December 21, 2018 is The Winter Solstice. It represents the presence of, God, Goddess Energy, Christ Consciousness, Source Energy, Great Spirit, or whatever you choose to call the Power that created all that IS! To me, it represents the power of Spirit and the belief that our visions of the future will come into manifestation, and into our world of form. Sometimes we may feel that all we can do in the middle of winter is pray, meditate and just hope that the light will return! The Winter Solstice is about remembering our belief in the light, even when we might not see it. It is about remembering what we believe and moving toward the Light as we may feel we are in darkness, so to speak. It is a time to remember our vision for what we choose to be, do and have, so we can remember how to work with our Source Energy to create the reality of our dreams, and a world that works for all. It is a time of patience and stillness, like that of an expectant mother who can feel and sense the Spirit of her child within her, and yet, must also be still and wait until the right time for the birth of the idea to be manifested into a physical life form. We are the mid-wife of all our hopes and dream, and sometimes that means doing nothing, and allowing the power that created us to do Its miraculous work within us! As Psalm 46:10 says..."Be Still And Know, That I AM God!" Or, Stop wrestling with your challenges, and know that God is working it out on your behalf!
We must wait in the darkness of Midwinter, and this is not always fun or easy for most of us to do. We are not always comfortable, or patient with the darkness, or being in the silence and resting our minds and bodies. Yet, it is in this darkest part of the year when the days are shortest that Nature asks us to slow down as Creation does its deepest work! Can you just be still and enjoy a steaming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate by the fire? Can you just be with loved ones and listen rather than speak?
Under the ground the earth may appear to be silently sleeping, but Creative Energy is always working! "Seed ideas" rest in suspended animation, and the animal energy within us feels the need to hibernate, to move us into our next phase of action. Humans don't always listen to inner guidance. We rush frantically to the malls, stressing ourselves with activity when we really need to rest, dream and gather strength in our bodies for the upcoming seasons of renewal. For many people, taking the time to dream and rest is seen as a sign of laziness. However, nature teaches that resting, drawing inward for a time, is demonstrated in all living things. Rest is necessary for growth that comes later in the season, later in life. The Sun will always return, and we need to rest to be ready for what is next in our lives.
Ernest Holmes writes in the Science of Mind Textbook on page 264-
"Be still and know that I am God. I am the Christ, the Son of the Living God within me. I am the Principle of Peace within me. My mind is poised in peace and beauty. All sense of fear and doubt is gone. I rest in calm trust and rely on the Law of Spirit to bring good into my experience."