Light Always Follows Darkness….
As we approach the Winter Solstice on Sunday, December 21 at 6:03 PM EST, the darkness is winding down. Sol means sun, and the origin of the word Solstice means to make stand – to make the sun stand still.
There is an ancient Celtic belief about the Solstice: the wheel of the year stops briefly at the time of the Winter Solstice. A moment of stillness. I love that sense – a pause, to look back over the year, be grateful for blessings and lessons, and a time to choose what to take with you into the New Year, and what to leave behind.
This is also a good time to choose a Guiding Word for the New Year. A guiding word, or two words or a phrase helps guide us, focus us, keep us on track. Our inner wisdom knows the right word for us for 2015….just let it rise up, without judgment. You will be made aware of it at the right moment.
The story of this year is almost over. I offer you A Blessing for the New Year by John O’Donohue from his book To Bless the Space Between Us:
On the day when
The weight deadens
And when your eyes
When the canvas frays
And so may a slow