The gift of Water is the confidence that comes from being in touch with our own resources, even if we’re not sure exactly what they are. Water is the rooted strength of a relaxed power that comes from truly resting in what we do know, even when surrounded by what we don’t know. We seek support from what we can sense, in the silence, and in the dark.
Winter’s challenge is to turn inward, and to look for that sustaining light in our own foundations. To live well in a dark time (e.g. winter), we do not depend on any outward sign of life. Let the whole outside world grow dark—we each hold a single flame inside ourselves. This is our pilot light, burning in our depths. We do not need the outer light. We carry the light within.