This holiday season carries a particular and unique poignancy, one I don’t ever remember experiencing and am quite sure I will never forget.  No one can question the insanity, upheaval and confusion we have all experienced in 2020, and somehow we have made it to year’s end and the holidays.  I have always loved the holidays but this year, I approach them on my knees, filled with something like humility and awe. I am changed by 2020, as we all are. Something within me broke this year and simultaneously healed.
As I breathe, I am grateful for my body’s ability to take in life-giving oxygen.  As I wrap gifts for family and friends, I give thanks that I am able to do this, as I sit safely in my warm house. As I breathe, I am conscious of my body’s ability to take in life-giving oxygen. As I walk and do yoga, I give thanks that I am well and healthy and able to exercise my body.   As I think about making dinner, I make a donation to Feeding America.  I will never take food for granted again. I will never take others, my body, my health and my safety for granted again.
As I watch the news, and as the counting of the elector's votes was confirmed, and yet still disputed by our mad King trump, I will never take democracy for granted again. I am profoundly grateful that I live in a country where I can vote, and my vote counts.
Yes, I miss my friends and family members I haven’t seen in far too long. I miss them terribly.  It has been a long, hard year for all of us. But overwhelmingly, these last days of 2020, I am struck, over and over and over, by how blessed I am, and I am humbled by that.  I appreciate my friends and family more and more every day. I see them differently now.
And there is the unfathomable loss of life that continues unabated at this point; all of those souls, beloved by others, who are no longer with us. I will never take the lives of those I care about for granted ever again. I will honor each passing of a stranger as I would a friend or family member.  I will honor my own life.
In all of the crazy occurring around us, I can’t help but wonder if maybe we have somehow missed the point.  This is not what has divided us, this crazy year.  We were already divided in our never-ending search for finding that *thing* that makes us better than someone else.  Rich or poor, white or black or Hispanic, Christian or not, whatever the disparity, whatever the criteria, it was never ever about that. We have acted as children with a glittering bauble dangling before us, ever so slightly out of our grasp and certain that it belongs only to *me*.  A certain tunnel vision has gripped us for generations, allowing us to see only what is directly in front of us and now all of that has been stripped away, exposing our entire and unappealing underbelly.
This year came to show us that under the smoke and mirrors and dangling glittery objects, we are all the same.  Covid can kill all of us.  No one is exempt from any of the disasters that have beset us in 2020. No one is better than anyone one else. Money or color or religion or politics doesn’t make anyone better than another.  We are all the same.
Here’s to all who arose, awoke, who opened eyes and hearts, who reached hands out to another.  Here’s to those who sacrificed and gave and gave and gave.  Here’s to those who stood tall and spoke up for justice.  Here’s to those on the front lines of hospitals, fires, storm damage,    natural disasters and social unrest to keep others safe. Here’s to those whose hearts shone with light and love with every breath.  Here’s to all of us this holiday season at the end of 2020.  May we heal ourselves and this beautiful world upon which we live.  May the Light within our hearts grow ever brighter. May we be guided by the desire for Unity and Peace.
Happy Solstice, Happy Every Blessed Holiday, Happy Return to Oneness!
From the One you came, and unto the One you will return. This simple truth underlies all of existence.  You exist, whether you perceive it or not, within Union.  All will begin to perceive soul before personality in the years to come. Life as you have known it is no more but the Light burns ever brighter.  The New World begins, and you with it.

 


***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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Yesterday, during her webinar, Stephanie spoke of the gathering new cycles and aspects, many of which were dominated by the Divine Feminine.  As I listened,  they began to form in my mind. The vision literally filled my mind and I saw them gathering together.   The energy that accompanied each planetary aspect of the Divine Feminine at this moment of time/space was profound in its difference.  They have been angry and frustrated, I saw, as any mother would be over the errant behavior of her children. In my mind’s eye, there was a deep calm implacability to their presence. They have done what they could to prevent complete collapse, which was a very real possibility.  Their presence has been “seeded”, for lack of a better word, within all society.  They have attempted, through patient love, to guide the power-hungry and greedy toward higher focus, while always knowing this moment would arrive.
I see them coming together, singly and in small groups, joining and separating, but always together.  This “moment” has been a long time coming, and now that it is here, they are determinedly prepared to take their rightful place.  This is no partnership although it will become one.  This is true love based authority rising before our very eyes.  We have never before seen what the Divine Feminine truly is in action. We have seen hints and suggestions but what I see coming will be remarkable.  There is an inevitability to it that will take wind out of defiant sails.
Having just recently come to see the deep and abiding power of Sisterhood between my own sisters and myself, I have some idea of what I am seeing, but I can’t even envision all that is hinted to me.  I am told “You have no idea yet!”
The archetypes we use in astrology were based on the patriarchal norms of the prevailing societies at the time.  For example, we see Saturn as authority.  What I am being told is that we are in for some big surprises.  Authority is very different than what we thought it is.  Women, they tell me, have been trying for time without memory, to stand with authority at the side of the prevailing authority.  The truth, they tell me,  is that the Divine Feminine is infinitely more than a partner.  I sincerely don’t have words for what I am seeing and I am assured that I only see a bit of what is coming.  The more I watch this unfold in my mind/heart’s eye, the more powerful it becomes.
And so I am told:
They gather in the heavens, those Sisters who have waited, prodded, suggested, infuriated, and created.  Anticipation fills their hearts for they know the time has come to usher in the New World, and new it is, lest you be dismayed by appearances.  They gather, relaxed in the knowing that the moment has arrived.  Those who speak with their voices are ready to rise.. From every direction they come, united in purpose and direction.  Patiently they have waited throughout time and space for this moment to arrive. All have known of its coming and yet He continues to resist. Power has seduced him, mesmerized him, blinded him.  Still may he cling to what he believes is his, yet hers is the last word. The heart power of sisterhood will prevail. The Divine Feminine has arisen in all her glory.
Prepare to be astonished for this will be like nothing seen before. Illusion will vanish, her power a welcome change from what has been viewed as power.  Even those who resist will fall before her Glory.

