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Soul Connections

By Marcia Wolff

So let this winter of listening be enough for the new life I must call my own—David Whyte

As we enter the winter season, it is a good time to reflect on our past year and think about the new one ahead of us. In this period of ever lengthening darkness, we come to the shortest day of the year. And with the darkness there are celebrations of light. By bringing light into the dark, we can listen for our truths and see our shadows with the hope of more clarity, awareness, and acceptance.

What does it mean to listen within? The biblical expression, “still, small voice” is a beautiful phrase with three descriptive words. Have you listened to it? Or has it gone underground from lack of attention. It’s a part of our psychoneurological make up. It isn’t a total mystery; it’s real.

How do we engage with a new life in the coming year that we must call our own? People who create often know what the next step is with an art project they are working on. They may not have an outline or a thumbnail sketch, but they just know what to do next. It requires some quiet in our environment. Our inner guidance system can be set in motion when we spend some time listening within. It might seem repetitive, but it is repetition that is needed to remind us to slow down our eating, our busyness, and our driven actions. It is a time for some solitude, for quiet music, for a walk in nature. Here we may hear the guidance that we need. In practicing this, we can begin to initiate a life that is our own, that is created from within. Spending time alone can strengthen our truer nature and help us to see what is now dissonant from our conditioned early life that no longer can take us where we want to go.

When we notice a repetitive thought, anger, resentment, about someone or something that took place in the last year, when we notice it repeating, we can stop it from running us. Our egoic construct, which is an imprint of our first seven years, likes us to repeat outcomes because it is familiar and safe. But it might be outdated, not productive, and not allow us to change or to have the new life we want. Ask yourself aloud: is this the direction I want to go in? Do I want to carry this energy around? If the answer is no, just pop it like a bubble. Say “no” loudly. And physically turn yourself in the direction of a more joyous, new life. Imagine how you want to be, what you want to birth, what will nourish the seed that is within you. Imagine shape shifting into the life you want. It’s okay to go slow so that you can gradually expand and fit the new pattern you are creating. Celebrate!

Marcia Wolff, M.A. earned a Master of Counseling and Psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. A class in the History of Consciousness, which focused on transformation from egoic to soul consciousness, informed her that one of her core values is evolution. She coaches and counsel’s individuals and couples. Contact her at


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