Writing, as a form of communication, has never been my strong point. I prefer conversations. Dialogue. Listening. The presence of another human makes me feel safe when I have something to say, I need feedback. Maybe I am a people pleaser?
But I LOVE to read! I love to learn, I love to sift through and contemplate. This snippet of information is not mine, but it has inspired me to contemplate and share.
From Heidi Smith, the creator of The Bloom Book.
Today is New Year’s Day in some traditions but not all. Our modern-day Gregorian calendar is based on the sun and it runs most of the world’s economies. It was created by a pope in the 16th century, and is rooted in Christianity. Prehistorically, most of the world’s calendars—and there are many--were organized around the moon. Most Christian holidays (e.g., Christmas and Easter) were appropriated from pagan and pre-Abrahamic religious holy days associated with the solstices and equinoxes, days honoring the organic cycles of the Earth.
Image from Archetypal/planetary/elemental/pagan holiday illustration of unknown origin
After reading her post I am inspired to contemplate my own mindset when it comes to the power in finding inspiration in others, shared communications, and building community. I am not alone in my thinking, and that there are many others. The circle is there, and like a fire, I/we must continue to fuel it with breath.
Inspired by the post above here is a blend that helps us to understand that, like a circle, we begin anywhere. Use any or all of these oils to begin again and again and again. This blend grounds us where we are, reminds us that we are here for more than just our self, that we are part of a community and therefore it holds space in the consciousness for the reminder that we are not alone.
May we shed light on our own inner power and may that light spark the flame to remind others of the same.