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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Hiraeth, a Welsh word that means a homesickness for a home you cannot return to, or that maybe never was; it means nostalgia and yearning and grief for lost places. 
The Story of Arthur Truluv
Elizabeth Berg
As the seasonal holidays begin, people are facing more isolation from loved ones.  It has been a hard year for so many, and the winter is likely to continue that way. Many hunger for a return to quieter days, a “normal” way of being but the reality is that those days were a mirage hiding the truth of humanity and our world, and that hard truth is being exposed daily on the news.
Perhaps what we truly hunger for is the mission for which we were born - to help create a more peaceful and loving co-existence with others based on a framework of unity.  Many of us have been actively co-creating a pathway to this new way of being, some on the frontlines and some quietly at home shining that light of theirs so brightly.  Both are equally important.  This was a long hard year but we found hidden strengths and for many, a deeper commitment to right living.
I find I am approaching the holidays with a deeper reverence and sense of the holy.  Not in any particular religious or traditional way, but from a place deeply within my heart that whispers to me softly of rightness and timeliness.
And so I am told:
In the coming days, you will find yourselves being called to take new pathways that might at first feel unfamiliar.  You will quickly realize these pathways lead you exactly to your designed destination.  Your steadiness and commitment to the Light will carry you through this next phase.  While the world around you may appear to be chaotic still, each will know within their heart that the foundation of the new age is strong and continues to manifest.  We who guide and watch offer our appreciation and admiration for the dedication you have exhibited through this time of trials.  We see strength and compassion and unbridled commitment to creating a new and more authentic world for all who inhabit Earth.  Those who resist will continue to do so but their efforts will meet with disdain and indifference, and their desire for power will, over time, lessen. They will become irrelevant.  Occasionally, others like them will rear their heads, but only to remind you of the cost of power and greed. 
The divine nature of humanity is awakening and soon will be apparent to many more of you. 
Imagine how difficult it has been to hide your true divine nature through many lifetimes so that all may learn the power and grace of love. Imagine how free you will now feel to be entirely you, shining as you were born to do.

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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2020 continues to astound and amaze, doesn’t it? We have grown so much this year, learning to balance the horrifying with the angelic and to trust that we are headed in our own best direction. We have faced hurdles we never expected and we know we still have hurdles ahead.
This week we enter the “sideways elevator”, as Stephanie calls an eclipse passage, a process of delivering us to the exact place we are supposed to be via a shortcut of sorts through time and space. I am writing this days before, but the energies associated with this season of eclipses are palpable. What particularly strikes me about this upcoming eclipse and beyond is that the incoming energy is both powerful and carries great dignity.
I am told that this is because we have been through the extreme polarities of experience this last year, and before, and it is time to begin the process of active Wholing again.
After all, Wholing is merely the mirrored reflection of breaking, is it not so? Time to “see” the Whole picture. A harvest of sorts begins, as the consequences of actions and thought forms become manifest and apparent, less in a karmic way, and more of a balancing and restoring passage. Awakening will continue, in the form of sudden and unexpected happenings, but all will occur to move balance forward and restore order and harmony.   Many are discovering hidden depths within and many more will begin to awaken, even among those who have chosen other pathways. Each has played their designated role, and those will begin to lose their allure as the need and desire for Wholing becomes significantly more important.
The Mother carries the Heart of all living things and the Father restores balanced order. Together their united hearts and vision will bathe the earth in light and love, imbuing every living creature with a restorative reset. The Master of Transmutation leads the way, opening the passage to Wholing. All will be cleared before the Mother and Father, that their light and vision will bless all living creatures including the blessed planet on which each reside. Open your hearts and welcome the coming golden days ahead. Allow He who transmutes to cleanse the path ahead, open eyes that are shuttered and awaken hearts that are closed or resistant. There is much work yet to be done and it will require the involvement of all. Each will be called according to skill, inclination and desire. The Light of each beating heart provides fuel and impetus, for this is the Divine Directive. Each beating heart is nothing without the other, for indeed and truly, all are each an aspect of the One.
Let Gratitude be your constant companion, and Truth the monitor of words and thoughts. Let every action be based in integrity. Care for one another and self with wholehearted commitment.   Make considered and compassionate choices about your health and the health of others. Breathe the Light of the One deeply into your heart for it refreshes and restores. Allow your Light to blaze forth, undeterred by current events and past wounds. Prepare to embrace that for which you were born.
(For those of you who reside in the States, I hope you had a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. To all of you, I send my love and continued appreciation. We still have hard days before us. Let each step you take forward be one of considered safety for all. We can do this.)

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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