This end-of-the-year time can be lovely and peaceful, and at the same time it can be a challenge to contemplate 2016. We feel not only what is ours, but what the world is going through. In this article, Jona Bryndis speaks of renewing a life-affirming attitude and strengthening our divine inner connection. One of my favorite lines in the article is this one: “As long as there is one light there it can illuminate the Darkness of the Global Shadow! Remember your Light, no matter what your suffering is!” I hope you enjoy this article, entitled “Celebrating the Sacred Rebirth of our Inner Light.”
The Winter Solstice time marks the beginning of a new phase in our inner journey. Symbolized by the shortest days of the year in which the sun is reborn to bring new light to the collective we celebrate the renewal of sunlight throughout all cultures and religions. Energetically seen, it honors the Feminine Spirit and its vehicles (our planet, ourselves and all living things) giving birth to the Sun-Child – New Creation, regardless of our beliefs.
For us as individuals the Winter Holidays find their profound spiritual meaning not through the superimposed consumerism at the end of the year, but through inner reflection and correction of the old and inviting the new to manifest itself – through receiving the gift of the Rebirth of our inner light.
Where I come from we call the nights between Winter Solstice and New Year’s ‘Rauhnaechte’ – the nights in which our ancestors smudged the bedrooms at night. Christianity transfigured these days of intense inner clearing and warding off evil spirits into the Twelve Nights of Christmas. In energy work we recommend to use this time for releasing and clearing all energetic and karmic ties accumulated throughout the year. Only if we are aware of our shadows and don’t fear facing them in inner contemplation or meditation we can successfully remove those energies within us that imprison us and that prevent positive manifestation of new energy coming in at beginning of the new year.
In this time we typically focus on clearing our collective ties and embrace the inspiration through our personal epiphany. We celebrate the rebirth of our inner light through our inner sacred redemption process understanding that there is a new beginning every time we confirm our inner connection – as it allows us to rejoin the circle of life without attachments.
Alpha & Omega is the simultaneous beginning and the end – the unified Yin and Yang in constant motion. It symbolizes the transformative and eternal power of the Divine Field expressing itself through space and light. Light, the mystical representation of the Divine Masculine aspect has no end or beginning – itself has no shadow, and it can expand and contract in any direction without limitation. Space, the all-encompassing vacuum, the primordial OM that holds and provides the vehicle for the energy of light can be seen as the mystical Divine Feminine aspect. Together they constantly expand and contract – transform and transmute – carrying the information of ALL there is.
During the Winter Solstice it is the conscious space of the Divine Feminine that invites the Divine Masculine to infuse her darkness with the spark of new light, and thus strength and direction. As the strength of the light renews itself again it bears a new potential to bring new life, new ideas and new inspiration into our lives.
On the deeper mystical level, The Sacred Rebirth combines the correctional process of Redemption through the creational process of Renewal. Both primal energies, the Masculine and Feminine are needed for this process.
In conscious and spiritual energy work we practice the sacred process of Rebirthing our Inner Light by decoupling from the collective matrix and leaving our past inc. karma and trauma behind with energetic collective clearing modalities. We fearlessly align ourselves to truth and courage (masculine) while energizing our inner nurturing, self-love and compassion (feminine) at the same time, and thus reclaim our Divine Light as sovereign ruler of our own soul. In deep and silent reflection or contemplation, we allow our shadows to be illuminated and call for the cleansing of the old through our heart. We use the end of the year as time for deep clearing of our karmic and energetic ties, which quickens our life-force and reconfirms our alignment to the Unified Divine – the Alpha & Omega within.
Utilizing the energies of the end of the old year and beginning of the new year means renewing a life affirming attitude and to strengthen our divine inner connection.