In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice, which falls on December 21st, marks the shortest day of and the longest night of the year and signals a powerful transition point between seasons. Because of this, it has been celebrated in ancient civilizations, indigenous cultures, and various religions around the world. Some call this day Yule and historians believe that the birth of Christ celebration we know as Christmas began being celebrated at this time of year because of the already established Pagan Solstice holiday tradition.
Some time today, create a few moments to join with the Human Harmonics family in pausing and going within.
- Breathe deeply and slowly three times.
- Connect within your heart-space to that place of universal Love which connects and enlivens us all.
- Think of what you are grateful for and what brings you joy, awe or wonder!
- Imagine with feeling what you would delight in experiencing between now and the equinox in March.
- Bask in the Goddess energy of this special seasonal turning point, know that you are greatly loved and appreciated, and if you happen to be in the southern hemisphere, enjoy the light and warmth for those of us in the lands of winter! : )
For anyone interested in learning about Native American culture and the significance of our place in the cosmos, check out this film (see trailer below.) It explores the complex culture of the Anasazi Indians who constructed an amazing celestial calendar, which lights up by sun beams with precise accuracy each year at the solstices. This Robert Redford film covers how the Anasazi thrived both spiritually and materially in the challenging environment of Chaco Canyon a thousand years ago.