And, I'll admit, I don't really care for the trappings of this Season, at least how it's played out on the current culture. I'm all for the 'goodwill to all', just wish I saw more, and that it wasn't so 'seasonal'.
But, no gripes - I'm here this morning because I'm on my 'holiday' and that means in a few short hours I'll board the first of four flights, and on Saturday morning, arrive in Santiago, Chile... It was mid 80s there yesterday. After getting a quick day there, we fly to Easter Island for Christmas. Back to Santiago, down to the Torres Del Paine and the Glaciers, back up through the center of the country and to Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar for New Years.
I'm really excited - I've been fortunate to travel quite a bit, but this will be my first trip south of the Equator. It will also be very wild for me to fly overnight and end up in relatively the same time zone. One benefit of North to South travel, no jet lagging on the hour changes.
Beyond that, the energetics of this are stellar - I love the solar holidays; one of my only sorrows in this whole adventure is I crossed my calendars and for a while, believed I was teaching a workshop on the Solstice... not sure how that works when I'm flying! But, I am delighted to be flying on this day, and to this destination.
On the Winter Solstice, what I've always considered the shortest day of the years, the least light, the greatest darkness, I will be leaving the Northern Hemisphere and journeying South. I will arrive in the Southern Hemisphere on the Solstice, the longest day of the year, the greatest light, the least dark. Heliomagnificent!!
So, just wanted to get back on here, let you know what's up, and to prep you to expect to see some Moais and hear all about my wanderlusting!
Be well and enjoy, it's been a really great year; full of blessing and lessons, gains and losses. I want to appreciate and acknowledge so many of you who have been on the path with me, stopped to support, walked part of the way, or carried me home!
Thanks and praise!!