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Winter solstice has passed. THE LIGHT IS COMING BACK INTO THE WORLD, YOU GUYS!
Thank freaking goodness.
For one of my best friends and I, 2019 was a pretty volatile year. We decided to embrace the coming light and the change it can bring with a small ritual yesterday to let go of the dark and bring in the light.
Beforehand, I was actually afraid to do it. I was afraid because I started to reflect on the things I really want in the coming year and those longings are so deep it terrified me to give them a voice or a shape. After all, even if I fully recognize them and if I try to bring them in, they still might not come. And then what? I didn't know if I could handle that kind of heartbreak. But avoiding desire does not make it go away, hearts break whether or not you were ready for it, and courage is a thing. I did it.
It's still scary. It's hard to recognize and admit to our deepest longings. But hope is real and powerful, and if the light returning isn't a symbol of that, I don't know what is. Join me! Embrace the deeper longings that scare you and let's step into another year, shaky, but doing it!
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