Just as our ancestors have, during Winter Solstice we will honor the rebirth of Father Sun. It is a time where we pause to recognize the longest and darkest nights of our lives, honoring the struggles we have had within to overcome our shadow self, to return to the light within that comes each Spring. There are traditions, rituals, and celebrations abound; this year our Solstice arrives once more in grand style.
As we prepare for the celebrations, like the dawning of the North star that has long been a symbol in the cosmic heaves, we must prepare for re-birth, re-unification, and renewal in life. Celebrate the re-birth of hope, the re-unification of humanity so that peace may pervade across the globe, and renewal of spirits.
Each one of us are responsible for writing our own stories. YOUR purpose, YOUR health, YOUR prosperity are all within YOUR power to change. We embark upon writing a new book. It is full of empty pages for you to write upon. Intentions, dreams, visions are all waiting to be recorded in the lines of your pages.
This is the perfect time to go deep within yourself to remember and renew oneself. We have overcome many shadows both within and as humanity, this is a time to pause and reflect upon our journey and look forward to the new era to come – the return of light.
Many are holding circles, ceremony, and celebrations to join together in community for the day. If you are looking for a personal and quiet way to honor and celebrate the day, here are some suggestions:
Spend time connecting with earth, with the moon, and with the sun by consciously stepping outside and grounding with Mother Earth. The energy of the day is about the connection of Mother Earth with the Universe. Grounding yourself to anchor the light energies of the Universe is a beautiful and simple ceremony that any can do anywhere.
Fire ceremony is a beautiful way to connect with the light energies and release the energies within that are binding us. Just as we make the choice to release the need to grasp tightly, draw lines, and incite a fear personally, we must release this same energy in the world. We must release prejudgment, competitive natures, lack of respect and honor for the lands we walk upon, and the fear of lack. We must release so that can restore balance in the world to allow for a new kind of fire - a fire full of Eternal Flames of Love within its energy. A simple fire ceremony:
Everything is ceremony and sacred even as you create your fire itself. Speak words of gratitude for all that is being gifted. Bring an offering to the fire – something from nature like a flower or a pinecone. Blow into the offering whatever it is that you want to release or heal in your life to make room for the new. When you offer it to the fire, say a prayer of gratitude. It is a symbolic release and a symbolic claiming of the new energy.
Every spoken word is an act of creation. An act that sends ripples of energetic signatures into the world. Stand with your feet upon Mother Earth, lift your arms to welcome the energies, and speak your words of intention for the New Year, speak your words of intention to release what no longer serves you, and speak your words of intention of gratitude for what has received.
A message from the winds:
This is a beautiful cycle of life that we are in. New Horizons are in view. Collectives restoring sacred, peaceful and harmonizing states of being - a collective where the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine are equal allowing all to enter the "tribe" as equal. This picture of tomorrows is ours - it is ours to create. We do not have to continue to draw lines. It is possible to stand shoulder to shoulder with all our relations. It is possible to become united as a human society. The collective Sacred Hoop of life does not exclude any, it does not exclude because of skin color, spiritual belief, or economic status. It is all inclusive. There is a but though.
This horizon, this picture of what tomorrow may be - it requires a choice to be made. It requires actions to be taken. It is not enough to say "yes". It is not enough to talk about joining together. Action has to be taken. It begins with letting go of fist - the fist that grasps tightly to the old paradigm of competition and fear. It is in this release that we can receive the winds of change. As individual souls, we must individually return to the sacredness in life. If we do not return to the sacredness of spirit, we will not be able to create a human society that is peaceful and harmonious. If we do not honor ourselves, we cannot honor all - to Honor One is to Honor All Relations.
Take action today - make a choice. Join the collective - change the world to one of a human family of souls not defined by race, creed, gender or spiritual lineage to weave a new tapestry in the world today
We The Women Sacred Lodge Sisters have collaborated to create an audio sseries as our gift to you for the upcoming Winter Solstice. You can sign up to receive these FREE audios beginning on December 14th
We are also hosting a viritual ceremony where we are sharing all week various simple ceremonies that will work
with all spiritual paths. You can join us HERE.