“The plants and the earth are resting. Maybe we should too. The long days will be here soon enough.” -Rebecca Raiden
In the northern hemisphere, we are deep in the throes of the winter season. When we look at nature, we see that many plants are dormant, animals are hibernating, and the rains and winds reign. During this season, it may be beneficial for humans to replicate nature and allow time to slow down. Research from the University of Colorado suggests that humans have the necessary traits to hibernate and that indulging in more winter rest may be correlated with longevity, a decrease in diseases like Alzheimer’s, and less chance of heart attack. Even mammals who do not hibernate utilize times of rest when resources are low, and the weather is cold.
Stay home, catch up on reading or crafting, visit with loved ones, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have worked hard all year, and now is the time to enjoy the resources you have harvested. Do not fight the early sunsets; follow the sun to an earlier bedtime or simply as a guide to more resting. Winter is an excellent time to be in gentle contemplation and store your energy for the coming year. Resting and regenerating is self-care! Remember, spring is the time for clean-up, organization, and expelling dense or stagnant energy, to enliven the quickening of spring; we aren’t there yet!
If you would like to support or someone who does, please book a session with one of our practitioners. If you are looking for a time slot that works for you and need assistance, please call the office at 503 288 5175. We will always do our best to be accommodating.
For a limited time, join Rebecca Auman for her ‘Year Ahead Spread’ – a Personalized 2023 Tarot reading, only available in January! There are only a handful of sessions left, so don’t hesitate to treat yourself to this magical engagement.
Those of you who are looking for a deeper understanding and connection with Tarot are invited to the Tarot Mentorship Program. This is a four-class course lead by Rebecca Auman. She has been reading and teaching tarot for 30 years! The Tarot Mentor Program will meet Sunday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 4-6 pm PT (7-9 pm ET). There are only 7 spots left!
BIG News! Tuesday Night Shamanic Practice is now bi-monthly and starts at 6 pm PST. Join us to deepen your practice and be in community. This is also an opportunity for the curious to have a direct experience with their own wisdom through Shamanic Practices.
We look forward to working with you this year, Happy New Year!