🌟 We’re heading into the shortest day/longest night of the year… in the Northern Hemisphere… which brings the celebration of the return of the light, a.k.a. Winter Solstice this December 21!🌟
How do you celebrate this return of the light?
We like to celebrate Solstice by opening up to the light within and allowing it to shine bright. It usually involves a feast of fondue, card readings, dreaming and dancing ~ sometimes with friends and sometimes with the 2 of us!
In this time of darkness, are you ready to let your light shine more than yesterday… and in your unique way?
When you spend time with loved ones, when you go out in the world of “last minute gift buying” or when you mix & mingle with total strangers this week, notice how you interact.
Investigate, be curious and find out more about the world around you.
Or be like a hermit and find a quiet space away from others and do what you love to do… just because it’s fun!
Let the rebel in you shine forth … bend or break some of your own rules.
Grab any opportunity to love a whole lot more and let more love in.
Challenge tradition and come up with practical alternatives that help you and others shine on.
And live true to yourself as much as you can. Walk your talk. Be a lighthouse as only you can be!
SOLSTICE BLESSINGS – John O’Donohue
Somewhere, out at the edges, the night
is turning and the waves of darkness
Begin to brighten on the shore of dawn.
The heavy dark falls back to earth
And the freed air goes wild with light,
The heart fills with fresh, bright breath
And thoughts stir to give birth to colour.
I arise today
In the name of Silence
Womb of the Word,
In the name of Stillness
Home of Belonging,
In the name of Solitude
Of the soul and the Earth.
I arise today
Blessed by all things,
Wings of breath,
Delight of eyes,
Wonder of whisper,
Intimacy of touch,
Eternity of soul,
Urgency of thought,
Miracle of health,
Embrace of God.
May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear of word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.