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THE WINTER SOLSTICE

Published December 14, 2019 by tindertender

THE WINTER SOLSTICE FALLS ON DECEMBER 21 EACH YEAR

In the spirit of self care, community care, accessing our ancestral memory and our most powerful selves, here are 14 different ways that you and your loved ones can spend the winter solstice in observance of a natural phenomena that comes only once a year. Take what works for you from this list, and if possible, consult with elders and your own traditional teachings for guidance on the best ways to acknowledge this event and deepen your spiritual connection during this time.

1. TAKE THE DAY OFF OF WORK OR JUST SLOW DOWN AND REST

2. COOK AND SHARE A HEALTHY, COMFORTING MEAL WITH LOVED ONES

3. REFLECT ON THE PAST YEAR

4. GIVE THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS

5. CLEAN AND HONOR YOUR LIVING SPACE BY DECLUTTERING

6. SHOW THE PEOPLE WHO YOU CARE FOR THAT YOU APPRECIATE THEM

7. CHANNEL YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY THROUGH ARTS, CRAFTS AND EXERCISING YOUR IMAGINATION

8. DRINK NATURAL AND MEDICINAL TEAS

9. PRACTICE SPECIAL SELF-CARE RITUALS FOR SELF AND OTHERS

10. GO TO A CEREMONY OR HOLD A PERSONAL MOMENT OF PRAYER IN YOUR HOME

11. PAY ATTENTION TO THE MOVEMENT OF THE SUN

12. LIGHT A FIRE

13. MAKE OFFERINGS

14. SET INTENTIONS FOR THE LONGER DAYS AHEAD

We know and our ancestors knew that in order to show up for our communities as good relatives and as energized agents of change, we have to be grounded and strong.

https://ndncollective.org/acknowledging-the-winter-solstice-is-a-decolonial-act-for-indigenous-people/

Full Moon 12-12-19

Published December 13, 2019 by tindertender

What does one do on the last full moon of the year? I decided to go to The Grotto.

I was a little confused as to why they had the children dressed in black for singing their Christmas music. Strange “color” for the festivities.

I sat in the church and wondered about the murals. I had to call a friend and ask who the lady was that Jesus and God we’re crowning. He was shocked I did not know, especially concerning my “age”. He said it was the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, being crowned by Joseph an Jesus. Still doesn’t make much sense to me, but it is beautiful just the same.

There were many murals and statues. These are only a few.

I walked along enjoying the scenery. There were so many lights. I imagine the bill for this display over the month will be outrageous!

I’ve been so oblivious to religion and the whole history of it I wonder if this is why my life has felt like a living hell for much of my experience (and I’m aware that it can alwys be worse, so am grateful for the joys and friendships I’ve been blessed with).

What I do know is the basics, and that the higher ups are pedophiles … and I am confused by them, for how can they be godly and do such things?

I dreamed last night of the drug pushers of my youth. I dreamed they said my car was dangerous to drive, so they took it away. I was ‘stuck’ there. But when I couldn’t get what I wanted, I grabbed my rolling tool chest and hitched a ride back home. My tool chest wouldn’t fit in the car, so I pushed it over onto its side, flipped all of them drug pushers the bird, and hopped in the rear seat of the car for my ride, elsewhere.

It feels as though I’m having a non-religious/religious crisis, and it’s no wonder twilight zone is so near.

Even after 17 years sober.

God help me … God help We.

Those Who Judge Will Judge … Those Who Love Will Love

Published December 12, 2019 by tindertender

These days you may receive messages from ‘outside sources’ that say they are watching you, judging you, attempting to instill fear in you. They may be watching your dreams, manipulating them, and even attempting to manipulate your waking moments.

Remember, only antagonists do these things … never those who are of love and of benevolence.

Do what makes you soul sing. If it does not hurt self or others, it is good. Never let someone tell you it is not, and that it shall be judged harshly. Only those who wish to control you will buck at your freedom, and free expressions of joy and love.

We have been aware of those in physical form who do these things. They do not stop once they lose their physical form … they are utilized by the ones who wish for mass chaos in this world.

Fight this interference. This is your life we are talking about … stand firm, tall, and capable …. for you are fully capable of withstanding this distraction.

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo (I bow to the Primal Power), Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti (I bow to all encompassing Power and Energy), Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo (I bow to that which God creates), Kundalini Mata Shakti, Kundalini Mata Shakti, Kundalini Mata Shakti, Namo Namo (I bow to the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power).

You can only bow to the base-of-all in silence, in non-action. For a moment, leave everything as it is. Release your attention so that it is nowhere in particular. That is true equanimity. The supreme meditation is without definition or limitations. Don’t do anything in particular, or you will obscure this limitless meditation. Leave your thoughts be, without replying to them or following them. They will exhaust by themselves.” ~ Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud of Bonpo Dzogchen

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