Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice

Keep moving forward
Let the shadow fall behind
Let all the light in

The Winter Solstice is a time of renewal.  It's celebration of light emerging from darkness.  

I created a releasing bundle to symbolically let go of all that I do not want to welcome into the new year.  

To welcome the Solstice, I sat fireside beneath the clouded sky with tiny sprinkles tapping my shoulder.  I allowed my fears, problems and pains to burn slowly to ashes.  They don't have to take priority in my life.  While they will not go away, they do not have to be problems for me.  I don't have to dwell.  

It felt good.

Fears, problems and pains do not magically disappear but they can be given permission to burn to ashes and become fertile compost for my soul.  Sometimes it takes a symbolic gesture to open your heart a little more.  

When they return, I will sit with them and welcome them.  I will not shut the door.  I will sit on my cushion time after time.  I will cry time after time.  I will burn them to ashes time after time.

Let it burn.  Let it go.  Now go.  Let in the light.

If you feel inspired to, I invite you to do the same tonight.

Tell me how you celebrated the Solstice.  I'd love to hear.


  1. loving this. I am preparing for my own little ceremony tonight. This line: "let go of all that I do not want to welcome into the new year." describes it to beautifully.

    Sending you lots of love and light xoxo

  2. Love and light to you as well!
    I hope your ceremony is beautiful and healing also.