Things held in Ice
…when they warm up things change.
One of the things I’ve been seeing in the news this past few decades is reports of various things found in the melting icebergs: Viking artifacts, Otzi, the Iceman, tools and weapons, frozen extinct animals, and all sorts of artifacts teaching us about
We’ve also seen viruses and bacteria that have been held frozen that haven’t been active for thousands of years, and are thawing and becoming viable again. The cold and lack of oxygen prevents the bacteria and other decomposing mechanisms from sending organic materials back to the earth.
The cold and lack of oxygen prevents the bacteria and other decomposing mechanisms from sending organic materials back to the earth. It seems to stop time. Stopping things when there is chaos all around gives you an chance to stop and look at everything that’s coming together, to give yourself a chance to think and process. We sometimes do that internally with trauma. We “encase” our wounds in an energetic equivalent of ice to make it wait until we have regathered our resources and are ready to deal with it. Sometimes, though, things are going on enough that we don’t ever get around to thaw it out and look at it again. People can carry these traumas over many lifetimes. Like that box you still haven’t unpacked since the last time you moved, it waits. You don’t know what’s in it. It could be painful- but in a way you can deal with now. It may contain a treasured memory that you’d forgotten was wrapped up in that crisis, hidden by all the stress you couldn’t deal with at the time. Many times people can get help with this sort of “issues in ice” from shaman or past life regression therapists. Sometimes we can handle them by ourselves, just as we would ‘get around to’ unpacking that old box.
I don’t want to seem to criticize that some issues are held in stasis until later. It is clear that just about everyone does it, which indicates that it’s a valid technique- unless you never get around to opening all the old ones. At this season we can also help ancestors work through some of their issues when they come to visit. We can offer forgiveness for things they did because of ignorance, as products of their time. Trauma is easily passed from generation to generation, and Samhain season (a whole moon, not just one night) is a great time to help yourself and your ancestors- and thus, your descendants melt away the figurative ice holding old problems, with the warmth of love and acceptance. The rest of the world may be focusing on dress up and candy, but spiritually, this is a wonderful time to work through old issues.
Blessed Samhain, Happy Halloween!
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