The winter solstice represents the shortest day of the year. It signifies the time of gaining light into our life. We are in that upswing to the spring solstice, and surely my intuition gravitated towards this.
I find it interesting that each solstice the people who request reiki all somehow are interconnected on their needs. During the healing session, my heart and gut were pulled at the most. Most of us need to do something in our life to fulfill the human need of love. Or some of us just desire more love in our life.
I felt there was a connection between the heart and the gut. The gut, "our second brain," is ruled by our navel chakra, which is our power center. I was guided to continue strengthening the gut, which interestingly, fulfills our heart (and vice versa). As this is the time where we begin gaining light, I was reminded to tell you to bring the light to your heart and power center.
At the end of each reading, I throw the goddess cards to help give me feedback about the reading. Lakshmi and Sedna popped out of the deck as I shuffled the cards. These two cards indicate that our needs will be met if we ask for it and pursue action. It reminds us that everything will be okay, but we must do our part. Please click the links to read the actual meaning of these cards. This gives you insight on this knowledge can apply to your life.
The next 3 cards I threw in order included Saravasti, Ostara & Damara.
You can click on each link to read the meaning of each card. But the thoughts that popped into my head are fertility. If you want to bear children, it is important to focus on this, but this also means fertility in ideas, business adventures, creative pursuits or doing something new. Combined with Saravasti, doing something whether a hobby or a business idea that we've longed to do, completing (or at least trying) can help fulfill our heart (and our souls, spiritually). Creative pursuits are ideas taken from the source and are our gifts to the world. Don't be afraid to try something new.
Right now, in the darkness of winter, we need to plant the seeds for spring. Ostara is in the present moment position, and she represents spring. This is the time to plant the seeds for fertility (on whatever capacity that may be that can / cannot include bearing kids) on idea so it opens more in the next solstice. (Remember, change takes time and ideas take many seasons to grow).
I was guided to also say you should touch base with your inner child. Let your spirit be free, cut cords from things that no longer serve you, and do something fun. Maybe you need to overcome childhood issues, or remove yourself from the behaviors we learned from our parents, either way it's time to cut those cords so you too can enjoy life. With the new year just days away, these goddess can help us plant the seeds for any new and creative ideas we may have.
If you have any questions please ask. But know that your heart and gut are important. The more you take care of yourself (emotionally, mentally, physically and spriitually) and the more you choose yourself, the more love, light, energy and strength comes into your heart and power center.
Merry Christmas my friends. Until the next solstice, let the light shine in.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com