Winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time we need to honor our natural urge to slow down and drop out of the external stimuli and distractions our lives present us with. We often equate winter as a harsh and hard time of year, it can be a very challenging time of year for many that is true, but what if we embraced the darkness and gave ourselves permission to rest, reflect and renew. Rather than resisting the tiredness and the urge to spend time in stillness can we accept the invitation winter gives us and dive into this quieter rhythm. Can we accept the invitation winter offers us to be gentler to ourselves?
Solstice is a time to celebrate the gifts of renewal, and to honor the light that shines in each of us and carries us through the winter months ahead. We ask you to please light a candle on this winters eve as a way of honoring the journey that has brought you exactly where you are today. Look to the fire to honor your strength, and keep the light burning as a reminder of the goodness in your heart in these colder months as the light in our natural world slowly emerges more each day.
Let yourself stop, breathe, and reflect on this past year. Please honor your challenges and all the growth they have brought, celebrate your victories and all the moments that have brought joy to your heart, and please remember to give thanks to your beautiful body and your spirit for carrying you through all that life has presented.
As we release this past year with gratitude, and prepare for what lays ahead, light a candle and rest in the stillness.