29TH/30TH OF DECEMBER – REPRESENTING June & Reconciliation
WELCOME TO YOUR Sixth WILD NIGHT
The way I would like to interpret “reconciliation” today, will not be in the traditional sense. I would like to take a look at this topic from the perspective of reconciling with aspects we have lost during our upbringing. I will suggest two topics, but if there is anything that comes up for you while reading these lines, make a note in your journal and work on that aspect instead or add it to what we will talk about today.
THE DAILY PRACTICE
(YOU CAN SKIP THIS IF YOU READ ANY OF THE OTHER WILD NIGHTS)
As the overall theme of the wild nights is connected to the more subtle energies in life, that is what we will be focusing on. Each day will have one particular theme, however ALL wild nights will have a few things in common.
DURING EACH OF THE WILD NIGHTS YOU CAN:
- Wishes: Pick one of your 13 wishes at random (without looking at it) and burn it. DO NOT burn all 13 wishes. One wish should be left over for the 6th of January.
- Dreams: Write into your dream journal as soon as you wake up in the morning (starting on the 25th of December). Your dreams can give you a rough idea of what might be in store for you next year, however be very mindful of how you interpret your dreams. It might simply be that you are working through the happenings of your day, so take your dreams with a grain of salt. If you feel they do represent your upcoming year, try to dig deeper with the I-Ching, your Oracle cards, a pendulum, meditation or whatever else you feel called to use to connect with your inner guidance.
- Predictions: Each of the nights/days represent one of the months of next year. You can use your oracle deck, the I-Ching or any other tool you enjoy using to connect with your intuition, to find out what the overall theme of the month of January will be.
- Journaling: You can use your diary/journal to write down what your oracle cards, the I-Ching etc. has revealed about the month of January and you can also use it in the evening, to reflect on the happenings of your day. All of these aspects can give you clues for next year.
- Smudging: Smudge your home with Sage, Palo Santo, incense sticks or whatever you feel called to use. The smoke is believed to expel negative energies, so leave your windows open for a little bit after smudging, so that those energies can leave your home.
Always remember do do what feels right to you. None of these things will help you in any way, if you just do it for the sake of doing it. Instead, even if you only do ONE of these things, but you do it with your heart and soul, that when you will see results. Now, let’s take a look at the main topic for today.
When you observe children, you will notice that most of them have some natural traits embedded into them: Purity & Honesty and Curiosity & Playfulness/Creativity. While growing up, many of us tend to cover up these beautiful childhood gifts with different kinds of limiting beliefs. Maybe you have heard your parents say: “You will only be successful if you work hard, so stop playing around.” or “Honesty won’t get you anywhere in the corporate world.”. Whatever it might be, I invite you to set aside the things you have learned for today (and hopefully longer than that) and experience the world with the eyes of when you were a child.
Purity & Honesty
The way children are often described and depicted is with the words pure or innocent. I find these words to be quite beautiful and not to be misinterpreted with the word “naive”. I believe that the reason for those words is because we enter the world with little to no imprinting. Without any prejudice, imposed belief systems, cultural influences etc.. The older we get, the more we are taught to see the world a certain way. Our parents dress us in what they believe looks best, feed us with what they believe is healthiest for us, teach us what they believe is right and so on and so forth. No doubt, most of our parents have our best interest at heart but the more they put onto us, the more we turn into a mini-me version of them instead of flourishing into the person we are meant to be.
In the same way that children are described as “pure” and/or “innocent” you will also often hear/see Saints being depicted in that way. However they somehow get the added bonus of being called “wise” as well. When you next encounter one of your friends children, or maybe even your own, try to have a deep conversation with them. Especially if they are below the age of 7/8, their answers might surprise you. I know that between the age of 4-7 they are mainly the ones asking questions but you might get very intriguing answers when talking to them about the meaning of love or life or whatever else comes to your mind.
In order to reach this type of pure, innocent wisdom, I believe that honesty is a great place to begin. How about you join me in a little challenge:
Be 100% honest with yourself and with everyone around you today.
That also entails any kind of “white lies” or “easy way out’s”. Trust me, I know what I am asking off you. Approximately 7 years ago, I decided to stop lying to people. I had always been someone that spoke their mind and didn’t use many BIG lies but I wanted to stop it all together. Only once you decide to do this, will you realise how many times you use little white lies here and there to avoid arguments or to please someone else. It is a dangerous “game” that can quickly get out of hand. Before you know it, you are sitting on a pile of lies.
What are the benefits of doing this you ask?
- You won’t need to remember the lies you told people, because you are living in your absolute truth – so all that comes out of your mouth will be your authentic self
- The empowering and healthy relationships in your life will strengthen and flourish, while the negative relationships will leave your life (yes, this can be painful at the beginning but it is worth it in the long run)
- You feel more free and less burdened, because you are not hiding who you are any longer
- Your eyes will start to glow differently and people will trust you more easily
- You will become more healthy – There is a wonderful lady that held a talk on truth and health, I sadly forgot her name, but she said that health is linked to being honest in your actions, thoughts, words and who you are. Wether you believe this or not, it won’t harm your health to try it.
Curiosity & Playfulness/Creativity
The other often neglected traits that we naturally carry within us as children are curiosity, playfulness and creativity. Some of us have the luxury to turn these traits into jobs, while others suppress them for the rest of their life or only use them occasionally. Which one of those are you? When was the last time you played with watercolours or solved a mystery?
If you feel more connected to this topic today instead of “Truth” today, how about you grab a brush, some paint and a canvas on your way home from work? Maybe you have a set of colouring pencils lying around that have not received enough attention recently? Letting out our creative & playful side once in a while, makes a big difference to our overall health and happiness. If you prefer doing things with friends, how about you invite them over and let your creative juices flow together? Get some inspiration on Pinterest or think of things you used to love to do as a child. Maybe you preferred to freestyle in dance, music, writing poetry or stories? Unleash that beautiful child in you! Let it run free and see how you feel while doing so 🤸🏻
I find mindfulness to be a wonderful way to put yourself back into children shoes. It helps you to see the world with fresh senses. In both following meditations I explain the topic mindfulness. The first meditation has a 10 minute explanation, followed by a 10 minute meditation that you can do anywhere and at any time. The second meditation is a mindfulness eating meditation. Grab yourself your favourite fruit or vegetable and experience it on a whole new level.
Have a beautiful day, magnificent being 🤍