What Is The Tilt of Your Axis?
It’s December 21, Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere, and today is the darkest day of the year. This is the day when the sun stays in bed with the covers pulled up, peeking out only for a short stretch. In the Arctic Circle on this day the sun does not come out at all.
The Solstice all about the tilt, the tilt of our Earth’s axis in relationship to our elegant dance around the sun. It’s about a change in the orientation and angles between the Earth and the Sun. The slightest of shift determines if we receive or deflect the Light.
As we in the US navigate during the major holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day with Hanukah and Christmas beaming brightly, it is our tilt that determines whether we adore or dread this time of year. Our tilt can result in welcoming the joyous celebrations of religion and culture to buoy us up. Our tilt can also make us cranky wanting only to utter “bah humbug”.
For me, the winter solstice is the day for quiet contemplation, the time to pause and review which way I am tilting. Twenty-eight years ago, my father died on Christmas, then four years later my brother died on Thanksgiving. In those days my tilt was aimed toward pulling up the covers and withdrawing from the Light. It took some time to readjust my angle and welcome the Light.
Time does heal and our tilt shifts and life moves forward and the earth continues its dance around the sun despite our human tragedies. I have friends whose hearts are breaking and loved ones who are searching for ways to rebalance. We all have the choice to dance between Light and Dark, Joy and Struggle in search for balance.
Today, shift your orientation and embrace the darkness because tomorrow, December 22 the axis tilts and the Light returns! Bring forward as much Light and Love as you possibly can, for that is the greatest gift you can ever give…or receive. Happy Holidays!