Within the bustle of the holiday season, stands a significant marker calling us to live in harmony with nature: Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, in the northern hemisphere. This day is a portal into allowing the rhythms of nature to nurture your mind, body and spirit. As a soul living in a physical world, nature’s rhythms are meant to guide us into healthy rejuvenation and balance.
Winter calls us into engagement with the dark night, the sky’s glistening stars and the stillness of the trees. It beckons us to greet the journey of sacred renewal and reminds us to rest more, sleep more and spend time in the quiet of our soul.
But the activity of the holiday season counters this natural call to inner reflection and stillness. As we feel the tug of winter’s hush pulling us into the deep of our being, we may also note the contrasting pull to engage in the frenzy of holiday demands. Winter Solstice reminds us that the soul aligns with nature and not the call of cultural habits. Deep within ourselves, we know that restoration is a key ingredient before new birth can manifest. When we push against this natural call, we feel it in our bones as an unrelenting exhaustion and loss of something sacred.
Free-will blesses us with the power to respond to life mindfully. This auspicious time in our spiritual evolution asks us to honor this responsibility as the foundation for how miracles flow throughout this season and beyond. With every conscious choice me make, our soul’s peacefulness expands and guides our intuition. This winter, choose to honor the sweet call of the Solstice portal, by giving yourself permission to embrace the true pace of this season. Let the longer nights guide you into the unseen aspects of self, awaiting your tender care. Winter is the power-spot of sacred inner reflection. Within this hallowed encounter, you can bring warm attention to the inner womb of your being and bless the needs of your heart and soul.
Winter is the power-spot of sacred inner reflection. Within this hallowed encounter, you can bring warm attention to the inner womb of your being and bless the needs of your heart and soul.
Light a fire, put a kettle on the stove, wrap yourself in a soft blanket and lean into the call of winter’s reminder beyond the bustle of the season, to simply let go and be. There, you’ll discover the natural stillness of Winter offering her tender care. And as you embrace the long nights, you will unearth where healing and creative magic are birthed.
May the long winter night be a blessed gift to you and your family. May the fires you light, remind you of the eternal flame of your soul. May winter be an invitation into the deep, meaningful engagement with your beckoing shadow and your true inner light. And as you sit quietly and tend to yourself with love, compassion and noble embrace. may the path of illumination through winter’s shimmering night sky uplift, inspire and empower you evermore.