JUNE 21 2021, WINTER SOLSTICE
For so many reasons, I am called so strongly to prepare for winter solstice this year.
To soak up the quiet energy it offers and to create the space I want to be able to reflect and release what no longer serves me. Winter solstice is a time for deep introspective connection.
It is a time to honor the equinox, the chance for you to harness the darkness.
Winter solstice is a powerful time of transformation. A time to acknowledge our dark side, heal our wounds, release old thought patterns and align with our light and our heartfelt intentions.
In Latin, solstice is made of two words: sol– meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to make stand.”
Winter Solstice is one the most powerful points of the year as the axis of the Earth pauses, shifts, and moves in the opposite direction.
For three days around the solstice points, we experience the power of the standstill point and the shift of direction. The sun standing still is a powerful metaphor for the energy available to us at the Winter Solstice to change the direction of our lives with intention and build on this energy as we enter into the new year. After experiencing the longest night and darkest day, the nights grow shorter and the days grow brighter until the Summer Solstice.
Winter Solstice is scared, wildly introspective while abundantly celebrated. Resting in the womb of darkness where creation begins, we pause, stop the struggle, stop the striving to feel what it is we hold in our heart. Meditation helps to create the space for you to be guided inward. To rest and explore the feelings you have set down deep within your soul. This beautiful introspecitve practice is followed by a releasing of the old ritual to create space in your daily life for what it is you are calling in to experience as brighter days come.
You can acknowledge this special time of the year in your own way, just by taking the time to reflect and release that which no longer serves you. Most importantly Winter solstice is a time to honor the light you hold within.