So many celebrations are happening the week of the 19th, with Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
We also have the Winter Solstice on the 21st an ancient ritual! It marks the first day of winter.
Solstice comes from the Latin meaning "solstitium" meaning 'Sun stands still' reflecting the apparent pause in the Sun's path, north or south , before it changes direction.
It is truly the most exciting day of winter. As the Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year. From this moment forward our days will slowly and gradually begin to lengthen and bring more sunlight. The Winter Solstice is traditionally celebrated as a returning light, and a symbol of rebirth. It reminds a connection with all life and the wisdom of nature's cycles.
The Solstice gives us a time to pause, reflect and sit with our shadow side, so we might tend to our own inner healing and remember that from the darkness emerges new light.
My kids Joshua and Jenna when they were little they would observe as the night sky appeared quickly during the winter and they would ask "will tomorrow come soon". I would answer Yes the light will always come back.
The new rhythm of winter brings the opportunity to slow down in mind and body. Creating more space to dream and plan for the spring.
The occasion is marked with sweet traditions—from brewing up mulled cider to lighting lanterns to setting intentions for the season ahead.
Join our Winter Solstice Celebration!
The dynamic duo Carla and Lucy are coming together
to host an intimate evening!
We will be celebrating a new rhythm to bring in the light
through music, guided meditation, Reiki drumming,
Cacao Ceremony and much more!
Date: Wed Dec 21st
Time: 6 to 9pm
Location: North York
Please email me to book a spot