Category: Right Time

The longest night, the shortest day. Today we stand in the threshold. It is the turning point… after today the light returns ….days will get longer, and the nights shorter again…. But first, before the juices begin making their way upwards again…. Stillness rules….all energies, even the light pauses…

When we consciously engage with the energies of the winter solstice, we find darkness, stillness and the urge to Do nothing… actually it may be sensed as a lack of urge to Do something…. Honor this feeling….it is an invitation to sink into your own depths, to access those parts that are standing in the way of you walking your Soul path. Before we begin to clear the old and invoke the new, we must identify and hold space for what is ready to be cleared and what longs to emerge.

In preparing for the 12 Nights, this time of year when we can most easily access both the natural forces and the depths of our soul, we have the opportunity to use these forces to clear the way for our Soul Purpose to come into full expression over the next year….

The Winter Solstice comes this year on the heels of the Sagittarius New Moon and Saturn has moved into Capricorn, setting our direction for the next 30 years. All this is happening as the earth focuses directly on the galactic center.

The intensity of this energy is urging us to allow our Soul Truth to emerge.

The intensity of this energy can easily be overwhelming, bringing up ANYTHING and EVERYTHING standing in the way of your most fundamental Truth to be cleared. On a personal level that means suppressed emotions, physical pains, illness and increased “problems” in every area of our lives. On a collective level the same thing is happening…ALL that is not in alignment with the fundamental truths of our collective consciousness is coming to the forefront to be cleared and healed. This movement has been going on for some time….Now the intensity increases.

To heal and clear the shadow aspects of our lives, both personal and collective, the shadow must be brought into the light. It must be seen and it must be seen without judgment.

To do this we must become curious. We must Wonder. Upon seeing the darkness we must not allow our first reactions of judgment to stay with us. Your first reaction is the one that arises out of your ancestry and conditioning…that which is not your own. Allow it to simply pass, a thought form that floats away, and replace it with compassionate curiosity.

 

Exercise for the Winter Solstice :

Here is the link to the audio Meditation – http://www.tammycoffee.com/12nights/TC12Nights.mp3

Find a warm and comfortable place where you will not be disturbed for at least 20 minutes. Have your journal or notebook and something to write with ready.

Listen to the guided meditation.

After the meditation, immediately allow yourself to sink deeper….into the root of your being.

Feel the darkness.

Taste your darkness.

If fear arises, allow yourself to be afraid.

And at the same time also allow yourself to become curious……hmmmmm…..I wonder…. What is ready and ripe to be healed….what wants to be seen the most?….What wants my attention?

Does your darkness have a sound? Does it have a word? Does it have a name?

Hmmmm…..What is that beneath your darkness? What is it that is longing to emerge? Can you sense it?

Whatever it is that arises, simply allow it to be there.

Give it your attention…your compassionate curiosity.

Allow it to be seen and heard and held.

 

Continuing to hold space for your darkness and also that which is longing to emerge, open your eyes and immediately begin writing down or drawing your impressions.

Allow your intention for the 12 Nights to arise from this exercise. Tonight before going to sleep, you may like to review your journal and ask for a dream to help clarify your intention.

Over the next 2 days, continue to hold the space for your darkness and that which is longing to emerge. You may want to repeat the exercise in the evenings before bed.

Additional activities: Begin clearing and tidying your physical living and working spaces, all the while holding space for the darkness within. Maybe cleaning out your refrigerator, pantry, your email boxes and/or that one drawer that collects all the odds and ends.

The origins of the 12 nights of Christmas are the Raunaechte of our European grandmothers; the in-between days where the solar and lunar calendars overlap. In- between times (or portal) are when the veil between the realms is thinnest. The wild hunt runs, and the spirits of nature have more influence in the material world than at other times.

Within these days is also the perihelion – the time when the earth is closest to the sun, and in the northern hemisphere the energy of the earth has dropped down to its roots.

According to our ancestor’s knowledge of Right Times, this is the time to align with our Soul, excavate, reflect on and clear the past, divinate and map out the days to come.

The Right Times are those times embedded within the rhythms of Nature and the Cosmos when a particular activity is most beneficial.

In older days, the wisdom keepers knew the Right Times for not only the Sacred rituals and ceremonies, but also the most mundane activities.

The times when washing the laundry was most effortless, because dirt came out easily and the cloth dried quickly. When to plant which seeds that they germinate surely, grow strong and bear the most fruit. When to make the jam and cut hair….water the houseplants, clean the windows, paint the walls and cut the timber.

Right Action is when we allow our Soul to (take action- Act) “work” and speak through us.

Right Action compels us to be compassionate within strong boundaries. When faced with conflict, instead of reacting to triggers, we can respond with curiosity and compassion. We have a soft, open heart and big, strong boundaries.

It directs us to be at the right place at the right time; we flow through life instead of working through it. We feel the pull of each mundane and sacred task wanting to be done at the Right Time.

We find the fulfillment of our purpose in following these magical synchronicities that lead us on our path and through our lives.

When we are attuned to Right Time and follow Right Action, we are embodying the state of being that our Soul Purpose is – the journey of our Path – instead of perceiving it as a finish line we must cross.

I am beginning to come out of the listlessness. The past 2 weeks have consisted of going to work, coming home, eating and then going to bed to Wake in the early hours to do the same thing over again. Keeping my routines of Qigong and meditation has kept me sane, but unfulfilled. No desire to cook, no inspiration to write or paint or plan my garden or any of the multitudes of creative endeavors I usually enjoy. I put it off to simply being “fruehjahrsmuedigkeit”, German for the lethargy at the beginning of spring. It may also be the frustration of not being able to connect with my muse, my genie, my brilliance.

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” Life has a way of testing a person´s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

 

Those times in life. Yeah, you know those times. When you´re chomping at the bit, pawing the sand, ready to go. And then Life says, oh.no. – not.just.yet.

You know. When everything could happen.

But nothing does.

Then, there are the times where everything happens all at once. Right?! New clients start coming in, the house is ready to be moved into, school starts, new routines want to be made, business takes off, the phone is ringing, the emails overflowing.

So what is up with that ? What ever happened to balance?

I believe that “Balance” is a Lie. Yep. A LIE. Read More…