The moon will be full on Thursday and the new year begins just two days later. I can feel the energies shift as we come into the Yule season. A confluence of powerful change is rocking through my life and the lives of those around me. It is as though, consciously and unconsciously, we are shedding the clothes of the past and preparing ourselves for the new year. Some changes come easily, others much harder, but in the end we are clean and new for whatever may lie ahead.
I’m not sure why it is that I missed the significance of coming off my walkabout at this time of year. It is entirely appropriate to start my new year with the intention of creating more stability in my life. It is entirely appropriate that I do the work of choosing my life anew at this time. Unplanned by my conscious mind, I sit in awe that I have missed the relevance until now.
On another note, I am feeling very sad today for a friend. He is watching things in his life shift and change in ways that he cannot hope to control even if he would want to. I am at a loss as to what to do for him. If I were there, I could hold him in my arms and make him feel as though he were not alone. From here, there is not much I can offer other than a friendly voice at the other end of the phone and some good connection energy. I wish I could do more, but this is a road that he must travel himself. I can only provide support and, possibly, perspective.
* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire spiritual journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.