Thursday, December 27, 2012

In the chute



Tick tick tick. Only a few days now until 2013. At the end of almost every solar cycle, whether it's my birthday, the High Holy Days, or secular winter solstice, i.e. New Year's Eve, it feels to me as if the Higgs Boson field narrows and thickens. At the ends of these cycles I'm in a tunnel, speeding up even while meeting thickened resistance to the forward motion. The ends of solar cycles tend to be very dramatic.

I wonder if this makes sense to anyone but me. Remember I decided to break the habit of embarrassment about being a shaman.

At summer solstice, the timespace of the solar years feels like a large, round room, which is why I don't think of it as an end and beginning, even though, literally, it is. The equinoxes have some of that feeling of tightening and thickening yet speeding up, but those benchmarks in the solar year are far more gentle in nature, at least for me.

This year the chute out of 2012 seems somewhat treacherous. It feels icy, sharp and potentially dangerous. The sleet storm we had yesterday in DC mirrored what I've been sensing, as does today's sharp, metallic high winds.

We're moving along at a rapid clip through the Higgs Boson tunnel into the new year. Some years it's a water slide or a smooth gliding feeling in spite of added intensity, but this year it feels to me that we need to be alert, we need to be our best, most balanced selves. We need to be graceful, like dancers or martial artists, and honest, too, to make it through unscathed. Some will be sliced en route. It's inevitable in this kind of energetic terrain. Those of us who can stay relaxed, yet alert, will be better able to help those who come bleeding and limping into the new year.

Please do not ask me to explain how I know this or to prove it's true. I can't.

Shalom.

7 comments:

ellen abbott said...

there was so much hatefulness and divisiveness expressed this year, some really nasty stuff. I'm glad to see it over and hope next year we all realize how damaging it was to all of us to writhe in those emotions. and then there was the first 2/3rds of the year that, for us, had a severe lack of income and now we are finishing it up in abundance.

Elizabeth Wix said...

Gorgeous pictures, Reya. Yup, a weird transitioning time that you have captured exactly.
Wishing you all good things in the new year.

Reya Mellicker said...

And to you two!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for letting me know I've been hacked. All passwords are different now. I've got a handy, handwritten cheat sheet to remember them.

Onwards and upwards!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous photos--sending you a warm light full, padded body suit and saving the glowing amber one for myself. All my love!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous photos--sending you a warm light full, padded body suit and saving the glowing amber one for myself. All my love!

Reya Mellicker said...

Deborah - you and I will prevail as we just partook of a grat healing. We will need to help the others. I love you.

Reya Mellicker said...

Great healing