Winter officially arrives on December 21st at 5:44am EST
The Winter Solstice is the longest night.
It is a time of reflection.
The Solstice belongs to nature. We belong to nature.
In Winter, nature slows down.
Deep rest can conserve and restore energy.
Can we give ourselves permission to pause and learn the lessons nature has to
We honor the cycles and the seasons that remind us of the
ever-changing flow of life that we are part of.
Trust in knowing that the Winter Solstice is the longest night BUT
once that night passes, the nights will shorten
& days will grow longer.
The Winter Solstice is also known as the 'Rebirth of the Sun'.
How do you celebrate the Winter Solstice?
Here are some rituals to explore:
Light a candle.
Set an intention, prayer, affirmation for the season ahead.
Ring a bell.
Ring a bell in company of others and celebrate connection
with each other and nature.
Reflect on the year.
This is a beautiful exercise to do on your own, or with loved ones.
Ask yourself what are you willing to release?
Write down aspects of your life which you are willing to release: worries, limiting beliefs, regrets, resentment.
Transform this release through burning the paper, rip it up, or give it back to the Earth to dissolve the old.
Then, spread your gratitude, intentions and blessings back to the Earth.
Gather and spread seeds outside.
Enjoy this beautiful changing of the seasons and all the blessings to discover!