As we leave the season of fall, we take with us what we "harvested" from 2022. Hopefully you spent some time last month carefully examining your harvest, to determine what projects, goals, spontaneous adventures, and unexpected events would you like to take into the contemplative cave of winter. No doubt some goals you set for yourself were accomplished and you were able to check them off your "to-do" lists for the year. As you examined your "harvest," there were probably several items remaining. Those are the items to take with you Into the Cave of winter.
Wednesday, December 21, winter officially begins. With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror and religious Holidays in front of us, take a few days to look over the remaining items and determine the ones that are still pertinent in your life. Sometimes as the "to-do" list is completed, the remaining items may become less important. An example would be, that in January you decided to spend some money getting your old car in tip top shape, and after consulting your trusted mechanic, it was determined a newer car would be more cost effective.
Walking a Sacred Path requires us to pay attention and take action according to what we determine is truly important in our life, and/or the lives of those that reside with us. It means being responsible for our actions by becoming conscious co-creators in our lives. When you see life as a circular path, you realize one step leads to the next, it begins with spring, and concludes with winter. (This is not to confuse the calendar year created by humans that begins in January and concludes with December.)
As the colorful lights of the Holiday Season draw our attention to the end of another calendar year, now is a perfect time to gather the gifts of 2022 and determine what dreams and possibilities you would like to take Into the Cave, and contemplate some more on. The quiet stillness of winter offers us a time to create a cleaner version of items still waiting to manifest, and remove those that are no longer relevant. As the snow flies this winter (December through March 20) additional ideas and dreams may be birthed. Add those to your "to-do" list for 2023.
Be as the bear, slumber through the long dark nights of winter and see what new and exciting dreams this winter will bring. Then when spring begins, a rested bear (not a grumpy one) will re-emerge ready for a new Walk around the Medicine Wheel of life!
REMINDER: The Wisdom Circle concluded in November, and will begin again on the third Thursday of each month in 2023. We're making some changes to the Wisdom Circle format that we know will offer a new depth of teaching and sharing. A complete list of meeting dates along with more information about the revised Wisdom Circle will be available on the website by January 1, 2023. In the meanwhile, watch for our newsletter in a couple of weeks for more information and updates.
Until then, listen to your heart as the holidays fast approach and remember, both Giving and Receiving bring balance to our lives. And, giving to those you do may not know that are in need, will bring joy to your heart and a renewed hope to the lives of those less fortunate than you! Have a joyous holiday season. From my heart to yours, Vicky
Vicky Kelm Williams
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