As you know, the winter solstice represents the beginning of winter. Over the past six months, the sun moved farther and farther toward the southern horizon each day. As a result our days in the Northern hemisphere (north of the equator) got shorter and the nights longer. Now, on winter solstice, this turn-around point, the sun will move more and more toward the northern horizon. Although winter has just begun, days will get longer for us. For our friends in the southern hemisphere (south of the equator) it will be the opposite.
For the most part, in our culture winter solstices come and go without us paying much attention to them. Not so in 2012. The 2012 winter solstice has been mentioned in all of the media and the internet because of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans (Central America, between 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1000) have created an extremely accurate calendar that comes to an end at winter solstice 2012.
In addition, there will be a “galactic alignment” because this year’s winter solstice point will pass by the Great Dark Rift along the Milky Way equator.
As you can imagine, all this gives rise to speculations. Some people fear cataclysmic events, others believe that this winter solstice has spiritual significance. I think that the time we live in, 2012 winter solstice and all, presents great opportunities for spiritual transformation for each one of us and all of us collectively.
What about you? How will YOU go through this gate of 2012 winter solstice? With fear? With hope? With joy?
It’s good to know that nothing will HAPPEN to you. You are creating your reality consciously and unconsciously. You are in charge. Of course, if your thoughts and emotions move in the direction of fear, fear is what you create in your life. If your thoughts and emotions move in the direction of love and joy, love and joy is what you create in your life.
It matters for you – it matters for all of us – how YOU decide to live your life. If you want to move in the direction of a good and fulfilling life, you can start by thinking kindly of yourself and others as you walk through the gate of 2012 winter solstice.