Updated: Jan 22
My favorite line in all the songs during the holiday season is in “Winter Wonderland” that goes, “… to face unafraid the plans that we made …” That’s where most of us are right now – in hopeful anticipation that what lies ahead will be better than what just passed.
In fact, “facing the future unafraid” is the very definition of Faith.
That week between Christmas and the New Year is like a natural “pause” in life; especially if you can take extra time off from work. This “in-between” time lends itself to folks wanting to sleep longer, breathe slower, and do more thinking about what was just accomplished and what to accomplish in the coming months.
Some of the ways I celebrate this transitional period are participating in a Winter Solstice ceremony, journaling, creating “Focuses” (rather than resolutions), and doing a Burning Bowl ceremony. The point is to acknowledge the experiences that shaped who I am, release anything that no longer serves me, and have Faith in the things I want to manifest for myself next.
As I do during my GOLD Rush weekends, I dug particularly deep this past Winter Solstice ceremony and discovered something I need to accomplish for my Soul growth this year that’s going to be one of the hardest things I’ve done in many years. It’s not a “task,” not a “thing,” but a “feeling.” It’s something I have been fighting for quite a long time now. Sometimes we need to do things in life for our own good that aren’t easy, but worth it. That’s how you know it’s right, and that’s where Faith comes in. To face unafraid…
About the Author
Dawn Staszak is the author of three previous books, “A Guru In The Office,” “A Fish Out Of Water,” and “A Guru In the Nursery.” She is the proud mother of her now 13-year-old, William, and 11-year-old, Victoria.
She teaches in the Youth Ministry at her church, Unity of Fox Valley, and works in Conferences &
She has been interested in all things metaphysical most of her life and has been studying and researching New Thought wisdom since the early 1990s. She is currently living in the Chicagoland suburbs with her kids, and their cat, Sami.