My husband, youngest child, and I went out in nature today to connect with the Earth, sky, and creatures. This has been a preference for us the past three years, as it gives us a chance to return to balance. We step away from our busy lives to take a little time out for peace.
The day was cleansing and centering, even if it was just a bit of a ramble through the dead grass and leaves around a local lake. We saw eagles, squirrels, and waterfowl. There weren’t many critters out, even though the torrential snowfall last month has given way to some warmer weather for a week or two. We prefer to walk in the beautiful greens of spring, but we enjoy the energy outdoors, no matter what the season. We found a large log to sit on for a bit of individual meditation.
For a short solstice ritual at home, we each wrote down what patterns and energy from 2019 that we want to release and what energies we invite into 2010. Then, we burned the writings to add a bit of energy to our request. Acknowledging that we help, we called on spiritual assistance to bring our desires into fruition. It was a simple statement of intention and request for the help of the universe.
It felt natural for us to quietly reflect together. It felt right to return to center and celebrate the solstice together as adults, too. I hope that you found a chance to do the same.