Retreats and Going Within: Winter Solstice


Winter Solstice is the perfect time to go within and reflect.  It's the perfect time to reflect on the year that is passing as well as the year that is ahead, to look at goals met and bucket lists still overflowing with adventure.

I tend to fight the Within....I still want to be active in the Out There.  Winters and the holidays can be a little hard on me and most days are good but there are some days that my inner strength muscle gets tired and I crave the Within.  I crave those times of snuggling in deeper into the blankets, looking through my magazines getting inspired, reading poetry and good books, smelling coffee brewing and making soup.  I crave the words and the images and the sounds of my harp between my fingers and the creativity that weaves its way magically through it all.

And there are things happening inside my body talking to me and telling me that everything is feels like it is on hold when it is in fact moving forward.  It's telling me that Time is perhaps really an illusion and that I am living a parallel life somewhere in this vast Universe where soon they will find each other, embrace and tangle themselves together under my stars.

I don't know what else to do than to go Within when it calls to me and start piecing all my plans together so I can see them all laid out and orderly to get a better sense of flow and movement when I finally go Out There.  I create mood boards in my mind, write things down that make no sense if you didn't know what you were looking at and plot and plan and feel like staying home and talking to no one then in the next moment I find my Self wishing I were halfway around the world in a desert under the sun creating magic in some form or another.

How do you move through Winter?

Go Within.

Go Out There.

Listen to your heart.