12/21/12 - Endings & Beginnings

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

So if you’ve been following along as I journey along my Urban Minerals startup path, you would know that 157 days ago I set myself a challenge to write everyday. Seeing as I am writing this post at 12:45am it’s fair to presume that I’ve not met that challenge. While normally I would allow myself to wallow, I’m going to be realistic instead.

So let me quickly divulge the details to you and then point out where things are going to go from here.

I love the challenge of writing. For me, it invokes a new adventure every day. But also, as I have kept doing it every day, day in and day out, I’ve found that I am in need of some fresh energy.

Well, with it being December 21st, 2012 and all, I feel as though some things have shifted and I’m being called into a new energy. I love talking about energy because there have been so many moments leading up to this moment that have informed everything I’ve learned. I also just think this energy is so very beautiful.

Yesterday (the 20th) I went to my Women’s Wellness Circle up in Newmarket and learned a lot about this new energy at the end of 2012 and going into 2013 from an astrological point of view. A lot of positivity was shared, with a ton of great things to come (think Grand Trine!) Which brings me to why I’m so excited to share that I am closing my daily challenge to write; because just as December 21st, 2012 is an ending, it is also a beginning.

You may be kind of confused but let me explain. If you set any stock by it, this time, 12/21/12, is supposed to be some sort of event. Cataclysmic or not, it’s meant to have us open up to something new. Hopefully if you’re reading this than you’re feeling what I’m feeling. I also hope that you can understand why I believe that missing a day is actually a fortuitous event, especially considering the timing.

Despite not having made a post for yesterday, I just take that as an opportunity to end that energy, that era really, because all of this is definitely being informed by the Mayans ended calendar, an era in which one astrological energy now gives way to a new one. It’s an ending on both a large and small scale that I can see and feel in my own experiences.

This ending of an era also has me realizing that as the year ends, we’re transitioning into the winter afresh. Today is the winter solstice after all, a time when the light is low but which is a perfect time to sow your seeds. From today forward they will consistently grow into more and more light until next summer, which coincidentally also just so happens to be Urban Minerals summer solstice launch date.

Ah hah!

So in full awareness that things are shifting and my energy has shifted as well I want to continue to write each day starting from Day 1, but not ignoring what has come before but rather celebrating it. I want to continue in this more feminine energy and really start to unfold my world as I send more positivity and light into my future with something so feminine like makeup.

I guess you could also call it intention setting, another wonderful idea I learned at circle yesterday. It’s the right time to set my intention to prosper and move forward while I’m feeling so happy and good.

So here’s to tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. I wake up to Yule in the morning (the Pagan celebration of the winter solstice, a time similar to Christmas) and can’t wait to see what my new blog posts will bring me, especially in this wonderful new energy.