The endless cycle of life and death surrounds all of us and repeats itself in various aspects of the world around us. Nature is no different, offering us Spring where life springs, Summer where life thrives and grows, Autumn where life changes, and Winter, where life stops, dies, and is reborn.
During the Winter Solstice of December 21, we experience the shortest hours of daylight in a 24-hour period. After that day, the hours of daylight begin to increase and days grow longer. The Winter Solstice marks the middle of Winter in the literal sense, but also the end of the year.
In many traditions it is associated with rebirth, according to spiritual beliefs, and even in Christianity, the Solstice coincides with the birth of Jesus. On an energetic level, the Solstice is a portal that takes us from darkness, stagnation, and the end as we know it to bright new beginnings.
It marks the hope that can be found when everything seems hopeless. And it gives us a fresh start and a reason to have hope and faith when there apparently isn’t. It is our only glimmer of hope that no matter how many cycles in our life come to a halt, there is always a new beginning on the other side.
The winter solstice portal is our only proof that life goes on. We can step out of the darkness and stagnant energy that surrounds our lives and jump headfirst into the change and give us hope for the light, even in the darkest corners.
When portals are presented to us, they give us the opportunity to shift our perspective and make changes in our lives. They give us the ability to be reborn in whatever form we need or want more from our path. To take advantage of this energy, we have to accept what is and what is not.
Understand where you are at so you know what steps are needed to grow and manifest. Sit down and write down your goals and the steps needed to achieve them. Write the manifestations as if the changes have already been made and be at peace with them.
Most importantly, set clear intentions for who you want to be. No matter who you are right now, you can always make the change and become someone better, someone renewed. And that’s what this portal is for.