Mid-November to Mid-December
We welcome in the mid-November Sangraad month of Maghar (ਮੱਘਰ). On Ang 1109 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, In Raag Tukhari, Guru Nanak Dev Ji says when describing Maghar:
‘Moveless, Wise and Omniscent is my Creator-Lord, but the whole world is moveable. ‘
The moveable world spins on its axis creating days and nights and the tilt creates the seasons as the earth orbits the sun. November is a time of cold frosty weather, bare trees, short days and long nights.
Nature is in constant flux, yet behind this seasonal change lays the very essence of life itself – the constant, unmovable universal life force that manifests in incredible variation. The variation can be perceived as a delusion as it stems from the constant, still, truth.
In order to feel stillness, we need to experience the polar opposite of movement. The wheel can only function if there is an axle. The axle is still and centred and the wheel spins around it, negotiating the rough and smooth of the road.
During these dark, cold days, morale and mood can take a dip, but it is worth remembering the advice of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that the creator Lord is like the axle of the wheel-the life force is constant and still. We can all draw near our inner axle to seek that stillness, light and warmth, during this cold, dark season.