Whenever there is a significant change in a cosmic cycle, the planet responds. I thought of this as I prepared to record a guided meditation for the Solstice yesterday: where I sat, in my cedar home high above the River Wye, all was calm but outside storms expressed themselves violently with gales and heavy rain forcing the waters well above their normal limits and, together, creating sounds of power and beauty in their wildness.
This is a time of such wonder but also challenge, and many people are being tested as never before. There is an air of anticipation and also of nostalgia for what we know in our hearts is becoming a past age. The ending of a year is a time of reflection and looking ahead at any time, but the ending of this year is remarkable for what it is actually and symbolically. This period in which we are is the bridge between 2011 and 2012, a betwixt and between time, which is why there is so much political and economic uncertainty and also why the elements of wind, water, earth and fire are being so demonstrative. They will have a major part to play in the year to come, and they are letting us know.
Today, as I write, the fading full moon is bright above me and water is everywhere, not just in the great River which roars beside me but in the many springs and fountains which have emerged from underground through the force of the rains, making silver ribbons in the green fields and mountains, and the water meadows all around. The wind has paused, but momentarily, and her breath will blow across these lands again soon. I do not fear what lies ahead, but I am awed by the power of nature expressing itself so vividly now and in the months to come. Reflecting on my new meditation for the Solstice, given to me through the gift of Spirit, I am doubly reassured, and know all will be well.
My Solstice meditation will be available as a free gift, for the Solstice, from me to you through the Members' Page of the website shortly. It is for members only, but membership is free.