Kate Bush wrote a Christmas song many years ago with this very title. As I tuned in tonight before writing this energy forecast for December, this is the title that came to me.
And it suits for December will be a fast month, with many magical meetings and happenings occurring. If you are currently reading this and feeling in a difficult place, read my message from last month (11.11.11) as many of you will still be experiencing those energies until around the 15th of December.
More than anything in December, as well as magic, many of you should expect the bizarre. And I really meanbizarre. Strange and random things will be occurring for many of you in December, and a large number of you will feel as you are not really here when they happen. As if you are living in a dream or an altered reality. These random things will relate to people and opportunities that will come your way.
Certain people will confide things in you that you never thought you would hear, others will offer you opportunities that you never thought you would be invited to. And more than that, you will feel and see past people coming into your life a lot. Either those you haven’t seen in a long while who were significant, or those loved ones who have left the earth, or moved away, will come into your consciousness. December will hold a surreal and dream like quality for many of us, and that is because a lot of high energy will be pouring onto the planet this month to fill all of the places and people where great purging has occurred.
December always marks a closing of our year in our consciousness as human beings and has done for centuries. And so we as individuals and as a collective tie up many strands as we go through December. So expect a lot to resolve that has possibly been unresolved for a long while. Also, a sense of relief will hit many of you, as this year marks an end of 365 days of ferocity for many. Ferocity being in this case the intensity that has been experienced in human emotions, energetic changes, fast awakenings and also the practical changes so many have gone through. For many this year has been shocking, and with challenges that seemed endless. Even those who have had a mostly good year have noticed how difficult it has seemed for those around them.
So given that all this will be going on for you at both subtle and obvious levels, take time to be alone and with yourself as much as you can amid the Christmas chaos. As ever, Christmas stress will be present for people as the organisational side of things takes over and pre-empts the family gatherings. Calm yourself as much as you can in order to enjoy it, as it will be a whirlwind of emotion this month if you don’t stop and breathe regularly. Many folk will be catching up with what some have gone through these past few months, which is an enormous release and purging of the past 18 months or so. So as they do this, there will be many who will seem to be ‘on the floor’ around you. You will help those you feel inclined to, and those who you don’t have the energy will find their people.
More than ever this year, there has been a growing experience of helping each other through the rough times. So many on earth have been challenged by finance, loss, life circumstances, relationship changes or shock (or all of the above), so the masks of ‘difference’ between us have come down and people have needed to ask for help more than ever before and ‘connect’ with others. It can be difficult to ask for help if you are sensitive or you are used to being the one to give, as you can feel you have nothing to offer those who are helping you. But remember it is all about receiving now if you have been a giver for a long while. And don’t forget how good it feels for others to give to you (think of yourself giving to your loved ones here) so don’t deny people around you that experience if they offer it.
And I not so many months ago had to be reminded of the above truth by a dear friend. I have had some particularly difficult times this year and so many people have given to me at key moments, including some who are very new friends in my life. It has been extraordinary and heart warming for me to receive these timely gifts from others.
Love is a wheel and where we give it out, we will receive it from others. They may not always be the people we have given our love and energy to, but the magic of the universe keeps this energy moving and flowing between us all. And it will scoop you up when times become hard and remind you that there is always a doorway for you.
This wave of energy and giving is simply the expression of our love for one another, and that is a beautiful thing. You see it every day, in the smile from a shop assistant or a shared smile with another person on the bus. Intimacy is everywhere. We just have to open to it and see it.
This collective ‘challenging time’ these past couple of years is no random occurrence. This was always part of the plan for our evolution. We are all equal as human beings, no matter what our experience or supposed persona in life is. When we help each other, we remember this.
So this month, open to the divine within the human, for it is appearing more and more every day. People are expressing love, honesty, trust and intimacy in bigger and bigger ways.
The newspapers haven’t changed – they still love to report on all the terrible or violent things happening, painting a very imbalanced view of humanity. I now equate reading the newspaper with going to watch a horror film. Because the stories are simply a series of horrors generally. They are not reflective of our society. The negative events are a tiny percentage of what is occurring, and yet this is what we are told is ‘news’. It will change in time, but not just yet. So choose where to put your focus.
So this month, decide what YOU believe about Christmas and December. What does this time of the year mean to you? For it can be a wonderful ceremonial experience in whatever way you want it to be.
I plan to try and enjoy every moment of this month as much as I can, and if I notice I am not enjoying it, I will change what I am doing or will slow down. As going too fast or not choosing differently are two of the most common ways we as humans can get ourselves out of the state of enjoyment in the now.
I wish you all a wonderful December, Christmas, and may this last month of 2009 be your final letting go of all that came before. And 2010 be the new beginning that your new body, new mind and new self have been walking towards. For every day is new, just as every day, we are new.
In love and in peace to all
Optional Exercise for you to have a ceremonial moment this December:
Create an environment you like (it may be music, incense, your favourite room). Then, on a piece of paper, write three lists.
List 1 is to be 10 things that you have found challenging this past year (the biggest tests).
List 2, is 10 things that you have gained this year (material, relationship or new perspective/strength).
List 3, is 10 things that you will open yourself to experiencing in 2010 (new relationships, new work, new energy etc)
When you have written all three lists, read and reflect on them for 5-10 minutes until you feel you have ‘seen’ your past year, and intended for your coming year.
Then burn all 3 lists with a flame. As you watch the lists burn, affirm to yourself ‘And so it is done’.
This is your spell.
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