'Tis the season to be merry, to be light, and full of light. When I look around, I don't see much merriness. So many people are being asked to go beyond what they thought was their breaking point. "Find the strength inside and know how powerful you are" seems to be this season's motto.
I recently experienced a version of this myself. My world, as I have know it, is going away - forever. What I thought was my life's purpose painfully vanished and nothing has yet to replace it. This news sent me into a tailspin. Why am I here if I have no purpose? I slowly rose out of this deep dark depression like a deep sea diver, making sure I didn't get the bends on the way up. Looking back at it, I can understand why I went through this dark night of the soul. Why wouldn't I be depressed? My former life is gone. I was grieving for what was. Now, true to this month's real motto, I found the inner strength to pull myself up and begin to look forward to the new life that I am creating. 2015 will look much different than 2014.
I know I am not the only one. In fact, I think the world as we have collectively known it will be forever changed in 2015. This December seems to be heralding in that energy with the hacking of Sony Pictures by North Korea. It is interesting that so many "identities" were stolen. These are prominent public figures whose personal data, including social security numbers, is no longer personal. Is this symbolic of the collective energies of each of us wondering, "Who am I now that my old identity is gone?" What is the future of social security in 2015? Have we entered a new age of social insecurity as absolutely nothing is safe on the internet? Pluto in Capricorn continues to unearth deeply buried secrets and Uranus was square Pluto on December 15th. It's no wonder this is happening now! Let's not forget about the recent protests and riots over alleged police brutality. It is as though the world is a snow globe and the Universe is shaking it to wake us up.
As we continue to feel the aftershocks of societal and personal upheavals, remember this season's motto: you are powerful beyond measure. Find that power within and use it. Rise up, dust yourself off, and be true to the callings of your heart. It is the only true compass in a world that has been turned upside down.