Happy Solstice. I love this celebration that marks the longest night here in the Northern hemisphere, where we treasure the inward-turning time that is coming, and yet know that the sun begins its slow return now. We encourage it by lighting lots of candles in this long night, reminding the sun where to find us and showing him what beauty he holds in his light and warmth. It’s a long passage back, but we’re prepared to wait, and it certainly never hurts to kick things off with a party.
I was delighted to find Kat McNally’s final prompt in Reverb15 is an invitation to write our 2016 manifesto.
A manifesto! I’ve been talking about doing this for ages and haven’t gotten around to it. So how auspicious to be invited to create one now. And frankly, I think this might just be the beginning of something. Who knows, I may do a seasonal manifesto. Or a monthly one. Or best idea yet – a manifesto abecedarium! YES! That’s definitely going on the agenda for 2016.
But for now, here’s my 2016 manifesto…
I believe the world is a mostly magical place filled with curiosities and treasures; and that everything offers us an opportunity to know ourselves more fully. I believe the more I know myself, the more purely and clearly I can shine my unique soul signature energy. I want that for all of us.
It is my intention in 2016 to be ever-more consciously connected to the Fullness of my Being, my Divine Self, and to rock in all the most fabulous ways my life here in the physical. It is my intention to use the magnificent gifts of support, of energetic help, of guidance, of perfect positioning, of help available now (and always) to know myself and to be seen; and to be an Ambassador of Light, Love, and Unity Consciousness. I set aside all that no longer serves me; and activate and utilize all the gifts that I carry, so I can show up and create, express, and experience in full alignment with my Divine Self and be a blessing manifest here on this beautiful planet.
I want to live in a world where my heart is my true compass, my feet are on the joy trail, and we all hold each other in respect and with loving-kindness. The one thing I know for certain is as Ram Dass said: we’re all just walking each other home.
It would endlessly delight me if everyone reading this were to write their 2016 manifesto – do consider joining the fun. And please let me know if you do – I most certainly would love to read yours.
Wishing you a most wonderful Solstice – may you always have much to celebrate.