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Winter Solstice Blessings to All!

By Robin Bennett
Posted in Blog
On December 30, 2016

The shortest day and the longest, deepest night just passed on December 21, 2016.

Are we here? Take a moment to listen for your true self under all the noise, to hear your heart. Breathe.

Amidst the post-holiday running around and all the to-do's and the frightening uncertainties of the dramas playing out in our time...

there is an invitation to show up, dissolving the need to know, to be certain, and open ourselves to wonder, to be guided. We dream the world into being every moment. We really do.

On Solstice, or on or around New Moon (December 29th) or on New Year's Eve, release some division or polarity within yourself into the fire, perhaps some harsh judgement, or feeling of not being enough, or impatience with yourself, or...?

And then give something to the fire for its blessing. Offer something you are invoking within yourself.

Just as the water is sacred, the fire is sacred. Just as the earth is sacred, we and all our kin of all species are sacred.

Let us show up, as ourselves, uniting within, so that we can unite with others, beyond our many petty differences, and we will be aided by all of Nature in reclaiming Gaia in the name of Love.

Blessed Be. ~*~

P.S. During the winter solstice at my home, we drank Pine, Elder Blossom and Rose Hip infusion...for peace (pine), guidance from our ancestors to help us through the chaos of transformation (elder), and for the stamina that only Fierce Love (rose) can bring! For more on white pine, see my last blog post.



Photo from: http://sunvalleyfloralfarms.blogspot.com/2015/10/rosehips-autumns-darling.html


Image from: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/heart-world-background-15097245.jpg


photo of elder tree and blossoms from:



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Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.