The Wheel Keeps Turning

"It’s only in our minds that we are separate
from the rest of the world." -
Gay Luce

The wheel of the year keeps revolving and things move on as they always do and we return again to one of the natural marker points, Winter Solstice, the longest night.

In this hemisphere the daylight hours are at their shortest and the cold and the darkness are reigning once again over the land. Things appear dead but in reality they are dormant, sleeping and gathering strength for when the light and warmth returns and the cycle begins again.

So it is with us too at this time of the year. It is the time to slow down and think over what has gone, to take the time to reflect and to gather strength. It is a time to decide what we want to bring into our lives. A time to incubate our dreams and identify the things we wish to grow in our life in the next year. Now isn't the time for action, but for planning and dreaming, for getting clear on what 'seeds' we wish to plant for the year ahead.

The time for action will be spring when the whole of nature will be bringing forth new life. We can attune to the natural cycles, live in harmony with them and use the energy to birth our new beginnings too.

"The great lesson from the true mystics
is that the sacred is in the ordinary,
that it is to be found
in one's daily life,
in one's neighbors, friends, and
family, in one's backyard."

- Abraham H. Maslow

Wishing you all peace, love and joy, thank you so much for your visits and for your friendship, they are very much appreciated - Susannah x

Image - Painting by Susannah Bec


Jade said...

"Things appear dead but in reality they are dormant, sleeping and gathering strength for when the light and warmth returns and the cycle begins again."

That is so true and well said! It is a wonderful reality. I feel this post came at just the right time, as a lot of people are very stressed out and busy with Christmas and holiday preparations. But if we can slow down a little, we will start the new year rested and strong. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Susannah. Happy Solstice to you as well. I look forward to a lot of good reading from your work in the coming year:)

Susannah said...

Hi Jade and Sherry, thank you both so much for uour visits and your kind comments. It is good to see you both. x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful. I love the winter solstice - it's my favourite time to reflect. And I love the quote - I truly believe there is sacred in the ordinary.

Michaela said...

Your comparison with the nature is very nice and interesting too! I never thought that way.. and.. "for getting clear on what 'seeds' we wish to plant for the year ahead" sounds just wonderful!

I wish you all the best :-)


Susannah said...

Jennifer, yes I agree, there is sacred in the ordinary it is all in our 'seeing'.

Happy winter solstice to you, it is always good to see you my friend. x

Susannah said...

Hello Michaela, I'm glad you found it interesting and just in time for you to think what 'seeds' you want to plant. :-)

All good wishes to you too, it is always great to see you. x

tamara hellgren said...

It's very true what you said, and these energies seem to work in our lives whether we choose to be aware of them or not. A great reminder to tune in to the cycle of the year, slow down, and determine what we plant in our 2011 garden :)

Susannah said...

Good to see you Tamara, thanks for popping in. x

LauraX said...

Just discovered your blog today happy I did...bright blessings to you at this time of renewed light and deep inner growth.

Susannah said...

Laura, it is so good to meet you. I am glad you found your way here. :-)

Wall Flower Studio said...

Happy (belated) Solstice wishes to you, Susannah.
It was such a special one this year with the Eclipse coinciding with it. Did you get to view it?

As usual, your posts are full of much wisdom. I particularly enjoyed the quote, and your excellent reminder of how the wheel turns, creating new beginnings.
All the best to you and your's for the Holiday season!

Susannah said...

Hi Karen, good to see you! Thanks so much for your good wishes. :-)


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