Seeds From the Solstice

And a Happy New Year

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My children and I walked in the woods on the Winter Solstice and it got me thinking about the turning of the world and the inevitability of the cycle of the seasons. I remembered having the concept of the shortest day explained to me when I was about three or four years old. I thought of all the seasons and summers and winters and Christmases and New Years since then. When I became old enough to stay up till midnight as the year changed and we went out into the garden at midnight. How I believed it when I was told that the bells from Croydon Clocktower were Big Ben. The different cities I’ve lived in, the anticipation of the next chapter. Where will I decide to go, how will I get there? When will my children be allowed to stay up till midnight?

Everything is changing all the time and often, due to our ingrained rituals, as I talked about before Christmas, we expect ourselves or our environment to stay the same. The rituals have reinforced a sense of safety where we are, but change is an unavoidable phenomena. It's how we choose to affect, effect and entertain it that has a lot to do with the direction in which we choose to change.

In our lives we often expect change to be a sacrifice; that in order for something to be improved, something must also be lost, but if we look at nature we can see that change is an evolution of one type of beauty into another. It doesn’t mean that you can’t revisit that season on its next stop on the journey but enjoy it with a different perspective.

As we walked in the woods on the solstice, it was clearly winter. We know without doubt that spring is on its way.

Creative Visualisation is about projecting yourself and your senses into the place where the change has already happened and as sure as spring will return, be sure of the results that you want from the changes you are making. Know they are on their way.

Underground, spring is already in action; there are roots below the surface working their way upwards, seeds will be germinating, hibernating creatures are preparing to wake up. See the changes you want to make in this same way. Just because the results aren’t visible yet, doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. What changes are germinating inside you? What roots are pushing to the surface, ready to blossom in Spring?

If you would like some help with this, I have made my  Life Redesign package  choose what you pay for the whole of January.

This is not a ‘New Year New You!’ message. This is about a mellowing, a journey both forwards and inwards, a ready and beautiful evolution of your life situation using Magical Art and Storytelling.

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If you have questions please email me at and we can have a chat about it first if you want to.

Also coming in March, ready for the blossoming of spring is the Creative Wheel of Life Club.

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The next Attentive Art Night will be at 9pm GMT on Friday 21st January. Find out more and get on the reminder list HERE

With that I wish you a wonderful New Year.

Here's to all the very best for 2022.

May it bring you everything you wish for.

Love Sophie X

Sophie Walker

Mindful Creativity Practitioner, Artist and Writer., Attentive Art

I'm an Artist who studied psychology and mindfulness to help myself overcome some of life's challenges. Now I help others to do the same using creativity and psychology. I believe creativity holds the key to the enjoyment of life and I want to help everyone to feel good about yourself and your life.