To reveal. Shine. Manifest Revelation.
An Illuminating Realization or Discovery Resulting in Elation, Awe, Wonder.
It’s Epiphany, or the first of eight days of Epiphany … well, it’s more than that.
(Yes, you can take it literally and/or metaphorically, and invite and cultivate epiphanies — those ‘Aha!‘ or ‘Eureka!’ moments of sudden clarity and inspiration.)
Who can’t benefit from one or several epiphanies?
After all, cultivating Epiphany (among other things) is an antidote to the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity and the toxic-normal of our times.
So here’s one of my earlier (but updated and ever-timely) musings on the inspiration available to us during Epiphany.
“So many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or to an image, or to a predetermined identity that other people have actually settled on for them.” ~ John O’Donohue (1)
Epiphany, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio and other Energies of Now all stir the yearning to Quest and step back into the Wonder of Our Own Presence, and express and manifest that in the world. Read on …
“Yet another very warm and heart-felt new year to you, my appreciated readers and dear compadres on the Way.
Like my birthday totem, the Groundhog, I tend more naturally towards hibernation during the coldest, darkest part of Winter.
Since I’m not a groundhog — which I bet surprises you — I’d call my version more of a semi-hibernation, following my body’s yearning and wisdom of the uber-Yin, Dark Feminine, Winter season to conserve and cultivate energy; and reflect, review, and gather vision, ideas, and insights to seed and birth in the coming year.
Woven in and through the general busyness of my usual week — it’s easy to not find time, and to go against the body’s wisdom and deep need for Yin-restoration, to push, push, push (and then have stillness come looking for us in less desirable ways).
So seasonal and spiritual milestones and holy days can offer some assistance.
Epiphany is a beautiful theme, actually, and one of my favorites (part of the Season of Lights from Solstice to February cross-quarter day), so I’m grateful that by some standards and calendars, we who choose to savor it have a bit more wiggle room. Phew!
Plus, why be stingy with light-stirring and light-sharing (just ‘cuz a calendar says so, and the world’s in such a ridiculous rush)?
Hop to the full version for some lovely, inspiring pics and ideas on Epiphany Cultivating …
A Time to Cultivate Epiphany Inspiration
Big Love (and enjoy the lively and inspired music video linked on the full article page!).
Featured Image Credit: Sunrise in Space from Apollo 11 (Photo image from U.S. NASA)
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Lots of love,
January 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm
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January 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm
Wishing you a wonderful Shiny Bright New Year start also Jamie.. and yes know that feeling of wanting to Hibernate. And I had to push myself back into the WP Light .. So happy I did though, As I so enjoyed your post.
Have a wonderful weekend.. Love and warm hugs.. Sue xxx
January 7, 2018 at 2:45 am
Thanks, Sue. Yes, the hibernation (or really just Slow Movement!) urge kicked in with Mercury Retrograde converging with Winter and longer nights, though it ended up being a busy extroverted month! 🙂 Still, finding some slow-down time is essential (I begin to crave it when the extroversion’s been potent!). Lots of love (and yes, stay warm if it’s cold there too!).xoxo
January 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm
Frosty start but its been a beautiful day.. Stay warm too 🙂
January 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm
Here as well, Sue. Still pretty frosty as the sun sets and the temp dips again, but today in the teens Fahrenheit felt like a heatwave in comparison. 🙂 Brilliant sunshine!
January 8, 2018 at 10:31 am
Here’s to the healing Sun.. 🙂 May it shine its light upon us all.. 😉
January 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm
Our lights and greenery stay up every year until Twelfth Night because that is the old tradition leading up to the wonders of epiphany. Great post. Thank you.
January 7, 2018 at 2:46 am
Twelfth Night … that’s beautiful, too. Glad you enjoyed the post (and lovely that you keep the lights and greenery up … I’d keep them up as long as they lasted!).
January 6, 2018 at 11:47 pm
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January 6, 2018 at 11:54 pm
Has the birthday/Imbolc countdown begun?! Thanks for the lovely post. I don’t want to miss our rascally Kalamazoo Kal too much, LOL, but it was cute to see a groundhog. Love and Happy Epiphany!
January 7, 2018 at 2:49 am
Kalamazoo Kal is probably safely hibernating now (or hopefully so). Yes, they do love their salad bars. 🙂 Time’s flying, tho I’m aiming to practice presence so Imbolc doesn’t come and go in a blur! Thankfully, we’ve got a couple of days for that, too. Happy Epiphany to you as well, Laura.