This time of year is very introspective for me. But one person's introspection is another person's boring blog post. However, since introspection keeps coming up for me I will write about it today.
I live in Alaska and as a psychic medium I'm naturally a sensitive person. So I really notice the seasonal changes here. You don't have to be a sensitive psychic medium to notice that in the summer we have 20 hours of daylight and in the winter it dwindles to about 4.
When the days get short and the temperatures get cold I turn inward and reflect upon my life. I used to get depressed but now I recognize it and go with the flow and things are much better. I relax and realize it's the yin time of year and I slow down and enjoy it. The beauty of winter in Alaska is all around me.
According to Chinese medicine this is the Yin time of year. "Yin" = dark, cold, inward, moon, feminine and winter. "Yang"( the opposite of yin) = bright, sun, masculine, warm, outward and summer. These terms describe what the energies of yin and yang feel like. It does not mean that women are sad and depressed and cold and that men are warm and and outgoing.
The middle of the winter in Alaska is definitely yin. I want to stay inside and read and be cozy and think and write. Those are absolutely introspective and inward qualities. But often life requires us to be more yang.
Our lives require us to go to work, to go to the grocery store, to care for the children, to cook and entertain family and friends over the holidays. The alarm goes off in the morning and we have to get up and exercise, take showers and go out in the world and negotiate things and communicate with other people. Those are all yang activities. They feel unnatural to me during the deep winter.
It's not bad to be participating in yang activities when the season tells us to be more yin. In fact it's probably good to do those things. After all, it's good to have balance. But I believe it is important to recognize and honor the yin.
If you feel like taking some time for yourself to be alone and introspective, to write and think and drink hot tea, take it if you can. Summer will be here before you know it and bring heat and daylight and being outside and kids playing sports.
Living in Alaska has taught me about the cyclical nature of life. I had a hard time coming to terms with it and fought it the first few (really like 10) years that I was here. Being a sensitive, the adjustment was rough. But I have come to enjoy and even welcome the change in seasons and the winter.
As a psychic medium, it's important that I am sensitive. That's how I'm able to read the energy around me and communicate with spirit people. Understanding my sensitivity and learning to live with it and enjoy it has brought me much greater peace in my life.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Dec 26, 2018