12 Days of Inner Christmas
12 Holy Nights Dec 25 – Jan 6 Inner Christmas: There is a practice of inner renewal and development that begins on December 25 and unfolds nightly through January 6, the day of Epiphany. These are the 12 Holy Nights. Our souls experience a unique connection with spiritual forces during this time, as the “veils between heaven and earth lift and powerful inner insight and growth are possible.” ~ Lynn Jericho
This is the perfect time of year (in the Yuletide prior to Epiphany on January 6th) to create sacred space to connect with that ‘inner still small voice’. The “12 Days of Christmas” in popular holiday songs refers to these 12 sacred nights of meditative reflection which is a time for setting your most heartfelt intention to create in your life for the coming year. Each of the 12 nights of intention reflects each of the 12 months of the coming year cycle. This is an incredibly powerful time of sacred creation that has been watered down in our society. Today we speak of a ‘New Year resolution’ that carries only a fraction of the power of creation as it is done from the mind rather than a mindful, heartfelt connection to your own True Essence. The reference in the holiday song that states “on the _th day of Christmas my True Love brings to me…..” refers to each day following the holy night of creation where we can mindfully open up to ‘allow’ your own True Essence (Soul) to co-create in your life.
You should be mindful to make your creative statement a positive intention (not a “I do not want…. anymore”) for what you desire with all your heart – and see it as if it has already occurred (rather than “one day I want” so you are not creating that you “hope it will occur” and yet it never quite does over the next year). 😉
What is ‘Sacred Space’?
Sacred space can be as small as a deep cleansing breath you take in to clear your self or to prepare for meditation; or it can be a small physical space such as a window sill, an altar, or a larger space in a room in a home; or it may be larger still such as a garden or a cathedral or an ancient megalithic site. The primary importance is the intention of setting the space for sacred use or sacred connection to Nature, the ‘Divine’ or “All that is” in order to experience “I Am that I Am”. How to Create Your Space? It helps to choose a space that will not be likely to get cluttered or mixed with other energies. It may be a