We are approaching the end of 2016 and what a year it has been!! Energetically it has been super intense, with an unprecedented amount of planetary realignment and solar flare activity, which in turn has hugely impacted our planet. Humanity as a whole has has been struggling on many levels be it physical, emotional, mental and even for some, spiritual.
We have been forced to surrender to this light that is bombarding our planet and as a result past hurts, fear, negativity and density that no longer serve us are coming up to be released, so life does feel intense at the moment. It is like the dying of the old to bring in the new, change and transformation, death-rebirth.
If we think about Christmas, this is about the physical death and rebirth of Christ who had to go through a huge struggle, in order to save humanity and make those changes.
The Winter solstice which is on 21st December is also about the struggle of light over dark, with the light prevailing and welcoming the new sun. Many cultures today celebrate the Solstice across the world, the Native American Hopi Indians and the Druids, to name a few, have rituals and ceremonies often at sacred sites, including Stonehenge at the Solstice.
Our very own Christmas traditions are firmly rooted in pagan traditions. For example, bringing into the home of the Yule log is like bringing in the Christmas tree.