Beloved Flower Lover,
Winter preparations for us include flowers in what ever form we have around us. It might include elaborate flowers if we have them, or petals, and mixed in with dried fruit. The point is that we celebrate what abundance is around us here and now
Our dear friend Machaelle at Perelandra explains:
The release of life vitality that triggers each stage of the equinox/solstice cycle happens with or without human awareness or attention. It’s part of earth’s natural rhythms. But we co-creative gardeners can choose to actively participate with nature at these special times. Nature once said to me that nature is powerful beyond belief and humans are powerful beyond belief. But when nature and humans act together, that combined power is intensified a hundredfold. . . . This is another one of those times where a small gesture on our part can do a lot for the moment. M. Wright
Ms Wright is a brilliant expert who reminds us and anyone who cares about nature’s role in our lives and on our planet how to work with the Winter Solstice. She explains the importance of the solstice and equinox times and why we should all take a moment to recognise and participate in the start of the new season and celebrate with nature in those special moments.
This is an invitation to you to think back to the autumn. Yes. All the ideas we have been cooking since the autumn equinox can be energised at this time. Not acted upon, simply brought into internal focus so that it shapes the Winter Solstice renewal of earth energy.
Close your eyes, get a candle and see through your inner eye, yourself and others smiling from cheek to cheek feeling really healthy, happy and abundant during the coming year. Just focus on the good feelings of how great that feels to you and others, notice how the feeling is rising, mounting, getting stronger, take all the time you need to enjoy the feelings flow through you, keep doing this privately until you feel moved to move. This is the invitation of the Winter Solstice.
Without some quiet deep rest, we would have no
dreams, no growth, no gestation period. Rest might look different for all of us, but
it always involves disconnecting from the pressures to “produce. Now is the time to rest.
The London Flower Lover