EPISODE 9: A SHAMAN'S APPROACH TO SURVIVING CHRISTMAS
HOW CAN CHRISTMAS TIME CAN BECOME A PERIOD OF DEEP HEALING, TRANSFORMATION AND SELF-ACTUALISATION?
BY DIVING INTO INNER SHADOWS WHICH ARE CRAVING RESOLUTION.
Apart from being a commercial holiday, Christmas was first and foremost a celebration of the arrival of Jesus Christ.
As a link to the divine realm, I believe he was a shaman.
But he was also an archetype for the highest level of consciousness achievable by mankind.
Scholars and historians, however, have challenged 25 December as Jesus’ actual birthdate, stating some details in the writings indicate he would have been born in spring.
It would have instead been chosen because of its alignment with the winter solstice.
So why is the solstice important?
The solstice is the time of the year when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. It is the day of most darkness and least light after which light begins to emerge and increase again.
As we recognise our innate sense of oneness with the universe, we realise that what is happening to the greater fields which surround is happening to us as well.
The solstice is therefore a time for us to explore our darkest hour to sit with the demons of our shadow with compassion. In doing so we release them, allowing new beginnings to unfold as the light and its wisdom emerge.
The solstice is a time of intensified energetic frequency.
As our being connects intentionally during that period, through meditation, ceremony or other processes, it is supported in accessing and awakening more energy.
Transformation is also about releasing belief patterns which no longer serve us to make way for what is waiting to be received by us.
This explains why Christmas can sometimes be difficult.
It should be a time for meditation, introspection and renewal and rebirth, but we actually end up filling it with commitments, most of which we don’t want to actually be part of.
This bonus episode dives deep into Christmas from a shamanic perspective and as the first of a series of 4 called “A shaman’s approach to surviving christmas”.