The content of this posting is one which was so well expressed by someone else that I decided to share it. It so resonates with me; perhaps you'll find the same true for you. Anodea Judith is one of my favorites: an author, a teacher, a healer. She's, by far, one of the most knowledgeable authorities on the topic of energy healing and the chakras.
Light as Nourishment
One of the basic principles of life is that gravity moves us downward and light draws us upward. This sets up a basic polarity in consciousness that orients our core along the axis mundi that connects heaven and earth, through the sacred center of the self.
Winter is a time for grounding. As the days get shorter in the fall, we begin to let go, to drop down, into the earth, to root. As we pass the pivot point of winter Solstice, we slowly push back from that deep earthiness, our roots energized, and move toward the light once again. In the first days and weeks of the New Year, while we are still underground, we may not even see the light.
How do we know what to do, which way to move?
We must feel our way.
Through grounding we find our orientation to gravity. We reach the light through our imagination.
Right now, close your eyes and imagine a golden sun shining down on you, urging you upward. Imagine those rays piercing your crown chakra and illuminating your third eye of the sixth chakra.
Imagine you are a prism that breaks that light down to its seven vibratory frequencies, nourishing every part of your body. Imagine that the light shines out through you, through your chakras, your skin, your smile, your eyes. Practice running light through your system on a daily basis and you will find an incredible “lightness of being.”
I long to see our fractured civilization break through the false ceiling we’ve put over our heads and burst into the light. We spend so much of our time indoors, under artificial lights. Our view is limited by walls, cluttered with objects that demand our attention. We then spend hours looking at the light of a computer screen (as I am now!) and mistake that for reality. Especially in the winter, when it is dark and cold outside, we may go far too long without a “light bath” for our eyes and face.
If you are lost and can’t find your way, call in the light. Go outside when the sun is shining and turn your face upwards and drink in the light, as necessary as oxygen. Close your eyes and bring that light into your inner world. Repeat until your temple within is flooded with light.
Now your roots know which way to grow.
With love and light,