There is a tendency to avoid what is dark and welcome the light. Yet both dark and light bless us in different ways.
Winter Solstice marks the longest and darkest night of the year. Many of us are happy to see shorter darkness and longer light. And yet, there is much to be gained in the time of lengthening darkness.
Some would say the darkness is a time to let go of old patterns that hold us back. That is true, and yet there is more.
Longer darkness brings with it a desire to hunker down into a time of introspection. Some respond to these promptings by trying to avoid the darkness. Perhaps there is a concern about what might rise to the surface.
Dark and black are often seen as foreboding, something to be avoided. And yet, if you avoid this call to be quiet, while you allow old thoughts and emotions to surface, you may miss the gift that quiet offers.
Yes, it can be uncomfortable to feel what has been pushed down, avoided or denied, but the release cleans out old energy and makes room for the new. In addition, the dark or color black is receptive feminine energy which helps you to open up to what can now replace whatever kept you stuck.
Letting go of what has kept you locked into an old pattern allows you to open up and receive whatever possibilities you choose. Black is made up of all the pigment colors, allowing for all possibilities found in the various colors. You can then bring into form what you truly desire. (You can learn more with the ColorCards.)
As the darkness wanes, longer days of light awaken a different energy in you. Instead of hunkering down into the receptive feminine energy, you may experience an energy that wants to get things done. That’s the active masculine energy.
As 2021 ends and 2022 begins, we will experience a new moon on January 2nd. When a new moon coincides with a new year, the energy may be strong to begin a new activity (a business, a creative project or hobby, volunteering, etc.).
Or, if you spent the time of darkness in introspection, you may have released fears, doubts, and regrets that kept you from what you really want to create. This may be the time to bring in what you deeply desire in this new year.
I recently had a vision that seemed to show me how this energy is different from other years. I was an astronaut in a space suit which was tethered to the mothership. Then I noticed that the tether had disconnected and I was floating in space. I wasn’t afraid, but I had no idea what would happen next. The message for me was to trust, wait, and be curious.
That message is very likely being sent to all of us. What we knew in past years about how to move forward into a new year no longer applies. The energy of 2022 is different. It is less specific. It requires that we allow receptive feminine energy to go deep inside to feel our way into the next moment. Yes, we may sense guidance as we feel into this next experience of being human, but it is no longer guided by a plan containing many specifics. Rather, it is a more encompassing intention that moves out into the field of all possibilities in order to bring back exactly what fits that intention. Those possibilities may not have words that express what you are feeling. Those feelings may not come with a plan.
For most of us, this may be a new experience. This energy starts a deep desire that comes from our pure-sense-knowing. Our receptive feminine energy takes this in without trying to name it or put it in a box. Instead, this energy is neutral curiosity.
And then we wait.
From that pure-sense-knowing, a feeling or a sense of what is next floats into our knowing. Our active masculine energy is guided to wait for the right time to act. Together, the receptive feminine and active masculine energies take turns being the lead bird at the front of the V.
You may find it difficult to take deep breaths, relax, and move with the natural flow of what is next. This not-knowing may be a new pattern, a new way of being, a new kind of inner trust.
If you forge ahead, you may find that nothing seems to flow. Electronics mess up, the person you need to talk to isn’t available, or the resources you need for what is next haven’t arrived yet.
Have you ever said to yourself, “I knew this wasn’t the right time to do this!” That’s when you know you aren’t listening to the receptive feminine or the active masculine. Old patterns have taken over. An old, stale way of operating that tended to act without any deep listening, sensing, or self trust takes over.
Noticing that you have fallen into an old pattern is the first step to change that way of living. Bit by bit it can transform into a less stressful, more organic way of living.
Now is the time to make that change. Lighter frequencies of energy are lined up to help, especially in 2022. It’s important not to be tethered to how and when something will happen. It’s more important to be open as you feel your way to what is next.
The active masculine energy is a lighter frequency. The light within and the call from your soul may be clearer and stronger.
This is the time we have been waiting for! That doesn’t mean all is peace and light around us, but we can be that within us.
We are being supported to manifest and be what we intended in this lifetime!
May it be so!
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