The Winter Equinox / Solstice
If you live as I do in the Southern Hemisphere, the winter equinox is just a few days away .
The winter equinox is a time of awakening to new goals and leaving old regrets behind. It is when the Sun is at its furthest north for the year. The day on which it falls is the shortest day of the year. Note though that the change in the length of daylight from day to day is initially only a few seconds and is not noticeable.
In 2015 the winter solstice falls on Monday 22nd June at 2.38am Brisbane time. This is such a lovely time where we can celebrate the birthing of new, which comes out of the fullness of the Darkness .
Hanging bells is a traditional custom at this time to bring in good luck. The colours of this season are red and green. A lesser known tradition is burning the Yule log. Magical symbols are carved into a log prior to setting it a blaze on the evening before the solstice. A piece of the Yule log can also be kept to protect the home throughout the year from negative energies and used to light next year’s log. If you can’t find a Yule log, find the biggest red candle you can get your hands on then carve symbols into its side. Symbols of what you would like to bring in to the new season ..may be hearts for love or peace signs or dollars Surround it with green leaves , if you can find cedar and/or rosemary. Light the Yule or the candle on the evening of the solstice and let it burn all night long to ensure a prosperous year of warmth and light. This is a celebration of rebirth of the Sun.
As part of Sarah’s way therapy we celebrate these special times of the year .In this world we live in today it is important that we work with these energies, the universal energies. It is at these special times of change over that we can tune in and make the changes in our lives with much more power than at any other time.
We can work with these energies to empower our thoughts and desires and magnify what we would like to manifest in the coming months. The energy that is present during this special time is VERY powerful. This is a wonderful time that you can give thanks to mother earth for all she has given you in spring and summer and you can prepare for the coming winter.
Use this special power to delve within your subconscious to unearth your dreams and aspirations for the future.
As part of Sarah’s way therapy I have devised a ceremony that I have been using and sharing with others over the past years and the results are just amazing. I want to share my findings and work with you so that you too can use this special energy to manifest all you desire in this life time.
During this time it is a celebration. So, start today to prepare for the shift on Monday .
The winter equinox ceremony Sarah’s Way.
Decorate your house with hanging bells and red and green flowers, anyway you like. Carve symbols on a yule log or a big red candle like hearts, dollars, and children whatever you desire. Surround the candle with green leaves, cedar and/or rosemary.
Make a list of everything that you would like to manifest. Write as if you already have it. Be precise and be sure you want what you ask for. Be excited, it’s like writing your very own early Christmas list to the universe.
At the top of your page write ;
“I know that You hear me, and are here for me whenever I am in need, pray or call upon You, Divine God, Divine Goddess, Shekena, God The Father Almighty, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Christed Beings, Buddhas, Angels, Elementals, Blessed Ones, Ancient Ones, Star People, Brotherhood of Light, Power Animals, Saints, Shaman, my own higher self and Spirits of the Land who have come in the Love of Buddha, and the Light of Maria and Christ.With your help and the power of this equinox I manifest the below if it be in divine order and to the highest good of all.
At the end of your list write,
I thank all those who worked with me and the universe for letting me use this amazing equinox energy .So mote it be, So mote it be , So mote it be. So it is done.
Make these headings:-
Me, Family, Relationship, Work/Business, The world, and any others you feel you would like to add.
Then under each heading write exactly what you want in the present tense, for example;
I have increased my fitness, and joined a running group. I have more confidence about myself………
My relationship is amazing .We are working together….
I am so happy all the fighting in Afghanistan has stopped and there is world peace.
Make your lists as long or as short as you need too.
Collect/gather 5 things either stones, crystals, shells or any other item that is from mother earth and small enough that you can carry around with you for the next few days/weeks. By carrying/having these with you, you can energise them with your energy so, try to keep them in your bag, near you, at home and work. Hold them, play with them, make them yours and special to you (I will call your chosen object a stone in the ceremony).
So by Monday you will have your list ready and have your 5 objects. The exact time is 2.38am so if possible this is the best time to do the ceremony but, on the day at some point as close to that time will work too. I would like you to go somewhere in nature your garden, the beach, anywhere you feel right for you. I want you to feel confident to sit in meditation so keep this in mind when choosing the best place!
You will need a lighter or matches.
If you have been on the Sarah’s way programme then you may have all ready learnt how to use a medicine wheel. If not, we will conduct the ceremony in a basic medicine wheel built from 5 objects. I have practiced and researched many different religions each has its own sacred space. Christians a church, Buddhists an altar ….well the Native Americans and shamans use a medicine wheel. I use ancient shamanic tradition with a Sarah touch and well like all my therapies it just works!!!!
Go to your chosen quiet place with your list, objects and lighter. Face north and “call in” the medicine wheel, it will be a small square of 4 stones placed in the 4 earth directions and big enough for you to sit in with a stone in the middle.
Face north and say
Spirit keeper of the north come, come into this medicine wheel. Place the stone down on the ground. Then walk towards the east
Face east and say
Spirit keeper of the east come, come into this medicine wheel. Place the stone down on the ground. Then walk towards the south…
Face south and say
Spirit keeper of the south come, come into this medicine wheel. Place the stone down on the ground. Then walk towards the west…
Face west and say
Spirit keeper of the west come; come in to this medicine wheel. Place the stone down on the ground. Then walk into the centre of the stones…
Sit in the centre and place the last stone in the middle and ask mother earth to come, come to be the centre of your medicine wheel…
Sit there for a few moments and just connect with this special energy.
Then read your list out loud
When you have finished, take the lighter and burn your list, by burning we are sending it express post up to the universe. You can bury the ashes or let them blow in the wind, your choice.
Sit for a few moments and thank the medicine wheel for working with you.
Now be excited your work is done, enjoy the rest of the evening and try and stay in constant positive energy.
The medicine wheel can be picked up in any order and objects kept for another ceremony.
Love, Light and laughter,