|Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England|
Happy Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year!
For hundreds of years, travelers from around the globe gather the morning of December 21 at Stonehenge and other sites to witness the sunrise in the forever sky. It’s a sacred time for you to reflect, release, renew, and restore. The ancients and your ancestors understood this critical time for coaxing and celebrating the sun’s return.
Why? Death and hardship were imminent without the sun’s light and warmth. Imagine huge bonfires being lit where people connected around community feasts and rituals. Symbolically these actions coaxed the sun back into their lives. The dancing, singing, and feasting also physically warmed their bodies and minds to the hope of spring– and the promises of life, food, and warmth!
|Newgrange Monument, Ireland where the Winter Solstice is celebrated|
How will you coax the “sun” to shine in your life again?
You’re invited to make a fresh start; think of people you are not spinning your gold with for whatever reasons and write them a Winter Solstice greeting be it a card, text, or email. Ask for forgetting and forgiving with a blessing for your relationship harmony. This can be a courageous act of reflecting your Spiritual Light to coax and expand the “sun” back into your life.
“A bird can be held by a chain or by a thread. Still, it cannot fly.” – St. John of the Cross
Consider these three action steps:
Tell them that you’re adding their message to your 2016 Love Letter. Consider making this an annual tradition after you tell them why you love and appreciate them!
Describe the many ways you love yourself. “How do I love thee, ____ (your name), let me count the ways.” Review previous texts or emails you’ve received acknowledging your gifts. Address an envelope with a stamp to YOU. Ask a friend to surprise you by mailing the letter sometime in January 2017.
Now with this lighter, happier energy, perhaps you will return to your Spiritual Sunlight and out of any “dark night of the soul.”
By taking these three action steps, you’ll replace the chains or threads in your mind and emotional body so that you might not only fly, but soar in 2017!
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