The Imbolc is coming, which represents the mid-point
between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.
And the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig comes on
February 5th, along with a New Moon the day before that
So the new energies of a new year are still strong right now . . .
Of course in The United States, the popular
Groundhog Day tells us if we have six more weeks of winter,
depending on whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow.
The energy of Groundhog awakens the death of the old self
without actually physically ending your life.
I wonder how many suicides could be prevented if, or even
the public’s general fear of death might relax,
if a healthy energetic diet of
Groundhog medicine was more consistently consumed?
Changing seasons, death without dying,
and even physical death itself,
is merely a transition.
Like the Law of Transience teaches us,
all life is not without change.
It’s one constant that we can count on.
Given that groundhogs hibernate in winter,
and dig elaborate underground homes,
it makes perfect sense that they symbolize
digging into our subconscious,
to see what might be hiding beneath
the shadows of our conscious reality.
Meditation on Groundhog can awaken a sense that
there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Use these energies to be curious about what feelings have been
simmering cautiously beneath the surface of your conscious experience with reality
Perhaps they will lead you into the depth of your humanity and personal divinity
Just a shift in perspective can literally transform
the way the world looks right in front of your eyes . . .
See you onward along the trails,