Someone had to say it! We are right in the middle of hibernation time, our bodies need more sleep, warmth, and stillness. It’s no wonder that most people cannot successfully change their habits in the dead of winter, which then brings on more feelings of failure and guilt year after year. Not to mention, the growing number of my clients that come in with serious injuries this time of year because they are pushing themselves when their bodies are telling them no! All of this getting perpetuated by the never-ending New Year’s Day hype🤦🏻♀️
In the Celtic Wheel of the Year, our New Year is at Samhain (end of October), where the earth is still soft and we can plant our seeds of intention to dream with all of
️Yuletide, which lasts until Early February at Imbolc. At Imbolc, we create laser-focused intentions for the year to come, and we have all of the energy of springtime to aid us in achieving them. Living within this natural rhythm has balanced out my life (and nervous system) in such a profound way AND made my productivity levels soar!
As the ️Old Woman of Winter️ emerges, she asks us to lean into the stillness of the season. She covers the earth in blustery winds, clearing the clutter from our minds so that we may see in the darkness. When we journey with the Callieach across the star-spotted sky, we are able to touch into the Great Beyond, receiving wisdom from our guides and ancestors on the year to come.
The Magic of the Season, for me, is that it allows us to stay in an almost dreamlike state. Instead of fighting hibernation, I welcome it, listening deeply to the needs of my body to rest and replenish, ️without judgment️
GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO REST.
And if you’re feeling called to emerge Refreshed and Renewed with a group of wild, soul-centered women at Imbolc (Jan 31-Feb 2), join us on retreat at the @garrisoninstitute . More info at the link below:
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Here you will find a delicious recipe for Homemade Gulkand, a Traditional Indian Rose Petal Preserve made with fresh Rose Petals.