The holidays are gearing down as we greet a brand new year. Only a few colored lights still adorn the streets in our neighborhood as we all begin to settle into the fullness of winter. Hopefully, your cave is prepared; the decorations are put away, the refrigerator is full and for us "northerners" plenty of candles, canned goods, water and some source of back-up heat is on stand-by. Now is the perfect time to crack open your favorite book, or maybe a new one you received during the Holidays, and settle into your favorite cushiony chair. Or perhaps you will choose to use the quiet stillness of winter to catch up on all your favorite TV series. Whatever calls to your heart, the winter is a grand time to explore the world within and around you. Everyone has some sort of dream, some passion that feeds their curiosity, and/or touches their heart. Winter is the perfect time to rest in the comforts of less activity and busyness to ponder, explore, and dream. The first full moon of 2023, often referred to as the Wolf Moon, is Friday, January 6. What a powerful way to begin a new calendar year; exploring places, ideas, considering options or new topics you haven't had the time to dig into and seriously examine. The fullness of the Moon offers it's brilliant light to shed light on a new adventure you might like to see birthed in the Spring. If you allow yourself this precious time to examine your life, you may just discover, the only thing that has been in your way of realizing a dream is YOU! Despite our ever doubting mind that offers reasons why that new or old hidden dream is not possible, the Truth is, "We are captains of our own destiny." Here's a challenge: try dreaming this winter and see what shows up with the new sprouts of plants and foliage in the Spring. It may take baby steps to see the dream come to fruition, but as the saying goes, "Rome wasn't build in a day!" Everything begins with a deep desire within, whether it comes into form, is entirely up to you.
Deepening into Wisdom Circle: Our first gathering will be Thursday, January 19, 6:30 - 8 p.m. If you read the newsletter, you already know this circle has a theme this year, "Claiming our Gifts." Each month we will explore various aspects of the gifts we already have, and learn ways to deepen into those gifts so we continue to live life with purpose, and to be of service to those around us. Through the sharing of stories from participants, a few tips for some unique ways that have helped enrich their lives, we will learn how others developed their gifts. We will also learn a bit more about meditation, prayer, body work, and other unique and powerful ways that can help us become all we are capable of being. Check out the Events link for monthly dates and more information about the Deepening into Wisdom Circle.
If you have a specialty you would like to share one month, go to the contact page and let Vicky know. You never know what your experience can do to help someone else on their Sacred Walk around the Medicine Wheel we call Life! How about it? Are you up to the Adventure?
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!