December is a month of celebration, and for many of us, Christmas, but almost all traditions agree to celebrate something this time of the year when the days are shorter and the temperature is low (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), referring to it as "The Month of Miracles."
In a secular world like ours the idea of a miracle is often associated with some kind of magical power that only some of us can experience, perhaps only once in a lifetime.
But what if I were to tell you that miracles are not only possible for all of us, they are intended for all of us once one understands the real meaning of them and the mechanics of them?
You have often heard me talking about how Feng Shui deals with "Qi" and how Qi is the life-force energy that exists in all living creatures. It is the most simple "fuel" in the universe and it is constantly interchanged between each element existing in nature– humans, animals, plants, even rocks– transforming and changing in frequencies and looks but never dying. It is LIFE.
A common feature of these manifestations of life are also seen in cycles. We see it in everyday life: night turns into day and then turns back into night; spring turns into summer, then to autumn, to winter, and then back to spring again; things are born, grow-up, age, and die. All living creatures are subjected to cycles, the cycles of life.
So, what has this got to do with Christmas?
Well first of all, it won’t come as breaking news to most of you that Jesus’s birth didn’t really take place on December 25. The actual date seems more likely to have been March or May, depending on the sources of when the town’s census was taking place. Either way, it is a know fact that in the early days of the Catholic Church December 25 was "chosen" as the "officially celebrated B-day for Jesus" because December was already known to be "The Month of Miracles." (So what better time to celebrate the one person who has single-handedly made miracles famous around the globe then, right?)
More specifically, the Roman Emperor Constantine– the first to officially convert to Christianity-- was a devout follower of the Roman "Sun God." This God was, for every practical purpose, related to the sun in the sky and had many of its qualities: brightness, power, force, and success. Curiously enough all of these attributes seem to coincide with the attributes ascribed to the Earth’s physical sun in the Traditional Feng Shui teaching, which is why it is considered the most "Yang" (bright, warm, active, and powerful) of all the natural elements.
On December 25 ancient Romans would celebrate the "Re-birth of the Sun God." Scientifically speaking, a few days prior on December 21, the contemporary "Winter Solstice" celebrates the shortest day of the year when the inclination of the orbit of the Earth around the sun causes the suns ray’s to be closer to the Southern Hemisphere (where they experience the full of summer) and further away from the Northern Hemisphere (were most of us reading this are right now), hence experiencing a cold and dark part of winter. However, a few days after this "low point," the orbit of the earth changes, causing the sun to be perceived as moving "upwards" toward the Northern Hemisphere were a few months later it will reach the equator during the Spring Equinox on (give date).
What does all this mean in practical terms?
It means that on December 21 we experience the lowest point in the winter season, known in the Chinese solar calendar as terminating the season called "Great Snow." It is the most Yin moment of the year. And after reaching this lower point, well, it’s all upward from there, so to speak. As the sun begins moving towards the Northern Hemisphere each day becomes progressively a bit more warmer, a bit more energized, a bit more Yang. This may not show immediately in the weather, but if you pay attention you’ll notice that the air– especially at night– is not as crisp but instead progressively softens and warms up. This is the "Re-birth" of the sun after the cold of winter.
How do miracles relate to Re-birth?
Every ancient culture– whether Roman, Celtic, Jewish, or Asian-- knew that in the depth of winter nothing could be created: the trees temporarily cease to grow, the seeds of the crops are sleeping under the Earth, animal are in hibernation, even humans like to be on a "mellower" schedule. So the depth of winter is not a good time to really create anything. It is, however a good time to plan and set intentions (a.k.a. New Year’s resolutions).
But right after the sun starts its rejuvenation process, we begin perceiving its energy again and progressively our plans and goals begin to sprout, get carried into manifestation from the awakened and energized Earth energy, and, just like the seeds of a sleeping crop, awakens at the very beginning of spring. You don’t see the crop growing overnight, right? But before it breaks through the ground and makes itself visible it has to sprout deep down into the earth and then, when it appears above the soil, we all call it "a miracle of nature."
We can all use that same time right after the Winter Solstice to plan our goals and our resolutions and then let the life-force energy of the earth carry them into manifestation. To accelerate this process I recommend a yearly Feng Shui tune-up of your house this time of year to remove any blockages that may interfere with this creative process. For just like a sprouting seed needs water to grow and bloom, your goals need life-force energy to grow into miracles. During the Feng Shui consultation in a home or office I do just that-- teach you how to remove the obstacles that are slowing this process of manifestation down and help you attract your miracles and goals with Godspeed. We all have the power to do this, especially now.
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