About Time, Solstice and LoveIn her article about the great turning, Joanna Macy writes, "The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization."
I'm intrigued by processes. And how a big process such as the one Joanna Macy writes about is composed of many smaller, more intimate and detailed processes, which include the personal level, and even the moment to moment level. Then I wonder, how am I called to participate within myself, with others and with larger communities?
I notice when I focus on the whole process, sometimes I feel overwhelmed. When I locate myself in this moment, include the personal processes of my life AND the intersections with larger cultural movements, I feel excited!
Also, I am fascinated by nature's movements, such as the rhythm cycles of a breath, a day, the moon, and the seasons. Winter Solstice is one of my favorite times of the year. I imagine Nature inviting me to embrace darkness, stillness, contemplation, and 'just being-ness', so that I can attune, realign, complete, and discover what is now, and also what wants to emerge through me. So that I can remember...
We are interconnected (and sometimes we forget). We are whole and the universe lives inside us. We individuals make up a larger collective, of families, communities, cultures, nature, and our world.
We are called (and sometimes we don't or can't hear it). Our personal evolution calls us. Nature and our climate call us. Trauma and our personal, familial, and cultural hurts call us. Inequities call us. Justice calls us. Our hearts call us. Spirit calls us. Time calls us. The future calls us. Loves calls us.
For years, many of us have heeded the call to heal, transform, grow, and work on ourselves and our relationships. Many have stepped into activist roles to turn the tide toward values such as compassion, justice, truth, love, balance, and sustainability.
And this continues..... challenging times, with a hurt environment, climate change, species disappearing, racial injustice, genocide, social challenges and abuses of power will require us to inhabit our wholeness, mature ourselves, and show up to face what's happening, respond, and contribute to creative next steps aligned with what matters most.
Aligning with our personal timing, or essence pace, is an aspect of embodiment. The circles of the seasons, cycles of the moon, rhythms of light and darkness, and movements of our breath delineate our experience of time. When we harmonize our individual essence pace with the larger movements of nature and the universe, we feel supported, with the wind is at our backs, as if life is being conducted through us, as us.
As we enter into the Solstice, I'm wishing you joy, peace, fulfillment and ongoing discovery. Also Happy Holidays in whatever ways you choose to celebrate.
I've created a few events in the next several weeks which resonate with what I'm experiencing, what I have to offer, and what I feel called to step into and share:
I'm delighted to have met Sophia Alexander through my connection with the Thomas Huebl community recently, and to be collaborating with her to co-lead a Solstice Gathering tomorrow evening, as well as an event on January 11.
I'm excited to be offering Embodiment Playshops, and have put together a series of three beginning January 17. The Embodied Integrity Playshops are my own version of what I've learned from the Hendricks, Thomas Huebl, and my own life experience and practice, including healing trauma. They include movement, play, meditation, wholeness / interconnection within ourselves, as well as refining our alignment with our hearts, our purpose, calling, and generously expressing and sharing in our lives.
Let me know if you have any questions.