Soon after Midwinter the days began to lengthen noticeably, and in spite of the cold, we could look ahead to spring as the sun’s path crept further above the horizon and the sap began to rise in the trees.
Children feel this stirring much sooner than adults, but as spring arrives we too can feel, if we are attuned to such things, a loosening of our invisible protective winter cloaks. We feel drawn outward to the light. It is as if we no longer need to protect the sun’s spark in our lantern, but can release it to meet the sun’s growing light and reunite with it. Our own light begins to stream outward, like a flower opening to the sun. The sun, in return, sends its warmth and light down to us, bringing us joyful and healing messages from the heavenly worlds and inviting us to share this light in our words and deeds.