I love the Winter Solstice – the dark, the stillness, then candlelight and peace. I celebrated it all by myself last night. I had invited two friends, who couldn’t be here – so I called their Higher Selves in with mine, and we had a grand time.
I laid out a big green pyramid candle in the center of the coffee table, surrounded with candles of the appropriate colors for the four directions. Then I realized I had a candle holder with three Goddesses holding the space in the center – so that came to the coffee table to preside. I put in a tape of Goddess chants, lit all those candles, plus the Christmas tree lights, and let myself go.
It was one of those meditations where I thought nothing had happened. But nearly an hour had passed, and I wasn’t asleep – so something happened. Probably events over the coming days will let me know what those Higher Selves were up to!
Happy Solstice and Kwanzaa and Christmas and New Year’s and the Islamic New Year on the 18th, so one of my calendars says.