Whether you are working with the opening of light, or the succeeding of light, in either the spring or winter solstice - you are working with the continual ebb and flow of the universe, of yourself, and of your connection to the Divine Light.
Inward we connect, outward we connect. Both directions, we flow.
For each time I connect with Spirit in a session, writing a post, or lavishing my dog in love and affection, I reach from without to connect with an energy more loving and compassionate than myself, and I draw it towards myself. To within. In essence, each solstice, we mark the importance of this connection. The importance of retreating inward, and the importance of rising outward. It is not important if you are retreating now, going within, or if you are putting yourself out to the world, going without. The point is, we all flow between each point, continuously. Since there is no solid point in this flow, I always count each solstice as a reminder to myself, to acknowledge this connection. The connection of my own Spirit to the reaching out of the greater Spiritual world. And their connection reaching down into and onto me.
Connect with your Angels, Guides and Loved Ones in the Spirit of Solstice
1. Light a Candle
For me, a candle represents the body of myself in the physical, the light of Spirit in the flame, and the smoke of the connection and link between the physical and nonphysical. In the act of lighting a candle, you are in essence, acknowledging the beauty and the power of this link. For any candle you select this Solstice, light it, and say a prayer or intention of gratitude for what you have learned this solstice season, what you hopeful to learn, and what you are grateful for now. Allow this candle for burn for the evening, and each time you pass by, remember your sacred connection to Spirit.
2. Prepare a Meal
When you prepare, enjoy, and eat food, you are enjoying and being satisfied by the gifts of the Earth. Your connection, in your physical body, to this life-giving food found only in the physical world in which you now live is celebrate. You see, each and every one of us are, at heart, a Spirit within a body, having a human experience. In our human experience, it is of essential nature that we connect our own Spirits to the Divine, but also allow ourselves to become grounded, and rooted within our physical body. Eating makes me feel safe, secure, and loved. I always feel better when I eat, especially after a spiritually or emotionally taxing day. In the process of eating food, you are providing your own Spirit a warm, safe, home – a place to operate efficiently, and come back to when it feels a deficiency. A need for security.
In preparing a meal this solstice, see this as a connection – between your Spirit and your Body, the act of eating. The amplification of your connection to the Earth, the groundness you feel when enjoying a meal. From only from a rooted, grounded, secure place, can we form a deeper connection to Spirit, a stronger connection to the earth, to the place within, provides a stronger connection to the place without. Great solstice meals are seasonal and feature foods only available in your location at this time of year, celebrating what the earth has to offer! Invite friends, place candles, and express gratitude for ways in which you have Spiritually grown this season.
3. Trade a Card Reading
Providing a card reading for yourself and a friend. Trading readings is a fantastic way to evaluate where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going in the upcoming season. I prefer for a seasonal reading, a Three Card spread. Using your favorite deck of Oracle cards, shuffle and pull three cards for yourself, or for a friend. Ask your Angels to provide you with the most important information for you to know now, this Solstice. Angels often speak to us through cards, as it is an easy and efficient way for them to deliver information directly to you and without question.
The right card, your past, the middle card, your present, and the left card, your future. Interpret these cards for yourself using your intuition or a small guidebook for the deck. Going through the meanings of your cards with a friend, with each of you swapping a reading, will assist you in seeing deeper meanings and connections than you may have otherwise learned.
Going within to find meanings for yourself, and going without to find meanings for another.
4. Perform an Act of Release
I consider each Solstice like an even bigger full moon! An opportunity to reflect on where I have come from and what I need to release to welcome in and manifest something new, something more aligned with my path now.
This solstice, release. In the act of releasing you will welcome in something new for yourself, and draw towards you, opportunities that will serve you now. Opportunities are wanting and waiting to fill now a soon empty space, asking to be filled with a new piece of the alignment puzzle.
Take out a piece of paper and cut it into pieces. Big enough squares that you can write in. In each square, write something you need to let go of this Solstice season. Think of as many things as you can, as each of us has many things we can release at any moment. People, thoughts, emotions, expectations, worry, and judgement. Write each thing down, one by one.
When you have finished writing, take your papers, fold them up, and place them in a fireproof bowl. Carrying both the papers and the bowl outside, place your bowl on the ground, on a safe place, firmly on planted on the earth. Light a match, a piece of paper, or kindling on fire, and place it in the bowl. As your papers burn, the ashes become smoke. Say to yourself, that as the papers smoke, this smoke is releasing these thoughts, people, emotions, expectations from your life, back to your Angels and Spirit. Turning these back to the Divine, you are creating more openings for yourself. Wait outside, next to your bowl, until all of the papers have fully turned to ash, so you can no longer see the paper or the writing. When the burning is complete, turn away, and walk back inside. You have released.
There is a space now open within you, and once available your Angels will send in new and exciting opportunities your way.
In honoring the Divine light within ourselves this season and connecting, recognizing the Divine that we are connected to – we can realign, refocus, and re-center our relationships to ourselves and our Angels.