I felt the darkness of the Solstice especially this year. Perhaps due to the changes in my life or due to the healing that has been surrounding me and integrating inside of me. I feel like it may be a communal change of enlightenment. Do you feel it too?
I was grateful to have been invited to a Solstice Ceremony. What a magical experience! The energy was fabulous as we all gathered together under the stars on the beach. A ceremonial fire was built in a fire pit, under the stars while we were serenaded by the waves of the ocean gently lapping rhythmically to the shoreline. Unbeknownst to us, there were others who were not in our group, but on the beach, closer to the shoreline, setting off those fire lanterns to the sky. What an added bonus to watch as they gently lifted up and over the ocean! It truly was beautiful. Even the winds died down and the air was not frigid during the ceremony.
Letting go of what doesn’t serve me anymore and allowing the fire to help me to release was an amazing feeling. Then, we each also prayed and sent out our intentions for the new year. I had never experienced such a ceremony before and honestly I was hesitant to attend, but I am so grateful that I did! It seems as if God and the Universe are bringing healing in all sorts of ways to me and I am ever so grateful!
As the longest night of the year, the Solstice reminded me to continue to shine our heartlights and to honor the darkness for that’s when we see the light best. I am looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day with my children this year and even though I will attend Mass alone on Christmas Eve, (because they will be with their dad), I feel at peace for the first time in a long while.
I hope you have a lovely time of year, whatever you are planning. May peace and love be with you always!