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Sacred Solstice

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The Winter Solstice represents the deep shift of our Soul, as we step through the Darkness and into a new cycle of Light. After 6 months of descending into the darkest night, a new cycle of ascending light of day is born…within us and our world.

During the sacred moments of Solstice, is an opportunity to face what you have run away from. It is the parts of self I am speaking about. Those parts of self you were taught to dislike and feel shame for are ready to be healed. Fear of these parts of self does not serve you – it harms you and keeps you in a continuing cycle of darkness and ignorance of what is real and precious.
When we are brave enough to face what frightens us, we transform the past as we also blossom and grow from within. Facing what we fear, frees us. In addition, reclaiming the parts of self who became lost within those fears unites us and makes us whole again. There has never been one part of who we truly are, we should have felt shame for.

One of the shameful biggies is front and center during the Solstice…

The Solstice is the changing of Natures Cycles and Seasons. This season reminds us of our own creative and magical power we have always held within. This is because; we will always find a merging of the Divine Masculine and Feminine or God and Goddess within the center of each cycle that is ending and beginning. This reflects the coming together of our masculine and feminine elements within us. This is a sacred, beautiful and sensual time of primal or pure Creation.

Throughout the ages, we have been taught to fear our own sexuality and the sensual feelings or energy that accompanies every creative thought we have. The bonfires that celebrate winter solstice remind us and reflect the fire of creations power – to change and create. The sexual union of pairs represents the reunion of our separated parts of self. These unions are meant to be honored as a sacred passage of rite – to respect the creative nature within all. These unions between pairs do not necessarily need to be between a male and female, because all have both within; masculine (God) and feminine (Goddess). This is a time to honor both of these equally powerful and important elements within Creation as well as within ourselves.

When we accept and honor the creative power within the union of our own masculine and feminine elements, we create amazing things!

The Dark energies also represent the dark womb of the feminine within each one of us. We house and nurture our ideas within our own feminine qualities (womb), so they may be born, strong, and healthy. Spring then represents the birthing of what we have cared for during the winter months. However, when we are conscious of the miracles that are happening within and around us, we stand in the center of pure joy, in all its elements and grow through all of joys stages of becoming.

I challenge each one of you – to see the darkness of night as the mystery that holds all of your potential joy within. When you do, the ascending light in your world will bless the growing creations waiting to come forth from out of the dark and transform the shadows within.

Abundant Blessings on this Joyous Holiday Season!

Carolyn M. Greenleaf

The Art of Receiving

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The ability to receive is an innate talent we rarely use to its full potential. Receptivity is the capacity to accept all the wondrous joys and brilliance life has to offer. When we hone this gift, we see and experience our goals and dreams come to life because we open the door to receive them.

However, for most receiving is quite challenging at times, especially on a personal level. This is due to remnants of old beliefs that created feelings of unworthiness or justification, even obligation or fear. These destructive thoughts and uncomfortable sensations are part of the ego’s playground within the world we once knew. For many, surviving the past meant taking measures to protect their vulnerable hopes and hearts. The walls built and the locks put in place served to maintain our sacred treasures; however, they now keep us from enjoying the answers to our prayers. To fully receive requires us to take down our fortress and release our resistance, hidden within our unconscious fears. We must learn to trust again.

To briefly analyze the old quagmire we are talking about is to look at the energetic parents; giving is predominately our masculine energy and receiving is our feminine. There is a direct correlation to the ancient issues of mistrust and abuse our feminine energy endured. Our receptive principle suffered some hard blows during the dark ages of our past. But we now must allow the past to fade away and release all the inherited, residual fears that built up over time. This is how we reclaim our freedom. We each have masculine and feminine principles; we must once again honor the gift of both in order to enjoy the magic waiting for us.

As the year 2012 closed, we have entered a new cycle; one that nourishes and encourages us to reclaim our choice, our joy and every aspect of our hearts dreams. The Universe is holding us in a safe space where we can reacquaint ourselves with our abundant and loving truth – all we need to do is…accept. One of the most powerful keys to accepting is surrender. It is time to surrender all that is no longer our truth. We must let the boulders within the past go to feel the Flow of our receptive heart. Our river of gifts can only enter through the pathways we open.

Exercise:
Take some time to be alone, in a place where you feel safe. Play some music or tune into the sounds of nature – relax. Sit or lie down and allow yourself to melt into the chair, floor or the earth – just let yourself go. Next, form your conscious intention to release all that no longer serves your highest and greatest truths. Release the old boulders that block your receptive flow. See the gray mists of the past lift and leave you. Then, see the Sparkling Light that is left behind. This is your Brilliance – it is time you claim it.

To learn more about exercising your receptive muscles, please join my upcoming class “Opening Your Gifts,” February 25, 2013. For more information please click this link: http://www.greenleafhealing.com/Classes.html