Rest and Reflection
It’s the winter solstice when the sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation, the first day of winter sky here in the northern hemisphere, giving us the shortest amount of daylight and longest night of the year. I love this day. It means that from here on into summer, my side of the world gets 55 seconds more light each day. It also means that the time for reflection is here: the temperature outside is low, the warmth from the fireplace is robust, and I have a whole year to unpack in my mind about what went right, what went not so right, and what I can do to make the next year better.
Tonight, my husband and I are getting together with friends for dinner and afterward, we’ll write down all of our intentions, the things we want to release, the ones we want to keep, our vision for the next year, and throw it all into the fire. By releasing it, we let the universe sort it all out with us. Cleansing and rebirth at once — how freeing!
It’s the start of the season of rituals. Whatever yours, I hope you find time for rest and reflection today and in the months that follow. Who said winter couldn’t be fun?
pam lazos 12.21.19