The 12 Butterflies’ Days of Christmas: Birth

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Snow Angel

Sindy over at Blue Butterflies and Me had the lovely idea to gather together other blogging butterflies to collaboratively put together 12 reflective and insightful posts for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. I chose today, December 24th, because Christmas Eve is the day daylight time becomes visibly longer (Northern Hemisphere), thus the birth of the new year, and this day also marks the celebration of the birth of a great spiritual teacher, Jesus Christ.

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. This extended time of darkness and cold is a time of death, when few crops grow and many animals are hibernating. In Ancient Greek mythology this death of Mother Earth was symbolically represented by the myth of Persephone, goddess of vegetation and spring, who was abducted by Hades, the god of the Underworld, to be his bride. Due to the cries of the hungry people and the lamenting of Persephone’s mother Demeter, goddess of grains and harvest, Zeus persuaded Hades to return Persephone to her mother. However, since she had eaten some pomegranate seeds, the food of the Underworld, she had to spend the winter months with Hades, but would return each Spring bringing new life and a re-birthing to Mother Earth.

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Phoenix

On about the third day after the Winter Solstice, the days start to become visibly longer, slowly but surely bringing more light and energy to the planet. Many theorize this is why the night of December 24th was chosen as the time to celebrate Christ’s birth, and what better day to choose to celebrate the birth of an enlightened vessel of God’s Divine Love than the day the planet begins its new beginnings and rebirths itself for the new year!

The word birth means a beginning or start. As we come out of the darkness of the ending of one year, let’s all emerge fresh from our burial shroud-like cocoons like a butterfly, or fly out of our funeral pyres like a phoenix, and begin the next stage of our lives with the eyes of a wee newborn barn, by taking everything in with a beginner’s mind, by having gratitude for all that had come and does come our way, and by radiating the light of Divine Love, of Christ Consciousness, of All that is within each and every one of us.

Tomorrow begins the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas, which lead up to the Epiphany on January 6th. The Epiphany is the day the three Magi (wise men or astrologers), who after studying the heavens and following a specific star, visited the newborn baby Jesus. This star became known as the Star of Bethlehem. Like the Magi, let us all follow our inner star, the light of God within us, and may it guide us all to many new and wondrous things in the new year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Check out all the other awesome blogging butterflies who participated:

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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, healer, spiritual life coach, astrologer & tarot reader in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog: www.peacockseyes.com
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18 Responses to The 12 Butterflies’ Days of Christmas: Birth

  1. beautiful post julianne thank you… together we are all walking stars, shinning brightly… at least we try our very best… Hope you had a lovely christmas time and now looking forward to a new magical year 2014… Barbara

  2. Beautifully written. Thank you. May you enjoy all the blessings of Christmastime. Peace and Love from Izzy.

  3. fozziemum says:

    Beautiful and always something we should carry with us in our hearts year round hoping your Christmas was truly one of peace love light and beauty 🙂 Fozziemum xxxxx

  4. janeadamsart says:

    Love to you for Christmas and the days of the mystery to the epiphany, Julianne

  5. seeker says:

    Merry Christmas, Julianne.

  6. Wow sister girl!!! That was so nicely written, & lovely. I wished I had written it. lol
    Thank you so much for all the sharing and giving you do all year long. I value and love all my sisters here at Word Press. What an AmAzInG group of ladies. I am truly blessed to know you all~
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    Merry Christmas
    Sindy

  7. thank you for all the love you embody and our blossoming friendship!
    Have a magical season,
    love,
    Linda

  8. What a beautiful post Julianne, and may the Christs Consciousness be in us ALL not only during this Celebration time, but let the light and love remain with us throughout 2014…
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas and I am looking forward in journeying with you throughout 2014…

    Love and Light
    Sue xox

  9. Best of the season to you Julianne!
    May the new year bring you much happiness and good health!

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