To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.– Aristotle
Bitter-cold temperatures and a sluggish sun mark the beginning of a dark, inner journey. A journey across a bitter cold, yet berry sweet, winter wonderland. Surrounded by slate-gray woods, the days are short, and the nights are long. But you still find the True Path (no compass needed). In the dreamy darkness, your sixth sense holds a glowing lantern, gently illuminating the path towards balance and clarity. By the time the snow melts, you are reborn into alchemical gold.
Once Upon A Time
Long ago there was a sun goddess named Amaterasu. The Japanese goddess had a pesky brother who tormented her. After one particularly horrifying incident, Amaterasu retreated to a bitter cold cave in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, the world plunged into darkness without her golden rays.
To appeal to Amaterasu’s love of beauty and the finer things in life, the gods threw a fabulous party right outside her desolate dwelling. Amaterasu peeked out to see what all the commotion was about. And when she did, she saw a reflection of herself in a mirror. While she admired her radiant beauty, the gods pulled her out of the cave. Thankfully, the sun goddess returned to the universe, bringing her shimmering light and warmth.
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