I use that word intentionally.
When the night is long, and shadows are deep, and the cold can be felt in my bones, this is when I am closest to the Divine within, who holds my shadow until I am ready to hold it myself. It is during this time that I find soul alchemy is most accessible. My heart is broken open. I am available. I am without agenda...without distraction.
My gift to myself during this time of potential is to surrender into the mystery of the emptiness...to allow the brilliance of all my experience, release it to be transformed, and celebrate the void that remains. This sacred emptiness is my birthing chamber. It is the cauldron that holds my vast past and all that is still possible. Then the fire of my acceptance and witness burns away my story. It distills my wisdom into gold. It creates space for the more of me that is waiting to shine through and create a new day.
May this coming trip around the sun illuminate us all.