"It is a time to celebrate the rebirth of the sun.
Since the Summer Solstice, the days have been getting shorter and the nights longer.
Now at the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, the opposite is true,
where the days are now growing longer, and the nights shorter.
This is the time of year, when the Earth is pregnant with new life.
Full and ready to give birth to the sun once again."
Today we will be celebrating the return of light by heading into the woods for a nature walk. We will walk, take our time, breath, be and enjoy the beauty around us. Later this afternoon friends will join us at our home where we will offer up gratitude for the year that was and open ourselves up to what the new year has in store for us.
Each family will then light a candle from our solstice fire, which will be brought into our home as we continue our celebration with dinner, an indoor fire and I am sure some wonderful conversation and lots of laughter.
We will let the light of our celebration guide us on this dark day, and let it continue to be our source of hope, peace and love for the coming year.
May you find peace today, and enjoy the return of the light.
Happy Winter Solstice!
I hope the days become longer soon.ReplyDelete
Oh they will, and I am looking forward to it :)Delete
Have a beautiful holiday Kim, much love to you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tracey, all the best to you too!Delete
Wish I was there for this beautiful gathering. Happy solstice!!ReplyDelete
Happy solstice to you as well! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it was wonderful!Delete
Happy winter solstice, Kim. What a beautiful celebration - I especially like the releasing ritual for the mamas.ReplyDelete
Thanks Renee, it was lovely and we had a wonderful time.Delete
I kind of wish I was there too. have fun!!ReplyDelete
Oh, how wonderful that would be :)Delete
This made me cry. I really wish I could join in. I think I might make a little bag of my own and just figure out a way to burn it. Maybe in big pot as we have no fire place. Sending you much love and light.ReplyDelete
Awe, sorry KC. I wish you could be here too...maybe one day, you never know. Love and light to you my dear friend.Delete
A beautiful celebration. Happy Winter Solstice!ReplyDelete
Happy Solstice Kim! Sounds like a wonderful way to welcome the light.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer, it was lovely.Delete
Happy Holidays, Kim!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amber, you too!Delete
What a beautiful way to celebrate. I'm looking forward to those longer days to come! Happy holidays to you friend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sara! All the best to you and yours too, enjoy Isadora's first Christmas.Delete
May your holidays be wonderful Kim!!!ReplyDelete
much love to you all
Thanks MJ :)Delete