Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light
During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,” it is better seen as a place of rest, renewal and quiet. Dark, in this sense, can be thought of as the fertile soil where we plant the seeds of what we wish to have blossom in the future.
While the Winter Solstice is a time of stillness, where the sun appears to hover in the sky, it is also a time to celebrate the return of the light. After today, the days begin to grow longer and the sun appears higher in the sky. Through our yoga practice, and this meditation, we practice sitting in the stillness, both looking back into the darkness and all the places we’ve been and what we’ve been through, while also letting go into the lightness of possibility and new growth.
Duration: 15 minutes
How wonderful to share this morning with my favorite girlfriend in mediation. I love you Pais. You are awesome~ xxxooo
This meditation was exactly what I needed on the second to last day of teaching elementary before the winter break. After a rainy day with students and a very frantic week of teaching, I felt so blessed to sit in the dark and hear your comforting voice leading me toward growth and renewal. There were moments where I felt you in the room with me and my eyes filled with tears of gratitude for the guidance you offered. Thank you for this, my friend! What a beautiful gift you have offered in this meditation! I so appreciate you, as a teacher, as a friend, and as a fellow being. Happy Winter Solstice and Happy Holidays to you!