letting go

letting go

 

I didn't grow up celebrating solstice. It's something that fell into my lap a few short years ago. We have some simple treasured traditions that we hold dear to us and carry out each year. As the kids have grown, and truly as I have grown, I was in search of something more. Something bigger. I wasn't really sure what that something might be. Sometimes though, when I'm really listening, the universe drops an answer right into my lap. Just the thing I was looking for.

Something bigger. Beautiful. Inspiring.

I'm feeling deeply reflective and truthfully a little shy to be throwing my heart out on my shirt sleeve {or blog post} like this. But maybe your looking too. Maybe amidst the usual hustle and bustle of the holidays you need something more. To awaken your hopes and dreams for the new year, to ground you just where you are. 

Pixie has shared a wonderful Mother of all Releasing Ceremony in her space. This woman's words make my heart sing…. Tonight we'll be making our own bundles for our solstice fire. We're preparing to free our hearts of any shadows, anything keeping us from being our full beautiful selves, anything holding us back.

We're letting go.

With love, happy solstice….

 

14 thoughts on “letting go

  1. Stephinie,
    I relate so much with your beautiful post … I will be burning my bundle this evening with my 17 year old daughter and her friends … I am so grateful to Pixie and all of us who are seeking “something more” … who are letting go of all that no longer serves us … to rise above all of it … to leave it behind.
    love to you and yours.
    peaceandlove
    k

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  2. Yes, grateful. Pixie blows my mind! She's such a loving, giving soul. I'm humbled to have crossed her path… thank you for taking a minute to say hello. Much love & light to you. ~s

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  3. What a gorgeous blog and banner. I didn’t grow up celebrating solstice either, but several years ago I made a friend who totally got me started. I’d drifted away from it until Pixie’s ceremony got be back in…I am so grateful and like Lynette said, I didn’t have a circle of like minded women today either, but I know I wasn’t alone.

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  4. Thank you~ Last night's fire was simple & beautiful and 3 of my 4 kids actively participated in list making and letting go. It was a sweet mindful little moment that I hope they carry in their heart in the coming year…. how powerful to have tribes of women all over doing just the same thing~

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  5. You were definitely not alone. I truly thought of all the other women out there letting go…. all together. And the men too, since there were two at my house who participated. I want to carry that moment in my heart in the coming days…. the act of letting go. And though I hope the list gets smaller, I think it's a solstice tradition that will stay with us. {and thank you for the compliments on my little space here ~ lovely to meet you!}

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  6. Oh my goodness-what a LOVELY read and experience! I feel as if I’m circled up with all of you here! Stephinie, you are amazing. I hope to see you at Squam again in June and hug you tight.

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  7. Thank you Pixie. I would love nothing more than to cross paths with you at Squam….. but it's just not in the cards this year. However I am dreaming and scheming to join you in SouLodge next month! (and hopefully for whole year) It's calling out to me loud and clear and within my reach to make possible. See you soon. Much, much love~~

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  8. This is beautiful!
    I didn’t grow up celebrating the solstice, either. But after I finally opened my eyes, mind, and heart, to discover who I truly am, everything just started to fall into place. Everything that speaks to my soul was being presented to me. I’ve celebrated solstice for a few years, now, but this was the first year I celebrated with such a beautiful ceremony.
    I hope the release leaves you with much energy for a blissful new year! 🙂

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  9. Thank you so much! Sometimes I feel so grateful when something falls into my lap that I have been looking for. I really know sometime after turning 30 I began to discover my true self…. what a ride. And yes, things do fall into place or present themselves to you…. it's really quite amazing. Thanks for taking the time to share a bit & say hello….. Happiest of New Years to you & many blessings also~~~

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