Letting Go to Grow
Let go of what's holding you back to discover possibility.
The older (and wiser!) I get, the more I welcome change as I know it’s exactly what I need. I don’t always recognize what needs to change, so I resist. But in the end, change is inevitable like the changing seasons - I find it’s better to surrender than to try to fight it.
Winter Solstice is an opportunity to find stillness and reflection before moving into the new year - our yearly fresh start.. Press pause to approach the new year with a grateful heart and open mind. Winter Solstice is the perfect opportunity to go within – a time of journaling and self reflection - to recognize patterns and redirect your energy for the new year.
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. ~C. JoyBell C.
We must consciously choose to pursue what nourishes us, while letting go of what depletes us. Just as nature has periods of decay, change and stillness; so do we. Give yourself permission to rest, reset and make peace prioritizing your needs.
This year, December 21 marks the Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter and the shortest day of the year. The word solstice comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) – roughly translated as the day that the sun stands still.
Take your cue from the sun, as we move into winter and the solstice approaches and commit to find stillness and time for yourself as the perfect antidote during a time of year that may feel hectic and overwhelming. You deserve it.
A few weeks before Winter Solstice, I begin by intentionally reviewing my journals from years past and congratulating myself on how far I’ve come. I find gratitude for the moments of joy AND the challenges I’ve overcome.
Looking back over the past year allows me to recognize where I've spent my time and energy. Journaling allows me to process my thoughts and emotions from this year and prepares me to move into my new year unencumbered and full of hope.
I ask myself these questions:
Everything we need is within us. Once we recognize that we really do have the answers and our intuition is always right - we can allow ourselves to grow in our own strength. May your Winter Solstice Practice give you exactly what you need.
Press pause on all you're doing for others and instead prioritize you. Self reflection sets the stage for a fresh start. Gift yourself time to celebrate and honor what you need AND what you want - start with a healing Winter Solstice Practice.