If you can incorporate these five practices into your life Individualogist Review and decision-making, your actions will be unencumbered by guilt, regret, and collateral damage. The outcome of these new decisions will increase happiness, not just your bank account. You're making it now because it's in the best interest of everyone. You've done the research enough to trust yourself, and finally, you let go of your need to be right. When Vedic warriors trained using the Niyamas, their enlightened warriors would be remembered for eons.
All ancestors who celebrated the Winter Solstice were thinking of the harvest of the fall that would carry them through the winter months. The winter was considered a time when they would be within, a sleeping if you will, to germinate for the spring. They knew that even though the skies were darkest of the year, soon the sun would return and bring with it life. Thus winter solstice was a celebration to welcome the Sun back as the giver of light.Making an offering of incense, food or drink is symbolic in nature. Once your gratitude has been given, spend some time watching the curls of smoke from the incense rise to the skies, think of what you would like to see for the new year. What do you wish to bring forward in the birthing of spring. What do you wish to change within yourself.
When you have your intentions lift your gift above your head in offering and speak your intentions for the new year and ask for the support, guidance, and all things needed to bring forth the birth and growth of that which you are now germinating. Do not blow out the candles or incense. Allow them to safely burn out themselves as they carry your intentions into the Universe. Spend this time in quiet contemplation of what the year has brought and what the new year will bring forth.
One of the requests received most often is for simple ways to celebrate the turning of the wheel to Winter Solstice your younger children. So today's simple ceremonial ideas are ways to incorporate sacred ceremony with your children. First, what is the difference is between a holiday party and a Winter Solstice celebration, it is intention. For a typical holiday party the intention is gifts, buy, spend, give materially and spending time with family and friends. Winter Solstice is about going to the original source of your celebration. Whether you are celebrating a spiritual path or a religious path, it is about going to the source. Many of us have forgotten the simplistic nature of life and simple ceremony with intention reminds us of our interconnectedness with all of life.
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