The torch flame for transformation now begins as the Light travels like a lightning bolt down through the World Tree and deep into the heart of the Underworld. Thereby Initiating the long awaited Alchemy of Change, after our long journey into the Underworld.
Just as many ancient monoliths are aligned with this season and its symbolic representation, of the return of the Light, so to are we Sacred Monoliths unto ourselves, reflecting and expressing natural cycles.
The Sun carries with it the Spirits pure impulse, the Earth, the fruition and enactment of this impulse and the Moon, the consummation and consecration of the impulse into being.
That is why this Moon is so important right now, it represents complete ILLUMINATION within the Underworld.
The Union of Opposites and resolution of what it truly means to be a Human Being.
Light a small white candle and hold it above your head, calling and praying to the Heavenly Realms and the place of your Celestial Soul. Ask that you be brought into greater alignment with your true destiny and that through this next year, you be watched over guided and protected, breathing in the light through the top of your head.
Then bring the candle down to you chest and repeat but now pray to yourself, to your body, to the dirt at your feet and the Natural World and the Realm of the Earth Soul, asking for strength, sustenance, alignment and well being, breathing in the light
Next bring the candle down to your groin area and see the light piercing deep through your physical and emotional body, down into the depths of your subconscious and into the Underworld Soul. Breath deeply through your whole body allowing the light to pass through and trigger any processes that may need to occur.
Finally return the candle to your chest acknowledging both the masculine and feminine principles of creation within you, then slowly offer the candle as you turn to face the four directions, eventually returning to where you started, asking for harmonious balance between all realms, not just for yourself but for all living things.
Then place the candle onto your Alter if you have one, if not, then anyway that is safe is fine.
The Key to this process, is radical uncensored self honesty and once discovered the ability to express it in our lives with authority and compassion.
It is also a powerful time to release any forms of resentment and attchment to debts owed, wether they be emotional, practical, or financial etc.
A powerful Mantra for this is;
I FORGIVE YOU
I RELEASE YOU
I LET YOU GO !
To forgive you dont have to feel it, or believe it, you just have to say it, continually chant it, until it is done.
Again this does not mean you agree or even accept what ever misfortune you may have suffered, it simply means you NOW release it.
Thereby freeing the energy used to hold the resentment and now make it available for your creative process.
This of course is also a perfect moment to reflect on our own misgivings and ask forgiveness from others, if we so need to.
And never forget, Santa Claus bought gifts from the UpperWorld, travelling down the Christmas Tree, to bless the small children.
Santa Claus is the Shaman, the Christmas tree, the World Tree and the the little children, our souls.
This is the true gift of the Communion of Light/Christmas