In many ancient cultures “The New Year” was the time to atone for wrong doings, to let go of the past, to pay outstanding debts, to make promises to God(s) or to improve one’s character. Our modern culture has added a layer onto this, calling on us to join the gym, change our diets and finally begin going to yoga regularly. “The New Year” also happens at the most yin time of the year. Time where our bodies want to hibernate and recover from the frenzy of “The Holidays”.
Deep winter is associated with the element of water which makes it an optimal time for rest and deep reflection. Deep winter is time where we can go deep to appreciate and observe the activity under the frozen pond. This is a time where we actually want to conserve our energy so that there is abundant energy in the spring when plants are pushing up out of the frozen ground and we are called to take action. What I am saying is that “The New Year” is NOT necessarily the time to join the gym or to start that juice cleanse.
I would like to invite you come together in community to align with the energy of water; to dive deep under the frozen pond surface with guided visualization and internal exploration; to nourish our energy reservoirs and will power with simple, moving meditations; to become more clear about what is “of the essence” through reflection, journaling and discussion; and to become aligned with the flow of nature and the seasons to be well positioned for a successful year ahead.
JOIN ME, Saturday, January 7, 1 PM – 4PM at The Career Wisdom Institute, Moraga, CA.