012
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