Do you have a message for us this month? What do we need to know to advance better, what do we need to know to stay in Joy?
Ah, we come to the heart of the matter. To the heart of all matter, we should say. The time of the deepest dark has always been one of mystery and ritual, one of both fear and rejoicing, one of power and powerlessness. Your people, the humans, have rarely been able to reconcile themselves to the shortened days of December, or winter. When the sun, your guiding angel, begins to retreat, you feel much like a reluctant babe being weaned from its mother's breast. You yearn for the warmth, the growth, the reassurance and feelings of safety that the Sun usually brings you. This is because you know, on a spiritual level, that the Sun is the Earth's greatest guardian, that it holds the consciousness of all within it, that it does indeed light the flame within every cell of life on your planet.
You have so little trust within you, because you are not connected to this energy as you should be. You do not know that it will return in full force soon enough, and that this small retreat that the sun makes is actually your will on earth, that it is Gaia who is retreating from the Sun, and that it is you who are retreating from the Sun, from the brightness of Source Energy, because your fear and your dis-trust pushes your self away.
You yearn to create more comfort on your planet, and yet when it begins to warm a little, you cry out in fear of global warming. So in response the Sun tunes itself down, and then others cry in fear of an ice age. You must trust. Trust that the darkness of winter will not last forever. Trust that you will have all the warmth you need. All the food you need. All the fun you need. If you want to see growth, focus on growing your soul within your breast. Focus on growing your heart, so large that it fairly bursts from your chest, so open and full it is with love. Be as the sparrow who stays behind in winter, trusting that there will be food when it needs it, a warm perch to sleep on when the snows blow.
You are blessed. The spirit of giving and receiving is upon you. You have created Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and all manner of rituals and stories to remind you of what the deep winter is really about. Let the love flow through you. Give and give and give, and know that you can not possibly give more that you are receiving.
You are loved. You are love. You love.