Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Solstice Wishes.


Magic isn’t something you choose or you give; it is something that chooses you.

The winter solstice is coming up on Friday and like every year this is a time for making wishes.  I think a lot of people confuse wishes with “demands”.  As Westerners especially from the 21st century – we often confuse wishes with expectations and consumerism. A part of us believes that God, Spirit, Ancestors or even the Universe is there at our beckon call or owes us…

Who doesn’t deserve to be rich, healthy, happy and merry?

I was always told as I was growing up: “Ask the cosmos and it will deliver. “

I think a part of me always thought this meant an instantaneous response and if there wasn’t any – I felt sad, disappointed and even cheated. When my kids were growing up I was learning to apply the way of the Sacred Circle. So much about this philosophy is about giving meaning to pretty much everything; but mostly each of our experiences (actions, reactions, feelings and thoughts etc…) The first few Christmases when the kids were toddlers were spent teaching them how to contribute and give back.  Winters can be extremely cold in Montreal and for the homeless having warm winter coats, boots, blankets or sleeping bags can make the difference between life and death.  For several years during the holidays we bought winter gear and distributed it to homeless people we often noticed on our path as we travelled the city.  It seemed even more important to recognize these individuals who’s stories (as we got to know them) were remarkably and intimately connected to our own. 

A few years ago when my son left home, to live on his own in the city, he felt for the very first time what it meant to be responsible of one’s own survival.  It wasn’t easy to come up with rent every month or even have enough money for food.  Furniture, dishes, curtains and bedding suddenly became priceless material.  He found himself capable of telling the difference between consumerism and need.  It was wonderful how throughout the year we were able to speak about the numerous lessons the cosmos basically dropped on his lap. 

“I feel blessed,” CT said last year as we went around the table sharing stories connected to previous year’s wishes and preparing to make the New Year’s Winter Solstice wishes.

“I don’t think I’ve ever felt so full and so humble,” CT explained as he shared in great detail the learning, the healing and the growth process he underwent during the previous year.  Amazingly it brought stars to all of our eyes.

Honestly, I can’t stand complaining, gossiping and venting; but I can sit still for hours if there’s a great storyteller in sight.  I love heroic experiences; phenomenon and magic; as well as stories where the character grows into new insights, new perspectives and new attitudes.  I believe our earthly experience is meant to show teach us about Mystery.

When it comes to making Winter Solstice wishes – we should ask ourselves a few major questions:

·      What attitudes do we need to change to meet our goals in life?
·      What behaviours are detrimental to our relationships and our well being?
·      What perspectives are too rigid and destructive?
·      And what are our priorities in life?

Winter Solstice wishes are somewhat like New Year resolutions – they imply some commitment and a bit of work.  It’s important to wish for attitudes and behaviours; which will help us gain better health, greater happiness and more abundance. 

If you want your wishes to come true – you need to journey with them and give them importance.  Wishes can be magic if you allow them to choose you.

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By the way I haven’t written as many entries this Fall because I’ve been busy with creating a new website (idreamer.ca or indigenousdreamer.com) and getting involved in a few new projects like the writing of a book; as well as participating on the site Storylane.  It’s been somewhat extra busy this past season. 

I hope to continue writing blog entries during the New Year – and wouldn’t mind a few topic suggestions. 

Thank you again to each of you who take the time to read my blog and to comment.  I appreciate all of my readers and do wish you the best of Holidays.  May all of your wishes come true.

To all of those who passed away this year (more so then any other year)– may your journey to the stars definitely be all you wished for.

HAU!

3 comments:

Rose said...

May all your wishes come true as well Lisa! And thank you, so much, for everything you do. *hugs*

Lisa F. Tardiff said...

Thank you for the great "wishes" -- I do hope the best for everyone. Lots of love.
LISA

Wheelkeeper said...

When it comes to making Winter Solstice wishes – we should ask ourselves a few major questions:

· What attitudes do we need to change to meet our goals in life?
· What behaviours are detrimental to our relationships and our well being?
· What perspectives are too rigid and destructive?
· And what are our priorities in life?

Winter Solstice wishes are somewhat like New Year resolutions – they imply some commitment and a bit of work. It’s important to wish for attitudes and behaviours; which will help us gain better health, greater happiness and more abundance.

If you want your wishes to come true – you need to journey with them and give them importance. Wishes can be magic if you allow them to choose you.


Again, thank you for this wisdom Lisa... it gives me much to think about.

MaryRose