Winter Solstice 2016
I celebrate with a sunset releasing ritual. On this day of supreme darkeness in a time meant to revisit and reconnect, I begin by grounding into the earth, either at the park or at the beach. I do a quick connection with Gaia, using a guided meditation and my imagination along with a few breathing techniques. (To learn these, attend my next workshop)
Grounded centered and calm, I open up my essential oils box and make myself a special blend rollon bottel (winter solstice releasing blend see pic below) and light a candle operated diffuser, I set my intentions. Invoking the energy of the merlinite stone I'm wearing, I take the journey inward journey and connect to my shadow self.
This is when I pull out the oil of unmasking... Black pepper. I put a drop on the diffuser and say a mantra, I love me just as I am, especially when no one else does. I brush the essence of the oil onto myself and deeply inhale straight from the bottle then sun gaze as it sets.
I bask in the energy of accepting myself fully as I am where I am with myself. All flaws, all shortcomings, all indoctrination comes rushing to the surface to be released. I breathe deeper into my self love.
Just as the sun blazes its last light upon me I pull out the oil of light, Lemon balm/Melissa. I rub a drop on my third eye as I affirm, I am love and light even when i appear to cast shadows upon others, it is never intentional.
I CONNECT WITH MY INNER LIGHT and remember who I truly am and who I am not.
I am not who your ego thinks I am.
I am not who your ego tells other people I am.
I am not what you want me to be.
I am not what you feel.
As the darkness fills the sky, I open and inhale Juniper Berry, the oil of the night.
I affirm: I am connected to all that is. Everything that happens for me is an invitation to explore existance on all levels. Everyone that comes into my life is just another version of existence expressing itself physically. I let the oil of the night fully elevate my frequency as I release my inhibitions and open myself to connecting with others on deeper levels.
Speaking my truth
Unafraid of rejection
Unmoved by confrontation
Accepting of where peopel are with themselves.
and finally, I say a simple gratitude prayer, release what no longer serves me and open myself up to receiving blessings even grater than I could have imagined for myself. I spend the next week or so writing in my journal highlighting the greatests lessons learned and my new motto for the year.
I hope this helps someone and you try this or a version of it tonight!!!