¡¡Happy Christmas and New Year!!
The Christmas (Winter) Solstice is the time in which the sun sends the least amount of light in comparison to the dark. It is when our ancestors feared that Set (the god of darkness and chaos) would win over his brother Horus (who has a surprisingly similar CV to Jesus and we could say represents Platonic light and order).
The other day I was thinking about it, toilet paper in hand...can you imagine a time without refrigerators, without shops and food supplies coming along motorways in lorries, but just you and your tribe watching the cold, seemingly dead earth. You’ve just had a bad harvest year. You are hoping to get through this winter again…without dying. Some you may not see each other again, especially the older and the younger ones...It is a time of family closeness.
The pilgrims going over to the Americas the first couple of years would not have survived the winter if it weren’t for the native Indians who helped them. (Who they later killed of course, but lets forget that again).
We live out this drama watching Luke Skywalker fight his asthmatic father while complaining the heating is a bit low and the chocolates aren’t up to scratch. Physically, it seems we have lost sense of Xmas.
But there are other levels of this light-dark struggle that are not just physical. And so I wish for you all in this celebration of light, that as you eat, you enjoy, as you contact or see your family, you appreciate their lives even though they drive you crazy, and that you have a god damn good knees up where ever you are.
As the New Year once again breaks through chaos to create a new order, I wish for you, as we each make our journeys around our suns, that in the dark inevitable patches of individual chaos that each of us will face, that your light, deep down, will be a constant source of comfort and you will have strength to maintain the connection with your natural inherent beauty and perfection.
Will I break the alcohol side of my diet to celebrate Christmas? Is Rudolf´s nose red?
Thanks for being in my life, near or far.
Lots of love and Christmas Cheer
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.~Anais Nin
El Solsticio de Navidad (Invierno) es el tiempo en el cual el sol proporciona una menor cantidad de la luz con respecto a la oscuridad. En ese momento es cuando nuestros antepasados temieron que Set (el Dios de la oscuridad y el caos) vencería a su hermano Horus (que tiene un Currículo sorprendentemente semejante a Jesús quien podemos decir representa luz y orden Platonico).