I want to wish you and yours a merry Christmas full of hope, health and love. And for this I want to invite you to perform a powerful exercise to hit rock bottom, let 2021 go and receive Christmas with a transcendent vision and renewed energy.
Notice that I began to investigate the origin of the word Christmas and the ancient customs that precede the holiday that commemorates the birth of Christ, and I discovered a couple of fascinating things.
First, the name Christmas comes from the Latin for birth, which many of us probably already know, but where this becomes interesting is that the end of December corresponds to the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. . Specifically, this year it occurs on December 21, at 2:59 p.m.
There is a popular saying that reminds us that the darkest time is just before sunrise. And that has been the earthly meaning of Christmas since time immemorial.
So, this Christmas, beyond the religious and commercial holidays, let’s pause to get in touch with the Earth and with our most sensitive being, doing the following meditation.
This December 21, let’s get ready to feel the full force of the Earth. Enter the consciousness of the shortest day of the year, the darkest day, the blackest day, the day that bottoms out.
Now, from this place, deposit in him all the pains, all the resentments, all the anguishes of this year. This is also your time to hit rock bottom. To cast your darkness into the all-consuming black hole.
Feel it, really feel it. Allow yourself to enter that powerful and dark place that constricts your soul, tightens your heart, makes your stomach knot and invites you to flee, to roll under the covers in bed and never leave again. You know that feeling. Now, summon him!
Alright, that’s the winter solstice feeling you share with Earth.
Now let it go. Visualize it. It is this immense crushing weight that you have been carrying all year, and when you release it, it is pulled by gravity to the center of the Earth and is consumed by the fire of the magma.
Inhale, smile, and as you exhale say “ahhhh.” Very well. Again. Perfect. One more time.
Now summon the rising sun of a new life that is within you. Let’s say it’s in the center of your chest, in the area of your heart.
Visualize it as a small fire that you blow on with each inhale and exhale. Make it grow and grow inside you.
This is your life force. With each inhalation you summon it, and with each exhalation you make it shine with greater force, intensity and beauty.
This is your new reality. You have left behind the dark night of the soul. And like the Earth, as of today you have started this new cycle of vitality; you have been reborn. Starting today, it is the light of the heart that drives, guides and comforts you.
And we are not alone, but very well accompanied. The force of the Earth accompanies us and teaches us the foundation of resilience.
We are like the rosebush, which when pruned returns with more strength, beauty and purpose. This has undoubtedly been a difficult year. Stay. Embrace the darkness. Hit rock bottom, let go, and be reborn with renewed hope, purpose, and happiness.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.