Here comes the sun…

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The darkest days of the year are behind us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Slowly but surely, the nights get a little shorter and the days are slightly longer. Even in areas where there is snow and ice on the ground, signs of life are appearing everywhere. It is not quite as evident here in Florida, but growing up in Virginia, this time of year brought hope that the dark wet winter may actually come to an end.

It’s easy to get caught up in the feeling that we *should* join in with this rising up, with this renewal. We may expect to also feel somehow lighter, more hopeful, maybe even joyous. I mean, even the birds are returning and singing their little hearts out. It makes the contrast between what we are seeing and what we may be feeling so much more obvious. We may even feel a little unnatural, or guilty, to be feeling so dark and dreary, even resentful of all this excitement around us. Where is our light? Where is the window to throw open and let in some fresh air and sunshine? Why are we not as joyful as the birds returning

As we know, it doesn’t usually work that way. It is helpful to take a step back during this time, and separate ourselves a little from what is going on around us, so we don’t feel obligated to feel or act in a way that does not work for us. We can actually trust this darkness a little bit, savor it a little maybe, and see if it holds anything helpful for us. Sometimes sitting in the dark during a time of such bright light can help us to see more clearly what is in our hearts, and what it is that we truly need.

The truth is, most of us have just moved through a time of fall and winter holidays that were full of people gathering together with loved ones and celebrating. When we have experienced a loss, these times can be overwhelming, isolating, and defeating. As time goes by, we can learn ways to get through these times and do more than just survive them. But let’s remember that we have gotten through them, just recently. And here we are, more or less in one piece. Let’s regroup. Let’s take a little time to allow all the feelings that may have come up during the holidays that there was no place for, come up again and be “heard”. As the swirling dies down a little, we can start to consider what there is that would be truly supportive to us. Would it be some down time all alone, with a good book and good food? Would it be reconnecting with a friend that we don’t always have time to visit with? Allow yourself to be nurtured during this time with a few things that help you feel truly supported and nurtured. Take a little extra time in a hot shower, go see a movie you have been wanting to see. Be kind to yourself.

D'Anne Dougherty

Energist & Consultant at D'Anne Dougherty
I have helped many families over the last 15 years or so to understand the things that are going on in their homes and families, and have offered counsel to parents whose children are sensitive in the same ways I was as a child. I am excited to be able to help parents to support their children’s intuitive abilities, and for these children to grow up feeling empowered and embracing their gifts.
I have helped many people to clear out unwanted entities and energies from their homes and businesses, and have taught them to do this for themselves.
I hope you will join me on this journey of understanding and empowerment.

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