Since harvesting the last of our root vegetables in the garden ~ parsnips, carrots, beets, and potatoes, I've been reflecting on this season when life goes underground. The days are shorter ~ we slow down, conserve energy, and turn inward. We can tap into this cyclic flow of Nature to synchronize with our environment and find grounding.
The other night I had a dream about running away from danger, as the sidewalk turned into tree roots that I had to climb up. This can be a time to tune in more deeply to our ancestors, our familial roots. We have the opportunity to heal our family wounds through time ~ for past and future generations. Dreaming work is healing work. So in this holiday time, how can we give and receive healing ~ through understanding, kindness, compassion, and honest communication ~ to clear the obstacles to living the fullest life possible?
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I am a psychotherapist, writer, artist, and dream teacher in Boulder, CO.