Happy Winter Solstice – This celestial dance shows us how to re-ignite your inner-light

Happy Winter Solstice – This celestial dance shows us how to re-ignite your inner-light

“What’s the big deal going on in the sky?” you ask. News articles all over the web have been reporting the rare celestial paring of the Winter Solstice (longest night of the year) and a full lunar eclipse tonight. It’s so exceptional that NASA reports it hasn’t happened in 456 years and the next one won't come around again until 2094.

So?

This rare occurrence signifies an opportunity for BIG personal transformation. The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and marks the darkest point of the sun, after which the light begins to return and the days become longer. Add the full lunar eclipse to this picture and now the sun and moon are both at their darkest point – making for an extremely long and dark night.

What does that mean to me?

Basically, the idea is that when things seem really bleak and dark, it is often our biggest opportunity for personal transformation.

In one of my favorite books, “The Power of Myth”, the incomparable scholar, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of universal myths that influence our lives. In nearly every culture, mythology, religion, spiritual practice there is a story of rebirth. He says that human beings psychologically need this particular myth because it contains the belief of hope. He says,

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”

And adds this linguistic puzzle:

Winter Solstice: The Rebirth of the Sun
Christmas: The Birth of the Son

Personally, I find it the time of year to light the fire of my inspiration and re-ignite my inner-light.

What should I do?

The weather here in Los Angeles is not cooperating with viewing the lunar eclipse, but any place where the sky is clear; you can watch a full lunar eclipse with your naked eye (no telescope required). We all have such busy schedules and rarely pause to look at the sky for a minute, let alone to watch a celestial dance, unless we are on vacation. It is a relaxing and absolutely indulgent activity.

Whether or not you are able to view the lunar eclipse, you can also take this extremely dark night as an opportunity as your own time to “re-ignite your inner light”. This is what I like to do: I take a warm bubble bath to cleanse my mind and body. Then I write down on a piece of paper all the significant moments of the past year – achievements, regrets and blessings. I say a prayer of gratitude for each and every one and then discard this paper by burning or tossing in the garbage and release the past. Next, I contemplate the New Year and my dreams, aspirations and goals. Sometimes I find one word that captures all of these, other times I will write an entire list. Then, I light a candle to represent re-igniting my inner light. I take this moment to commit to living a life of freaking awesome gorgeous glory and radiating the Goddess I am supposed to be.

Good-riddance two-thousand-never-again & look out two-thousand-and-heaven!

10 comments (Add your own)

1. Rhiannon wrote:
That was awesome Dolphina thanks for posting!
Blessings...

Tue, December 21, 2010 @ 6:31 AM

2. Rhiannon wrote:
That was awesome Dolphina thanks for posting!
Blessings...

Tue, December 21, 2010 @ 6:32 AM

3. Rhiannon wrote:
That was awesome Dolphina thanks for posting!
Blessings...

Tue, December 21, 2010 @ 6:32 AM

4. Donna wrote:
That was a great post. I did your celebration recommendation and now I am really excited about the New Year

Tue, December 21, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

5. santina amato wrote:
Thanks Dolphina. With the ritual in place and being amazed by the fire burning my past year, I feel invigorated and very ready for two thousand and heaven!!!! I did experience a dark point during the year with my health and when I was diagnosed, I knew to take it as a blessing for renewal, rejuvenation and time to reflect. That's the way we should look at our darkest hours and I'm sooooo glad my instinct was to do just that. Thanks soooo much for being in my life! LOVE to all!

Wed, December 22, 2010 @ 11:17 AM

6. Katalina Leon wrote:
Beautiful Post Dolphina! I have high hopes for 2011.
Happy Holidays to everyone may 2011 be a blessed year for us all.
XXOO Kat

Wed, December 22, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

7. Nicole Carpenter wrote:
I just found you and I couldn't be happier! I love your DVDs and have been reading through your blogs. Have you ever thought of writing another book? I hope so - I know I would love it!

Thu, December 23, 2010 @ 3:47 PM

8. Sherlyn wrote:
Aritlecs like this make life so much simpler.

Mon, December 19, 2011 @ 11:12 PM

9. Latasha wrote:
Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brightneed my day!

Tue, December 20, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

10. Rosa wrote:
It's like you're on a msision to save me time and money!

Tue, December 20, 2011 @ 2:06 PM

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