Happy Solstice!

Winter Solstice in the Forest.  #cylviahayes
Winter Solstice in the Forest. #cylviahayes

Today is Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. It’s an odd transition. Although from here forward each day will get a little longer, will move toward spring, we’ve actually just hit the long heart of winter.

It’s like a little promise of light just as things go cold and dark.

I love observing Nature’s seasons and cycles because they mirror our lives. Dark, hard times come and they can seem unbearably long. But these are often the times that empower us to really appreciate the light and to seek it out more intentionally.

Seasons shift, the wheel turns and slowly but surely we’re moving again towards warmth and light. Remembering this can help us fully embrace the magic and mysteries of winter as well as the darker seasons in the miracle of our own lives.

Happy Solstice!

Cylvia Hayes

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