Happy Winter Solstice
Depending on your beliefs, the Winter Solstice can be a spiritual time or perhaps a time when you simply feel more free to stay home, relax and recharge.
For me, this time of stillness in nature is a unique invitation to cultivate stilness within and reflect on my connection to spirit and purpose. It’s an auspcious time for introspection and intention setting, fire lighting and the observance of rituals. Lighting candles, cozying up by your fireplace, burning incense, or writing in your journal are just a few fun ideas.
On the longest night of the year, as we are coming out of the darkness, so to speak, we can feel called to honor those aspects of light and darkness within ourselves.
We can surrender our year’s challenges and hard lessons learned so that they may be transformed by the oncoming light.
We can release heavy emotions such as sadness, anger, resentment or self doubt to the darkness so we can open up to the possibilities of what is to come.
We can reflect on what is it that ignites the spark within us. How can we grow that light to live more authentically, with more joy and peace in a way that serves to light up the whole world?
I know even with the best of intentions it can be hard not to get swept up in the frenzy of shopping, rushing and eating this season, but there’s much to be gained from taking a pause to lean into the energy of this Winter Solstice and find some inspiration to connect with all that truly matters in our lives.
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!