the coming of the winter solstice
Friday, 12/21 is the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere and marks the longest night of the year. After Friday, the sun is reborn as he grows into the coming Spring and Summer.
During this time, we are asked to let go of what no longer serves us. This can mean thought patterns, people, jobs, emotions… We too, are in a sense, reborn at this interface of light and dark. Over the past several months, and for some off us the past several years, we have been doing the shadow work required to fully lift our vibrations from the “old” into the new that is coming for us. Storms don’t come into our life to destroy, but rather to clear the way for something completely different and more in line with our true purpose.
Consider rituals on this year’s winter solstice to cement the changes you have experienced of late. Write down on a piece of paper all the things you are leaving behind you; all those things that no longer serve your highest and best good. Write with with love in your heart and then throw them into a fire with a prayer of thanks and gratitude- for the lessons learned in letting go of these things have helped you advance to your present.
After you are done releasing, write again those things which you wish to see manifest in the coming year. Meditate on these desires with an open heart and with gratitude. Give thanks for these blessings which have not coming into into your life yet, and throw them into the fire with a prayer to your higher power.
This is a time for change. Energy portals have been open since 12/12; helping us release, raising our vibrations, sending messages of attunement for the coming year. Release into your highest self, let go of what no longer serves you and find peace knowing that your road is paved with universal intent.
Longest day approaches
And the pregnant sky prepares
For the birth of another sun-
Holy is the coming of light!
And the moon, full in her power,
Comforts the pain of new beginnings;
What is to come now that the darkness
Is pushed aside once again?
And what lingers in the shadows yet?
All is love as we find the new awakening
Of a new year
Heart and mind as one-
Between the inhale and the exhale;
The death and birth of change;
We grow inside this interface
And sing the ancient songs of praise.
-the sybil’s song