Releasing and embracing-the winter solstice

Releasing and embracing-the winter solstice

The longest night A solstice meditation

Reach beyond those ribs and cradle the aches. Nourish your own self—live your life, love this body, smile. Take yourself on as a lover

Bring gifts to yourself—

kindness, touch, compassion, quiet, admiration, slow down, go deeper, listen to your body, reduce debt, listen to the silence, wear red, smile more, eat less, listen, embrace, open your eyes, love

Move, dance, stretch, sleep, shed the weight–the physical and the weight of expectation, shed the old stories, stop the internal voice

Embrace the solitude

Donate, reduce, recycle, play, make love, family, dine in candlelight, set the table, invite change

simplify, be, content, meditate

Go on a journey

Bake bread, cry, laugh, stretch, take a class, toes in the sand, watch more sunrises, touch the earth, walk in circles, gather rocks, create circles, give thanks, be grateful

Speak.  Draw.  Read.  Create.  Write.

 

photo by pippalou, Morguefile

10 Comments
  • Carol Cassara (@ccassara)
    Posted at 08:32h, 22 December Reply

    What lovely advice just before our Christmas. Thank you, Walker!

    • Walker
      Posted at 08:40h, 22 December Reply

      Thanks Carol, morning journaling at it’s best (and most useful).

  • Cathy Chester
    Posted at 08:51h, 22 December Reply

    So lovely, Walker. If I could achieve all of this I’d be a much happier person. Thanks for the much-needed reminder.

    Happiest of holidays to you and your loved ones.

    • Walker
      Posted at 08:56h, 22 December Reply

      Thanks Cathy. This are things I hope to play with in the coming year. Best to you and yours as well.

  • Nancy Lowell
    Posted at 10:25h, 22 December Reply

    What an excellent way to begin the journey towards Spring.

    • Walker
      Posted at 10:46h, 22 December Reply

      Yep, but it sure seems like a long way to spring!

  • lindalcrowe
    Posted at 11:20h, 22 December Reply

    Lovely. I’ll want to read this at least once a month! Thanks for posting.

    • Walker
      Posted at 17:07h, 22 December Reply

      Thank you. I’m thinking I should print and post on mirror so I’ll remember to practice what I preach!

  • Linda Roy
    Posted at 17:52h, 22 December Reply

    This is how I feel about these winter months. Funny, but I was just thinking about it this morning when I heard some birds singing. I love the outdoors and I love Spring and Summer, but Winter brings with the cold, a wonderful excuse to be indoors doing all the creative things I love to do. Fantastic post Walker.

    • Walker
      Posted at 22:05h, 22 December Reply

      Thank you so much Linda. I love it when we can connect with a shared idea or vision.

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