The cold comes in, it presses in. Mornings are frozen and white. Icicles drip with the orange glow of the rising sun.
Down coats and hats and mittens and extra layers wrap around our fragile flesh. We retreat inward to the warmth in our bones, at our center.
Going out into the cold days and even colder evenings begins to feel more like a devotional practice. The sacred, snowy weather vestments are applied in layers one by one. Often with a prayer of some sort for divine heat.
Yes, our energies are moved inward, to daydreams, meditations and self reflection.
The season demands it.
We can make a choice to pulse with the rhythm of the weather, to sit next to the fire of our own hearts and listen.
Often, we resist this time. The cold and dark and solitude can feel lonely and bereft. So much easier to stay busy, binge watch tv, cook, clean, make phone calls, eat, work, see friends, knit. The lists are never ending.
Is there a longing, a grief or a mending inside you that can be tended now, while the arctic, north wind rages outside?
It's true that discomfort can arise when we slow and listen, really listen to what is moving, yelling, calling for attention or that which is sitting still and hidden within us.
What will it take dear one, to mend your exquisite heart?
Let me wrap my arms around you and listen too.
What is it you need or want to change? Is there a shift you would like to make this year? Will you finally do it? What are you ignoring inside? What can you put in place now? Can you feel more free, positive, connected?
Who will you be when the verdant green sweeps across the land and into your being by Spring?
Here, let me stay by your side as you grieve and let go, as you uncover and decide, as you let the warm anger and frustration fog the windows.
Let me celebrate your realizations, your accomplishments and your healing.
Let me hear your creativity, your joys and your manifestations.
Let me be your witness in the vast landscape of your humanness.
Cold Night:Warm Heart
Lark Fox is a Priestess, an herb wyfe, Seer, intuitive healer, writer and ceremonialist.
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