There is an enchanting presence that weaves itself into the month of December. The origin of its blooms are unknown. Only that its energy can be felt every December. Perhaps it has something to do with the Sagittarian moon who is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion with all it touches.
This is the month which we most connect with presents. As it holds the holiday of Christmas and sharing of gifts. As far back as I can remember I have loved the season of Christmas. The stillness. The deep dark richness of the land. Of the earth. Of the people. A thick heavy glaze, like honey, threading itself everywhere. Filling the world with wonder and deLight.
An enchanting presence to behold!
Can you feel it too?
Deep within the magic of this season, the heavy glaze seems to invite us into an inner mystical temple. A secret place of treasures lying in wait for our remembrance. A re-union with another layer of our forbidden facets. Where more of our power lies. Where our ancestors await our arrival. Like spiritual guards protecting this most sacred landscape. Forever sending us messages… if only we pause and listen. And ask for their assistance.
Many of us have learned to cast out the heaviness, fearing it will overtake us. We’ve learned to medicate or meditate it away. Those in power have benefited from this, as we know, with the big pharms that have been running the world. Even some of the spiritual gurus hide behind their divine messages and lead the uninitiated into false alliances.
This is why so many leaders, teachers and healers have been sharing the importance of somatic embodiment. Going within and learning to listen to your own inner guidance. An initiation of discernment. So even as you read my words, check in with your body. And trust your messages. Do my words resonate and feel true in your body?
When we surrender to the energy of heaviness, our soul lands more fully in our body.
The heaviness can be felt as grief, which many of us along this spiritual path can attest to. Even ancient grief. Ancestral grief. Grief from the remembrance of magic and the dissonance we now feel from its essence. Grief from casting out facets of ourselves we’ve deemed as unlovable because of what we’ve been told by our present patriarchal paradigm.
Though what I wanted to speak to here is simply that we can learn to court our grief. To create a sacred container for this mystical energy. Because within the heaviness is where our true power lies. The heavier the frequency, the bigger and more expansive it is! No wonder the patriarchal paradigm leads us away from this. They don’t want us to remember that:
When we embody our heaviness, we come back home to our true power.
On 11/11, I attended a Grief Salon led by Seren Bertrand. I’ve attended several of her Feminine Magic workshops over the past few years. She is a true enchantress! She and her husband, Azra, are the authors of the groundbreaking books Womb Awakening and Magdalene Mysteries. I highly recommend exploring their work!
During her workshop, Seren shared many ancient wisdom jewels around the Grief Mysteries and around soul doulas. And one of the jewels, which I found to be very interesting, is that the root word “grief” means ‘gravity; to be pregnant; to be bearing something; to be carrying something that will be birthed into the light’.
The heaviness of our grief and melancholy draws us into our sacred selves…
and nestles us into Mama Gaia.
|Rooting us deep into our bodies and deep into the protection of her rich dark soil. Where we re-unite with these ancient facets of ourselves. Where we learn to hold the ‘heavy’ frequency of grief and let it take us into “bigger” and “expanding”. The way we, as humans, used to be and live an ancient time ago. The opposite of what we’ve been taught… to be physically and spiritually ‘lighter’.
As you step into this mystical month filled with awe, wonder, and the beauty of heaviness. May you weave an enchanted tapestry of magical presence during this Sagittarian new moon. Wrapped in the harmony of Christmas and the Solstice.
May you breathe this heaviness bigger and more expansive as a present to yourself. While feeling held by the fertile darkness of the earth, her present to you.
And as Seren shared so potently during our 11/11 Grief Salon, may you:
“Let your next dress size be as big as the entire Universe!!”
For those who would like to go deeper into the presence and magic of your body, here is a link Heart Wings to a guided imagery I created a couple years ago.
On another note, the birth of my newest elixirs, of a different kind, are still gestating. Immersed in the dance of nature and the numinous twirl of earth’s harmony. What a wild ride these elixirs have taken me and my web tech on this past month… a sharing for another time. I’m so grateful for her help and patience! I will let you know when they are ready to birth.
Sending twinkles of stardust to you during this mystical magical season!
|Fierce Naked Innocence
|P.S. I donate 14% of ALL proceeds from the sales of all my offerings, courses, and journeys, and split them evenly between two charities. Both stand for freedom. Freedom of expression. And freedom from oppression. One supports human rights; the other, animal rights.
My passion and life’s mission has been to take a stand for freedom of all. Both humans and animals. Knowing on a deep level, animals are also sentient beings. Here is a link to my website Dancing in deLight where you can learn more about the charities, my mission, and my services.
Thank you so much!
(Header image credit: Artie Navarre)
(Second image credit: Alexas Fotos)
As I share mine, I invite you to contemplate your own… in this moment.
I taste peppermint bark in my tea.
I smell apple cinnamon potpourri.
I hear the falling raindrops.
I see the bloodstone jasper skull crystal.
I touch my voice box and tailbone.