I love cycles, and I am a big believer in honoring my own rhythms.

At this time of year, I turn inward. I want to sit in my den and work on my loom or crochet while binge watching Netflix. I certainly do not feel social or festive at this time of year.

In the darkness, I choose to honor hibernation and the gifts that it brings. In allowing myself to slow down, cocoon and dream in the winter, I give myself permission to be a living piece of the rest of the world, which is also slowing down, cocooning and dreaming.

The seeds that gestate in this darkness are strong when spring arrives.

What needs your permission right now?