1st January 2013 (taken near Chiswick Eyot – reachable on foot when the tide’s out)
Jubilarian Greetings in this New (Y)era 2013!
This exordium is our opportuity to begin anew, and continues through the first quarter with many New Year celebrations still to come in which we may participate. The global traditions are all connected to the seasonal and planetary cycles – as are we - and refer to directly to the return of the Light, initiated on the Winter Solstice. We have light at the core of our DNA and we emit bio-photons: it is a prime time to prepare to beam out our inner light as individuals. Light is one of the most crucial elements to our health and well-being. (oxygenating breathing, pure water and 75 Plant Minerals – you can obtain your essential supply from the tab above).
Today’s Full Moon in Leo completes the first New Moon (again signifying new beginnings) period of 2013, beginning on Friday 11 January, which makes it a doubly powerful exordium for evolving new ideas!
Makar Sankranti, the Hindu festival of light and wisdom symbolised by the Sun, now held near 15 January was once held closer to the Winter Solstice. All cultural New Year celebrations of different dates (please see my posts of 1st and 23rd January 2012) are held during the time of emerging light, up to and even beyond the Spring Equinox on 20th March this year, so there’s no rush to “do”; we can peacefully and pacefully ”be”.The days are short, The sun a spark Hung thin between The dark and dark. from January, John Updike
The crisp, azure Hyemal days are invigorating and the tight magnolia buds - even the figs in Holland Park – have been on the trees for a while. However, the darker days of Winter are more a transition stage between now and the season of Spring before we spring into action! It feels, to me, as a cosy gestation period for a gradual transformation after a long hibernation before awakening fully to the new cycle. Similar to the way a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and must break its own way out of a chrysalis, frozen in time before bursting into life and colour!
The glittering icing half-coating the bare branches of trees, creates a magical season as brief as the Spring, for us to enjoy our own gestation period of renewal and regeneration.
Following the foxy footprints or crunching through freshly lain snow and to go boldly where no woman has ever trod before, is gloriously invigorating and brings oxygen circulation to the blood making glowing, peachy skin!
Just as the buds are regrown in readiness, yet unfolded on the trees, they wait until the time is right to bloom and blossom in the longer days of daylight!
When we lived more aligned with the Seasons, we would have slept for much longer, half a day possibly, during the darker months of rest and recuperation, instead of basking in the artificial light of tv or pc. Winter is a slower, suspended time of hibernation, and the dark is there to guide us to appropriate activity. When we don’t take this intermission time to rest, repose and review and, instead, push ourselves to live in the same over-doing, over thinking way all year round, we become run down.
So be kind and gentle with yourselves. Revel in the calmness of cessation, avoid eating during the hours of darkness and store up some quality REM, lucid dreaming as often you can and appreciate the hypnopompic state a little longer! All kinds of valuable ideas, revelations and truths can come when rest isn’t resisted! Take this time that won’t last long, to create your visions and then take action. This ladybird has stayed in the same place for days meditating on what it might do next!
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love and a time of peace.
Our 100 trillion cells communicate hundreds of thousands of messages to one another per second. Most of those cells are renewed within a year. Effectively, we are physically not the same as we were a year ago – we are potentially brand new beings with an opportunity to create a new prelude, preface, preamble, prologue or overture to the rest of our lives!
We remain the same or static because, no matter where, who or what we leave behind physically, we take our thoughts and their vibrational frequency with us; and therefore attract similar circumstances, people or situations until we radiate a different frequency. EVERY day provides us with this opportunity to evolve differently, should we choose.
These beautiful snowdrops in the snow, tightly enfolded in their “chrysalis” protective covering and in semi-dormant state, will soon metamorphose into a different kind of white carpet of living flora, exquisite to behold!
Ma quando vien lo sgelo
il primo sole è mio
il primo bacio dell’aprile è….. mio…!
But when the thaw comes, the first sunshine is mine; the first kiss of April is mine!
“Si Mi Chiamano Mimi”, from Puccini’s La Bohème – which I’ll be singing tomorrow!
‘Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya’ from the earlier Hindu Upanishads. May you journey even further from darkness and delusion to ever higher and brighter Light; and always in peace.
Here’s to your perfect unfolding in 2013 and finding your Camelot if you haven’t already! May your shining Spirit radiate its luxurious light infinitely!
Keep up your intake of 75 plant minerals, we need them to heal and develop our physical cells – which house our consciousness.
Dawn, Bud-in-Waiting x