Today is the Solstice. Wishing you a wonderful Yule if you are celebrating.
It has been a wonderful day in the Glasneck household, as we celebrate with meditation, hot tea, and great games. We will end the day with cookie baking and heading outside to catch the Great Conjunction (both Saturn and Jupiter will be out and visible tonight – and the clouds have moved out to allow us to see this).
For me, this is the first year of intentionally celebrating the Solstice.
And it has been a wonderful day for me to hone in and focus on hope, knowing, and entering a new season.
My characters are so here for this news, too!
Over the last couple of days, my characters have lined up, and they are eagerly awaiting their chance for the next story. So, that means, for me, I’m setting up a writing and release calendar.
Being Happy? Why Not Me?
Everyone has a different way of celebrating the holiday season. For me, it has been about making space and taking stock, slowing down. You might even say, getting myself in alignment for the life I wish to lead.
2020 has given me so much time to reflect and pinpoint those areas in my life that I want to change.
Now is the time I jump ahead into the unknown, you know?
That means dreaming, visualizing with love, and permitting myself to take those steps, but also getting out of my way. I sometimes self-sabotage.
Solstice, today, helped me to know that rest is good, that rest indeed allows us all to refuel so that we can continue to do those things we love. For me, this includes creating the stories you love. If I don’t refuel, I will burn out and walk away from writing, and I don’t want to do that.
This is all fresh from my brain, and these are the things I’m doing today.
- Journaling – setting my intentions and writing out what I need in my life to be happy.
- Quiet Time – setting aside a time of my day, when I can be still;
- Getting out of my way and available for growth in areas of my life, I’ve overlooked.
- Setting goals – both short term and long term.
- Surrounding myself with good people.
- Walk in gratitude – -the process of being thankful is so important.
I have decided to hold space in my life for good, to shake off those limiting beliefs, and move forward.
2020 has given us so many lessons, and I’m still learning them. I’m still trying to make sense of everything that has happened this year, and in all of that, not lose hope for a better day.
On my day-to-day, I can control those moments of journaling with a cup of coffee or sketching with music playing in the background. Those moments will feed and fuel me.
So, tonight as I light my candle and breathe in that bit of peace, I will celebrate these small moments filled with cookie dough, sugar, and guinea pig cuddles.
This solstice and holiday season, I wish you much respite, hope, and peace.