Preparing for Winter Solstice - Transitioning from Old to New

photo: my altar to the four directions

Preparing for Winter Solstice ~ Transitioning from Old to New

I spent the day on Wednesday cleansing the entire home with sage and palo santo. The weather was mild so all windows were open and it felt... wonderful! The spices from my offerings smelled good too.

I also spent slow magical time inviting in New Energies with a four directions blessings, anchored in the Present moment (and fresh new conscious energy, we and our world need us to stay Here) and offered some gifts for the approaching Solstice. My ceremony lasted a near hour, and after a long deep year of dancing with the fires of Kali through a rather profound annual of inner work and clearing out some of the most tender sacred cobwebs from a new perspective, I feel I've come to stand in an entirely new and transformed space with certain traumatic events from my life, deep medicine, and have let go of some old patterns and greater family paradigms too. It feels .. great. And in the process I created an altar mandala supporting the shared collective call post-clearing for Conscious Love, Forgiveness & Peace on Earth.

It is clearly a time to let go (Let Go) - of something that was once a teacher, but is now a thread of gold . The practice/intention today remains, to rest, to breathe freely, and to Be Here Now. 

Here's a wonderful piece from The Power Path today with a simple release ceremony that you can build and follow. We are all on the same wavelength it seems once again. And it is such a wonderful time to let go. As we are met by the cross configuration of Solstice.

Enjoy ~ ~~ 

Winter Solstice is Monday, December 21 at 9:49PM MST


Dear Friends,

This is the darkest time, the still point that marks the TRANSITION from dark to light. It is a fitting image for our times as the conscious collective holds a container for the planet to move more into the light through compassion and love. Forgiveness would be an excellent theme for this Solstice. Forgiving yourself, others and all our relations on the planet for all the karmic debt that we have individually and collectively carried throughout history and other lifetimes.

There is enough energy in the new platform to accomplish this. It is important to do something around this solstice time frame. Create a ritual, or do a renewal process, some intention setting and lots of prayer. Although this solstice is not necessarily an easy time, it is a powerful time and if you use it well it can jump start your year in a positive way.

Here is a suggestion for a ritual to do around this solstice time.

Make an offering that you can either burn or bury of something written or drawn on a piece of paper folded up. You can add symbolic objects, photos, incense, sage, and decorations. Tie it up or just fold the paper around your offering. Say a prayer where you ask the Spirit of the WEST and Pacha Mama to receive that which you are letting go of, leaving behind and completing on this solstice. Breathe all the energy and emotions connected to your release into your offering and then bury or burn it, releasing it to spirit. Make sure to include great gratitude for all the lessons, wisdom and growth you acquired over the past year. Include forgiveness and compassion for yourself and for others.

Once you do a ritual like this it is important to fill the new space with something fresh and new. You may not know what that is yet, but you can symbolize it with flowers, beauty, love and joy. And for those who do know exactly what you wish to bring in, write it, or draw it and place it on an altar or in a place where you can honor it daily as you move

Note: for those of you on the other side of the equator, your solstice is a summer one. The same ritual can apply as it is a powerful time to transition from one aspect of your life to another.

The Power Path


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