Solstice blessings

turnedcupsThe winter solstice is a day of culmination; it’s a pinnacle point. It’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

The solstice has been honored throughout the millennia as a time of alignment of energies and honoring of the light. The light speaks of energetic attunement, focus, refinement, discernment, making choices, setting intentions, course correcting, and the like. It is, if you will, a reset button for yourself as you step up to the next platform of energies.

Before we hit the course correction button, it is wise to take stock, to poke around in our darkness and let go of the old, dead weight, the fractured dreams, the dusty visions.  We often forget that we have been evolving and unfolding and the earlier intentions may be outdated or no longer hold any resonance. We change. We shift. Our perspectives lengthen and deepen.

Allow yourself to take this time to metaphorically clean out the closets of your psyche. If you have bundles of energy and enthusiasm for this task, tackle your metaphoric basement – you know those boxes of old, outdated stuff with complicated and strangulated memories — as well as your metaphoric attic where you have tucked away things that you no longer wanted within your purview or on your radar screen.

Bless it all – the now hilarious, the sharp pointy taunts, the dog-eared and tear-stained, the what-was-I-thinking, and the sweet memories wrapped in beribboned tissue. Release and bless. Even, burn away and purify the-old-and-unnecessary with your heart’s twin flames — courage and compassion. Take a deep breath. Take several. Allow a small smile to form on your face and as you settle deeply and comfortably into your body. Hello, self.  I am here. I am connected.

Imagine walking down a hallway. See, sense, feel, or know what this hallway looks like – flooring, carpeting, ceiling, wallpaper, colors, art… allow yourself to relax and be playful as you notice what is there. If nothing comes readily, call in your Active Imagination and have fun…make it up, go to town. Whatever comes forth is perfect at this moment in time. Now, look for a door. You will know when you have found the right door for you. Trust me; it’s your door. Open it and walk through the door to your soul.

Breathe. Don’t overthink this. What are you feeling or being shown? Perhaps, you are hearing something. Ask your soul what it needs, what it desires. Again, if you are drawing a blank, call in your Active Imagination and have a fiesta and dance in the possibilities that present themselves to you. Or pull out your crayons and draw whatever presents itself.

With this soul knowledge in hand, consider your solstice reset button. Where to do wish to place your energies and focus for the next six months? Feel your intentions; connect them with your heart. Bless them in the light and envision each  and every dream as small seeds of light held within your heart.

Solstice blessings, dear ones, may you feel the support of the Universe as you open to new energies and adventures. May you settle into a new light matrix that holds your soul aloft and allows you to sparkle and glow in all of its intended glory. And so it is.

 

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One Response to Solstice blessings

  1. Sara December 21, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    And so it is.

    Am blessed to be right where I need to be. Writing (preferably by the beach or its internalized energies), children, communication and laughter, connection and compassion, friendship, light, plenty.

    May you, too, be where you need to be. Blessed be.