Blessings for the Season Beautiful People!
It’s that time of year again – a time of joy and celebration that can unfortunately also cause us undue stress. It all goes so fast. Once we hit Halloween (Samhain), the holiday frenzy sets in with Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, New Year’s and all the corresponding festivities. Once January arrives it can feel as if we were dropped right into a vast sea of cold and long winter nights, with no evidence of Spring on the horizon.
With the darkest night of the year less than a week away, it is a good time to reflect on the past, look at the present and set intentions for the next chapters to come. Personally I don't believe in predetermined dates that mark when decisions should be made (such as our western New Year’s resolutions). Time is fluid and flexible and things tend to unfold when the moment is right according to the cycles of life. It often occurs that I repeatedly set the same intentions, sometimes taking years to manifest; many of them are still in the works! But I do believe it is necessary and extremely effective to tidy up and organize our lives by taking some time out in self-reflection to evaluate where we are on our present path. This sacred solstice time – when darkness comes to a peak and light will begin to claim back the day – is the perfect time for letting go and setting your intentions for the year to come.
I want to share with you my way of celebrating the Winter Solstice, a way to honor your path in 2015. Ideally this is done on the Solstice proper (December 21st), but anytime around the New Year is a good time for this ritual:
May we let go of what no longer serves us, or holds us back from tapping into our highest potential! May we share our gifts in 2016.
Sending you Blessings of trust, love, light, joy, clarity and abundance for this coming New Year!