In 2019, the winter solstice arrives on Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 p.m. EST. It marks longest night and the shortest day in the northern hemisphere.
On this auspicious day of stillness, we invite you to stop, to pause, to breathe, and be.
Enjoy this video, a guided meditation, and other rituals from Plenty to help you slow down, reflect, and manifest your deepest dreams for the year to come.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the day with the least amount of sunlight all year. After the Winter Solstice, the days begin to grow longer until the Summer Solstice on June 21st when the days start to become shorter again.
As the earth rotates around its axis, the earth is actually tilted 23.5 degrees. This tilt makes the sun appear to move in the sky through the year and is the reason we experience seasons throughout the year.
The Solstice is a moment, a passing, a turning point. The word literally means "sun standing" – the day when the sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it turns back in a slow journey towards summer. The winter solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years by countless civilizations as a time to reflect, remember, and give thanks.
The winter solstice offers us the gift of experiencing darkness and light, something that resides in each one of us as human beings. When we step into the void of darkness, we can trust we are safe, we are ok, we are growing, we are becoming. As we rest in the belly of darkness, the light will come and it will illuminate our sight, our seeing, our knowing, and our way.
May you make the most of this special day in whatever way feels best. Enjoy this special guided meditation and our favorite rituals to help you slow down and tune in.
Setting your sacred space (internally and externally) is a powerful step to connect with your intentions.
We've created a special Winter Solstice meditation to help you slow down and connect to your deepest dreams for the year ahead. Featuring words channelled by Jennifer Mulholland and music by Jeff Shuck. Produced by Plenty.
We're happy to share our latest album, Seasons of Plenty, with the Winter Solstice Poem and guided meditations to help you throughout the year. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major music outlets. Featuring words channelled by Jennifer Mulholland and music by Jeff Shuck. Produced by Plenty.
Questions For Reflection
After you finish the meditation, write down what is present in this moment.
Setting intention is different than setting goals. A goal is the destination you want to arrive at; an intention is the experience you want to have while you walk your path. Intention articulates the feeling you want to experience throughout your day, your meetings, your conversations, your projects, and your adventures. Intention expresses the motive of where you are coming from. When you set intention, you set an internal compass for your experience while surrendering how you get there. This solstice, ask yourself:
We wish you a wonderful Winter Solstice and a healthy and happy holiday season!
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