Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days of Yule; Day 6

Winter Solstice is just 7 days away! To celebrate the season, why not find a way to bring a little "Yule" into your life every day for the next 7 days?

At there is a list of 12 Days of Yule Devotionals and I think they are wonderful! I will share them here, along with my own thoughts on how you can journal on the Daily Devotions. I will also share some other Winter Holidays, traditions, and Lore to consider, which you can also choose to journal or blog about if you wish!

December 15, 2012 - Day 6

Day 6 ; A Sunset Prayer

The longest night has come once more,
the sun has set, and darkness fallen.
The trees are bare, the earth asleep,
and the skies are cold and black.
Yet tonight we rejoice, in this longest night,
embracing the darkness that enfolds us.
We welcome the night and all that it holds,
as the light of the stars shines down.

By Patti Wigington;
My Journaling / Blogging suggestion;
This would be an excellent prayer for the night of the Winter Solstice, but you can say it at sunset now, as the longest night approaches.  Think about what the day has brought you.  In what ways does the night heal you?  We take time at night to rest and recover from our day.  Our body sleeps, our mind dreams, our spirit travels to astral realms and is also healed and rejuvenated.  The darkness and sleep represent a time of mystery... the darkness around us harbors the unknown and the imagination fills in the void.  The time of our sleep is still a mystery to us, though we understand the scientific aspects of sleeping and dreaming, we still can't quite explain our dreams, and the feelings we experience in our sleep.  As you go to bed tonight, observe the darkness.  Embrace it.  For the darkness and night are just as much a part of our lives as the daytime is. 

As always, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Journaling! If you choose to post your journal on your blog, please include a link to this post, and leave a comment below with the link to your journal. If you choose to keep your journal private, that is fine too, but your comments are appreciated!

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