As the weather dampens and temperatures dip, we venture deeper into our covers, our couches, and ourselves. Winter is the time of year best for inner work and for developing ideas- just as the seeds are quietly plotting their return from deep underground. Though our culture isn't really built for it, hibernation & extra rest are very important in Winter if we are to arrive in Spring refreshed. This reflective time of year asks us to journey inwards, to clear out closets and clutter, to mend what needs mending (both material and emotional), to keep warm, and to set our intentions for the coming year.
Celebrating the sacred, imminent return of Light is another wonderful aspect of Winter; it's no surprise that many cultures honor some form of the Festival of Lights- Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Ramadan... the list goes on. However you choose to celebrate, be sure to enjoy all that's right with the holiday season: festive gatherings, warmth, amazing food, and a sense of deep generosity & gratitude!