Can it be that we have reached the final month of this calendar
year? Now is the time that you will look back upon your accomplishments
while beginning to look ahead into the coming year, wondering what it
is that you will create. At the same time, you will experience the
energy that December brings: Culmination and Beginnings. You will
likely feel the dual energies, then, of grand endings and the
completion of long-due projects, while at the same time you’ll feel the
siren’s call of the Next Big Thing that awaits you. This energy
translates across the board into all areas of experience:
personal/spiritual, occupational, relationships, and universal.
to deal with this seeming duality? Remember that the Solstice occurs
this month, with the earth turning from dark into light or light into
dark, depending on which hemisphere you live in. Both hands reach across
the Solstice: endings and beginnings, each inextricably linked to the
other. How can you separate where one half of the year ends and the
other begins? There is a measurable moment, but blink again and the
moment is gone. It is the same with your experience of moving across
from one end of the creation spectrum to the other, from Culmination
into Beginnings. They are each part of a grand circle of experience that
you create, so look this month not for endings but for a sense of
fullness that accompanies the emptiness of possibility when you look
ahead into your coming year. What things are feeling complete? What
frightens you about the vastness of what is Yet to Come? Recognizing
that you will feel both completeness and emptiness this month –
sometimes in the same moment – helps you navigate the crossing of the
cycle and your own personal turning from dark into light.
what is going on seasonally around you now to assist you. In the
Northern Hemisphere there is an inward focus as you embrace fully the
season of darkness. Shine a light within and see that inside you it is
replete with activity, all in preparation for the outwardness of the
coming Spring. In the Southern Hemisphere you are outwardly in a season
of light now, but at the same time there is knowledge that the light is
fleeting and that you will be moving inward again as the light wanes.
For everyone, know that this time is a bridge between your completion
and your new beginnings.
Let’s Examine Culmination:
is defined as “the highest or climactic point of something, especially
as attained after a long time.” What things might you be culminating
now? Understand that you may not necessarily feel the completion
occurring as it does, and that what you culminate now may only be
recognized later as having come to completion. But last month’s Fruition energies
will have brought you to a place where you recognize that much of what
you have been working on – whether it is your Self, your relationships,
your connection to community or your place within the Universe – has
moved into a space of completion in order to create space for What Comes
Let’s Examine Beginnings:
this may not feel like a beginning time for you save the artificial
marker of the calendar changing from 2010 to 2011 at the end of the
month, but the emptiness of possibility is part of this month’s energy.
Are you frightened by the vastness of what you can now create? This
may cause you to pull back or to pull inward. Recognizing that this is
what’s going on for you, and allowing yourself to be an observer to the
process, will help get you through this potentially challenging time.
Just as Culminations will be occurring in almost any area of your life,
Beginnings are the same. Look for a feeling of possibility to occur
with your Self, your relationships, your community, or with your sense
of the planet as a whole.
What To Do With the Emptiness
many people, the insecurity of not knowing What Comes Next is nearly
unbearable. It feels as if everything you have known before is coming
apart and that you are disintegrating in order to reform as something
new. This process of self-evolution is incredibly effective but can
also be powerfully challenging. It feels as if you will be in this
disorganized state forever and that you cannot get control of the
process, let alone get a foothold underneath you again. Coupling that
with trying to hold it all together within the space of long-held
expectations that arise from holiday times and times of traditional
family interaction, and you have the recipe for some real discomfort
But all is not lost. Understand that everything is
impermanent. What you feel in this moment, on this day or within this
month is only but an eyeblink of your total human experience. Breathe
again and everything changes.
If you are feeling lost and overwhelmed at any time during this month, try this:
with your feet hip width apart. Breathe naturally. Allow your arms to
fall at your sides. Clench your fists for a moment and then allow your
fingers to relax. As you do so, become aware of the energy centers
within the palms of your hands. Become aware that you can direct
energies from these places within you, simply by intending that energy
beam from your palms in a given moment. Relax again and breathe down
from the top of your head into your heartspace. Breathe a few more times
and allow your breath to gather there within the infinite space that
is your heart. Now on an outbreath, send that heart-energy out through
your palms into your immediate future, toward whatever it is that you
are creating next. You needn’t know what this is, but simply sending
energy into the taking of your next step, whatever that may be, will
support your movement into what you create next and allow you to soon
become aware of what that next step is.
What to Expect This Month
Be aware that you may feel raw and exposed this month. Yes, everything
is changing. But change is good! And it is part of the human
experience. Becoming one with the ebbs and flows in your life allows
you to move through these times gracefully.
Affirmation: I AM moving gracefully through the changes I am choosing.
These are affected by the sense of personal uncertainty. Be aware that
everything is shifting now. Understanding that you are in the process
of reframing not only how you relate to yourself but also how you
relate to others will help you. Remember also that what culminates for
you this month is not necessarily something tangible; within the
context of Relationships, your endings may be associated with old
patterns you are releasing, which then creates space for What Comes
Affirmation: I AM moving into a new way of relating with the people I care about.
These receive a big influx of energy this month as within the changing
of the seasons, people feel best when moving through that change
alongside others. Be aware that the level of connection that YOU desire
within this community space may not be the level others are willing or
able to give, so concentrate on enjoying whatever you receive, and
allowing that to be sufficient for this time. Know that what is
experienced among communities this month is a foundation for What Comes
Next, which is all subject to change as time goes on.
Affirmation: I AM part of a greater whole, and I feel the connections around me.
This month is one of overall rest on a global creation basis while
people focus energies inward. This does not stop the progression of
polarization that has begun prior to this month, nor does it stop
people from remaining in Fear Mode when they are triggered by world
Affirmation: I AM holding the world in its potential while releasing attachment to outcome.
Solstice shifts generally bring about tangible fluctuations in earth
energies. Watch for some severe weather, but generally things are calm
on the surface this month. This is a good time to renew your personal
connection to the planet.
Affirmation: I AM part of the ever-changing tapestry that is life on this beautiful planet.
Global Spiritual Changes:
Remember we began the month and flow even more deeply into a space of
communal fellowship and harmony. This is brought sharply into focus by
some contrasting events, but overall there is a space of peace and
oneness this month that is a harbinger of times to come, acting for
many as a needful touchstone when in the future things become more
Affirmation: I AM an integral part of the ever-changing whole that is the Universe swirling around me.
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