Today, December 21 is Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. And the beginning of winter.
A time for calm and quiet, pulling back and taking care of yourself. December is already my self-proclaimed Self-care month, so that fits nicely.
This year I thought I’d start with sharing some winter solstice music. First, a song that all the old folks (like me) will recognize. “I’ll Follow the Sun,” by the Beatles.
Here’s another lovely musical experience, “Yule Song,” by Lisa Thiel, followed by “Bring Back the Light” by Gypsy.
Winter is not my favorite time of the year, but I’ve been trying to have a better attitude about it. After all:
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~~ Edith Sitwell
I’ve been meditating regularly these days too, and workingon having an altar space – or a space I can easily convert into an altar. So this suggestion for how to celebrate solstice resonated with me:
“Take time on the longest night to reflect within on what the new season and new year will bring you. Winter is a quieter time of year with colder weather and the end of the holidays, making it a great time for inner growth and peace. Need ideas? Check out our guide for creating a zen meditation space of your own.”