Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice


We are approaching the seasonal time of the solar year when the ‘sun stands still’—the Winter Solstice. Our word solstice comes from the Latin sol stetit meaning ‘sun stands still.’ For approximately six days, it appears that the sun does not move—mythologically recorded in various cultures tales and mysteries ranging from the legends of the Pacific Islander’s Maui to the enigma surrounding Machu Picchu’s Sun Stone...The Winter Solstice marks the time of the longest dark and the shortest light... At this most important and very special and sacred time of the year, it is most appropriate to consider ones past year and the year to come. The following are some questions that you can ask yourself and include in your Winter Solstice honoring and celebration:

As the light returns what issues are blocking my lights expansion?

What patterns do I need to change to transform into a more loving and powerful divine human being?

What fears can I release over the next year?

What life lessons have I learned over the past year? And what do I need to do so that I do not repeat the mistakes of the past?

How best can I bring out the light to myself, to family, to others and to the earth and all its creatures?

What do I need to release that is hindering my spiritual power?

What spiritual commitment do I need to make that will heal the past, empower the present and provide the achievement of Divinehood in the future?

At this time of the returning light, honor the silence, the darkness, and the mystery of life from which all new creation emerges. Rejoice in this time of love and cheer for the eternal renewal of all things.

Happy Winter Solstice

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the question of "what fears can I release over the next year". My New Years resolution is to worry less and trust God more. Something that has always been inconsistent for me. It's one extreme or the other. I think it's my best resolution yet. I'll have to figure out a way to keep myself accountable and keep track of how I'm doing....

Love the pics! As I get older, I appreciate the soothing effects of ocean waves more. The beach helps you stay in the moment and I love the sound of the water.

Glad to hear you're doing well!!!
Love, Kelly