Winter solstice: the perfect time to go inside

The winter solstice for 2010 occurred this morning at 3:11 am Pacific Standard Time and 6:11 am Eastern Standard Time. Last night was the longest night of the year.

So tomorrow's daytime will be a little longer than today's. It is the very beginning of a new year. During the solstices and equinox, Native Americans celebrate the energy of the earth. They do ceremony. The idea is to allign yourself with the energy of the earth to transition and grow along with it. This is the journey around the Medicine Wheel.

The  winter solstice is the time of introspection. It is dark and cold outside. Your field of vision is smaller when it is dark. Long nights make it natural to go inside yourself. It is the perfect time to reevaluate your life. You can look at where you have been and where you want to go. What you have completed and what you want to create next. What is working and what is not working.

It is time to envision the new. And to let the old die and fall away. It is a time to feel. A time to grieve and a time to heal. There ought not to be as much activity to distract you from yourself. It is a perfect time to let it be quiet. And to be sad.

Because before you know it, new things will begin to emerge. And the things that will emerge depend on what you are allowing yourself to envision now.

And the new things need the room that the old things have been occupying. Are you willing to let go of some things that no longer serve you... to make room for the new?

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Noclegi Łeba wrote:
Nice information. Big thanks for this.

Wed, December 22, 2010 @ 5:34 AM

2. admin wrote:
Thank you and you are welcome.

Sat, December 25, 2010 @ 11:05 AM

3. Mickael wrote:
name one. assuming it means ynathing beyond the synthetic emotional value. it doesnt. all youve done is have someone say some magic words to two people. an atheist wedding isnt better than a mormon or a star wars wedding and makes even less sense. its a nonsensical ritual steeped in ancient patriarchal superstition the idea is ridiculous. stinks of ol time religion. honestly it would be better if the government handed out breeding licenses.

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