This year the Winter Solstice is Thursday, December 21, 11:28 am Eastern Standard Time.
It’s the shortest day of the year because there are fewer daylight hours than any other day.
But the good news is that from this point, daylight will get longer day by day.
The Ancients, and still many indigenous people today, mark this day with bonfires to celebrate the return of the light. It’s also a way of inviting the return of the light.
It’s the Law of Attraction at work.
There is a lot of suffering and confusion in the world right now, so this is a really good time for us to pull ourselves up and let our own light shine, too.
There have been a lot of articles recently about the upcoming solar eclipse.
For the scientific perspective, here’s a good article from NASA.
But I’d like to share a spiritual perspective, which is what many of us are looking for.
Why this? Why now? What does it mean?
I’m really excited to tell you that my new meditation course, Meditations on the Natural World, is now available.
Meditation can help anyone struggling with:
- Stress and anxiety
- Health issues
- And much more
Having taught meditation for years, I’ve learned that most people who have struggled with meditation just need to:
- Find the technique that’s the right fit for them [there are many ways to meditate],
- Manage to find the time [it takes less than you’d think], and
- Learn how to create the habit [in this course, you will actually learn how to create any good habit]
My teaching partner, John Kralovec, has just released his book about his 35 years experience with Maya and Native American shamanism: Pathways to the Divine; One Man’s Journey Through the Shamanic Realm of the Ancient Maya. If Maya shamanism is of interest to you, I highly recommend it.
Here is the book description from Amazon:
Over the course of his thirty-five-year spiritual journey, Otto John Kralovec III has studied and participated in ceremonies with shamans and indigenous spiritual leaders throughout North America, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Now, he vividly captures his inspiring personal shamanic odyssey toward his encounter with the Divine, supplemented by the latest anthropological findings on the ancient Maya, to guide us on a path back to the Source.
On Monday March 20, at 6:20 a.m. EST, the northern and southern hemispheres of planet earth are equally illuminated. This marks the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere.
It’s a day of equal balance of the hours of light and dark before the sun continues its journey towards longer daylight hours and warming temperatures in the northern hemisphere.
The equinox energy is strong for four days before and after March 20th, giving us time to bask in the opportunities and lessons it brings.
Where I live, in Michigan, it’s still gray and dreary, and it’s snowing as I write this. But a few days ago I saw a red-winged blackbird, and local lore says they come back when spring is just around the corner. So I took heart!
WHAT THE SPRING EQUINOX MEANS
Ancient cultures throughout history have celebrated this time of rebirth of Mother Earth. But what does it mean for us?