I woke this morning to a perfect Winter Solstice... raining, misty and eerily still... a feeling of magick and contentment surrounded me.. I could feel it so well. Beside my computer sat a tiny baby spider, a pale beige colour, just hatched out of the egg.... a totem sign perhaps? it stayed with me all morning.
I went for a walk in Katoomba.. and saw the Green Man in a tree.. .. I am surrounded by signs as if I am being encouraged that I am on the right path. I feel good.
I cleaned my back verandah and hung a sprig of holly at the back door to encourage constant good fortune throughout the year.. my red candle will burn through out the night to welcome the Sun's return & along with the wreath I made last week at my Wise Womans gathering, it makes for a very festive home... these small acts that I perform in my temple are things that my ancestors and most probably myself in a past life, did..... it may be like play acting, but it brings me close to my ancestors, whose blood flows in my veins and if my heart is at peace doing this, then it is a good thing..
at 3.30 this afternoon, I prepared to make my way to my Sacred Space under the pine tree but just as I did, the rain pelted down and I had to change plans.. grabbing a cushion, the shawl that SweetPea gave me, some solstice incense, a candle and music.. I set up on my front verandah, to sit in silence at the exact & true moment of Winter Solstice - 3.45pm, then I closed my eyes & visualized Earth being surrounded in pure white light.. I saw my Earth Healing sisters all over the globe preparing for their time...I saw ribbons connecting us all, I saw myself on top of a high mountain and everywhere I looked the Earth was green and sparkling, waterfalls cascaded down like pure crystal energy. I connected to Earth down through my crown chakra to the Earth, sending healing energy..giving energy as She has done for me this life and in past times.. connecting with Her as my soul absolutely desires to.. the desire of connection being satisfied by this simple act. this was my Earth Healing ritual..
the Earth Healing circle is now manifest! starting here in Australia.. I received an email from a fellow wise woman: my dogs & I enjoyed a wonderful Earth Healing at around mid day today. ...
and it continues like a wave across the globe... and each Full Moon we will come together to do what we must.
thankyou to each and everyone of you who have taken part in this Solstice ritual.. believing that in this small token and love for our Mother, we each can do our part.. that is all that is asked of us..
to celebrate the Winter Solstice, I plan on roasting an organic chicken along with root vegetables & a small glass of celtic wine for dinner. Then sitting by the fire with Dutch husband.. surrounded by the twinkling light of candle light & winter solstice incense ... a meditation to finish of the day... then tucked up into bed, knowing the the Sun will be there tomorrow... as it always has been.