For centuries people have been coming together on the longest night of the year to celebrate the return of the “light”. This can represent so many things to each of us.
- The silence of winter can bring introspections, self reflection
- Review of the past year
- Planning for the upcoming year
- Above all gratitude for the lessons learned and belief we can manifest our future.
The following Ceremony honours the Wheel of the Year with the returning of the Sun. It is the one we used this year as we came together at our Healing Circle on Dec. 21. 2017.
You are invited to light your own candle from the center Sun Candle while thinking of what you are grateful for from this year that is passing and what you wish to manifest in the upcoming New Year. Then, take your candle home and use it to light your own candles. In this way you will be continuing the light that we all have shared tonight in this sacred space.
As we each come forward and light our candle, the circle will say together the following:
As the wheel turns, light returns.
The light of the sun has returned to us,
bringing life and warmth with it.
The shadows will vanish, and life will continue.
We are blessed by the light of the sun.