Planet Earth is having its annual close encounter of the stellar kind these last couple days. There’s nothing unusual about the planet being a little closer to the sun; it’s a normal occurrence that happens near the start of the calendar year. Earth travels in an elliptical orbit, so its distance from the sun changes throughout its year long journey. The Earth completes one revolution around this oval-shaped orbit each year, and so it makes its closest approach to the Sun on roughly the same day every year. In 2020, the earth will be closest to the sun on January 4-5th.
Think of the poems, words, colors, conversations have come to you over the time between the Winter Solstice and Epiphany.
1) Finding your maps for the coming year: Some people make a mission or resolution for the New Year. You might want to ask what mission is already forming in you.
2) Is there one word, or several words, that most keenly describe your intent for the coming year?
Finding your orientation in the New Year
~ A way of looking ~ A way of seeing ~
Focal Vision & Peripheral Vision.
Focal Vision helps us center on a point in front of us, such as our computer, a book or a bird flying. This can often lead to eye strain and neck tension. Peripheral Vision is seeing out of the corner of our eyes. With this type of seeing, we are inclined to discover patterns, sometimes off to the side, or perhaps in the distance. This gaze of the eyes is often softer and more relaxed. I like to call this: soft eyes. During this season, using soft eyes can be used as a physical practice that sets a different orientation and pace in your life. The completion of daily tasks is important. But, spending time using the “soft eyes” techniques, you might feel more relaxed, have less eye strain, and maybe even a better opportunity to allow inner directions to rise and form in your awareness.
We hope your year us full of new direction.
And a year full of receiving Light.