What do you discover in the stillness of the Winter Solstice?
Grab a cup of char and curl up with me as we create some more Me♥Time together…
So this is Week 1 of the 6 weeks of the Winter Solstice – the pagan festival celebrating the Rebirth of the Light.
The Winter Solstice occurred this year at 16.28 GMT on the 21 December, marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
The Winter Solstice, also known as Midwinter and Yule, comes from the latin ‘sol’ meaning ‘sun’ and ‘sistere’ meaning ‘to stand still’, which describes the way in which the sun seems to remain motionless for three days, neither moving north nor south.
Then on the third day, our ancestors realised that the sun began to move northward again, promising the return of the warmth and harvest in the summer time.
This three days of stillness at the Winter Solstice is an opportunity for us to journey within, to find that still point deep inside of us, where all our earthly concerns fade and we meet our truth.
Take some time now to close your eyes, focus on your breath, and allow yourself to sink into the silence. Visualise yourself walking towards the Winter Solstice sun – what is it that you discover there in the stillness?
Share your discoveries on my Instagram and Facebook posts (links in right-hand column).
I look forward to journeying with you
With my love and blessings of the Winter Solstice