The Magic of Winter Time

It’s definitely Winter… well in the Northern Hemisphere anyway… and this time of year is actually my favorite time of year. It is both very special and very potent. We are approaching the Winter Solstice – the darkest point of the solar year. The sacred energy of the Winter is the seed energy of the coming year. Under the snow, in the stillness of this time of deepest darkness, the seeds of the coming year lie waiting to germinate and awaken. Just as the Summer Solstice is the time of the most powerful male projective energy, Winter Solstice is the deepest time of the feminine power. That’s why this time of year is celebrated in so many cultures and traditions: Christmas, Diwali, Chanakuh, etc. The celebration of the return of the Light. Here in the northern latitudes, midwinter’s day has always been an important time for celebration throughout the ages. On the shortest day of the year, the sun is at its lowest and weakest point – the nadir from which the light then will grow stronger and brighter. This is the turning point of the year. The Romans called it Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. It is an opportunity for deep transformation. Within each of us new modes of perception and new ways of working together are opening up. It is a time for renewal and regeneration. In these times of so much change and transition, we need to move cautiously and be guided first by our negative mind so that we can listen deeply and be fully aware of all the forces at play. Then the positive mind can do its part, and through meditation, the neutral mind will function. 

Some of us are blessed to gather and meditate together, but all of us, wherever we may be at this time, can do the following meditation which is effective for transition and for opening up hidden channels within ourselves. 

  • Place the left hand, palm flat, over the heart (hand is open and relaxed, fingers point towards the right shoulder) 
  • Place the right hand, palm flat, on the top of the head (dasam duar)
  • Breathe slowly and deeply.   Look down at the tip of the nose with the eyes nearly closed.  Listen to the Raga Sadhana CD by Sangeet Kaur and Harjinder Singh.

(You can get this CD at

 …..Guruka Singh

3 Responses to “The Magic of Winter Time”

  1. brave khalsa says:

    the winter time is my favorite time as well
    that is when all the ponds freeze and we can play ice hockey.

    i remember in my younger years when we used to play hockey all the time, everyday.

    i even had a teacher in elementary school named Mr Kring that used to play floor hockey with Joe Sakic from the Colorodo Avalanche.. he used to comment that he had the hardest wrist shot that he ever seen..

    brings back so many memories..

    righto very well then, nice to read your blog
    take care..

  2. khalsa says:

    i remember one time when the snow had all melted and on a yard there was one ball left from a melting snowman.

    there was this kid standing there and all of the other people were pressuring him to go and destroy the snowman – to go and kick it.

    in his bashfulness the kid refused to do so. he did not want to kick the snow man which would be causing destruction.

    so all of the other people began to mock the kid and pressurize him. they kept at it and …

    then in a moment of frustration the kid ran and kicked the snowball, which went flying and hit the side of the house with a loud deafening noise, knocking a lightpost to the ground.

    i thought it was quite an interesting scenerio.

    then i thought back to another time when this guy was standing and a line of camels was walking across his path; when queried as to what he was doing he stated that he wished to cross the path where the camels were travelling. on the backs of the camels were boxes. so the guy took one of the boxes off the back of one of the camels and out come 7 aakaas and 7 paataal. each camel had one of these boxes on its back.

    there was no end in site of the camels, from the front end or from the rear end of the line. they just kept on walking. and the guy was just standing there waiting to cross.

    then the passerby remarked that just as there is no end in site of where these camels began from or where the line ends; in the same way is god. god is eterenal, timeless, omnipresent, omniscient. how can a mere mortal comprehend such a limitless creator or his vast creation in nature..

  3. Gurjeet Singh says:

    it gets quiet cold in mumbai, India too.My mum and I sip on some hot tes before gion to sleep.

    The dhyaan sadhna Guruka Singh G mentioned is so good…i enjoy doin it.

    ….the pic is nice by the way.. thank you for writing all the interesting stuff… keep it up.