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Embrace The Sacred Darkness Of Shorter Days

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Midlife Myths & Realities: Andrea M. Slominski, Ph.D.

In the mystical realm of Celtic mythology, the changing seasons hold profound wisdom for those attuned to nature’s ways.

As the light wanes and darkness blankets the land, this transition invites a time of introspection and spiritual reckoning. In our modern lives, the echoes of this ancient wisdom still resonate, urging us to follow the rhythm of the natural world.

The Celtic Wheel of the Year: A Cosmic Dance:

After Samhain, the Celtic Wheel guides us into the sacred darkness. Just as the leaves fall, surrendering gracefully to the earth, we too must release our unfulfilled dreams and aspirations. The fallow fields invite us to take their example and embrace deep rest, sleep, and dreams: they are symbols of death and regeneration to come, as the days get shorter.

“Celtic mythology teaches us to reconnect with the earth’s rhythms, allowing us to delve deep into the nature of our souls.”

Reconnect with the Earth’s Rhythms During The Shorter Days:

Celtic mythology teaches us to reconnect with the earth’s rhythms, allowing us to delve deep into the nature of our souls. The winter’s darkness becomes a sanctuary, a cocoon where transformation and self-discovery await. By heeding the lessons of the fallow fields, we can find solace in the sacred darkness, embarking a transformative odyssey of self-reflection and renewal.

Within the tapestry of Celtic mythology, intricate threads weave together tales of gods, goddesses, and mystical creatures. 

The Morrigan: Goddess of Transformation:

The Morrigan is a powerful Triple Celtic goddess. She is a warrior queen, and a shape shifter associated with war, death, rebirth, and transformation. Her presence reminds us that within every ending lies the seed of a new beginning. Morrigan is also a protector of the land and the people. And as such is revered as an earth and Sovereignty goddess. If you explore the realm of The Morrigan, you’ll unravel the secrets of embracing change and the eternal cycles of life, death and rebirth.

In the depths of the sacred darkness, where dreams and reality intertwine, we embark on our own transformative alchemical journey inspired by the profound teachings of Celtic mythology. Guided by the ancient wisdom of the Celts, we can unravel the mysteries of self-discovery and self-transformation. This winter, rather than curse the darkness and the shorter days, go within, take deep rest and renew yourself, for soon enough the wheel will turn again, encouraging the birth of new dreams and goals. 

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Andrea Slominski

About the Author:

Andrea M. Slominski, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and women’s midlife coach. During her dissertation research and study, she explored the new life stage for women that has emerged over the past 100 years.

Naming this new life stage, from ages 45-70, Regency, Dr. A. has spoken at conferences, published articles, and coached women to make the most of their emerging power years. Dr. A. guides women 45+ through the often-tumultuous transformations during perimenopause, midlife, and menopause. She uses tools that include creativity, story, mythology, imagination, ceremony, and ritual. If you need support for your Regency years, including all the changes of midlife and menopause, I’m here for you. Email me at [email protected]