Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Thoughts on the Winter Solstice


The rest before the resurrection.
The last brilliant moment giving way to new life.
The ending slipping silently into the beginning.
The death necessary for growth.
The earth, letting go.
And so I'm letting go too,
of the need to be something I'm not,
of the thought that I'm not enough,
of the whispered lies I've believed for too long,
of the shame I've let cover my heart,
of the doubts that hold me back,
of the fear of feeling too much,
of the excuses that smother my dreams,
of the beliefs that have kept me from knowing myself.
I'm letting go
slowly
like Winter's last breath.

What about you?

16 Comments:

Blogger ArtsyMama said...

Aaaah....THANK YOU for helping me to let go!! Happy Solstice:) You are a delight to read each day.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Beansprout said...

Winter solstice...the days will get longer, the light stronger. A reminder for me...I choose a little angle card each month and this month it was "SURRENDER"...Letting go of all that does not serve our highest good. Thanks so much.

8:08 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Beautiful writing--esp. 'the fear of feeling to much.' I relate to that. Why are we afraid of our own bigness, potential and grace?

Happy winter solstice--here's to each day shedding more light on our ways of being in the world.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Happy Solstice, Michelle. :-)

9:10 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Wow, as it is dark and gloomy in Paris at the moment, you helped remind me that we're on the other side of things! Merci! Great blog.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy solstice.LOve your blog.
We just had summer solstice here in Sydneytown,I'd love to hear your musings on its meaning for you

milva

2:02 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i love what you wrote and
want you to know
i have just nominated you
for this
http://www.thebestofblogs.com/nominations/best-new-blog-nominations/

4:24 AM  
Blogger Misty Mawn said...

Another BEAUTIFUL post!

...Winter Solstice brings me great optimism. The sun is even shinning a little today~ There is hope!

So glad you love the piece! I loved making it for you!!!

6:04 AM  
Blogger artjunk~ said...

love your poetry, very personal and thought provocing. thank you for sharing it. not looking forward to shorter, darker days as I like and need a lot of light but will try to enjoy what it has to offer. ~Lia

6:43 AM  
Blogger Living Part Deux said...

Haunting. Lovely! And I'm so glad you were nominated by gkgirl. Your expressions of thought and emotion are so very outstanding in this blog world.
(I may not be blogging for a few days - but I've GOT to read my girls. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!!!)

7:42 AM  
Blogger Swirly said...

Wow. This entry is like a warm, calm exhalation, a letting go of all the unnecessary and all the negative. This past year I have had to make a lot of big adjustments, and I have been able to let go of varying amounts of angst and anxiety over the months. Now that the year is officially coming to a close, I feel light and unburdened - I am looking to the new year as the time for me to really sink in to this new life and new journey as an artist. On new year's eve, I am going to walk through a doorway, and all I see on the other side is wide open and light. Your entry is a reminder to make sure I release anything that is remaining that might get in my way. Thank you.

8:20 AM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

I have been thinking about this entry since I read it yesterday. fear of feeling too much and the excuses that smother my dreams. I feel like you have reached into my brain and taken out phrases i would not let myself see. Thank you for inviting me to see them.
Beautiful words Michelle.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Very pPretty, I'm letting go of the pressure I put on myself to be like everyone else. I want to be satisfied with who I am, and not need other to approve for me to feel ok with myself.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous nikol said...

ripples below the frozen water, somewhere deep in her body's loins, deep in secret places that know the water will change again to warm, supple waves lapping gently over the shore's rim, there are ripples...

but for now, frozen, still, cold, hard, pain before new life, life like we've never before seen, but, for now, in the frozen water, breath comes with more sharpness, more panic, more fear, is my life really under all that? and do i have to let go, too scary? maybe, maybe not...

there is movement, subtle, shifting ions... ripples below the frozen water that will surely give way to more life... if we can only let go and trust it...

hi friend, i love seeing you... thank you for sharing, yet again, the depth of the life you are going for, truly a gift to witness...

8:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Happy to be joining you in letting go. I'll be at a solstice party tonight (a few days late but that's okay) burning some sage and letting go of the things I hold too tightly.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Kitty Kitty Peacock said...

What about me? Let me tell you. The day you wrote this, I had a re-birth. A second chance, if you will. I was accepted into graduate school and will begin classes in a few weeks!

5:01 AM  

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