Time to celebrate: Yule!

This is the day of winter solstice (22nd December, 2015), the time when we have the longest night and the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere.  Good news is from now on the day is getting longer and longer.  Welcome, ever-returning God of the Sun!  May you shine brightly upon the earth, and bless this fertile land once again.

The winter solstice has long been viewed as a time of divine birth.  In a time of greatest darkness people prayed to the forces of nature to lengthen the days and shorten the nights.  Wiccans sometimes celebrate Yule just before dawn, then watch the sunrise as a fitting finale to their efforts.  Since the God is also the Sun, this marks the point of the year when the Sun God is reborn again.  On this night I light a candle to celerate the Sun’s returning light.

In this special moment of time, I suggest to say a prayer to your deity with the 5 principles of Reiki:

Just for today, I will

Let go of anger

Let go of worry

Show gratitude & give thanks for my blessings

Work conscientiously

Be compassionate & honour all living things

So mote it be.

I believe in reincarnation, and many other things. Just in case there isn’t, that’s why I have been living to the edge in this life, making the most of it. I hope you do. Have a very blessed Yule.

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