As we close our 12 Days Of Solstice for 2021, I share with you now these words from Gary Zukav on what he sees as one of the gifts — the Medicine — of Solstice: choice.
Zukav said it so well:
"Each solstice shows us that we can choose. We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the Universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to Life when each arrives."
Just as sunset and sunrise are inevitable, so is this period of winter, however it manifests in your locale. Winter energies are part of the natural cycles of birth, growth, harvest and rebirth.
The recognition that we cannot control everything around us is — for me at least — so freeing, especially this year, when there was so much beyond our control or influence.
I like to think that we can find the magic and purpose in our lives, and that we can choose to make a difference, choose to focus less on control and choose to focus more on new ways of being, adapting, and connecting.
Let us step into the gift of life, and the gift that winter brings, choosing to connect to the energetic flow that courses through our Universe and our Self . . . and choose to renew our Self for the coming year.