Winter Solstice Meditation
The name Solstice means "Sun Stands Still". At the heart of the Winter Solstice is the birth of the Sun – both personally and universally. Our spirit being reborn and transformed from inner darkness into light as the day following the solstice brings more light and an awakening of spirit.
Here is a ceremonial practice of connection on the Winter Solstice, acknowledging the last light of Tayta Inti (Father Sun) as he embarks on his longest journey and welcoming in the light to come.
1) Sit peacefully in nature or in a space in your home. It is especially powerful if you practice this meditation in the presence of the setting sun.
2) Set your intention, "I connect with the elements where I live - Earth, Water, Air, Sun and Spirit.
3) Once you are connected, express your gratitude for the energy and life they provide you.
4) Inquire, "How can I be of service at this time of change on Earth? How can I awaken to my own inner light?"
5) Connect with the heartbeat of the Earth, giving gratitude for your life and the elemental beings for providing all you need to shine.
6) Leave a symbolic offering of love for Tayta Inti - such as sunflower seeds, petals of golden yellow flowers, cornmeal, etc.
*Practice birthed through the inspiring works of my teacher Sandra Ingerman. Photograph captured along the coast in Big Sur, California.