Blessed Solstice, friends! Here in the northern hemisphere it’s the winter solstice and we celebrate the return of the light. Today is a day to relax and enjoy being with friends and family. Let yourself play a little if you can. Take deep breaths. Practice laughing. Drink deep, and release fear and regret. Don’t worry about what’s past and gone, especially as regards decisions and choices you’ve made. Let them go and draw strength from the conquests you’ve made over previous demons. Don’t let yourself get lost in nostalgia and daydreams about the past and what might have been. Let it all go and put your energy into facing forward and moving on. You’ve got adventures coming, no matter how impossible they might seem right now. So put your energy into planning and taking the steps you need to take to get ready to move when the time is right. And for now, let your hair down and relax a bit! Take a moment to acknowledge the seasonal shift wherever you are, and raise a glass to your ancestors. Hail, Yule! Or Hail, Midsummer! Hail, Litha! Blessings to you all!
These are hard times for many people, so it’s important to take advantage of the goodness you find when you find it. It’s also important to share that as much as you can. See the goodness around you: that’s today’s challenge. Where are you wealthy, even if you have only two pennies to your name? Recognize that taking time to meditate and get settled within yourself is important even if it’s difficult. It needs to happen so keep doing it. And don’t worry if you feel like an alien being: you probably are and there’s nothing wrong with that. Be lucky, even if you don’t feel it. Just decide that you’re lucky, and reach out to others to share that. No matter how hard things are for you, someone else always has it worse. If you can help someone through a hard patch, do that. Bring joy despite the darkness, and just float.
Ok, yeah: into every life some rain must fall. Now, here in California we would pretty much all welcome some actual rain, but this is the kind of rain that comes with sorrow. Something is either dying in your life or has died. It might even be a person who has died or is dying, and you receive news of it today. It’s that kind of day. Another thing that has occurred to us here at Muse’s Darling Industries is that this could be the kind of energy that comes when you let a childhood dream die because you just don’t have it in you to make it happen any more. You’ve been beating yourself up about not fulfilling this dream for decades, and it’s time to let it go so you can have room to develop and manifest new dreams. Bury your dead, my dears. Be brave, breathe, weep if you need to, and let go.