It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Winter…..marks the first day of winter. It’s the shortest day of the year where we experience the longest and darkest night. While the dark wins out over light, it also marks an opportunity to pivot and create necessary changes in our lives.

While we nestle into our winter slumber, it’s a time where we can take rest and reflect as we prepare for brighter days ahead. As nature cycles from one season to another, we too can prepare for endings and new beginnings. There are natural cycles of life - from death to rebirth. It’s the law of cause and effect. Everything has an opposite. What goes down must always come back up again.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

This marks a time to go within and take stock of where we are in our lives. Our natural born state is that of pure love and light. Too often we allow darkness to bury us in our lives. It overwhelms are thoughts. But understand that through these darkest moments are the greatest opportunities for personal growth and transformation. We are always in a constant state of motion. When you know what you don’t want, you know what you do want.

Winter solstice is one of the most powerful points of the year as the Earth pauses, shifts and moves in the opposite direction. As the sun stands still, it symbolizes a powerful moment where we can change the direction of our lives as we prepare for a New Year.

As we slowly emerge from the changing season and the return to brighter days ahead, take this time to be still. Ask yourself if there are areas in your life that are weighing you down? Which areas are you resisting to change? What parts are you willing to let go of in order to shine your brightest light? Now is the time to clear away of all people, situations, habits or thought patterns that are no longer serving your highest good. Take time to journal those things that are holding you back from living your best life. When you are willing to let go of these things, you are allowing the space for new beginnings.

Take your list that you have written and burn it with the intent that you are willing to release these things. There’s an energetic significance of letting these things go. Afterwards, take some time to write down what you intend for the New Year. Envision your best life and what that looks like. Focus on how that feels. The New Year brings a chance to make room for all you wish for the coming year. Abundance, joy and love is your birth right. Harness the power of intentional living for your very best year in 2021.

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