Solstice Blessings

While the actual moment of the shortest day of the year is not until tomorrow morning a more spiritual celebration of the coming of light is traditionally celebrated on December 21st.A lighting of candles to honor the passing of light and welcome it back in the circle of life. This is a day in the past that I have hosted a craft party with all my lady friends. Over the last few years of living on the mountain it has been a much quieter affair of blessings wished between close family and friends that hold the same believes. With all that is going on in the world, both near and far, today has me feeling that the best celebration of this day is to create gifts full of love today to be given over the next week. As the sun sets to light candles with intention (the best kinds of spells). To eat foods that fill us with happiness as well as nourishment. Foods that we harvested or created in the months filled with light. I think instead of running around today it needs to be a day of thoughtfulness. Imagine if we all approached this day with the same intentions. Who knows what tomorrow might bring:)