It can be a challenge to maintain balance in your life at this time of year, with parties, pressure to complete tasks before the end of the year and emotional responses sometimes muddled by over indulgences.
Take some time out to nurture and care for yourself and nourish both body and soul by choosing healthy foods and taking a long deep breath and letting go the difficulties that may have come your way. Whatever these may be, respond rather that react in ways that may hurt others. Being sensitive to your needs as well as letting go of self-criticism is one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself and others.
Listen and learn to trust your intuition…..there’s a benefit to it!
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts
Rita Mae Brown
This time of year seems to magnify the challenges and difficulties as the energy of the Solstice coincides with the religious festivals that start in early December.
This year Bodhi Day, celebrated by Buddhists, coincided with the Full Moon in Gemini.
Hanukkah begins on the 17th December and for the Pagans, Yule is celebrated with the Winter Solstice. In the Southern Hemisphere the opposite festival, Litha & the Summer Solstice is celebrated, which this year is at the same time as a New Moon.
Remembering as well the Christmas energy which builds up to Epiphany, on January 6th, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men who brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The first Full Moon of 2015 is on this day as well.
Whatever problems you may face during these next few weeks, change your mindset to see them as challenges and use the experience and learning from them as stepping-stones to a transformation.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable, as when the heart is open, spirit connects. Use the energy of this time of year to dream….acknowledge your dreams…. trust your instincts and follow your heart’s desire.
The care of your soul is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself and by enthusiastically cooperating with your inner being or soul, you will light a spark of creativity, perhaps magic or divine, to shine on the road to fulfilling your goals.