Happy Winter Solstice❄️ 21 st June 2017
The shortest day of the year, marking mid winter and the longest night.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied across cultures, but many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations. Most of our Christmas or “Yule” traditions evolved from this event.
“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.
Today I chose this warming and renewing blend to mark the occasion.
Add to the diffuser or mix with fractionated coconut oil in a 10ml roller bottle and apply topically.
4 drops cassia
2 drops arborvitae
1 drop patchouli
Cassia: Oil of self assurance- dispels fear and brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. This oil invites you to let your light shine!
Arborvitae: ( The tree of life) Oil of divine grace- invites individuals to live with peace and joy by trusting in the abundant flow of the universe and surrendering to Divine grace
Patchouli: The oil of physicality- assists with the connection between spirit and body. Calms fears and nervous tension, stilling the heart and mind. Helps connect with the Earth and become grounded.
This blend for me is about releasing fear and doubt and those things that no longer serve me, trusting that from the darkness the brightest light emerges and celebrating with joy and gratitude. Enjoy!
Happy Winter Solstice Everyone ❄️💕