Hello Wonderful Winter Be You Yoga People!
Here we go! Sliding into the very shortest day of the year! Sliding into true winter! Sliding into the end of the year! What a time of year it is! I love this time of year. I love driving around and seeing twinkling lights everywhere which feel like little bits of magic. (Much needed as the days get shorter and shorter… As of this weekend though, we are on the sunny up and up with days getting incrementally longer and longer - something to remember come February!) I love that quietness that the winter can have - a briskness in the air, brighter stars in the clear cold sky, the world seemingly fast asleep for the season. I love the idea of a fire in the wood stove and being enveloped in blankets and winteriness and a warm mug of tea/hot chocolate/coffee depending on the mood.
And the end of the year gives us time to pause and reflect. Sometimes at this time of year we have to create our own pause button amid some holiday craziness but pause we can! And reflect on 2018 - the stories, the laughter, the memories, the glorious moments, the challenges we overcame, the points of utter bravery. We have time to pause and think what the year ahead might hold and the feelings and qualities we would like 2019 to have in store.
I give you an invitation at this point in the year, to write down the memories and highlights of 2018. To read them. To throw them into a fire (it can be a candle) and let them transform! Then think about all you’d like the coming year to bring - The feelings, the adventures, the qualities you’re looking forward to for 2019. Write them all down. Read them over. Throw them into a fire and watch them transform and hopefully all come your way in the new year!
Wishing you all the very very best as we all finish things off big and small in 2018! May your new year be filled with light! With magic! With laughter! With play! With fun! With love! With celebration! With beloved community! And all sorts of goodness and yumminess!
Big cheers to you!