What is Your Deepest Wish?
The Winter Solstice brings us the longest night of the year in the Northern latitudes, but it is also the turn toward the light, the point at which the days begin to grow longer. Under the skin of our brightly-lit civilization with all the various cheery celebrations and busy-ness, there is still the silence and stillness of the longest night. If we weren’t so busy pushing back the darkness and quietness, what would it be like? Perhaps we could sink into the stillness, become quiet enough to listen to our hearts, and discover our deepest wish, the longing of our souls.
In my case, and I suspect in many others, our deepest wish is to find inner peace, to feel at home with who we are and be able to rest in this inner home, to relax.
In Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle writes:
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. …The truth is: you don’t have a life, you are life. The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or galaxy.”
Once, I consciously experienced this One Life, which I call the One Awareness We All Are. My journey into the deepest darkness, into the heart of the Universe, is a jewel I will always treasure. I offer this gift to you here: http://www.soulplay.com/one-awareness/journeyer.jpg.php
The morning after my Journey, I painted the One Awareness, as this Cosmic Buddha/Goddess. Now and then I remember to let myself rest in Her/my/our Stillness.
- What is your deepest wish?
- Do darkness and stillness scare you, or does your soul long for them?
- Will you be able to take some quiet time on this Winter Solstice to meditate, pray, sing, drum or chant from your soul’s deepest longing?
- Some say this particular Solstice is a huge opportunity for humanity to shift into a new Awareness of Unity, to know ourselves as the One Life. I plan to spend much of the day in silence and meditation. Perhaps you will join me in your own way.