*Winter Solstice


The Winter Solstice is the end of the year. It is when the Sun ‘dies’ and we experience it as the shortest day and longest night of the year.

Traditionally, for those who live according to the Laws of Nature, the death of the Sun is mourned, for it is the Source of Life. As the dark night passes, we can reflect on our inner nature, to seek those parts of us that need to die.

Old thoughts that no longer create good things in our lives, and the negative emotions that go with them, can slip away, having served their purpose. Old habits and negative behaviour can be discarded. The ‘rubbish’ of the inner self can be put out for re-cycling.

It is time to clean up the inner temple.

Imagine your inner temple as a vast sacred hall, lined with mirrors, reflecting the colours and light of your true nature. Imagine cleaning those mirrors, polishing them so that they shine in pristine beauty. Imagine sweeping the floors of your temple of all the dust and litter that may have collected there, to leave a clean open space in which to let your spirit dance. Imagine cleaning the chandeliers of light cascading from the heavenly blue ceiling of your temple, using the finest feather duster, to allow the colours of light to shine down on you while you dance.

Now imagine the music of your soul, vibrating through your inner temple, and see your spirit sway and move and be uplifted to its rhythms.

Now you are ready for the birth of the New Sun, the start of your New Year, the beginning of the next part of your journey. The New Sun arises from the horizon and you can rejoice, sing out loud, laugh and dance in the New Dawn.

The death of the Natural World has always been followed by the birth of the New World. As surely as day follows night, Spring follows Winter, Life follows Death. Look for the first flower of Spring – the snowdrop.

I wish you all Great Blessings for the New Year, and much happiness through the Christmas holiday.

Wendy Salter.

[original writing]


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  1. As usual so many wise words Wendy – I’ve also just been reading a book from Angela Clarke, another Unleash the Book Inside student, about the Winter Soltice just 4 years from now – http://thebookwright.com/2008/12/21/2012/

    – dates are becoming so important and perhaps linear time, as we know it, is running out

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