Every year around December 21st, the Universe exposes one of its greatest gifts – sunlight. This day marks the beginning of Winter which many associate as dreary, cold, cozy, and barren. This day is called Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year because it has the least amount of sunlight. If you’re a sun-loving spirit like me, this darkness can be startling. But if you know what’s actually happening on Winter Solstice, you may want to start celebrating it. Yes, this day is darkest of the year, but everyday after begins to gain more sunlight. It’s like a rebirth.
I remember when I was a little girl I read a story about the mythic cycle of the goddess. In her winter days she releases her physical form to be reborn as the infant light so the new solar cycle can begin. I see this as our time to birth our dreams, which will grow with the increasing light.
It’s time to shine the light on the past darkness so we can learn, grow and shed the layers that offered protection and incubation. We get to re-light our inner world and DREAM. Now is the time to get out the journals and create those vision boards!
Allow yourself space for the following:
Take time to integrate your journey thus far. This includes looking back on your life since the Summer Solstice (June 20) and ask yourself:
- What has been important to you?
- What have you learned?
- What is it that you have been incubating, readying to share with the world?
Its important to create a clear space, almost a “spiritual nest” for the the return of the light:
- What do you need to let go of?
- What are you ready to leave behind?
- What do you need to sweep out to make way for the new?
- What is most important to you?
- What do you want to bring out in to the light?
- What projects do you want to come to fruition?
Draw in the new light and illuminate your desires. I’d love to hear how you transform! Please leave a comment below and connect. Happy Winter Solstice!