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Blessings of Winter Solstice




Happy Winter Solstice friends:


Days like these are wonderful times to ride the waves of universal energy for accelerated healing and

transformation. For thousands of years our ancestors acknowledged these important natural events and created rituals and practices to harness this energy for the good of all.  


The winter solstice is deeply connected to the cycles of nature. Aligning oneself with these natural cycle is a way to attune to the rhythms of the Earth and find spiritual harmony with the changing seasons.


The Winter solstice as a time of rebirth and renewal. As the shortest day and longest night of the year, it symbolizes the return of the sun and the promise of longer days ahead. This theme is often associated with hope, new beginnings, and the cyclical nature of life. This is a great time to look within and do some cleansing of this past year and welcome the promise of the year to come!


Creating a simple ritual for the winter solstice can be a meaningful way to connect with the season and its spiritual significance. Here's a basic and adaptable ritual that you can customize based on your preferences and beliefs:

Materials Needed:

  • Candle(s)

  • Matches or a lighter

  • Paper and pen

  • Small symbolic items (e.g., crystals, evergreen branches, a small representation of the sun)

Steps:

  • Set the Scene:

  • Choose a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Consider dimming the lights or using candles to create a cozy atmosphere.

  • Light a Candle:

  • Begin by lighting a candle. This can symbolize the return of light during the winter season. You may choose to use one candle or several, depending on your preference.

  • Reflect on the Past Year:

  • Take a few moments to reflect on the past year. Consider the challenges you've faced, the lessons you've learned, and the personal growth you've experienced. Write down any thoughts or reflections on a piece of paper.

  • Set Intentions for the Future:

  • After reflecting, focus on the future. What intentions do you want to set for the coming year? These can be related to personal development, relationships, or any other aspect of your life. Write down your intentions on another piece of paper.

  • Symbolic Actions:

  • Incorporate symbolic actions into your ritual. For example, you might place evergreen branches or a small representation of the sun on your ritual space to symbolize life, growth, and the returning light.

  • Meditation or Prayer:

  • Take a few moments for meditation or prayer. Connect with your inner self and the deeper meaning of the winter solstice. Consider expressing gratitude for the past year and expressing hope for the year ahead.

  • Release and Burn:

  • As a symbolic act of release, you can burn the paper containing reflections on the past year. Safely light the paper with the candle flame and watch it burn, letting go of what no longer serves you.

  • Affirmations:

  • Close the ritual with positive affirmations related to your intentions for the future. Repeat these affirmations aloud or in your mind, focusing on the positive energy you want to attract.

  • Closing the Ritual:

  • Thank the elements, any deities, or simply express gratitude for the experience. Blow out the candle(s) as a way of closing the ritual.

Remember, the most important aspect of a ritual is the personal meaning it holds for you. Feel free to modify this ritual to suit your beliefs, preferences, and the resources you have available.

I send you blessings of love and light!

-Felicia




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