Sunday, December 19, 2010

New ships, old ships, friendships, blue ships…

Yes, I’m in an introspective mode this morning. (Is introspection helpful or solipsistic?) And I’m thinkin’ about the Winter Solstice arriving soon—December 21st. It’s the darkest day of the year. And after that everyday gains a little more light, at least until the days start to get shorter again.

…was thinking of myself like a boat. And maybe I was treating myself like a sinking ship at some point in the past, and requiring help to stay afloat. And, at the same time if I want to be a victorious vessel a person needs a crew. So success doesn’t necessarily mean doing things on one’s own. But to be the captain of a successful ship one certainly must pass muster.

This Winter Solstice is especially cool because it coincides with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years. Wow! So this is sure to be the darkest, darkest night even though it is also a full moon! I would imagine that astrologers are also marveling about this amazing event.

Here’s one snippet from
“Something has matured and is no longer needed. It is time to transform something or to end it and to build something new.”

Gee, I’m already thinkin’ about what I can let go of at this time. It’s that old sinkin’ ship self-perception. Bu-bye, old friend! It was a comfort to believe that I lived in a world where people would be there to pull me out of the dark waters. And at the same time it was a real stress to feel like I was goin’ down…

They follow that astrological insight with another one:
“However, it is wise to be aware that a planet at 29 degrees can cause a person to waiver, to go back and forth and to evaluate and re-evaluate endlessly, until finally, exhausted with the decision making process, that person may just make a rash and hasty decision to change things without using rational thought.”

What, me waiver?? (Yes, I can have a tendency to evaluate a choice to death!)

A captain goddess queen ponders, but then acts decisively…

And the entry ends rather nicely:
“Many blessings to each of you who read this and take up the challenge of this eclipse—to give away those things that are no longer needed or helpful, and to bring to the world a spirit of loving, truthful compassion for all beings.”


It’s time to build something new. And this is where my Discipline December project comes in. Through discipline and recruiting help where it is helpful to achieve my goals I can build a most satisfactory future. I can do it!

To you, precious reader:
You can do it! Blessings for any letting go and new building you are doing at this time. And blessings for building a world that is helpful for a happy shared future together. We can do it!


Unknown said...

Thank you Brooks! I can do it!

Laura said...

Brooks this is such wonderful insight and inspiration today. Entering the depth of darkness allows for wonder and mystery to gift us with something unexpected and new. YOU are indeed up to the challenges you have set forth for yourself, especially because you are willing to reach out for help when you need it...asking for what you need takes courage and are filled with both. Bright blessings to you. (PS my husband's birthday is on the 22nd...the day light begins to reenter the world anew...isn't that cool? He is the light of my life!)