What a year it has been! As we stand at the threshold of another New Year, now is a fabulous time to pause and reflect on what this year has meant to us. Every single person on the planet has been affected by this most unusual year. There's an old saying that states, "You can run but you can't hide," and that pretty much sums up what 2020 has shown all of us. While we often feel life keeps us too busy, it seems safe to say many of us had felt the emotions that surface when we aren't so busy.
It's a two edged sword that has brought out the creative solution skills that often lie dormant in the routine busyness of life. And, with that sword, we have had been given the opportunity to sever some of that busyness and discover what's really important.
As we enter into the Winter season, now might be a grand time to learn a bit about the bear, caves, hibernation and to discover the gifts gained when we slow down and sit still. Seriously, look into why the bear hibernates, and what purpose it serves for our furry friend. Funny, in a way, many of us have been doing that most of 2020.
Nature offers so much wisdom and gifts from which we may grow and enjoy this human life. In a very significant way, this pandemic has brought families back to the local parks to explore the wonder of the natural world. Back to the kitchen to cook, clean up the table to make room for the "games to begin!" Go to the closet, dust off the board games and puzzles and enjoy a friendly game of healthy family competition! Such simple acts that feed the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of human beings.
As this most unusual year completes it's circle, look low in the western sky Monday evening and watch Jupiter and Saturn display a Great Conjunction that hasn't happened since 1226! This event is also referred to as the "Christmas Star." The heavens offer us a promise of new and amazing things that are heralded in during this most amazing event. The tides of change are here, the question is, are you ready? Take that question in to the cave of Winter and when Spring appears March 20, bring those new dreams into the warmth of possibilities. It might be another 800 years before such a grand change in awareness and consciousness is heralded in. Be part of this amazing opportunity to grow and be what you wish to see more of in the world! Indeed, everything you think, say and do has an affect on your family, community, and yes, the world. Choose whether you'll be part of the problem, or part of the solution. The world awaits!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!