SpiritHeal Institute for Intuition & Healing
Menu
Blog
Home » Blog » Tired, Cranky, Sleepy…It’s the Solstice!

Tired, Cranky, Sleepy…It’s the Solstice!

Powerful, relentless and profound, the Winter Solstice draws us within.  The entire magnetism of the cosmos exerts its influence on our consciousness, opening portals to our soul.  Whether we are conscious of it or not, our energy is drawn inward. Like a plant in winter, our consciousness withdraws from the surface and burrows deep within to go through the fire of transformation. If we resist, we can feel out of sorts, cranky, tired, accident prone or even come down with an illness in response to the power of this pull. Clients are telling me they are depressed, they want to give it all up, give in to the urge to sleep both day and night.

Think of the solstice like a giant full moon.  Full moons are portals to the unconscious, to the vast black holes that source the manifested light.  If you are not a skillful navigator of full moon energies then solstice energies might be a challenge for you as well. When we are guided to go within but don’t follow that guidance our energy splits.  Our deeper awareness is going in one direction and our surface awareness is going in another. This causes a fracture in our psyche that we experience as sleepy, tired, foggy, cranky and out of sorts. We can feel lost, confused, listless and depressed.

I’ve learned that when I feel tired and sleepy during the day that my spirit is calling to me.  It is a call from the depths of my being to “listen up”.  Also, if I get sick or feel out of sorts, that’s a call too. It’s as if my energy won’t source what I’m doing and signals me to pay attention.. Sometimes it’s a pleasant way as in synchronicities, numbers, names, song lyrics, books, symbols and dreams. Other times it’s through more unpleasant signals like the ones we are discussing. Sleepiness has become a common signal for me.  If I go to sleep and my resistance is lowered my soul can get through to me in dreams. I’ve learned to traverse from sleepiness to lucid awareness.  Instead of going to sleep I slip through portals into more expanded states.  It’s fun to find out what your specific soul signals are and then figure out how to respond to them.

When we approach an equinox or solstice we should expect change and transformation rather than resist it. Often we end up in conflict. It might be time to pause and reflect but your job or family won’t let you.  It might be time to change jobs or relationships and your fear of the unknown won’t let you. It might be time to immerse yourself in your heart but your fear of being vulnerable won’t let you.  It could also be a pull towards a sacred site but your scarcity fears stop you in your tracks.  Very often we experience conflict rather than support during these times because we are unaware of the cosmic forces that are exerting a transforming effect. We’re not familiar with the idea that we are part of a greater universe that might support our growth and evolution because we haven’t been taught to recognize these cycles.

We’re not really clear about what transformation looks like on the earth. Often it’s awkward and uncomfortable because due to lack of education we haven’t learned to accept and account for it in our lives. We don’t understand that every moment we are riding a huge cosmic wave of change. Nor are we aware of the counter energy, the yin to the yang, of the eternal still point of peace within.  At this time in our evolution it would be very helpful to invest a lot of time learning about this beautiful gift of spirit that exists deep within our hearts.  It’s our place of retreat and renewal, where we can find understanding and compassion for ourselves and others.  It’s a wellspring of helpful insight that broadens our understanding of life.  Everyone has access to this retreat within, everyone!

We are already immersed in the solstice energies. The three days before and after the actual solstice are very potent times. The veils are thinned and our ability to traverse expanded states is enhanced.  This is the cosmic gift of the seasons. In its great intelligence the cosmos knows that the most essential sustenance of the human spirit is being able to rest in the love, harmony and beauty of a peaceful heart.

Think of the solstice like a giant full moon.  Full moons are portals to the unconscious, to the vast black holes that source the manifested light.  If you are not a skillful navigator of full moon energies then solstice energies might be a challenge for you as well. When we are guided to go within but don’t follow that guidance our energy splits.  Our deeper awareness is going in one direction and our surface awareness is going in another. This causes a fracture in our psyche that we experience as sleepy, tired, foggy, cranky and out of sorts. We can feel lost, confused, listless and depressed.

I’ve learned that when I feel tired and sleepy during the day that my spirit is calling to me.  It is a call from the depths of my being to “listen up”.  Also, if I get sick or feel out of sorts, that’s a call too. It’s as if my energy won’t source what I’m doing and signals me to pay attention.. Sometimes it’s a pleasant way as in synchronicities, numbers, names, song lyrics, books, symbols and dreams. Other times it’s through more unpleasant signals like the ones we are discussing. Sleepiness has become a common signal for me.  If I go to sleep and my resistance is lowered my soul can get through to me in dreams. I’ve learned to traverse from sleepiness to lucid awareness.  Instead of going to sleep I slip through portals into more expanded states.  It’s fun to find out what your specific soul signals are and then figure out how to respond to them.

When we approach an equinox or solstice we should expect change and transformation rather than resist it. Often we end up in conflict. It might be time to pause and reflect but your job or family won’t let you.  It might be time to change jobs or relationships and your fear of the unknown won’t let you. It might be time to immerse yourself in your heart but your fear of being vulnerable won’t let you.  It could also be a pull towards a sacred site but your scarcity fears stop you in your tracks.  Very often we experience conflict rather than support during these times because we are unaware of the cosmic forces that are exerting a transforming effect. We’re not familiar with the idea that we are part of a greater universe that might support our growth and evolution because we haven’t been taught to recognize these cycles.

We’re not really clear about what transformation looks like on the earth. Often it’s awkward and uncomfortable because due to lack of education we haven’t learned to accept and account for it in our lives. We don’t understand that every moment we are riding a huge cosmic wave of change. Nor are we aware of the counter energy, the yin to the yang, of the eternal still point of peace within.  At this time in our evolution it would be very helpful to invest a lot of time learning about this beautiful gift of spirit that exists deep within our hearts.  It’s our place of retreat and renewal, where we can find understanding and compassion for ourselves and others.  It’s a wellspring of helpful insight that broadens our understanding of life.  Everyone has access to this retreat within, everyone!

We are already immersed in the solstice energies. The three days before and after the actual solstice are very potent times. The veils are thinned and our ability to traverse expanded states is enhanced.  This is the cosmic gift of the seasons. In its great intelligence the cosmos knows that the most essential sustenance of the human spirit is being able to rest in the love, harmony and beauty of a peaceful heart.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advanced Sedona Retreat