Yep, that time of year when the veil is thinnest. Ghosts, black cats, vampire shapes show up everywhere. Mother Earth is getting ready to rest for a time. Celebrations focus the coming light, even in the midst of the dark. Activities are indoor, focused on readying for the spring. Time to take inventory. Farmers look to the livestock, seeds, and plans for the coming crops. Baking and canning get done. Harvest is complete. Time to settle in and be warm. (At least in the Northern Hemisphere.)
Time to take inventory. Inventory what?
How has your year gone? Have you accomplished anything that satisfies your heart or soul? De-cluttered your house, heart, or mind? What have you done?
Sometimes it is a big thing. “I severed a toxic relationship.” “I changed jobs.” “I started a new business.”
Sometimes, it is as simple as, “I cleaned out my underwear drawer.” I read that book.” “I took that class.” “I got out of bed.” “I showered.”
You are not defined by your accomplishments. No, really. You are a Divine Being having a physical experience. There are moments when you are floored by your own magnificence. Other moments, you can’t believe you survived this long.
Whatever state you are in now, give yourself credit. Cut yourself some slack. Pat yourself on the back for getting this far.
I am proud of you. I understand you are at this place in your life. I am cheering you on. I am noticing you and the effort you are exerting to be human.