THE LIGHT OF ALL LIGHTS
End of one week and month. Beginning of another. THE LIGHT OF ALL LIGHTS.
This month marks the beginning of winter. A celebration of the longest hours of darkness, the rebirth of sun, and is believed to hold powerful energy or regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection. The winter solstice is also the celebration of the goddess moon energy and marks the days heading into Christmas.
After today, the days will start to get longer, the seedlings planted prior to the first frost will start to grow in the underground of earth, the coming months will start to yield excitement and inspiration for the warmer months and we will begin to emerge renewed again.
When we think about darkness, we yield to its uncomfortableness and discontent, however darkness holds a beautiful and breathtaking power. It is where our longest held desires hold on to the very cusp of our beings. It is where we imagine and explore due to its invisible nature. It is where we breath our deepest breaths and take inventory of our past, present, and plans for the future to bring them into the light. Without darkness, we would not have our yin to our yang. Without darkness, rest would be restless. Without darkness, dreams would not exist. Without darkness, we would have no contrast.
2021 has been a year of subtle darkness and yet we all experienced the contrast of what it has meant to our individual light. Our own light had to shine brighter, had to glow warmer, had to be the guide to our ever-changing internal lens and the lens for others (despite the sameness of scenery). We had to bring our own light to the darkness. We had to be each other’s light.
Even in the darkness, we were never without light, the sun rises and sets and in its absence the stars are our guiding light. Our calm. Our existence. Our wish.
With that the quote of the week and a prelude to the beauty of Christmas and ourselves.
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” – Bram Stroker Dracula